The IIHS Used an F-150 Loaded With Concrete to Simulate the Weight of an EV Truck

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Concrete block moving to dashboard reminds me that there should be a safety barrier between cabin and bed. Now it's just two sheets of metal and a hope that the straps hold (if you bothered to strap it).
 

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So the weight of a single EV F150 runs the risk of cracking a typical 4” concrete driveway.
That's an interesting point. I wonder how the influx of EVs will impact road infrastructure, and the taxes used to pay for all of that. I guess everyone will be watching California over the next several years, as they phase out ICE for EVs.
 

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The company used a non-running, old F-150 for the test. The steel plates and concrete blocks got the weight up to 9500 lbs, the target weight for the heaviest upcoming EV they plan to test.

The IIHS Used an F-150 Loaded With Concrete to Simulate the Weight of an EV Truck
Hi Folks,

Not uncommon if we were involved in a law suit. We searched the North Americal continent to find a particular vehicle(s) to duplicate a crash and then pull into the wall or vehicle depending. What the Insurance Institute does is exceed the Fed by 10 mph. 30 mph is the regulation but these people are trying to create negative press so they use 40 mph... And then they publish results but fail to tell the test was more severe than Fed Gov regulations. So take their results was a whole salt shaker... JMO but they are trying to raise $$$ more than created useful info...almost blackmail the Vehicle Manufacturer as it is to publish positive results for non regulated criteria.

best,
Phil
 


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That's an interesting point. I wonder how the influx of EVs will impact road infrastructure, and the taxes used to pay for all of that. I guess everyone will be watching California over the next several years, as they phase out ICE for EVs.
In Oregon they were talking about installing a device to all vehicles to track your mileage to tax you.
 

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You know this makes me think about how this will affect accidents. My uncle got T-boned last week in on old Chevy Cavalier (is ok just bruised up and sore). I was thinking if he had a newer bigger vehicle he would have been safer. Now imagine if the vehicle that hit him was a 9500lb EV truck. Add to that massive torque and horsepower to accelerate faster too. It's gonna be like getting hit with a damn semi truck.
 

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Hi Folks,

Not uncommon if we were involved in a law suit. We searched the North Americal continent to find a particular vehicle(s) to duplicate a crash and then pull into the wall or vehicle depending. What the Insurance Institute does is exceed the Fed by 10 mph. 30 mph is the regulation but these people are trying to create negative press so they use 40 mph... And then they publish results but fail to tell the test was more severe than Fed Gov regulations. So take their results was a whole salt shaker... JMO but they are trying to raise $$$ more than created useful info...almost blackmail the Vehicle Manufacturer as it is to publish positive results for non regulated criteria.

best,
Phil
Thanks for sharing that. It's always interesting to get an industry insider's perspective, because there's sides to every story that don't always get out, and that can tweak the narrative quite a bit.
 

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In Oregon they were talking about installing a device to all vehicles to track your mileage to tax you.
Great, so then you have to pay to generate a bunch more data about you which will get sold off to Big Data; talk about getting screwed at both ends.
 

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Hi Folks,

Not uncommon if we were involved in a law suit. We searched the North Americal continent to find a particular vehicle(s) to duplicate a crash and then pull into the wall or vehicle depending. What the Insurance Institute does is exceed the Fed by 10 mph. 30 mph is the regulation but these people are trying to create negative press so they use 40 mph... And then they publish results but fail to tell the test was more severe than Fed Gov regulations. So take their results was a whole salt shaker... JMO but they are trying to raise $$$ more than created useful info...almost blackmail the Vehicle Manufacturer as it is to publish positive results for non regulated criteria.

best,
Phil
Gosh! I also note they didn't appear to tie the block down or attach it to the vehicle in any way. They had a harness over the top to keep it from flying UP, but that just guided it into the cab.

And if you skip the clickbait title (and the similarly sensational article copy) the purpose of the test was to test the crash machine, not the truck.

Propaganda is where you find it.
 

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In Oregon they were talking about installing a device to all vehicles to track your mileage to tax you.
Many states will do that, or a yearly flat tax on EV's to compensate for lost revenue from gasoline sales.
 

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Many states will do that, or a yearly flat tax on EV's to compensate for lost revenue from gasoline sales.
Yes that will become the norm.
 

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Hi Folks,

Not uncommon if we were involved in a law suit. We searched the North Americal continent to find a particular vehicle(s) to duplicate a crash and then pull into the wall or vehicle depending. What the Insurance Institute does is exceed the Fed by 10 mph. 30 mph is the regulation but these people are trying to create negative press so they use 40 mph... And then they publish results but fail to tell the test was more severe than Fed Gov regulations. So take their results was a whole salt shaker... JMO but they are trying to raise $$$ more than created useful info...almost blackmail the Vehicle Manufacturer as it is to publish positive results for non regulated criteria.

best,
Phil
Interesting you bring this up because I just watched this video the other day. Assuming you take him at his word, IIHS’s stance would be the federal regulations are too low to be relevant. Hard to argue with the results he shows, for example the rollover crush test and the semi trailer crash bars.

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