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I doubt it. Thee mechanicals will be different but there will still be mechanicals that will need inspecting. The only significant reduction that would occur would be if the batteries are rented and swapped out. Then the burden for inspecting them would be shifted to the owner of the batteries. Also, the batteries would probably be sealed, limiting what can be inspected..

I did not say there will not be mechanics. I said there will be less. Ev has less mechanical parts... Thats a fact we don't need to guess anything there.

One having less mechanical parts automatically means less mechanical checks.

Battery inspection i would have to wait to see how that plays out. Could be very annoying depending on what needs to be checked.
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Only less mechanical parts in terms of the actual motor and transmission. All other systems are pretty much the same so you still gotta check stuff like suspension, brakes (with regen-braking these are actually more complex to check I would think), tires, bearings, onboard systems, electrics, etc.
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Only less mechanical parts in terms of the actual motor and transmission. All other systems are pretty much the same so you still gotta check stuff like suspension, brakes (with regen-braking these are actually more complex to check I would think), tires, bearings, onboard systems, electrics, etc.

Right...

Regen braking is don't by the motors i believe. Could be wrong redface.gif
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Only less mechanical parts in terms of the actual motor and transmission. All other systems are pretty much the same so you still gotta check stuff like suspension, brakes (with regen-braking these are actually more complex to check I would think), tires, bearings, onboard systems, electrics, etc.

Right...

Regen braking is don't by the motors i believe. Could be wrong redface.gif

You are correct. The motors become generators that generate power to recharge the batteries.
     
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Only less mechanical parts in terms of the actual motor and transmission. All other systems are pretty much the same so you still gotta check stuff like suspension, brakes (with regen-braking these are actually more complex to check I would think), tires, bearings, onboard systems, electrics, etc.

Exactly.
     
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Truck driving like a sports car, in a parking lot, ... he can't drive anymore, just running boring autopilot. Otherwise he wouldn't say such a nonsense.

Understand that these vehicles are designed to move upwards of 100 tons at a time (especially if you consider something like the road trains they have set up in Australia).
When they aren't hooked up to anything they have a pretty good power to weight ratio.
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Understand that these vehicles are designed to move upwards of 100 tons at a time (especially if you consider something like the road trains they have set up in Australia).
When these vehicles aren't hooked up to anything they have a pretty good power to weight ratio.

and an awful aerodynamic body, they won't be hitting world-record speeds anytime soon.
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What would you maintain on an electric tractor though. The electric motors and the battery? confused.gif


I would assume it is battery coolant and brake fluids like any other EV headscratch.gif

If you like to maintain then Evs aren't for you.

You obviously haven't done any mechanical work for a living or work on any electrical vehicles.

Let's see.....
Motors?
Well there's the armature, brushes, bearings, cabling, and more to inspect while repairing or replacing anything found bad or going that way, inspect the motor lugs to be sure they aren't coming loose and also be sure acid hasn't affected the motor itself (Based on battery proximity to the motor).

And that's not all.....

Battery?
Cables, battery holddown(s), electrylite level, inspect the case for swelling/leaks/damage, be sure all vent caps are present, be sure any acid buildup in the area of the battery is removed and from the battery itself, be sure the battery tray isn't about to be eaten away and let the battery fall through........

And that would mean right into the road itself in this case for all to dodge/crash into.
It's a solid block of lead weighing around 3000LB's minimum PER BATTERY in such a vehicle (Based on today's tech) and not so easily moved - Hit that running 55 and you'll get the point.

BTW where did you get "Battery Coolant" from?
Same place I got my blinker fluid from?

Do me a favor...The next time you go there, pick up a radiator to a 66 Corvair Corsa (Has the 140 HP engine) for me please.
Mine's leaking.
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You obviously haven't done any mechanical work for a living or work on any electrical vehicles.

Let's see.....
Motors?
Well there's the armature, brushes, bearings, cabling, and more to inspect while repairing or replacing anything found bad or going that way, inspect the motor lugs to be sure they aren't coming loose and also be sure acid hasn't affected the motor itself (Based on battery proximity to the motor).

And that's not all.....

Battery?
Cables, battery holddown(s), electrylite level, inspect the case for swelling/leaks/damage, be sure all vent caps are present, be sure any acid buildup in the area of the battery is removed and from the battery itself, be sure the battery tray isn't about to be eaten away and let the battery fall through........

And that would mean right into the road itself in this case for all to dodge/crash into.
It's a solid block of lead weighing around 3000LB's minimum PER BATTERY in such a vehicle (Based on today's tech) and not so easily moved - Hit that running 55 and you'll get the point.

BTW where did you get "Battery Coolant" from?
Same place I got my blinker fluid from?

Do me a favor...The next time you go there, pick up a radiator to a 66 Corvair Corsa (Has the 140 HP engine) for me please.
Mine's leaking.


Uh they don't make the batteries out of lead anymore, not sure if you were aware of that since you're still living in 1950.

I mean for EVs... for hydrocarbon burning engines they still use lead batteries. I have NO idea why considering lithium is lighter and more efficient.
 
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Understand that these vehicles are designed to move upwards of 100 tons at a time (especially if you consider something like the road trains they have set up in Australia).
When these vehicles aren't hooked up to anything they have a pretty good power to weight ratio.

and an awful aerodynamic body, they won't be hitting world-record speeds anytime soon.

All racing cars actually have horrible straight line aerodynamics, even something like the Veyron is concerned with downforce just as much as it is top speed.

Obviously a large truck wouldn't be competetive against a go-kart with equal power to weight, but in absolute terms, big trucks can be very sporty.
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