The Fast Lane (TFL) Truck bought a Lightning to find out if it can replace a gas pickup.
63% battery to 90% charge in about 30 min isn't too bad. It's nice that they showed they were averaging 2 miles/kWh as well.In this latest video they cover how quickly or slowly the Lightning charges.
IMO they aren't techy enough to match Out of Spec.Their road trip plans are…. interesting. Exact same as Kyle Conner / Out of Spec’s EV road trip plan from Colorado to Prudhoe Bay Alaska. Strange coincidence.
Yea, same with Savage Geese, but TFL does the same length of content with too much choppy speech and they often make the same videos over and over. TCCustoms made one and I like him better than TFL and Backroad Driver.Kyle is too nerdy sometimes. I think these guys are experiencing what a lot of first time EV buyers will and thus provide a more real world experience.
I agree with you on all points. I’ve been following Kyle since the early beginning of his Tesla road trips. I like him and Alyssa, they are a good couple. He seems very intelligent and he goes beyond the surface and questions every little detail and tries to make sense of things. He asks the questions I would be asking.Also I guess I'll end by saying that I really got irritated with TFL back in January when they put out a video that was maybe 20-30 minutes of them complaining that Rivian hadn't gotten them a vehicle to review. I had never seen that before and they wasted my time.
The fact that it took them 2 videos proves @FM_Jack's point about them rambling.They guys went on a road trip from Michigan to Colorado.
Yea I like Tom as well. I don't watch him regularly. Just too many to keep up with.The fact that it took them 2 videos proves @FM_Jack's point about them rambling.
I like Kyle's videos but most could be cut to 1/2 their length. Tom Moloughney's (State of Charge) videos are great, too.
Awesome Video, I was seriously impressed at the regen braking and also how the lightning pulled that max load without any signs of increased battery or motor temp. Also cracked me up how it chirped the tires coming onto the interstate fully loaded. Range may not be 300 miles when towing, and charging may be hard when towing and too slow to tow long distances, but this thing can tow plenty when your going less than 100 miles and planning to charge back up at home.Here's their tow test on the Ike gauntlet that they did a trailer carrying a 2000 Ford Excursion (9600 pounds). They also did the test with a F-150 PowerBoost.
The sections with the Lightning are at 10:36 (Lightning Downhill) and 31:55 (Lightning Uphill)
I assume this is is using a public charger? Home charging would be even cheaper.The Lightning was put up against the Chevy Silverado 1500 (diesel), GMC AT4X (gas) and Toyota Tundra (hybrid) to test mileage.
To drive 164.5 miles the trucks averaged:
The Lightning - 2.14 miles per kWh
The Silverado - 27 mpg
The AT4X - 20.3 mpg
The Tundra - 21.9 mpg
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Yea, based on the results, if they don't include the cost to doing that at home - it is a false equivalency.I assume this is is using a public charger? Home charging would be even cheaper.
Right, At .12/kWh it is less than $10Yea, based on the results, if they don't include the cost to doing that at home - it is a false equivalency.