Ldub22, my nasty comment was not pointed at you. It was pointed at the earlier comment calling me a shill (which I guess is really not a nasty thing to say). Responses to a few comments above:
- The Mach-E has one footed driving (which I love), but my wife will likely not use that so having regen blended with the mechanical braking is an advantage. I would not consider an EV that does not have one footed driving.
- Ford will do over the air updates
- You said the AWD has not been tested/confirmed. Most of the many, many YouTube reviews released this week were in the AWD long range and many commented that the 270 mile range seems realistic - which seems to be what the Model Y LR gets.
- You may not value a roof compartment for sunglasses but many do
- The community feature of Waze for indicating the presence of police is unmatched and I will not drive without it - even though I also use a radar detector. I have not heard Waze is going away.
- The Mach-E does not have fart mode, but I am sure I can compensate for that (although my family may not appreciate it).
- I have never experienced Ford build quality, but at least they paint the entire car
- Alex on Autos review mentioned that many Ford dealers have committed to no mark-ups for the Mach-E. I guess we will see
Let's just say: it's about time there was an option to a Tesla besides the I-Pace.
Let's also say: for most of us, this is not really a contender, it's more of a "Bolt SUV" - looks good on paper, but the company has shown no indication that they will make a commitment to it.
I'm afraid that I will have to show my OG Tesla owner stripes a little but here:
Ford, and frankly all of the Big Three are some of the most egregious producers of gas-guzzler road vehicles that this world has ever seen.
I refuse to believe for a second that Ford wants to play a leading role in the EV revolution. AAMOF, they have no interest in committing to electric vehicles. If they have, it is with ulterior motives in mind. This is simply a way for them to keep producing the pollution-spewing vehicles that they have been making for generations, while getting green credits. They have been trying to kill Tesla for years, through Congress, the dealership lobbies, and the President.
So for me, even if Ford does produce a competitive vehicle, I would never buy it because Ford is a black hat in the automotive world stage from an environmental standpoint. If Ford had their way, we would all drive F450s everywhere.
Not that there isn't a place for trucks and towing capacity and all that, but FORD leading the green revolution?