It can’t tow very well either:
This is the famous advantage that the legacy car makers have in making EVs.
I will imagine the Cyber Truck, or the Rivian will have similar towing distance issues. This is why trucks like this have HUGE gas tanks. Put a trailer that weighs more than the truck itself it will also use a lot more gasoline. This is not surprising.
This is yet another advantage Tesla has. Their electric motors are more efficient than all the other EV manufacturers out there. The only one that comes close is Lucid, but they’re very niche and only play in the $100k+ segment.
Engineering is a dance of compromises. Ask yourself why the Semi does not have a towing problem…
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Huge battery! Ask yourself why ICE trucks see massive declines in MPG when towing trailers that weigh more than the truck does. Engineering cannot get around the laws of physics.
Huge batteries are only part of the dance. Have you seen the tri motor configuration specifically designed for hauling? Three motors to get up to speed (and up hills) and then just one motor to coast along at cruising speed. Pickup trucks are not engineered for hauling so they suck at hauling. That’s what meant by ‘a dance of compromises.’
Maybe someone will design an EV to tow motorhomes.
Production of Ford 150 Lightning to resume March 13
Battery problem corrected with assistance of battery manufacturer.
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