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I beat the PTO conversation to death on this forum a couple years ago. You actually can get a bolt in one for a few modern ICE trucks that puts the power output down by the front bumper. I think it would be easy and really cool to bring to the masses. Maybe we would see some neat attachment options if it was but this forum kept shutting me down.
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I really just hope it’s priced reasonably, they offer a 6th seat option and the rear window rolls down. That would be my best case scenario
 
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I beat the PTO conversation to death on this forum a couple years ago. You actually can get a bolt in one for a few modern ICE trucks that puts the power output down by the front bumper. I think it would be easy and really cool to bring to the masses. Maybe we would see some neat attachment options if it was but this forum kept shutting me down.
Yeah I remember our convos. The thing that I think makes it a "viable" idea more than most, is that it is a non-mechanical driveshaft, and can be done by simply installing a 3phase electric plug and using the existing inverters and protection circuits. It's an easy and cheap way to get it done. Especially so if EM wants something to drive his trolling motor. A mechanical gearbox to a drive motor would be to complex and costly in comparison.

As for the other points you think are possible from my list. I think that 1. (V2X) and 12. (Dashboard storage) are the least likely, or best kept secret. The other's are fairly interdependent, and as such I think are actually more likely even if they do sound far fetched.

The only reason why I think V2X is on shaky ground is not by lack of it's own merit, but rather EM's resistance to it overall until now, which I can only think is due to his "vested interests" in large scale battery grid storage, and not wanting to impede that market with V2G. But from a sustainability standpoint this is quite counter productive in my opinion, because it offers the lowest hanging fruit, and is by far the most cost effective method for grid buffering, especially in rural networks, where they can't even install a single supercharger because of inadequate network capacity. The battery cycling and deterioration would be more than offset by the value of the added network capacity.

But maybe there's a chance it's time now to release it, seeing that the Lightning has a comparable, but not particularly affordable option available as well.

I genuinely think from what I've seen of EMs commentary, that the bottleneck is not just their own willingness to do V2G though, and that it is actually dependent on getting networking providers to allow such fluctuating inputs and deal with the anti-islanding issues it produces within the distribution grid.
 

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At this point, I wish for No more bending front control arm after off-roading in production CT.
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