My next ute?

Choook

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#2
A motor in each corner, a true 4WD.
Can imagine pulling up next to old mate in his tweeked Maloo ute, and then disappearing into the distance when the light went green.:D:eek:
 

typhoeus

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#4
Thats 200hp per wheel, It would want to have good quality Cv's in it, The up side is that traction control would be easy I think, and if you did break a cv, you could isolate that wheel and still have 3 wheel drive. albeit with quirky handling. charging it up is still a problem. i'm surprised it doesnt have a solar panel roof. or the latest solar pane paint/ film.
 

smitty_r51

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#5
61000 usd so about 160000aud given how they seem to convert prices.

Have to admit some of the flag ship electric vehicles like the new rimac sportscar and this ute show a positive future for cars
 

Choook

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#7
400+ miles, that's 644+km which, on a highway, is comparable with a lot of fuel tank capacities for similar sized vehicles,
and you can add another 322km in 30 mins. That's a solid days drive.
Yes, I know you can add another xxxkm to your vehicle in <10mins by filling the tank.
0-100km/h in 3 secs and 0-160km/h in 7 secs, :eek: hang on.
3500Nm per wheel, combined 14,000Nm, again :eek:
Hmmmm......national parks just need to put in some charging stations.
 

peterfermtech

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#9
"The biggest version of the truck will have a 180kWh battery..". A 25kva generator for 10 hrs should work so probably diesel.
Or a 40 kw solar array charging for 5 hours or 200 x 200w folding solar panels.
regards
 

stevemc181

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#10
Thats 200hp per wheel, It would want to have good quality Cv's in it, The up side is that traction control would be easy I think, and if you did break a cv, you could isolate that wheel and still have 3 wheel drive. albeit with quirky handling. charging it up is still a problem. i'm surprised it doesnt have a solar panel roof. or the latest solar pane paint/ film.
I'd assume with a motor on each wheel, that it is direct drive with no diffs or cv's required. This thing should be pretty impressive, I read elsewhere it also has a wading depth of 1 metre! Hopefully in the future they can work out battery storage/charging and get these into the mainstream market.
 

typhoeus

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#11
I'd assume with a motor on each wheel, that it is direct drive with no diffs or cv's required. This thing should be pretty impressive, I read elsewhere it also has a wading depth of 1 metre! Hopefully in the future they can work out battery storage/charging and get these into the mainstream market.
They may be direct drive but a 200hp motor wont be small or light. Id guess the motors are where the diffs usually go with short half shafts to the wheels. Still, its certanly an intrtesting idea
 

Blue_haired_man

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#13
800kg payload? By the time you chuck a genny in the back your overloaded. A 180kwh battery will definitely take some charging.

Unless you only drive at night and sleep/charge all day, you are relying on carbon emitting, climate changing, traditional baseload power supplies to charge said vehicle, that is if you were to buy an acreage and put in a large scale solar system, about 10-20 times the size of an average 5kw home install. Now if you wanted to charge at night lets not forget battery storage, the requirement of at least 12-15 say Tesla batteries to fully recharge once, not taking into account redundancy for inclement weather.

At a rough estimate you wouldn’t be far off a quarter of a million before even thinking about purchasing the vehicle.
 

Albynsw

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#15
I was thinking about the lack of engine/exhaust note in the coming sports cars and what they will do about it, the note is such an integral part of the thrill and adrenaline with performance cars
I wonder if you will get to select soundtracks where you can choose Maclaren mode or Porsche mode or clapped out Comodore with milo can exhaust mode etc. Wiinging wife mode won’t be a popular one I am betting.
 

Tink

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#16
Some of the sports car today have an supplementary audible exhaust recoding. Remember reading about it in a review when it was being discussed about going from V8 to a V6 and the reduced exhaust note.
Tink
 

Albynsw

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#17
Some of the sports car today have an supplementary audible exhaust recoding. Remember reading about it in a review when it was being discussed about going from V8 to a V6 and the reduced exhaust note.
Tink
Yes Porsche use one and they call it a Soundaktor
 

shanegtr

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#19
I was thinking about the lack of engine/exhaust note in the coming sports cars and what they will do about it, the note is such an integral part of the thrill and adrenaline with performance cars
I wonder if you will get to select soundtracks where you can choose Maclaren mode or Porsche mode or clapped out Comodore with milo can exhaust mode etc. Wiinging wife mode won’t be a popular one I am betting.
I think you'll just end up having to make your own sounds:
:p
 
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