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Ford EVs by 2012

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by doug, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. TEG

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    Gee, I already have a Ford EV with all those components...
     
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    Yes, but does your EV come with a great brochure featuring a 1982 Tron-like wireframe mock-up of your car? They have been very busy working on this since your car was produced...
     
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    These will have to do...
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    #6 TEG, Jan 12, 2009
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    Your link doesn't seem to work.
    Maybe try mine over here?:

    By the way, Ford does have their new Fusion Hybrid which is more relevant in the short term.
     
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    ABG Quick Drive: Ford Focus EV mule [w/VIDEO] - AutoblogGreen

    According to Autobloggreen, their plan is to make an EV based on their C-segment platform for 2011. The performance should be around the same as the current Focus (0-60 10 seconds), range around 100 miles, top speed 85-90.

    Seems like they are quite serious about it.
     
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    Isn't this exactly what the EV-advocate-commuter has been screaming for? I did see somewhere (and I don't remember where) that the Ford EV's batteries alone would cost at least $20,000. Tack that on to the msrp of a Focus and you have a base of: $35,000. Is that a reasonable price that will sell?
     
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    This is exactly what EV purists are looking for. A short (100mile) range highway legal car. The zealots have said all along that that is all most people need. It also sounds like Ford is willing to educate buyers to this. Should be interesting to watch this grand experiment and if has the result that they have predicted.

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    What happens when the different makers start bashing the other types of EVs? Technology wars anew.
     
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    The article indicates Focus EV will have a 100-mile range and the holy grail for consumers is ~ 300-mile range. I tend to agree. While most people do drive < 100 miles/day there are those unplanned circumstances where a 200 or 300 mile range is ideal. Visiting my mother 40 miles away in NYC does not allow me to visit my sister who is another 20 miles. Neither would be able to provide charging. :biggrin:
     
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    But Iz are you sure you wouldn't be able to use the "quickish" charger at the local restaurant? A 2-3kW circuit is pretty cheap for a restaurant. You hand your car to the valet and for another 5 bucks you get an hour or two of charging. The Restaurant get's to keep you there for 2 hours eating a full meal, some dessert, a coffee, maybe another beer or drink etc. Sounds like a good option for everyone involved. Investment for restaurant, a few thousand bucks and they can advertise about their green policies...

    This isn't very farfetched at all. And if this spreads a 100 mile range should be enough.

    Cobos
     
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    I think Ford is hedging here by offering both a PHEV and BEV, a BEV that is bare bones (and hopefully cheap). Why would it only offer one or the other?
     
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    I didn't see anything in the article regarding price. Any guesses? I would hope less than 30K.
     
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    When this story first hit the airwaives a Ford spokesperson said they couldn't do it for less than $20,000. But I don't have a source for the video. I think it'd be fantastic around $25,000 (less $7,500 in tax credits and you have a seriously cheap EV).
     
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    Yes, at 25K plus tax credits to boot, that would open up electric car ownership to a much broader audience.
     
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    25k?









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    Yes. After a tax credit of 7.5K, that puts the price at $17,500. That's a good price, don't you think?
     
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    Whoops!

    Mis-read your post to say there was 25K of tax credits.

    Now that would be good. :biggrin:
     

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