I'm still searching. But since I have been extended a year in Saudi Arabia, I have more time to research. What I'm looking for really doesn't seem to fit my budget of $250-300K. I'm also curious to see how the electric vehicle revolution will affect expedition vehicles, if at all. I don't think solar (whatever you could carry on the roof of the EV) would be powerful enough to really charge the vehicle. But imagine the almost zero maintenance and zero "fuel" bills, would be pretty incredible.Interesting convos and suggestions seen here. Zybane, have you come close to a decision?
Like many have said eventually you have to just pull the trigger and see where it takes you. As I have done with deciding to do a modified camper with custom bed for storage. Realizing it is absolutely not the perfect plan, but better than spinning wheels and not going on adventures. I'd rather adventure now while physically able than miss out on opportunities to see amazing things. You never know when a life altering event might happen that prevents such adventures..... Something to seriously consider. Making an informed decision that will get you 85% of what you want and not waiting too long to do it. Compromises all around, and there's no perfect solution. Even for billionaires.
Speaking of which, I'm seeing a ton of people talking about basically exploring 12 months of the year. How the heck do you afford to do that? Serious question!!
Don't believe everything you hear! Electric is still less if generating electricity the way we do now (mostly fossil fuels). https://cleantechnica.com/2018/02/19/electric-car-well-to-wheel-emissions-myth/Electric vehicles cause more pollution than conventional ones as of now, and people are beginning to catch on to that finally, which I'm sure will lower their hasty development.
Unfortunately, the environmental impact of mining all the lithium and copper necessary for EV batteries (and all our other electronic gizmos) has to be taken into equation as well.Don't believe everything you hear! Electric is still less if generating electricity the way we do now (mostly fossil fuels). https://cleantechnica.com/2018/02/19/electric-car-well-to-wheel-emissions-myth/
Pollution isn't caused by the car, it's caused by the powerplant... which can be changed to solar, wind, or nuclear if minimizing pollution and greenhouse gases are a priority.
8 to 15% is typically lost in transmission lines: https://blog.schneider-electric.com/energy-management-energy-efficiency/2013/03/25/how-big-are-power-line-losses/Don't forget about the huge amount of power loss in electric transmission lines. It takes twice as much power at the generator, than it takes for your car to recharge.