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The "New" Electric Ranger.

This story was on WCCO News tonight.

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That guy must be LOADED!

47 product still on the market invented by him.

Thats a pretty cool truck too.
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That guy must be LOADED!

47 product still on the market invented by him.
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.. I was kinda shocked when I heard that.
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So wait how is this not dependent on fossile fuels?

So it doesnt burn gas.....but I bet the power plant that produces the electricity does....
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Electricity is cheaper then gas. I'll take one of those. Electric prerunner!!!
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lol yeah have enough electricity to get to the dunes... then it dies before you hit one jump
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lol yeah have enough electricity to get to the dunes... then it dies before you hit one jump
I would need to recharge 7 times before I make it to the dunes in MI. And then 34 times per day to keep it running all day.

Basically its just a forklift motor run through a manual tranny.

Its been done before this guy just refined it and put it in a newer vehicle.

Electric car conversion on a beer budget - ForkenSwift.com
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Needs a hurst in that thing!
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So wait how is this not dependent on fossile fuels?

So it doesnt burn gas.....but I bet the power plant that produces the electricity does....
depends on where you live. here in vegas, almost all our electricity comes from hoover dam. :D
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my dad and i keep joking that which ever one of our trucks gives out first will be the one we convert to electric :D if we do ill be sure to let you guys know lol
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Actually, most of our electricity comes from power plants. Hoover Dam is only used when more electricity is needed, at peak points they use it more.

And why not strap in a small gas generator and keep it plugged it. Those generators burn like a gallon of gas an hour. Then you can go for a hell of alot longer and a hell of alot cheaper. Like a Fremont Street hooker...
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I had the OG electric ranger back in the day. It was badass before ford took it away
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Hell i will buy one and use it around town and then if i need to haul anything or go out of town i will use my 4.0 ranger.
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Electric Conversion Ranger Kit

Have you seen the kits to do this... Ranger conversion kits they actually sell Pre made electric rangers they are $38,000 though Trucks FYI

Lionev.com has the whole process documented
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So wait how is this not dependent on fossile fuels?

So it doesnt burn gas.....but I bet the power plant that produces the electricity does....
There are several non-polluting energy sources. Wind energy and hydropower are two good examples.

You can put up a personal wind generator for a reasonable price now. Can power whole house and sell excess to the power company.
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That guy must be LOADED!

47 product still on the market invented by him.

Thats a pretty cool truck too.
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Bob is the man!!
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So wait how is this not dependent on fossile fuels?

So it doesnt burn gas.....but I bet the power plant that produces the electricity does....
We get our electricity from nuclear power around here... watch what you place bets on. but you are right there are alot of coal fired plants still. but we're cleaning up our act.
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don't care if it doesn't use gas, I'd never buy it.
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Why not throw a few solar panels on the roof or in the bed?
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i like hearing the sound of the motor too much to buy an electric vehicle. it takes the fun out of doing things to your motor for more power too.
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i like hearing the sound of the motor too much to buy an electric vehicle. it takes the fun out of doing things to your motor for more power too.
Exactly why I don't like the alternative fuel for vehicles. Sure it's renewable, but it's not fun and you can't do power upgrades.
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im not saying its a bad idea. i just have to have at least one gas powered truck if this becomes real big.
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Yeah, I wasn't implying it was a bad idea...just doesn't interest me
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He was talking about a bump generator to help recharge it?

How bout something wild and crazy like an alternator?...

I know it wouldn't help too much but it seems like it would help more than a.... bump generator...

I'm assuming that there was one on there but my tired eyes didn't spy one...
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He was talking about a bump generator to help recharge it?

How bout something wild and crazy like an alternator?...

I know it wouldn't help too much but it seems like it would help more than a.... bump generator...

I'm assuming that there was one on there but my tired eyes didn't spy one...
yeah i was thinking that. he could haggard some sort of pulley onto that transmission and hook up an alternator.
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