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Richard230

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Cummins all-electric big-rig
« on: August 31, 2017, 01:52:53 PM »
According to an article in the business section of my newspaper today, written by Louis Hansen of the Bay Area News Group, Cummins has just introduced an all-electric demonstration truck powered by a 140 kWh battery pack.  They will also be selling this battery pack to bus operators and commercial truck fleets in 2019. " "The concept Urban Hauler Tractor - known as Aeos, after a mythological Greek horse - carries a range of 100 miles on a singe charge, with optional batteries extending range to 300 miles. The battery pack charges in an hour."  :o The hauler is designed for short local routes, with a maximum payload of 44,000 pounds, the company said."
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Re: Cummins all-electric big-rig
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 07:37:48 AM »
Oh yeah I saw this on google about them beating Tesla at building the first EV Big Rig.  Imagine how long it takes to charge that.  Probably swap the battery out with a fork lift.
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Re: Cummins all-electric big-rig
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 08:49:55 AM »
Oh yeah I saw this on google about them beating Tesla at building the first EV Big Rig.  Imagine how long it takes to charge that.  Probably swap the battery out with a fork lift.

They claim one hour charge to recharge that 140 kWh battery pack.  :o  I wonder how they do that?   ???
current bikes: 2014 14.2 kWh Zero S, 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2007 BMW R1200R, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.