If the EV has Direct Injection or CVT not having it!
Doubling Down on Connected EVs
Farley said Ford will now invest at least $22 billion in electrification through 2025, nearly twice whatthecompanyhadpreviouslycommittedtoEVs. Hesaidthecompanyis“allinandwillnot cede ground to anyone” in developing and delivering connected electric vehicles and services in mainstream areas of strength for Ford: pickups, commercial vans and SUVs.
“We are accelerating all our plans – breaking constraints, increasing battery capacity, improving costs and getting more electric vehicles into our product cycle plan,” Farley said . “People are responding to what Ford is doing today, not someday.”
Some people in this world want EVs. Some despise them, and nobody wants them forced down their throats...I think automakers need to open their eyes and realize that ICE vehicles will need to be around for a long time yet...Infrastructure is key. The world wants EVs. America can lead the way or let someone else have it.
So which companies will still be building the "other" car for the trip? They all are saying they will be all EV by such and such a date...I just roll my eyes when people say "But you can't go on a road trip in it without stopping to charge it". Yeah Karen, this is for commuter vehicles. Drive your other car for the road trip. Most people have more than 1 car anyways. How often is the average Joe REALLY going on a road trip for it to matter? If you're a special case, then don't buy one.
It takes time for technology to evolve. When ICE cars first came out, they sucked. Slow, unreliable, poor range, etc. but over time look at what we have now. We have to start somewhere.
I'd love an EV for my commute, and when I go out of town I can drive one of my other cars. Free charging at work too. I'm waiting for less ugly and more affordable electric cars.
Whoa, that was an old post. I've even had a Tesla in that timeframeSo which companies will still be building the "other" car for the trip? They all are saying they will be all EV by such and such a date...
They will go bankrupt again. What electric cars they build will probably be crap and no one will want them. I still think it's all a fad.General Motors Co. announced today that its Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly plant will begin the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles, joining Factory ZERO in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan, and Orion Assembly in Orion Township...www.greencarcongress.com
But with the EV you can boast you are saving the planet.I drove 800 miles today, PBI to SAV then SAV to PBI, all of which was at high speed. Let's see that "newfangled tech" do that on with just one quick stop for gas, er, energy.
I keep seeing people comparing the move to EV's to the switch from steam locomotives (ancient tech) to modern diesel locomotives. But that move changed the 5% efficiency of the steam powered engine to the 35% efficiency of diesel power.
EV's are at best, 29% efficient from power plant to wheel. While modern hybrid cars are 36%. That is not a step in the right direction, unless the EV's are powered by nukes.
The Model 3 Long range requires 4 stops, PLUS a charge at destination. Titusville, FL25 min charge, Jacksonville, FL - Gate Parkway 40 min charge. PLUS a charge near my destination then Jacksonville, FL - Gate Parkway 25 min charge and Titusville, FL 40 min charge.
Total Tesla trip time 15 hours! That's 5 hours more than I spent driving today. Not to mention the search for a charge port in Savannah.
Sorry, but that "newfangled" tech just does not cut it yet.
The great reset? we will own nothing but be happy and you government causing sky high petro prices. That may or may not be a fad. The sheeple are so,so easy to herd ,,, they think what their Tv tells them to think. I can see the Ev being the best choice for certain kinds of uses.They will go bankrupt again. What electric cars they build will probably be crap and no one will want them. I still think it's all a fad.
Green and saving the planet are arguable. Greener, better? Yes, but zero pollution is false. Until gas/coal-fired power stations exist. Even if you have a solar array on your roof and use it exclusively to charge your EV. It does not eliminate pollution during the production of a vehicle( does not matter EV or ICE) nor for those said solar panels.Bingo!
I’m not sure that will happen , the upcoming law is actually much more chinsy with gov spending.I expect they feel a huge influx of government spending for EV's should the green new deal people be in power.