The official word from Ford is that the rumors of a 200-mile EV aren’t true, despite the reports. Right now, Chevy seems to be the most far along when it comes to offering an affordable electric car, with plans already in place to produce a non-concept version of the Bolt at its Orion Assembly plant just outside of Detroit.
Using their own stand-alone event rather than waiting for a worthy show to come around would be a good path to go about it, all eyes on them and that much less eyes spread to other vehicles. Good for generating buzz.GreenCarReports cites several 'inside sources' that all have a different piece of the larger picture of Ford's plan.
Also of note is that they figure since Ford likes to do things differently, they'll unveil it mid-summer at a special Ford launch event, vs at the LA Auto Show in November. Only time will tell!
Yes and no. The EcoBoost can be efficient. Real-world fuel economy is highly dependent on driver behavior and conditions. My experience in the F-150 is that the GM V-8s are about as efficient as the EB V-6s in real-world use.That 200 mile mark is big. People get "range anxiety" even if they likely won't ever run out of juice. I have no doubt that Ford will arrive in the EV fight eventually but right now they seem a little behind. Then again the Ecoboost engine is really efficient and is running on petrol.
Yeap, a bit over 2 years. Apparently due to lawsuits, seat fitting issues, and the list goes on lol..Maybe Musk will prove us wrong but that's highly unlikely and the Model E could very well come out first. How long was the Model X delayed for? Around 2 years? I would assume the Model 3 delay would be similar.