Electric is getting more modern science national geographic

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  1. pete40

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't there quite a few types of batteries of the modern era which when they catch on fire are extremely hard to extinguish? We have had much training on this on the boats with certain types of batteries in equipment. It's also why the planes don't want certain types of batteries in the hold.

    A car battery, being do big, just needs to be submerged I guess.

    It actually took me a while to work out what that first picture was Al.

    Imagine trying to put out a fire at one of those big battery storage facilities!!!
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    Already happened Pete.

    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.abc.net.au/article/100337488

    Interestingly when taking my e-bikes to Tas on SPOT I was asked to take the batteries out of them, because of fire risk. I asked if that was for all Li batteries in all devices, they said no only high capacity stuff. I pointed at the Motorhome we were standing next to, and mentioned there were 2 130amp Li batteries in it, with 200 litres of diesel next to them. Yeah I know, but I’m a bit of an arse when it comes to badly written rules. Blank stare. Worried look. Resignation of a public servant who can use “beyond my pay grade” as an out. “Not on the list mate” was the answer I got, so on I drove. Bit like when I took the boat on and had to put the fuel tanks in the trolley for collection afterwards. Pointed at the 450 on the rack on the back and asked about that. “Yeah, lockable tank mate”. No, no it isn’t.
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    It is rumoured that there is a ute and SUV currently in Australia for assessment and testing.
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    Rivian has confirmed that the first R1T electric ute and the first R1S electric SUV have arrived in Australia to be tested in local conditions ahead of sales in the not-too-distant future.
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    Rivian announced Friday that the first edition version of its all-electric R1T pickup truck has an official EPA range of 314 miles, while its R1T SUV comes in a skosh higher at 316 miles. (508 klms)

    The official range and fuel economy values have been posted on the U.S. EPA website. The official numbers align with Rivian's own previous estimates, which it has advertised as 300 miles.

    While EPA estimates can't account for different driving styles, the test cycle is robust enough to provide an accurate benchmark for customers shopping for an electric vehicle.

    The powerful 588kW quad-motor 4x4 ute – complete with a 5000kg towing capacity – is being primed for launch in the US this month priced from $US67,500 ($A90,300), the 2022 Rivian R1T was also recently spotted in New Zealand alongside the R1S seven-seat SUV.
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    Look 12 posts before yours . . .

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    For you Aussies with your floods and crossings, the fording depth is 3 1/2 ft AND the cabin stays dry.
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    Its not the water depth, its the current, that pushes you off the road, and at 1mt. depth,... goodbye ute..
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    I'll agree with GTinAus that the current will kill you.
    IF you are cross current to it.

    The big problem in the US that kills people trying to ford are the floods. The worst are the flash floods across the Southwest which will wipe out a road or entire area with fast water in minutes. Even here on the East Coast, we'll get a heavy day of rain and the usual minor creek crossings become deadly. Or get something like the hurricane which just flooded the Gulf Coast and people try to drive through streets they shouldn't be on, then get stuck and injured.
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