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We run trucks of all makes. I ordered a Lightning, my middle son ordered a Cyber truck and my neighbor ordered a Silverado, will see what comes first. My wife and I drive a model 3 performance and it is our daily driver, even in severe winter weather, with the price of gas our guzzlers sit quietly now most days. We enjoy the rocket power of electric. The farm trucks travel under 100km per day most days and we are now seeing superchargers popping up around Saskatchewan. We can't wait. Our farms are installing solar arrays to provide power. Farms use a lot of energy. The future looks bright!
 

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Sounds like a great plan, here is to hoping this truck drives half as nice (fun) as those cars.
 

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Farmers around here (ohio) are very angry about solar panels and make fun of electric trucks. I haven't even told anyone I pre-ordered. Very negative about electrification. People angry about charging stations being installed., as if it even affects them.

I don't get the resistance and small-mindedness

Glad your community is more progressive!
 

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Farmers around here (ohio) are very angry about solar panels and make fun of electric trucks. I haven't even told anyone I pre-ordered. Very negative about electrification. People angry about charging stations being installed., as if it even affects them.

I don't get the resistance and small-mindedness

Glad your community is more progressive!
Many farmers do very well, many also stuggle to get by. I don't know if electrification itself upsets them as much as everyone just wanting to drive a pickup as a daily driver, grocery getter. The demand for pickups has driven prices through the roof. It's literally only been 7 years when the top of the line pickup topped about $55K or so. 7 years later we are looking at $75K and $90K for the Lightning. The Superduty's are up there too. True - there are many advancements and true there are entry levels much cheaper, but overall the huge demand has driven prices of all models way up. They have more profit margin and used to sell the small sedans at break even to almost a loss. So I think there can be as much of the generalities of that as much as anything as to why the majority of the people that truly use these trucks for hard work are sometimes a little worried about where this is all going.
 
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Farmers around here (ohio) are very angry about solar panels and make fun of electric trucks. I haven't even told anyone I pre-ordered. Very negative about electrification. People angry about charging stations being installed., as if it even affects them.

I don't get the resistance and small-mindedness

Glad your community is more progressive!
We can have the same trouble here sometimes. We farm in oil country. I like to give rides in the M3, it instantly changes minds. Nothing quite like the instant torque. After 2 years we still laugh out loud. Lots ask if someone makes an electric truck. People are learning and with gas prices should start entertaining alternatives. I believe these vehicles could last a long time.
 

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Farmers around here (ohio) are very angry about solar panels and make fun of electric trucks. I haven't even told anyone I pre-ordered. Very negative about electrification. People angry about charging stations being installed., as if it even affects them.

I don't get the resistance and small-mindedness

Glad your community is more progressive!
That is why, well one of the reasons, my wife got out of Ohio.
 
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