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RobDickinson
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  #2773376 7-Sep-2021 08:50
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I'd expect late next year at the earliest. 

It'll be what $130-140k or up too. 

Decent sized truck for NZ, bit bigger than a hilux but not full on f150 size, and the range is fine for nz

I just wouldnt want to be stuck behind one at a 50kw chargenet charger...


 
 
 

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  #2773454 7-Sep-2021 11:19
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RobDickinson:

 

I'd expect late next year at the earliest. 

It'll be what $130-140k or up too. 

Decent sized truck for NZ, bit bigger than a hilux but not full on f150 size, and the range is fine for nz

I just wouldnt want to be stuck behind one at a 50kw chargenet charger...

 

 

At the very earliest I'd guess. Some people seem to be hanging their hat on the fact it is going to Europe next year (first quarter?) therefore it'll come Downunder soon after. I kind of suspect Europe will mean left hand drive Europe to start with. Once they have a version for right hand drive Europe, and then once they have satisfied demand in the US and Europe will we see them bother with Australia and New Zealand. Our (Oz/NZ) market is pretty small for them to put too much focus on to start with.

 

I haven't checked the range but your comment about the range being fine for New Zealand raises another point. The range may not be so great for Australia with the large distances a lot of people tend to drive over there. That could make it a better seller here in New Zealand than across the ditch





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  #2773715 7-Sep-2021 14:58
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But without Australia sales would it be worth bothering with nz market?

I doubt it unfortunately.



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  #2773728 7-Sep-2021 15:16
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Theres a few RHD markets but the big one, UK, doesnt buy a lot of Utes relatively speaking. 


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  #2773738 7-Sep-2021 15:29
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RobDickinson:

 

Theres a few RHD markets but the big one, UK, doesnt buy a lot of Utes relatively speaking. 

 

South Africa, and a fair bit of SE Asia? In particular South Africa have a reasonable SUV market (for security sake) which would suit the Rivian R1S





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  #2773780 7-Sep-2021 16:47
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Yeah SA but I think they have high import duties, tesla has only just started selling there.


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  #2773802 7-Sep-2021 17:30
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More Hummer EV's. I guess people want hill-climbers.

I'm guessing this company will go out of business, since they're asking for USD $330,000 / NZ $463,000, and it won't be available for about a year,

GMC has brand-new Hummer EV's entering the market ranging from $80,000 to $113,000, meaning you could buy 3 of their most expensive ones for one.

https://northamericanev.com/




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  #2774185 8-Sep-2021 08:19
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Thats a proper (military) hummer though rather than the new truck thing by the looks?

Jerry rigs build cost is ~$100k not including the donor car or the flash interior, or his time etc

Range - up to 750 miles - hahahahaa


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  #2774295 8-Sep-2021 11:27
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RobDickinson:

 

Yeah SA but I think they have high import duties, tesla has only just started selling there.

 

 

That's cos SA has a large car assembly industry (18th largest in the world apparently) including BMW, Merc, Toyota, VW etc. etc.

 

https://solidariteit.co.za/en/motor-industry-what-cars-are-made-in-south-africa/

 

 





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  #2774640 8-Sep-2021 16:34
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Interesting overview of EVs on show in the UK

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/I1SIa5ha_fk

 

 

 

 


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  #2774782 8-Sep-2021 19:18
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Mentioned in passing, the electric Penny Farthing (the old timey bicycle, with the 120 cm front wheel)

If only the Victorian's had lithium: the extra-Ordinary

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  #2775714 9-Sep-2021 22:04
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Here's something you don't see everyday.

An EV dragster

I'm thinking instant torque won't be a problem

201 MPH in a quarter mile / 323 KM in 0.4 KM


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  #2775724 9-Sep-2021 22:40
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kingdragonfly: Mentioned in passing, the electric Penny Farthing (the old timey bicycle, with the 120 cm front wheel)

If only the Victorian's had lithium: the extra-Ordinary

Shown in action

 

That crash at 1:50 - what a face plant !





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  #2776556 11-Sep-2021 19:36
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From Seth Meyer's monologue:

"Mercedes introduces an new electric car at the Munich car show that parks itself ... across two handicapped parking spaces"


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  #2776697 12-Sep-2021 09:18
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Petrol pumps pulled out of service station and replaced with EV chargers.

 


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