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Of course gas prices could go down. People always talking about how long it takes to charge, but you can’t fill up your ICE truck at home for half the cost.
 

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Something else I thought about. Obviously the 6.2 is a known quantity, however the hybrid and the diesel these days are very complicated, reliability could be an issue. I think the electric is likely as reliable or more so then the NA 6.2. Only time will tell and obviously 25 years down the line the battery will be shot on the EV while the 6.2 could still be in the game.
 

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Something else I thought about. Obviously the 6.2 is a known quantity, however the hybrid and the diesel these days are very complicated, reliability could be an issue. I think the electric is likely as reliable or more so then the NA 6.2. Only time will tell and obviously 25 years down the line the battery will be shot on the EV while the 6.2 could still be in the game.
Yeah based upon what we've already seen with EVs I would go as far as to say that 10-15 years down the line the battery pack will be ready for replacement while the gas and diesel engines will be in need of maintenance but not replacement.

It's very interesting that on a 160 mile trip the EV savings was only $6 dollars. Is six bucks worth the time needed for sitting around waiting for a charge? They say "time is money" afterall.....
 

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The gas for the 6.2 was double the price and again most people will charge at home for a quarter the price. I guess you aren’t a mechanic but the truth is with that new diesel or the turbo hybrid, replacement might be necessary and I would wager it might well be cheaper to replace the battery pack then then those engines when the time comes, if you can even call them that anymore. It’s not a 12 valve Cummins with a mechanical pump, it’s a god damn nightmare that should have never existed, kinda like those final carburetors in the eighty’s. You might get one instead of the ev and we can check back in 10 years and see how we feel about it. I will have certainly sold the wife’s new RAV4 prime long before in an abundance of caution and I enjoyed fixing the older hybrids. For me it’s an easy choice going from the 6 liter I’m perfectly happy with nearly 20 years later to the EV. I won’t be taking my chances on the v6 turbo diesel or v6 turbo hybrid, if gas prices came down again I would consider the 6.2, but I know the EV will be better in almost every way. Completely ignoring the midgate which is the main reason I’m buying the Silverado EV.
 

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Something else I thought about. Obviously the 6.2 is a known quantity, however the hybrid and the diesel these days are very complicated, reliability could be an issue. I think the electric is likely as reliable or more so then the NA 6.2. Only time will tell and obviously 25 years down the line the battery will be shot on the EV while the 6.2 could still be in the game.
Thanks for this
 
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