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Talkin’ Trucks: Can you rent a truck for towing? Plus Chevy Blazer EV reveal, no Colorado diesel


In this livestream, things get a little heated with Managing Editor Jill Ciminillo and Publisher Tim Esterdahl debating if you can actually rent a truck for towing. Then they discuss the Chevy Blazer EV reveal and move on to the new 2023 Colorado and the fact that the diesel is dead.

Kicking off the discussion, Esterdahl digs into the topic of if you can rent a truck for towing. This is a common rebuttal for EV fans when faced with skepticism from truck owners. The argument goes something like this: “You don’t tow anyway. A study showed 75% of truck owners don’t tow, so you obviously don’t need a truck all the time. Just rent one when you need it.” This sounds like a logical point until, you know, you actually try to rent a truck. Esterdahl goes into great detail to explain the issues renting a truck from three sources: Home Depot, Enterprise and Turo. Naturally, a debate ensues.

Next, the Chevy Blazer EV was unveiled with new looks and a full battery electric powertrain. Esterdahl and Ciminillo discuss the new Blazer EV and whether it will be a hit or a dud. With so many new BEV SUVs coming on the market, the competition is poised to get hot and heavy for consumers wanting to make the switch.

The final topic was about the Chevy Colorado diesel. Rumors have it, this engine is dead for the 2023 Chevy Colorado, and now looking back we can confirm it is dead, yet Esterdahl discusses the rumor in depth with references to the manufacturing plant where it is being built. They talk about how much they have enjoyed driving the diesel Colorado in the past.

There are ton of small topics covered and the general back and forth fun Ciminillo and Esterdahl bring to the livestreams.

Check this one out and comment below on your thoughts.

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Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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