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Electric boats - the future???


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14 minutes ago, Loddon said:

Will that be like the old caraboat so can be used on water as well😄

 

Tesla's new cyber-truck can tow up to 14,500+ lbs depending on version.

 

Towing range 125 miles.

 

Tesla Cybertruck - What Can It Tow? (electrictowcars.co.uk)

 

The cheapest model which is the Single Motor/RWD will be able to tow 7,500+ lbs. The next step up will be the Dual Motor/AWD variant with a towing capacity of 10,000+ lbs. With the highest specification currently announced being the Tri-Motor/AWD with a towing capacity of 14,000+ lbs. The use of the + symbol by Tesla is interesting, as it implies the vehicles could very well exceed those tow ratings. We will just have to wait and see to find out if that’s the case.

 

Tesla Cybertruck Towing

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1 minute ago, Alan de Enfield said:

 

Tesla's new cyber-truck can tow up to 14,500+ lbs depending on version.

 

Tesla Cybertruck - What Can It Tow? (electrictowcars.co.uk)

 

Tesla Cybertruck Towing

 

ahh, the vapourware truck... Tesla has a backlog of over 1.2 million Cybertruck reservations worth over $80 billion, but there’s still no production in sight. Was supposed to be released late 2021 (which is sort of now) but is now slated for late 2022

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Just now, StephenA said:

 

ahh, the vapourware truck... Tesla has a backlog of over 1.2 million Cybertruck reservations worth over $80 billion, but there’s still no production in sight. Was supposed to be released late 2021 (which is sort of now) but is now slated for late 2022

 

If you cannot get the Tesla, you could always try an Electrivc Humvee the Bollinger or a Rivian - all seem to be in 'early days' and are relying on early adopters to buy.

 

I am carefully monitoring the towing capability of E-vehicles as it is an important part of our lifestyle :

 

GMC Hummer EV - What Can It Tow? (electrictowcars.co.uk)

 

Bollinger B1 & B2 – What Can They Tow? (electrictowcars.co.uk)

 

Rivian R1S – What Can It Tow? (electrictowcars.co.uk)

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Alan de Enfield said:

 

If you cannot get the Tesla, you could always try an Electrivc Humvee the Bollinger or a Rivian - all seem to be in 'early days' and are relying on early adopters to buy.

 

I am carefully monitoring the towing capability of E-vehicles as it is an important part of our lifestyle :

 

GMC Hummer EV - What Can It Tow? (electrictowcars.co.uk)

 

Bollinger B1 & B2 – What Can They Tow? (electrictowcars.co.uk)

 

Rivian R1S – What Can It Tow? (electrictowcars.co.uk)

 

 

I will probably be dead before any of those get cheap enough to be within my budget.

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1 hour ago, peterboat said:

Problem is Julian the government doesn't care and as time goes on less and less people can tow. Electric campervan will be a reality so no towing required 

 

Not quite as black and white as that Peter.

 

If you follow what car makers are doing along with what Caravan manufacturers are doing like I do you will see that the days of towing are far from dead.

 

Small lighter caravans, self propelling caravans and folders are all being developed.

 

They just need to tackle the 'impact on range' when towing issue and sanity will be restored.

 

There is currently a number of BEV's that can tow our 1500kg 'van today, but currently they are out of my price range at the mo.

 

Not everybody wants to spend their hols crammed into the back of a Ford Transit.

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1 minute ago, Loddon said:

I will probably be dead before any of those get cheap enough to be within my budget.

 

And me - I could buy one, but it would be a waste - I am not prepared to buy a £80k+ car and leave it parked 'at the side of the sea' for 5 or 6 months of the year, or go driving 'cross country' (wet-muddy fields with a 3 tonne trailer on the back) with one.

 That's why I have a rusty Mercedes Diesel 4WD that cost about £2.5k 3 or 4 yrs ago.

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54 minutes ago, Alan de Enfield said:

 

And me - I could buy one, but it would be a waste - I am not prepared to buy a £80k+ car and leave it parked 'at the side of the sea' for 5 or 6 months of the year, or go driving 'cross country' (wet-muddy fields with a 3 tonne trailer on the back) with one.

 That's why I have a rusty Mercedes Diesel 4WD that cost about £2.5k 3 or 4 yrs ago.

So you'll both wait unit they are cheap enough on the secondhand market, which probably means at least 10 years going by those prices. Until then, stick with what you've got 😉

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1 hour ago, IanD said:

So you'll both wait unit they are cheap enough on the secondhand market, which probably means at least 10 years going by those prices. Until then, stick with what you've got 😉

I will probably be dead before any of those get cheap enough to be within my budget.
 
https://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?/topic/98568-electric-boats-the-future/&do=findComment&comment=2717693

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5 hours ago, nicknorman said:

Do you mean less and less(sic) people are qualified /licensed to tow? If so the law is changing imminently to allow anyone to tow a trailer up to 3.5tonnes.

 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-rules-for-towing-a-trailer-or-caravan-with-a-car-from-autumn-2021

 Anyway, an electric camper van will be no help with my glider.

I saw that the other day in a paper and thought it was a mistake! Clearly we are dropping EU rules, I just looked at the current rules which a mate of mine fell foul of 

4 hours ago, Alan de Enfield said:

 

If you cannot get the Tesla, you could always try an Electrivc Humvee the Bollinger or a Rivian - all seem to be in 'early days' and are relying on early adopters to buy.

 

I am carefully monitoring the towing capability of E-vehicles as it is an important part of our lifestyle :

 

GMC Hummer EV - What Can It Tow? (electrictowcars.co.uk)

 

Bollinger B1 & B2 – What Can They Tow? (electrictowcars.co.uk)

 

Rivian R1S – What Can It Tow? (electrictowcars.co.uk)

 

 

Fords F1 lightning is electric with good towing capacity as well 

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10 minutes ago, peterboat said:

I saw that the other day in a paper and thought it was a mistake! Clearly we are dropping EU rules, I just looked at the current rules which a mate of mine fell foul of 

Fords F1 lightning is electric with good towing capacity as well 

 

My stepson has an F150 - it's a crock. Unless they've really turned their game around the electric version is going to be a money pit.

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20 minutes ago, StephenA said:

 

My stepson has an F150 - it's a crock. Unless they've really turned their game around the electric version is going to be a money pit.

I am surprised that USAs best selling pickup truck is a crock, I have converted a few to LPG and found them to be well made

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/08/pickup-trucks-dominate-americas-10-best-selling-vehicles-of-2020.html

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1 hour ago, peterboat said:

I am surprised that USAs best selling pickup truck is a crock, I have converted a few to LPG and found them to be well made

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/08/pickup-trucks-dominate-americas-10-best-selling-vehicles-of-2020.html

 

The vacuum driven driveshaft clutches on the front wheels were a brilliant idea but just badly implemented.  The rear leaf springs split a bit too often,  the rear open section rusted through in a few places and the brakes seem to be a continual source of pain and there's been quite a few problems with the exhaust manifolds He also had quite a few electrical gremlins - like parts of the dashboard failing.  Despite that he still likes it.

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