A friend of mine who works for GM texted me tonight and told me this is for real. A GMC HUMMER. Electric with the possibility of gas/diesel in the future.
Yeah, I have spoken to a few of the "know it all" youngsters who seem to think we will all be flying around like the Jetsons in a few years.
MaxPF is exactly right. The kid at my work is convinced that electric vehicles are the dominating future and that there won't be any liquid fuel vehicles in 20 years. He also thinks that battery technology capable of providing super range is just around the corner. It's amazing how difficult it is to try to talk to him about and not even convince him, but simply argue the points to him that liquid fuel is not going away, especially when range matters. I can't be driving even 200 miles over rough roads with an electric vehicle and then either have to detour to find a charging station (even in 10 years you won't find them in remote areas) or have to lug around a trailer just for solar panels and site for a day to charge up.
On top of that, electric vehicles are extremely heavy. The Tesla Model X weighs several hundred to a thousand pounds more than the H3 Alpha does. Even the new Cybertruck is expected to weight at least 5,100 pounds and it looks like it will be just as small as the H3, if not smaller.
Of course this same kid thinks that in 20 years no one will even own their own cars anymore and it'll be massive autonomous public transportation utilizing all electric vehicles. I've gotten old enough now that whenever someone tries to tell me something is "the future" I can't help but roll my eyes and think of how naive they are. Seems to be happening a lot more lately.
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Well 15 years ago, electric cars were low range and slow! Tesla came and showed everyone you can get a 0-60 in 3 seconds and still do 200 mile range. Charging time for electric vehicles is dropping. The aim is to get them to charge in less than 10 minutes from 15-85%.
Supply leads to demand. This means more Money will be invested to get newer batteries that will get better range and allow faster charging!
Yes, and GM turned them away due to their limited production numbers and the fact they wanted GM to make some expensive modifications to the engine compartment and GM said NOPE. Due to limited volume it would have cost way too much and that was right around the time GM was sitting on zero dollars and headed into the courts to declare bankruptcy.
They had on in Moab for a car show one year.
Some great idea, but again, wrong time, wrong vehicle.
1000 hp? Im guessing 1 motor on each corner, that will probably allow it to have great ground clearance at the center?
Probably be pricey tho