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Game Changer : Diesel vs Electric Trucks

Thanks to the Fully Charged YouTube channel and an innovative Australian company, you will finally have some really good evidence to tell all your friends. Why an Electric Truck is better than Diesel.

Don’t have time to watch a full YouTube video? Here is a summary

Janus Trucks – Janus Electric based in NSW is doing Electric Truck conversions.

90+ Tonne Rated – Twice the ability of the Tesla Semi
720HP – 540Kw Electric Motor
Uses the Original Transmission
RE-GEN Braking
1.5-1.7Kwh per Kilometer
Battery Pack Size – 620Kwh – Equivalent to 8 Tesla Model 3 vehicles

Removes 3.5 Tonnes of existing Motor and other parts.
Add 4 Tonnes for Motor, Battery and Drivetrain

Electric Truck Cost – 60cents a Kilometer at Grid Pricing
Can be as low as 6 cents a Kilometer from your own Solar installation.
Diesel Truck Cost – $1- a Kilometer
THAT is up to 18 times cheaper than Diesel

Maintenance Costs are vastly reduced. As low as 4 cents a Kilometer
Multi Million Kilometer Lifespan for the Electric Motor
Gearbox – reduced vibrations and other wear and tear, expecting double the lifespan when using Electric motor vs the diesel.

The Motor can REGEN up to 540kw of power when Braking.

No Pollution in Urban area’s

Total cost is only $150,000-$170,000 when battery is AS A SERVICE model. That mean’s they pay to rent the battery per Kilometer

After the battery has reached 80% of original capacity it can then be used for storage applications such as on and off grid commercial, or housing applications.

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Educational Videos by Sandy Munro

For those of you who enjoy a bit of old school mixed with best practice mechanical engineering, Sandy has recently found a new passion, he is a convert to Electric Vehicles and in particular Tesla vehicles and the engineering behind them.

Who is Sandy Munro? He is an automotive engineer who specializes in machine tools and manufacturing.

He started as a toolmaker at the Valiant Machine & Tool Company – a General Motors supplier in Windsor. In 1978, he joined the Ford Motor Company where he improved methods of engine assembly.


Munro advises and consults on the implementation and use of manufacturing methodologies including Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) and lean design. He introduced DFMA to Ingersoll Rand in 1989. Munro’s main design principles are:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Reducing the number of parts
  3. Layered assembly from above, using gravity
  4. Easy alignment and insertion
  5. Avoid expensive fastening
  6. Bulk storage to reduce handling problems
  7. Poka-yoke – making operations foolproof to avoid errors
  8. Self assembly so that parts naturally engage
  9. Simplify packaging and servicing
  10. Avoid adjustment and repositioning of the assembly

You can subscribe to his youtube channel for great informational videos about

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