The electric option has some major issues also.Guess it’s time to start doing some home work on electric trucks wonder if they are a viable option. That’s is what they are pushing toward anyway
Lease do not buy.
Do not keep past the warranty.
Lithium batteries have some major issues.
Over charge them and there life is shortened
Under charge them and there life is shortened
If you live in a state where the temperatures are high and there life is very short.
Cant be charged in freezing temperatures
Lose there capability to take a charge over time. Even if you don’t use them.
I been doing a lot of research on lithium batteries. And I bought 27 lithium pouch batteries that were used in an experimental electric bus.
These are lithium ion batteries. Each pouch battery is rated at 3.6 volts and 200 amps.
The rules to take care of lithium for a long life is long. Charge rate, discharge rates, operating temperature.
And the cost of a replacement battery pack is crazy. And in most cases out of the question.
let me ask you guys. Do you have any lithium battery power tools? Had any battery failures?
As I see it 3-5 years and you better get rid of the vehicles .
And considering the cost I just don’t see it as a viable option.
It’s nothing more than a stepping stone to something better. Or the day we face public transportation...