1. Model 3 is coming. Get your Model 3 Owners Club apparel today!


    Dismiss Notice

From Electrek: Ford says electric vehicles will overtake gas in 15 years, announces...

Discussion in 'News from Electrek.co' started by RSSFeed, Jan 3, 2017.

More threads by RSSFeed
  1. RSSFeed

    M3OC RSS Bot
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2016
    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    193
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ford says electric vehicles will overtake gas in 15 years, announces all-electric 300-mile SUV, plug-in hybrid F-150, Mustang, more

    [​IMG]

    Ford is making a big announcement in electrification today. CEO Mark Field confirmed several new models will receive electric drivetrain options, including its flagship F-150 pickup truck that will double as an on-site generator. In 2015, Ford announced a $4.5 billion investment in electric vehicles in order to introduce 13 new models.

    Today, it confirmed 7 of those 13 new models and the list will surprise a few: a new all-electric SUV with “at least” 300 miles of range, a hybrid F-150 and a hybrid Mustang, a Transit Custom plug-in hybrid and 2 new electric police vehicles. more…

    Filed under: Uncategorized [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]

    Continue reading...
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Badback

    Valued Community Member
    M3OC Supporting Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2016
    Messages:
    1,100
    Likes Received:
    578
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    City & State/Province:
    Prior Lake, MN
    Tesla Owner:
    Reservation
    Country:
    Country
    Just can't quite get rid of the ICE.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. MelindaV

    ☰ > 3
    Moderator
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    3,640
    Likes Received:
    2,573
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    City & State/Province:
    Vancouver, WA
    Tesla Owner:
    Reservation
    Country:
    Country
    just that they are considering a hybrid F150 is positive. I've talked to a few family/friends/work associates who only drive trucks about fully electric trucks coming and they have all scoffed at the idea that it wouldn't be practical or provide the power/range they have with a current truck (with two gas tanks). A hybrid introduced in the F-series could convince a lot of people electric is possible and have them not feel like they are totally at risk of stepping off a cliff with an EV ;).
    One of the guys I've had this conversation with is a construction superintendent on a project I'm working on. He lives in central WA and drives home each weekend and back to the job site in Portland each monday morning. Under normal conditions it's a 4 hour drive. However, over the last month the main freeway (I-84 on the oregon side) has been closed on/off for ice or whiteout snow conditions so he's taken the smaller highway (SR-14 on the washington side) that stays open, but still has the same conditions, plus twists and turns and is closer to 12-14 hours. At least with the weather and road conditions we've had lately, an EV is a hard sell with his drive.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  4. Topher

    Energy Curmudgeon
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    Messages:
    582
    Likes Received:
    197
    Trophy Points:
    43
    City & State/Province:
    Maine
    Tesla Owner:
    Reservation
    Country:
    Country
    A double stack of Model S packs, and two of the large motors would be a beast that would put their gas trucks to shame. But Elon isn't going to do anything wimpy like that. Expect a truck which exceeds current offerings in ALL categories.

    Thank you kindly.
     
    • Winner Winner x 1

Share This Page

Model 3 Owners Club © 2017. All rights reserved.
Model 3 Owners Club (M3OC) is an enthusiast club and is not affiliated with Tesla Motors or the Tesla Motors Club Forum (TMC).
All Tesla logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tesla Motors.