New forum for all things battery-operated

Hulk

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I've been discussing this with a few other members. Given the interest (or disinterest) in all things EV, I thought it would be a good idea to have a forum section just to discuss all the electric vehicle news, whether it's a 4x4 or just a better Tesla. This means you don't have to put all the discussion in that one Rivian thread.
 

mcgaskins

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I love it Matt! Though some may call me biased...

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60wag

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I want an EV with modular batteries. My daily driver is a 2013 Nissan Leaf, it has a range of 50-60 miles. The range is low but suits my needs for 90% of the days that I drive. It'd be nice to have a 300 or 400 mile range occasionally but I don't want to haul the extra battery weight around all the time for those few days where I need an extended range. If I had a vehicle where I could easily drop in a 2nd or 3rd battery for short term use, that'd be cool.

How heavy is the battery pack for the Rivian? If a cell or two fails, can it be easily repaired? Can I leave half of the battery at home for daily driving duty? It's be cool if the manufactures could get together to create a standard interchangeable battery pack. Maybe the "fueling" stations have some slick hardware that can perform the swap of a 600lb battery with automated equipment that takes less than a minute. Maybe you subscribe to a service that manages the batteries so you don't own a battery and don't really care if has 95% or 85% capacity because you can swap it out at the next fueling station.

While I want my 80 to last a long time, I am excited at the range of possibilities that EVs bring up.
 

Rzeppa

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Curious why this section is under Toyota 4x4? Last I read, Toyota was all-in on hydrogen and didn't have any short term plans for EVs.
 

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Curious why this section is under Toyota 4x4? Last I read, Toyota was all-in on hydrogen and didn't have any short term plans for EVs.
@J1000 is converting an 80 to EV (see the "Jimmy's Electric Adventures" thread - it's a pretty awesome read, if you haven't taken a look already). Toyota has been piloting 70-series EV trucks in Australia. It also sounds like they might have even more short-term EV plans for their 4x4 trucks/SUVs, per the announcement that came out with the bZ4X concept unveiling.
 
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