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  1. michael.gonzalez

    Mint 400 Military Vehicle Class

    Get an apache and you are guaranteed a 1st place finish!
  2. michael.gonzalez

    Lordstown Motors Electric Truck Racing San Felipe 250

    " Lordstown Motors hasn't revealed many details of its Endurance electric pickup truck, but the company did say earlier this year that the truck will use in-wheel motors. Now we know exactly which motor Lordstown will use. They'll be licensed from Slovenian company Elaphe, and built at...
  3. michael.gonzalez

    Lordstown Motors Electric Truck Racing San Felipe 250

    If roof-top solar installation rates continue to grow as they are, there will be much less need for increased grid throughput and grid dependency will drop. I am bummed that Diablo is closing.
  4. michael.gonzalez

    Lordstown Motors Electric Truck Racing San Felipe 250

    No poop sherlock. haha Do you run a gas-powered compressor in your shop/garage? And yeah... turns out I was an Engineer on such a "flow battery" project. Look up NASA AQUIFER. To put it in caveman terms, Charged fluid that can be drained and refilled once discharged. (This is a form of...
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    Lordstown Motors Electric Truck Racing San Felipe 250

    I don't know about you but I love using my gas-powered impact and gas-powered drill! Oh you have air tools? Well I like my gas-powered air compressor! What's that? Most compressors are electric? ...
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    Lordstown Motors Electric Truck Racing San Felipe 250

    And what fuel is it that you are referring to?
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    Lordstown Motors Electric Truck Racing San Felipe 250

    With charging rates rapidly increasing, it is becoming less and less attractive to hot-swap vs. to charge. As charging rates continue to increase, you will see NO need for swapping. How many fuel cells have you seen swapped in/out? None. But if you're fuel-fill only pumped at 1 gal per minute...
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    Lordstown Motors Electric Truck Racing San Felipe 250

    You are so close.... The whole reason for hot-swapping is to extend range without charging with battery in-car. Hello!?! Extreme E DOES NOT hot-swap batteries like you are proposing. Hot-swapping EV off-road race vehicles has ALREADY been done... years ago. Quit acting like it's impossible.
  9. michael.gonzalez

    Lordstown Motors Electric Truck Racing San Felipe 250

    The e-buggy that raced already has hot-swap batteries that can be changed in minutes. No boom either. Get with the times!
  10. michael.gonzalez

    Harbor Freight

    Agreed.
  11. michael.gonzalez

    Harbor Freight

    No, I have not stopped going.
  12. michael.gonzalez

    It is now the year 2021...

    I'll be there Sunday on our drive home from Calico crawling trip.
  13. michael.gonzalez

    Class 10 Question - Single Seat Vs 2 Seat (alumicraft or Similar)

    Yeah, I think he is talking chassis weight increase only. You can always kick the codawg and seat out of the car
  14. michael.gonzalez

    Lordstown Motors Electric Truck Racing San Felipe 250

    And the Model S and Model 3 both seat five adults with room for luggage :cool: No oil changes too!
  15. michael.gonzalez

    Lordstown Motors Electric Truck Racing San Felipe 250

    What do you mean by "until someone follows through"?
  16. michael.gonzalez

    Lordstown Motors Electric Truck Racing San Felipe 250

    Good stuff! Thanks for sharing! https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-06-27/where-3-million-electric-vehicle-batteries-will-go-when-they-retire I agree it is often overlooked that these batteries could still be used outside of an automobile setting after they are "retired" from...
  17. michael.gonzalez

    Lordstown Motors Electric Truck Racing San Felipe 250

    Did you see the Alpha Wolf? It's an EV mini truck. Very Datsun/Yota esque... I like it.
  18. michael.gonzalez

    Lordstown Motors Electric Truck Racing San Felipe 250

    Hell yes! I am excited to see this all go down! Best of luck!
  19. michael.gonzalez

    Lordstown Motors Electric Truck Racing San Felipe 250

    woops. $3000/year $30k/10 years
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