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bad investment?

I'v considered converting one of my trucks to electric. I would save 400 a month during the summer months. not including personal driving. But it would cost up to 10 grand. meaning 4 years before i would break even.

seems a bit of a wait for a return. do you agree?
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:50 PM
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I really doubt my mowing trucks could go a full day on a single charge. Maybe if I run a honda 2000 in the bed all day.
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What is going to be the cost to keep tha truck runing
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:53 PM
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It would take a string of batteries in the bed of the truck. but it would work. but that is part of why it costs so much. used batteries run 700 bucks a piece. several of them will do it. but several of them is 700 times several. thats just to start.

im thinking 4 years is too long to wait. need to find used stuff.


on side note. the cehvy bolt (yest Bolt with a b), will get 200 miles to a charge.
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What is going to be the cost to keep tha truck runing
Just wear and tear on the suspension. and tires.

with batteries at home you can charge them slowly all day and then use those to charge the truck. not needing to plug into the house. so fuel would be free. after equipment expenses

eventually the batteries would go bad. after a couple decades or so.
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I'v considered converting one of my trucks to electric. I would save 400 a month during the summer months. not including personal driving. But it would cost up to 10 grand. meaning 4 years before i would break even.

seems a bit of a wait for a return. do you agree?
How much do the batteries cost? How long do they last (battery lifespan, not charge) How much will it cost to charge it (meaning the increase in your home/shop electric bill), ect. These are all things you need to consider, if you factor in all the costs, it could take way longer than 4 years.
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Just wear and tear on the suspension. and tires.

with batteries at home you can charge them slowly all day and then use those to charge the truck. not needing to plug into the house. so fuel would be free. after equipment expenses

eventually the batteries would go bad. after a couple decades or so.
What's the hp engine is putting out..
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can you get extension cords that long?
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Just wear and tear on the suspension. and tires.

with batteries at home you can charge them slowly all day and then use those to charge the truck. not needing to plug into the house. so fuel would be free. after equipment expenses

eventually the batteries would go bad. after a couple decades or so.
What kind of battery lasts a couple decades? No lead acid,lithium or nicad that I've ever seen. Hell I've seen Primus packs go after 3.
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:34 PM
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My plan would be to have a second set at the house which would slowly charge off the sun all day, then charge the truck at normal rate. so the fuel would be free. but putting on the house line would give somewhere around 150 MPG.

Horsepower of the engine depends on the one you buy. the recommendation to me was an 11" or tandem 9"'s.


im thinking this would only be worth it if i can find used equipment.
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