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Old 01-19-2019, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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FORD F-150 EV announced

Thursday night,Disney-ABC news announced that Ford Motor Company has an EV version of it's 42-years -sales-leading F-150 in the pipeline.No other details.
So GM ,Toyota,Nissan,Mitsubishi,and FIAT now may feel compelled to follow,as Rivian Motors' EV pickup and TESLA have already fired the opening salvo in a war which has been dominated by ICE technology.
Ford's been using Toyota's hybrid technology for years.It wouldn't be that big of a leap to go from plug-in hybrid,to full EV.Toyota and Ford could share that tech as well.And Tesla has been giving away all their secrets since day one anyway.So development costs would be minimized.
Some Ford customers are already spending $65,000 for a pickup.This is EV territory.
ICE will not be able to compete against the performance of an EV,even in range.
Rolls-Royce has already made the jump.They're skipping hybrid,and going straight to EV.
Supercars are the next to fall,after the new Tesla roadster debuts in 2020.
'a revolting situation for pistons!'

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Old 01-19-2019, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-19-2019, 02:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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5 years and California only right?
Ford can do a body in white,to a production vehicle rolling off the assembly line in 36-months.
The new lower platform (body on frame) might be done in 18-months.
The truck could be as indistinguishable as a Kona ICE,Hybrid,and Plug-in EV.
They've already benchmarked the TESLA and know what it will cost to do the modifications.Their analysts will also know the numbers on Rivian and the other competitors.
They know what it costs GM to do the Sierra/Silverado,and RAM,Tundra,Titan,etc..
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The hitch will be a nationwide charging infrastructure and battery manufacturing.
Hyundai / Kia have already learned the hard way about not having their own gigafactory.
There's some really good jobs to be had! No downside at all,unless your way into pistons!
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Everyone has said they are going to do an EV half ton pickup.
No one has.
Gas is $2 a gallon, no one cares right now.
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I care, but yeah, I'm not expecting a stampede to EVs. I'm predicting a more gradual adoption rate than many anticipate due to the gradual rate of improving tech/cutting costs.

Contractors should jump all over these since they can depreciate the purchase cost, and EVs will be way more reliable and need much less maintenance, and zero refuelling. That will keep the trucks working rather than working for the truck.
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Old 01-20-2019, 08:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Everyone has said they are going to do an EV half ton pickup.
No one has.
Gas is $2 a gallon, no one cares right now.
I care ... but got a gasser F150 in the interim.

By the time they get things worked out, and they sell outside of US (I'm in Canada) ... my F150 should have 150 - 200K on it

It would be nice if it was available by .. 2027 or so?

Maybe after I retire I will get some motivation and do a conversion on my own?

We'll see
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A full sized EV pickup. Hm.

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A full sized EV pickup. Hm.

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But don't hold breath waiting.

90% of time contractor truck is parked, mostly used as somewhere warm n dry portable office. Not sure what efficiency EV would be here.
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But don't hold breath waiting.

90% of time contractor truck is parked, mostly used as somewhere warm n dry portable office. Not sure what efficiency EV would be here.
I should've said, "waits skeptically."

It's definitely an interesting concept.
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Everyone has said they are going to do an EV half ton pickup.
No one has.
Gas is $2 a gallon, no one cares right now.
The people who care don't factor the price of gas into the calculus.

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