Rivan - Tank Turn

Pilat

Tossing ewoks on Titan
Here is an article about the cyber truck and its range per day of solar. Of course these are based on perfect sun and probably exaggerated like EPA figures.
Yeah, not going to happen.
 

Pilat

Tossing ewoks on Titan
The world is also changing. Practical electric cars are now available. But the cars in this event will travel 1200 – 3020 km without recharging, using one tenth of the power.
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OKA196 motorhome
They don't weigh as much as the cybertruck, nor are they aerodynamically inefficient (like the Cybertruck), and they have much more efficient tyres (narrow ones).
So, yes, you can make a solar car, but slapping a little solar panels on the Cybertruck won't make it travel 15 miles. Hell, the little room there is for solar panels on the Cybertruck won't even be enough to cool down the interior much.
 

WOODY2

Adventurer
30 miles a day from solar takes travel back to the oxen covered wagon days. Hopefully the electric revolution is still in very early development stages.
 

Pilat

Tossing ewoks on Titan
Is the Rivian so uninteresting that after three posts we aren't talking about it anymore?
I think it was the tank turn that wasn't something really spectacular in itself (although it kind of is). I don't think people can imagine when they'd use something like that. Same thing with a hydraulic "parking" brake: Only useful if you're rallying or drifting or something, and therefore not something you'd consider super interesting in itself.
I do like the Rivian - a bit too much, I think.
 

Jnich77

Director of Adventure Management Operations
I think it was the tank turn that wasn't something really spectacular in itself (although it kind of is). I don't think people can imagine when they'd use something like that.

I could have definitely used it today to get in and out of a parking spot...lol.
 
Annnnd that's any different than a gas motor???? Last time I looked, internal combustion engines require fuel and they don't carry enough to drive indefinitely.

Also... Very few people take their trucks to the "middle of no where" these days.
And a 110 outlet isn't the hardest thing to come by in pinch.
 

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docwatson

Adventurer
The tank turn is gimmicky for sure and useful, maybe never (well apparently except parking in FL). My guess is Rivian just wanted some publicity. Tesla gets, 90%?, and Rivian wants some.

Maybe once they start delivering vehicles they will get a little more attention.
 

WOODY2

Adventurer
Quicker than making gas from scratch.
Obviously you have never sat behind a bovine? Just kidding, personally I'm eager for someone to bring a viable product to market and I suspect that will be the Rivian. At that point in time development will really become intense to capture and improve the market.
 

Todd n Natalie

Observer
Tank turn is amusing, and I am sure some otherwise ’coalroller’ would use that to showoff.
Its going to be the new ”Rockford” for TV and movies.
Correct me if I'm wrong but, couldn't this Mitsubishi do tank turn doughnuts in this movie to cause a dust storm or something?

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Metcalf

Expedition Leader
Tank steer was pretty popular in rock crawling comps years past.
You can do it fairly well with the diffs open and cutting brakes if they are plumbed correctly.
 

rayra

Expedition Leader
Tank steer was pretty popular in rock crawling comps years past.
You can do it fairly well with the diffs open and cutting brakes if they are plumbed correctly.
And they got that from hydraulic drag brake levers on dune / sand rails, no?
 
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