Electric Truck - Wow!

James

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Really, comparing practically bald tires on an AWD to brand new full blown snow tires is lame and unrealistic.
The things were new.
Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 3 high performance summer tire.
I agree it’s silly to compare a full on summer tire instead of an allseason one.

However, a lot of people actually think they’re ok because it’s awd. Seen many x Beemers stuck.
A winter rated, eg snowflake symbol, year round tire is usually called “all weather” tire.
 
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Tom K.

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Rivian picks up some more investment capital:


And a similar-looking truck that I wasn't aware of pops up in the news:


Interestingly, to me, this one uses separate in-hub motors at each corner. As a kid, growing up in mining country, I was aware of Euclid dump trucks using this tech. Huge diesel engine driving an electric generator that powered separate electric motors at each wheel.

Maybe the first hybrid?!
 

Ogg

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A separate motor at each wheel sounds ideal for traction and stability, IMO. I'm kind of surprised they're the first to do this.
 

cantunamunch

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A separate motor at each wheel sounds ideal for traction and stability, IMO. I'm kind of surprised they're the first to do this.
They're not - Audi did it on a bunch of protos, Rimac have always done it.
 
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