New Electric truck

Ok Put some bigger tires on this, give it a body lift and a spring lift, put an electronic sound maker that makes it sound bad, put some long horn’s on the front…yea it’s still an electric truck. :rofl: :rofl:



25mph top speed, but fully capable of being a death trap in a crash with another vehicle. Yikes!

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

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Serious question - what is the use case for an electric truck that can’t go over 25 MPH?

Off road, I can see it being used for moving stuff around private property. But we’ve had the electric “golf cart” kind of thing for decades. This thing’s price tag is a bit high for that use.

On road? Where? When? Why?



Inner-city transport of goods.


Lots of various uses for a city’s work crews. Plus golf courses, lawn care, inside a mall or garden store to move stuff, etc. Not usable as a snow plow (multiple reasons), but maybe usable to plow side walks, walkways, etc–the jobs that are physically too small (primarily width) for the bigger trucks.


OK. What US cities would be appropriate?

New York City (and spilling into adjacent bits of New Jersey)
Downtown Chicago, perhaps. (I’m not familiar enough with that one)
Small parts of Los Angeles. (Remember, LA is a physically huge city. Population density is remarkably low.)

Anywhere else?

Population densities around the world are much high than in the US. MUCH higher. I think we have one or two cities among the top 50 on that scale in the world, and I think they’re smaller cities in New Jersey.

I see lots of possibilities for this truck outside of the US. In the US - I’m trying to see if there is some plausible argument for them other than off-road use.


But work crews have to get to the job sites. Those sites - with a couple of rare exceptions, are going to require travel on roads with speed limits of 40 MPH and higher. Their 25 MPH limit is going to get downright dangerous on many roads.

I’ve already conceded those off-road uses as possible. But it’s price point compared to already existing electric carts make it a hard sale.


The office complex where I work and the adjoining residential apartments have at least 4 or 5 golf cart like trucks like this. I think they are propane powered. They use them to collect trash, move maintenance equipment around, some gardening (mostly done by another service), move stuff around for various events and patrol through the several parking garages. They drive on the 30 mph (max) streets but also on the wide sidewalks, etc.



In Minneapolis, MN the city speed limit within the city is 25mph unless posted otherwise.

“The speed limit in St. Paul, Minnesota is 20 mph on residential streets and 25 mph on most other streets. The speed limit is 20 mph citywide, unless otherwise posted.”


OK. So how often are they “otherwise posted”? My purely random guess is that they are posted an awful lot.

That, or the speed limit is exceeded by an awful lot of drivers.

And perhaps the Twin Cities are an exception rather than the rule.


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Ya, moderate to large downtown cities. Even in my moderate sized city (Indianapolis) all downtown speed limits are set to 25.

Nope. Just major N/S and E/W routes might have POSTED limits of 30-35mph. No posted limit means 25 in Mpls and 20 in St Paul. Far fewer signs needed once the unposted limit is law and only POSTED speed limits will be higher/lower (far fewer signs needed = $$$ saved).