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  1. lancethibault

    Battery Replacement

    I do need more EV range then I would need gas range, but I don't need 800 miles of gas/diesel range or even that much EV range. My F150 works fine for my needs and it has about 480 miles of range now...maybe 430 if I don't run it down to fumes and refill when the gas light comes on with 50...
  2. lancethibault

    Any updates?

    Fair statement. Both my wife's Explorer and my F150 were in the parking lot May of last year when the hail rolled in and caused about $3k in damage to my truck (I took the check and left the dents) and about $12k in damage to her Explorer (we got it fixed).
  3. lancethibault

    Battery Replacement

    Unfortunately, this is pretty much the conclusion I've also come to terms with. I'm holding out hope until I see the final specs and warranties but I'm beginning my mental preparation for the let down. Tesla still might overdeliver.
  4. lancethibault

    Any updates?

    I'd notice it. I drive about 14 miles to work and park in the CO sun everyday for the next 8-10 hours. It would make my commuting costs next to nothing.
  5. lancethibault

    Battery Replacement

    Your missing my point. It's not about mp$. If I can't drive 500 miles on a tank...or a charge, it doesn't matter what the mp$ is. I have no use for an EV truck that can only go 350 miles per charge...if it's charged to 100% and I drive it to 0%...which I'm told, we are not supposed to do. I...
  6. lancethibault

    Battery Replacement

    I haven't been accused of this and I'm not saying this to be argumentative, but I need to say it again; I'm just looking at CT3 because of the range it offers. As far as I'm concerned it's only competition are full size ICE trucks. So I draw no comparisons to it vs other EV batteries. I...
  7. lancethibault

    Battery Replacement

    Lots to unpackage here. I didn't say they would. Like you mentioned, "no one is going to blame you for having that desire". I caveated my statements with the words; Your own research pretty much shows they can hit those numbers now. Even if not by actuary standards. I know nothing about...
  8. lancethibault

    Battery Replacement

    I'm not asking or saying a million mile battery will have 70% - 100% retention of whatever it's driving range is as it starts approaching that million lifetime miles. I'm saying what you said here... I agree with that completely...except I'm less optimistic about 50% at a million miles (more...
  9. lancethibault

    Battery Replacement

    Why not? Kia has a 10 year. You think Tesla is going to build a million mile battery and put an 8 year warranty on it?
  10. lancethibault

    Battery Replacement

    Like I said...I'm hopeful Tesla over delivers.
  11. lancethibault

    Battery Replacement

    It was a joke...hence the goof face after the sentence. Yes, that 500 is extremely important to me. I've made several posts talking about why that is the case. I know the range will vary depending on how I drive and the road conditions and the weather, etc. When the full specs are...
  12. lancethibault

    Battery Replacement

    No. Not what I meant to say. I went from 17 MPGs stock to 15 MPGs when I added the 35s. But this week or so my commute has been in very ideal conditions and I've been getting 17.7 MPGs for over the last 150 or so miles. If the truck was still stock, I'd probably be getting over 20 MPGs.
  13. lancethibault

    Battery Replacement

    Not the same. I can buy at least 10 years, maybe 15 years worth of gas for the premium price of the CT3. The remaining maintenance isn't really that much. With 70% range I don't even have the option to pay more to drive just as far. The point is that I need 500 miles of range with a full...
  14. lancethibault

    Battery Replacement

    I posted that chart because it was mentioned that the Tesla's battery warranty was for 80%, which it is not. Regarding how the the CT range is better then the other EV truck competition doesn't really matter to me except in the context of the CT being the only full size EV truck that can get...
  15. lancethibault

    Battery Replacement

    What Tesla battery warranty is to 80% vs 70% of original capacity? This is directly from the Tesla Site. Battery and Drive Unit Warranty The Battery and Drive Unit in your vehicle are covered for a period of: Model S Model X 8 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first, with minimum 70%...
  16. lancethibault

    What would prevent your purchase?

    I know I already replied to this, but I was thinking about it a little more with regard to the current Tesla battery warranties. I feel I'm in for a letdown and I've begun the mental preparation for what I feel is coming. Model S Model X 8 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first, with...
  17. lancethibault

    How do you see the Cybertruck - Luxury, work, or both?

    I think your perception is wrong. I think most truck guys see their trucks as everyday drivers. Mine always has been and always will be all things for me. It's my commuter, grocery getter, camper, working, hunting, road tripper. An XLT level trim suits me just fine, but if I can get more...
  18. lancethibault

    NJRE pointing out the obvious, yet so many people IRL are deliberately ignorant!!! https://youtu.be/tfihgsJOiD0

    I've seen this or similar statements a couple of times now. I don't think this is as much of a hazard or safety issue as some are making it out to be. I can easily see a 3ft object in front of my leveled F150 two feet in front of it. I can probably see the top of that same object within a 1...
  19. lancethibault

    Clubs...

    Golf clubs that is. Thinking of buying some PXGs. Good prices right now. Wondering if anyone has hit them before. The nearest fitter is over 90 miles from me, so if I make the trip to get fitted, I'm not going home empty handed.
  20. lancethibault

    What would prevent your purchase?

    Yes, I'm aware. The point being I have to draw a line somewhere.


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