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Trahern

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I come from a family of car dealers since the 1920s. My father was an International Harvester dealer. I know everyone is jumping on the EV board, but I would like to know is. What about making an EV version for those in more Urban and weekend adventures and a version of more gas power and rugged for the Rural areas (mainly lighter weight and durability for distance). Of course, I think the design should be more of a classic body style and not look like all the other car makers out there. Anyway, just my thought thoughts and want to see what others think.
 
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I come from a family of car dealers since 1920s. My father was and Internation Harvester dealer. I know everyone is jumping on the EV board, but I would like to know is. What about making an EV version for those in a more Urban and weekend adventures and a version of more gas power and rugged for the Rural areas (mainly lighter weight and durability for distance). Of course I think the design should be more of a classic body style and not look like all the other mar makers out there. Anyway, just my thought thoughts and want to see what others think.
The production costs to set up two completely separate powertrains would raise the pricing substantially as well as complicate the packaging of power within the platform design. Would be simpler to just create a hybrid drivetrain but SM has already committed to a $2 billion dollar facility to produce EV’s so I think that will preclude an ICE at least for a period of time moving forward.
 
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There is nothing engineering or package wise that precludes an extended range version like Ineos is coming put with their Gusilier and even the 2025 Ram.

An on board small displacement (RAM went overboard by retaining their Pentastar V6 of almost 4 litres) ICze running only a generator that supplies electricity to the motors and/or batteries can easily double the range. It does not solve the elimination of all ICE but has true merit
 
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