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Old 02-25-2019, 02:00 PM   #122 (permalink)
thingstodo
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
I'd say the chances of Ford releasing an EV truck is approaching 100%. Ford has among the best hybrid tech; sharing very similar tech as Toyota. Their hybrids are excellent, and I've heard the Focus EV is pretty decent.

Ford is positioned well to make EVs once the opportune time presents itself.
I believe that Ford could release an EV right now. The drivetrain is no longer a challenge. I don't mean to minimize the work involved - there is much engineering to get the features and power right .. to make the whole package feel 'Right' .. but you are not breaking any new ground. I think it boils down to balancing the size and cost of the battery pack with the expected usage.

My truck was $55K last year and is just-barely-above base crew cab. So I am not, sadly, in Ford's target segment. I expect that the F150 EV will start at $80K and have many bells and whistles.

If the EV were available, I likely would have leased it. No cost for gas each month would average out the higher leasing cost. It should have been about even.
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