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Be the first to see the new Explorer electric truck.... only $2000

Oct 23, 2021 - 9:30:01 PM

donc

Canada

6780 posts since 2/9/2010

https://youtu.be/bixJDOH864U    ... The actual Ford executive team is probably having a fit over this one but I found it quite humorous. 

Oct 24, 2021 - 1:53:41 AM
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figmo59

USA

34447 posts since 3/5/2008

the boys would kill that thing in a. Week... :0/

Oct 24, 2021 - 12:01:33 PM
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donc

Canada

6780 posts since 2/9/2010

I don't think the Chinese car makers will be flooding the domestic market very soon. The vehicle is bad enough but the packing material is obviously from a nearby dumpster. Looking at the sloppy wiring I'm proned to think they must be using prison labor.

Oct 26, 2021 - 9:07:40 AM

2864 posts since 2/10/2013

I think it is an interesting little vehicle. I'll bet Chinese buyers aren't using them for the same purposes as American truck owners. When I lived in Asia, there were lots of motorcycles with small beds and a canvas covered cab. This small truck beats that. And, you won't be spending money on gas. I wouldn't surprised to read that the parts were imported from Europe. These trucks were designed for the Chinese market, not the North American market.

I wonder how much these trucks weigh ? Old light Ford Model A trucks were great for off road driving. It wasn't that hard to get them out of holes in deeply ruttted road, mudholes, etc.. They were underpowered though. You had to drive up some hills in reverse gear.
The Model A also was built higher up from the road surface. Ruttted roads usually weren't a problem. I wish I had my brother's old Model A pickup.

Oct 26, 2021 - 6:51:08 PM

donc

Canada

6780 posts since 2/9/2010

If these trucks were reliable they would be great on some of the local islands. Most Islands within 100 miles of here probably have electricity but several would not have gas stations except for about 10 of the bigger islands. I remember 1 small island with only 1 road and it was probably only about 300 feet long. The church camp had a very old Chrysler [circa 1947]. It would have been delivered to the island on a coastal barge. The back doors were missing and so was the trunk lid. It was great for carrying luggage, firewood, and camp supplies. The only problem was that every few months someone had to juggle some large containers of gasoline in a boat to get it to the island. The car in 1970 still had 1962 plates. The law enforcement was no problem. If there wasn't a murder the police would never bother with a visit.

Oct 27, 2021 - 8:06:10 AM

2864 posts since 2/10/2013

After reading DonC's post, I would think that there are locations where standard auto safety standards are not necessary. If you can't drive over 25 miles an hour the amount of damage and injury in an accident should be much less than one happening at the speeds most people drive. Heck, if it weren't for all the "ad on" expenses, it would be cheaper to replace the truck than have it repaired in the U.S..

Oct 27, 2021 - 10:09:36 AM
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figmo59

USA

34447 posts since 3/5/2008

I guess we could...
Pull it around...with the little blue tractor...

Once the truck is full of fire wood......... :0/

I wonder if there is a good place to hook the chain to....

Oct 27, 2021 - 12:39:53 PM

2427 posts since 7/20/2004

That looks to be an electric imitation of the Japanese Kei truck and cars., which can be purchased for about double that amount. When I was living there in 1970-72, they were everywhere. At that time, the engine size was limited to 360cc, but was raised to 600cc later in the 70s. I had a Navy friend that had a mini-truck that I road in once. I could barely squeeze into the passenger seat. If I'm not mistaken, the first Subarus imported into this country were still of the 360cc class.

Oct 27, 2021 - 12:56:57 PM

dat

USA

31572 posts since 7/26/2006

quote:
Originally posted by figmo59

 
I wonder if there is a good place to hook the chain to....


Around the cab, any damage wouldn't be much of a loss 

Oct 27, 2021 - 1:12:18 PM

12688 posts since 1/15/2005

I saw a have dozen people on a Honda 50 motor scooter in Viet Nam ..... no telling how many would fit on that truck ... at least a dozen or more!

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