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Author Topic: What would you purchase as your next vehicle if the Avalanche did not exist?  (Read 114934 times)

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frito not sure I would buy an all electric vehicle until things change in the battery technology area. Reading your link, that truck only has a range of 120 -200 miles and then it takes 7 to 12 hours to recharge. Not sure I would want to go on long cross country trips or out into the boonies like that, not like someone could bring you a jug of electricity to get you home. Then there is the safety issue on electric vehicles in collisions, if system is exposed due to impact the occupants and first responders need to take extra care to avoid electrocution.
I know many people want to help the environment and operate a vehicle with low or no emissions when running but I have read where when you consider the heavy metal mining needed to make the batteries and then disposal or recycling process the making of an all electric vehicle is more dangerous to the environment over it's lifetime.
I also worry about how much it will cost to replace the rechargeable batteries when they loose their charging ability. It may lead to the first disposable vehicles since it may be cheaper to buy a new vehicle then replace the batteries. Sort of like cordless drills now........
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Not that I'm in the market for a new ride, nor could I afford anything more than a Chevy Spark at the moment, but if I could, I think I would choose this http://www.bollingermotors.com/.  I love that they put function over form and how utilitarian it is.  I read that they're also working on a 120 kWh version.  I read that it's likely to start in the $60k range, more than a Jeep but not some radical $100/$200k vehicle either.
Will it pass DOT to be street legal?

I do not see airbags?

Interesting and reminds me of old scouts...

wonder its OFFROAD range...
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Will it pass DOT to be street legal?

I do not see airbags?

Interesting and reminds me of old scouts...

wonder its OFFROAD range...
Gross vehicle weight is 10,001 pounds so airbags are not required.  While many may not be happy with that, I'm fine with it.  I imagine that off-road range would be comparable to on road unless you were using the low range.  The ground clearance on the thing is massive.  I think it'd be cool to see that thing on the Rubicon.  Oh, and reminding you of Scouts - I think that is what they are going for.  They wanted a classic design that ages well vs. a super modern design that will look old in five years.  I love its simplicity as I find beauty in simplicity.

Oh, and I would love how quiet it would be offroading.  While I love the chest thumping roar of stock cars at a NASCAR race, I prefer to take in the sounds of nature when I'm camping.
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THat thing is GVWR 10,000?

What is it made out of LEAD?  Oh yeah battery power...

Seems soemthign that heavy would not do that well down here in the swamps, mud bogs etc just sink to the frame....

Cool idea though...
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