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Ford Electric for the masses

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Teslawisher, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Teslawisher

    Teslawisher Member

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    Talk is cheap. Don't say you have the capability to do it. Just do it!!

    Ford CEO: We're making a 'Tesla' for the masses - Yahoo Finance

     
  2. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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  3. Grendal

    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

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    Show me the batteries. Is there a magic battery fairy they have working for them? Tesla needs to build a battery gigafactory to fulfill their needs where are all these mythical competitors going to be getting the batteries to put in their car?
     
  4. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    #4 ElSupreme, Nov 18, 2014
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    Their supplier is LGChem. And they seem enthusiastic about providing automotive battery cells.

    LG Chem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

    EDIT: More information

    Battery Maker LG Chem: Biggest Electric-Car Winner Of All?

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    Just because the Gigafactory is on a much bigger scale. And is going to produce batteries on a more massive scale. Don't think that other battery manufacturers aren't preparing for rapid Li-Ion cell growth. They are preparing, just not as 'all in' or vocal about their preparations as Tesla.

    This is a potential super-massive market. And everyone is going to want to get as much market share as possible.
     
  5. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    Ford CEO Mark Fields says:
    "Ford is currently ranked number two in the electric market"

    What electric market are they number two in?
     
  6. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    If you add together Fusion Energi, C-Max Energi and Focus EV sales, Ford is the #2 automaker in US sales for 2014. Still behind Nissan but ahead of Toyota, Tesla, GM and BMW.
     
  7. richkae

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    Oh, hybrids ( that plug-in ).
    Riiiight.
     
  8. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Fields was always careful to say "electrified" vehicles. Feh. Ford's Model T didn't come with harness tack for horses.
     
  9. BlueTan85

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    Brightness of lights illuminating the cars and flags and pennants and balloons in the car lots of Ford dealerships at night? Uses a ton of electricity, see...
     
  10. ggies07

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    hahaha, nice.
     
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    TEG TMC Moderator

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    FAIRVIEWFORD-6-1.jpg
     
  12. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    I don't want to get moved to the BEV dogma thread but, this is why agreeing on what stuff is called actually matters.
    Some random jackalope invents a category and then makes a bunch of marketing buzz claiming they are the leader in it.
    Just change a couple letters.
    "Ford is the leader in electrilike vehicles!"
    "Ford is the leader in electrilicious vehicles!"
    "Ford is the leader in eclectic vehicles!"

    If Toyota wanted to they could add a plug to every one of their standard Prius hybrids, and make them plug in hybrids.
    Boom! Toyota is the leader in plug in vehicles by an order of magnitude. ( Of course, they are going whole hog FCV and want to distance themselves from plugs, but still. )
     
  13. Doug_G

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    You won't get moved to Dogma... unless someone picks this up and runs with it, in which case I'll move the entire discussion. Just sayin'.
     

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