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Old 01-08-2019, 07:46 PM
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Website for the truck and the company that's supposedly going to produce them for 2020. http://www.atlismotorvehicles.com/
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Thats some impressive talk. 5 minute charge times in the future? A subscription service for the charging stations. Sounds like a pipe dream considering how long Tesla has been around and this was something they were looking to accomplish. A new way of doing a lease by using a subscription service, but it includes service and insurance. It also looks like these will be 1 ton capable trucks, with even a dually configuration. Will have to keep an eye out for this one to see if they succeed.

Reminds me of GlowForge laser cutters. They came out a few years ago with a pre-buy to get production started, I forget what they call it, but all the original buyers were investors. It sounded too good to be true. The laser had cameras, uses any computer wirelessly, you put what you want cut or engraved in it, with a picture or drawing of what you want done. It took a picture of it, and then saved it to the cloud so you could cut multiple copies of it, and could even share with others. No special software, no can/cam programming, no conversions that are normally needed in order to cut or engrave. just click and cut. Sounds too good to be true, and here a few years later, they are available on Amazon.
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
Thats some impressive talk. 5 minute charge times in the future? A subscription service for the charging stations. Sounds like a pipe dream considering how long Tesla has been around and this was something they were looking to accomplish. A new way of doing a lease by using a subscription service, but it includes service and insurance. It also looks like these will be 1 ton capable trucks, with even a dually configuration. Will have to keep an eye out for this one to see if they succeed.

Reminds me of GlowForge laser cutters. They came out a few years ago with a pre-buy to get production started, I forget what they call it, but all the original buyers were investors. It sounded too good to be true. The laser had cameras, uses any computer wirelessly, you put what you want cut or engraved in it, with a picture or drawing of what you want done. It took a picture of it, and then saved it to the cloud so you could cut multiple copies of it, and could even share with others. No special software, no can/cam programming, no conversions that are normally needed in order to cut or engrave. just click and cut. Sounds too good to be true, and here a few years later, they are available on Amazon.
The difference between the truck and the GlowForge is the GlowForge was taking available tech and merging it into a product. 3d imaging software is COTS, bluetooth connectivity is cheap COTS, it just took a few people to put it all together and the money for production.

The capabilities of this truck look like vaporware. The specs are hype, not reality, they don't even have a prototype yet, the fundraising is to build a prototype.

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Believe you me I am fully not expecting this to be anything more than vaporware but with the advent of a whole slew of pure EV pickups in the plans there's a good possibility one of them might come thru to production. So far this one and the Rivian have the best looks.

Hope for the best, expect the worst is a credo I live by.
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Honestly i wouldn't mind a small EV like a volt or leaf for around around town and going to work, but i just don't see it in a truck. What happens when i get to the campground with my camper, they don't have the service drop to charge these things. Im sure one day they will be the norm, but i don't think we are there yet.
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So....
The more electric vehicles you have, the more power you have to use to charge them, the more power plants need to produce. Are they really that much more efficient..?
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When Rnlcomp posted this I looked into it. I was so close to making an investment but after reading the “prospectus” it basically said: we’re selling you these shares and at any time we can make them worthless. It goes along with what ya’ll are saying about vapor ware. The crowdfunding round has since ended.

Prototype in 12 months seems quick but we shall see.
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The more electric vehicles you have, the more power you have to use to charge them, the more power plants need to produce. Are they really that much more efficient..?
I think the biggest advantage of EV's is the lack of smog. You can top off the vehicle using cleaner nuclear/natural gas power plants that provide the power than filling up and burning atmosphere choking carbon monoxide loaded hydrocarbons. Meh, I don't have the measuring equipment to make anything other than a semi educated guess.

Oh and then there's free non polluting solar power which I am a huge fan of, then some tree hugging nit picking hair splitting clown is going to come right in behind that statement and comment how much pollution it creates to make the panels. It's a vicious cycle.
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Originally Posted by FjordsFords View Post
When Rnlcomp posted this I looked into it. I was so close to making an investment but after reading the “prospectus” it basically said: we’re selling you these shares and at any time we can make them worthless. It goes along with what ya’ll are saying about vapor ware. The crowdfunding round has since ended.

Prototype in 12 months seems quick but we shall see.
Smart move, I had no intentions of investing anything more than the purchase price but I did add my self to the reservation list seeing as it's free and non binding. That in itself shows them people are interested in what they are planning. Maybe if they strike up enough interest it'll spark a fire under their creative asses to move forward any way they can so sign up for the free reservation.

Rivian claims to have a fully refundable $1,000 registration process but after getting burned via "Kickstarter" I'll forgo that as well and wait to see what happens.
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Originally Posted by Rnlcomp View Post
I think the biggest advantage of EV's is the lack of smog. You can top off the vehicle using cleaner nuclear/natural gas power plants that provide the power than filling up and burning atmosphere choking carbon monoxide loaded hydrocarbons. Meh, I don't have the measuring equipment to make anything other than a semi educated guess.

Oh and then there's free non polluting solar power which I am a huge fan of, then some tree hugging nit picking hair splitting clown is going to come right in behind that statement and comment how much pollution it creates to make the panels. It's a vicious cycle.
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