By: Diane Benjamin
Ford’s F150 electric battery weighs 1800 pounds: https://jalopnik.com/ford-f-150-lightnings-battery-alone-weighs-as-much-as-a-1846925168?fbclid=IwAR08fR6H4a8DHjuzzpJ_sqKd6V4gazHoDIzIvDlw95456SYxszgtXlbBUkc
That is the weight of a Volkswagen Beetle. Is Rivian’s the same? What happens to your car if you get hit by one of these tanks? 1800 pounds is just the battery.
The Pantagraph printed a picture of a Rivian employee charging his Tesla in Uptown.
Rivian has hired many Tesla employees, but if that visual isn’t funny enough – who is paying for the electricity?
Initially Tesla was, I don’t remember the Council ever approving the extension mentioned in the 2013 documentation: https://blnnews.com/2019/09/02/is-tesla-paying-for-electricity-in-uptown/
So, who is paying for the electricity? The Town thought installing pay stations was too expensive. (see story above) Maybe somebody on the Normal Town Council will ask.