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I don't need youtube. It's called a work equation, W=Fdθ, basic phyics
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No one is denying that electric motors are superior to IC up to a certain weight.

I do not know which is superior.

The "EV can't do the work" argument is crap. it is more than capable and will be cheaper on fuels.

Not everyone hauls excess of 10,000lbs.

City deliver trucks, mail trucks etc do not haul 10,000 pounds of load.
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I don't need youtube. It's called a work equation, W=Fdθ, basic phyics

Just as you googled that equation you can google other stuff.
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Sure you know how to use youtube right? rolleyes.gif

Right. You need to prove your claims, not me prove them for you.

No one is denying that electric motors are superior to IC up to a certain weight.

The electric motors in diesel/electric railroad locomotives handle quite a bit of weight, far more than the around 80,000lb gross (depending on the State) class 8 big rigs are rated at.
     
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The electric motors in diesel/electric railroad locomotives handle quite a bit of weight, far more than the around 80,000lb gross (depending on the State) class 8 big rigs are rated at.

That's true. I unfortunately can't use a train on the highway tongue.gif

Don't get me wrong, what electric engines can handle in consumer and commercial vehicles is impressive.
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That's true. I unfortunately can't use a train on the highway tongue.gif.

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Yeah, I just googled the equation I laid out in words in my three posts prior.
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Electric Tractors will not be common place for well more than 10 years.

To many greeds in the Big oil industry.

Besides the fact that most common tractors have more issues with DPF and DEF electrical. Sensors, wiring and even the ACM, BCM and can include failure of ECM modules.

Say no to wires.

Batteries blow up.

Saw mention of locomotive, diesel/electric...... Well it took about two decades of this particular technology to catch the horse power of simple steam locomotives.....

In our fleet of 67 tractors, our oldest models are the most reliable. Very very few electrical components to repair. Oh the water pump is bad? No problem 1 hour fix. Electrical? Well that requires a lap top, expensive software, hours of schooling and nothing but..... more parts more problems. More electrical more problems.

Now build a tractor completely of electrical and drive that through the salt belt of America. Good freaking luck.
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Electric Tractors will not be common place for well more than 10 years.

To many greeds in the Big oil industry.

Besides the fact that most common tractors have more issues with DPF and DEF electrical. Sensors, wiring and even the ACM, BCM and can include failure of ECM modules.

Say no to wires.

Batteries blow up.

Saw mention of locomotive, diesel/electric...... Well it took about two decades of this particular technology to catch the horse power of simple steam locomotives.....

In our fleet of 67 tractors, our oldest models are the most reliable. Very very few electrical components to repair. Oh the water pump is bad? No problem 1 hour fix. Electrical? Well that requires a lap top, expensive software, hours of schooling and nothing but..... more parts more problems. More electrical more problems.

Now build a tractor completely of electrical and drive that through the salt belt of America. Good freaking luck.

Power plants will still be needed to generate the power to recharge the batteries. Most power plants are fueled by oil, natural gas, and coal.

Have you ever seen a later model steam locomotive up close? There is nothing simple about them. Even the old ones were pretty complex. A diesel/electric locomotive with the same pony power as a steam locomotive is far more compact.

True, today's engines are more complex but they also put out more power, burn less fuel, and generate less pollution.
     
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