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Oh I wasn't talking about the gizmos, I was talking about take off. Slam the peddle and it throws you in the seat and you are GONE!
My Viper does that too …
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Nothing left but a beautiful front plate mount with your handle on it :ROFLMAO:


On a slightly more serious note regarding the instant torque of the electric motors - Haven't there been issues regarding exactly this in a low traction situation wherein you end up with too much wheel spin because there's no 'roll on' of the power? I ...feel?...like I've seen some Rivian stuff along those lines. I've seen electric-through-transmission powered vehicles starting to pop up on youtube, maybe something like that would be a good application for an off-road vehicle?
That is the right answer.
 

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I find that it is best to put batteries where they are most likely to be exposed to direct sunlight.
Most, nah, ALL EV fires involve batteries below the belt line. With a rooftop battery you can drive through streams without danger of the rooftop battery catching fire.

For reference the battery lin the Mustang MachE weighs 1069# for a range of 300 miles ?? So a rooftop battery at 1/10 of that and within roof carrier specs would give you an additional whopping 30 miles. Is 30 miles worth it?

I would rather see trailed battery aux packs. A Bronco could tow 3500# of trailer and battery granting an extended range of more like 1000 mes beyond base
 

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Lets raise the ole center of gravity on an off road vehicle. This may be a hold my beer moment in the making.
 

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If you worry about a battery fire, you could rig it to eject the battery like the Enterprise ejects their reactor core. :D
 

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Most, nah, ALL EV fires involve batteries below the belt line. With a rooftop battery you can drive through streams without danger of the rooftop battery catching fire.

For reference the battery lin the Mustang MachE weighs 1069# for a range of 300 miles ?? So a rooftop battery at 1/10 of that and within roof carrier specs would give you an additional whopping 30 miles. Is 30 miles worth it?

I would rather see trailed battery aux packs. A Bronco could tow 3500# of trailer and battery granting an extended range of more like 1000 mes beyond base
Yeah electric towing really worked out for the Ford lightning🤣🤣🤷🏻‍
 

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Build it and they will come...chargers are being added as demand increases for them. Ford will be able to use the Tesla SuperCharging system they have and the US government is spending billions to build out charging stations on the highways as we speak

https://highways.dot.gov/newsroom/b...al-first-35-state-plans-build-out-ev-charging

The landscape is going to be radically different in the next 5-7 years.
Yes, as a southern Californian I will say the future will be quite dark as in there is not enough power in the grid to support the existing population and E cars. Last year we were all told to stop charging as the grid was failing.
 

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I would love a PHEV for the torque alone! Also would be nice to crawl in stealth mode.
 

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Am i the only one thats thinks this is a fake post? Too many things don't ring true... :unsure: :rolleyes:
 

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Yes, as a southern Californian I will say the future will be quite dark as in there is not enough power in the grid to support the existing population and E cars. Last year we were all told to stop charging as the grid was failing.
You having a shitbag electrical system in California isn't indicative of the rest of the country. If anything BEVs can improve the grid since they could act as a reserve if plugged in (you what drive your car an hour or two a day?) . Lots of work needs to happen either way.
 

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Am i the only one thats thinks this is a fake post? Too many things don't ring true... :unsure: :rolleyes:
The only thing fake about this is them using the Bronco in the drawing...it is just a patent drawing and people are reading into it. It most likely won't even happen.
 

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My Viper does that too …
Valid point, but does your Viper take a curve at 80 without your hands on the wheel? My point is EVs are pretty cool.
 

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Should I just patent an auxiliary gas tank on the roof with a hose dropping down to the gas cap? 2-Door mileage extender *TM
I think somebody put a Patton in red gas cans. That do the same thing.
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