> Chad wrote:
>> Finn wrote:
> |>> I pretty sure the max 300 miles range is under full load, and a lot better when
> |>> hauling/towing anything.
>> Unfortunately not the case. There have been ongoing reports of people getting
>> low as 60 mile range with the extended range battery up to about 150 mile range
>> teh extended range while towing something significant (say 5000 pounds). It sounds
>> like the lightning straight up sucks with campers/ horse trailers that give extra
>> wind resistance, those are typically the numbers down in the 60-80 mile range.
>> I haven't seen similar tests for payload yet, but I bet with a 2000 pound payload,
>> that 300 mile range would drop closer to 200.
>> IMO the lighting isn't yet there for the truck duties unless you know you'd never
>> have to travel more than 100 miles round trip with a heavy trailer. If you are
>> that buys trucks as a commuter, i'm sure the lightning will be one of the best
>> market. But if you need your truck to tow or haul frequently, I'd stick with ICE/hybrid.
> Wow, 60-150!? Jesus, that would be awful.
> Well for now, we got rid of our trailer and went to an RV. So my truck (for now),
> won't be towing anything. So really it's more commuter (and not even that much as
> I've been working from home for 9 years now). I only put 40k miles on my truck after
> 3.5+ years.
> Down the line, I want to get a trailer for some toys (quad/boat/etc.) which yeah
> ... I can't foresee this current gen being worth the time.
I'm not sure how much credence to put into the lower numbers. The ones that go into details it tends to be stuff like they were towing a 9500 pound horse trailer while driving up the continental divide and passing people at 120 mph. Like I think they were able to achieve the numbers but were trying to get a bad of results as possible.
The numbers coming in from like 120-200 are the ones that sound most realistic. real life conditions.