Are you ready to drive an all-electric truck?

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  • Martin Anderson - 7 years ago

    I have several thoughts. But to name a couple, and write or call me for further discussion.
    First, i having been behind the wheel of petroleum tank trucks, i have had the opportunity to drive some trucks with nicely laid out interiors, and some that gave no thought to the driver at all. Almost like tbey were more interested in just making the interior fancy, but little thought about tbe driver, especially while driving the truck...........,
    I want in ! If you want to make an impression with real drivers, over the road and local drivers, and let them know that this is not just a gimmick to make a name for yourself, you need to make the interior practical, comfortable, and usable, with thought about trucking ergonomics. It is a truck, running on rough roads, pulling 80,000 lbs pulling back on the truck and driver, over those roads. Lets talk, even meet, and design a cab that is useful, practical, and futuristic if you like. You have my info.
    Ok, the second thing. You need a place and way to work out the bugs, and to prove the practicality of your truck. As i said i work for and drive petroleum tankers. These trucks run 24hrs a day. When one driver goes home, another is there to take the truck out for another 12 hour shift. Battery's huh? Well i don't know, can your design handle that schedule? If it can, imagine the reputation you would make for yourselves! The constant running in stop and go traffic, and starting and stopping, to load and unload. They are not always long miles put on these trucks, but just like a police car, when the company is done with the truck, there is not much left. The only thing keeping these truck safely on the road is a good truck to start with and a group of miracle workers called out shop Mechanics! It is all they can do to keep them out there. They bring the truck in for service and inspection, and within a few hours, the truck is back out there.
    So you think your design can handle that kind of abuse? If it can, you would make a name for yourself quickly. Give us a call when you are ready to put the rubber to the ground, and lets work something out. If you like, we could start with something easy, like pulling jet fuel. The demands are not quite as rigorous, and the trucks have chance to sit for a few hours between drivers, and waiting to load and unload. We have both the tractor trailers, and also the harder working truck are the truck and trailers, with a cargo tank on the chassis of the truck, while pulling a separate trailer. Talk about putting the truck to work! Carrying 4000 gallons of fuel on the trucks back, while pulling a trailer with close to 5000 gallons to make the 80,000 lb load.
    What do you think? Can your truck handle it? You want a proving ground, to prove your design and truck? Lets talk about you using us as your testing arena.
    You have my info, lets talk, and make a name for yourself, other than just another company with a gimmick. Any driver that has been around for a while and a few million miles has seen his (and Her's {here's to you ladies of the road} ) fare share of gimmicks, and we don't pay attention any more. That is until proven real!
    Is your truck for real? Let us help you prove it.......... We are waiting, gimmick or real?

  • Michael Pittman - 7 years ago

    As an o/o, fuel cost versus mpg is 1/3 or at the least 33% of the gross income earned. This vehicle removes this burden Completely! Although, the Tesla One's initial cost will be in the range of $375K on average, this is a small price to pay versus the benefits of the 'One' has to offer. I'll take a Sparkling Pearl White One.a Lime Green One, and a Canary-yellow One. Sign me up !

  • James Walters - 7 years ago

    I agree in the no driverless vehicles. As to what Darrell was saying, you don't need to plug it in. It has a gas powered turbine that automatically charges the batteries when needed. It says that in the article.

  • Darrell - 7 years ago

    I like the idea as long as a net work of charging stations can be set up. I worry that like regular trucks you are going to pull into a truck stop and not be able to find a place to park and charge. I always wondered about putting together some kind of self powered electromagnetic generator to charge batteries while driving

  • Darrell - 7 years ago

    I like the idea as long as a net work of charging stations can be set up. I worry that like regular trucks you are going to pull into a truck stop and not be able to find a place to park and charge. I always wondered about putting together some kind of self powered electromagnetic generator to charge batteries while driving

  • Ralph Daer - 7 years ago

    We don't need driverless vehicles on the road. A driver needs to be in a vehicle to make judgment calls when situations arise. We also don't need to be eliminating American jobs. Doesn't this country have enough financial problems, but yet, some inventor wants to cause more people to be unemployed? Eliminate the driverless part of this truck, & I might think about driving one.

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