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Ford announces wide EV lineup for 2020

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by DriverOne, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. DriverOne

    DriverOne Supporting Member

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    "Ford plans to invest $4.5 billion in electric vehicle production by 2020, and the company said it will produce 13 new electric vehicles, including a Mustang, an F-150, police cars, and a Transit Custom van."

    "Ford described seven of the 13 upcoming EVs..."

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    13 models? Wow. Eclipses Tesla. We'll see how many are actually made in quantity. Hopefully lots!
     
  2. JCLeonard

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    Encouraging, but only one of the 7 announced today is full on BEV, the rest are "electrified", aka hybrid.
    In general I still think the next three years will be interesting in terms of EV growth. Good times.
     
  3. ecarfan

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    Ford announced only one EV. The rest are conventional hybrids. Baby steps...
     
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  4. Bangor Bob

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    Yeah, basically Ford just admitted that they've done essentially nothing on EVs since Magna presented them with a Focus EV conversion a few years ago. But they're going to start Real Soon Now(tm).

    Fields seems like a decent manager, but... Just not getting any sense of vision from this. Rearguard action.
     
  5. miimura

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    7 "Electrified Vehicles" -- 1 pure Electric, 1 Plug-in Hybrid, 5 Hybrids

    - BEV small SUV ~2020
    - Transit Custom PHEV ~2019
    - F-150 Hybrid with power export ~2020
    - Mustang Hybrid ~2020
    - Pursuit rated Hybrid Police vehicles (2 variants)
    - Autonomous hybrid for ride hailing / ride sharing ~2021
     
  6. Saghost

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    Amazing how many wonderful things are supposed to happen in 2020. I wonder how many of them they think we'll forget by then?
     
  7. DriverOne

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    Seriously, only one actual EV?! Useless. I *was* excited enough to start this thread.
     
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  8. 30seconds

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    So basically Ford is going to make an Escape EV and milk the rest for publicity. Fits their entire corporate ethos of leading from behind.
     
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  9. timf

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    Essentially what Ford said is they're going to make a car that competes with the Bolt EV by 2020. Nice, but nothing revolutionary.
     
  10. kort677

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    one small step, hopefully there will be more to follow
     

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