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  1. I got confirmation today from the dealer that the truck was delivered. Thanks for your help on the tracking.
  2. Any updates? Thanks Order Number B11H VIN 1FT8W3BN9NED32993
  3. Wonderful! Thanks a bunch for volunteering your time to do this.
  4. Any change in status? Thanks Order Number B11H VIN 1FT8W3BN9NED32993
  5. Any change in status? Thanks Order Number B11H VIN 1FT8W3BN9NED32993
  6. Thanks for providing this service! Any change in status? Order Number B11H VIN 1FT8W3BN9NED32993
  7. Order Number B11H VIN 1FT8W3BN9NED32993 History: Ordered On 09/18/2021 Scheduled email on 11/16/2021 with build week of December 20 Ford public tracker status changed to "In Production" on 12/14
  8. Mercruiser

    Cool useful aftermarket accessories for your SD's?

    I have a 22 F-350 XLT CCSB that is "In Production". I ordered a Peragon aluminum truck bed cover during the Black Friday sale. I have this cover on my F-150. It works well for me. So I ordered the same for my new truck.
  9. Scotty at the recharge station, "I've giv'n her all she's got captain, an' I canna give her no more."
  10. You will generating power when going down the mountain that can recharge the batteries. This is the real benefit of EVs. None of the braking energy is wasted. It goes back into the battery. I still agree that a Super Duty EV will have way lower range than a tank of gas/diesel. But its not because of mountains. Its because the energy density of a battery is way lower than hydrocarbon fuel. (Edit: I overstated that "none" of the energy is wasted. The recharge cycle is not 100% efficient. Some energy is wasted as heat.) This is also why electric trains are used extensively in Europe and Asia. All of the braking energy goes back into the overhead wire. A train that is braking provides power to another train that is accelerating. With diesel trains, all of the braking energy is wasted as heat. Ditto for diesel trucks.
  11. I agree. The typical load in an RV park is two roof ACs each drawing about 13-15 A at 120V. The AC compressors will cycle on/off if it's not too hot out. The Level 2 chargers are going to draw power continuously until the vehicle is fully charged. That Amazon charger will draw 32 Amps at 240V. That's more than double the load of two roof AC units. I can see why RV park owners are going to get concerned when EVs show up.
  12. If you find a Tesla Supercharger location, you will see a large pad-mount transformer nearby that supplies the energy to the Supercharger as 480V three-phase. That transformer will be powered by the local electric company, typically on a 30 kV distribution circuit. The transformer will have an "MVA" rating stenciled on the side. The MVA rating is the highest possible megawatts that the transformer can continuously provide without overheating. The Supercharger (or the future ABB charger) has all the electronics to convert the AC to DC at the proper levels.
  13. That depends on how your shed RV outlet is wired. If a licensed electrician installed it according to National Electric Code, it will be wired as shown in the diagram, with 240V between the red and black wires. If the homeowner installed it, they may have just connected each hot wire to random separate 120V circuits. In that case, it might be 240V or it might be 0V. Wiring according to NEC has safety and efficiency advantages.
  14. There is a nuance here. The original ABB press release says, "The new charger has a maximum output of 360 kW and is capable of fully charging any electric car in 15 minutes or less". It does NOT say that ANY car is capable of accepting a 360 kW charge rate. The ABB press release is a bit misleading IMHO. None the less, a Super Duty size EV would really benefit from a high output charger like this.
  15. Battery recycling will become increasingly important as old EVs are scrapped. There are lots of good articles on this subject. Here is an example: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-56574779 Sounds like the EV industry does NOT have adequate recycling capability yet.
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