jmueller065 wrote:That's actually kind of old news: Ford has been saying they will make a 100 mile FFE since early February:
https://spareelectrons.wordpress.com/20 ... something/
(And much of the other stuff is the same...nada, zippo, "we're performance cars, not that icky BEV crap"--yeah ok I paraphrased.)
Keep in mind the $7500 tax incentive for Tesla will be long gone before that.cpwl wrote:http://gas2.org/2016/04/18/ford-says-no ... ctric-car/
Well if this report is accurate, and given Ford’s less than enthusiastic history with the FFE it probably is, we can forget about a long range BEV product from Ford until BEVs gain a significant market share and simply cannot be ignored or “rationalized away”. So no long range Fusion/MKZ for the foreseeable and even mid-range future! Serious bummer Ford!
Even if I was willing to accept a “hybrid” the Ford Energi models (Fusion would be my preference) just don’t have an adequate all-electric range to account for typical daily in-city driving.
Since I refuse to support GM (maybe a 0.01% chance on a still non-extant and non-planned big Cadillac BEV) it's probably a 4 year wait until the Model 3 order reservation list is sufficiently clear to seriously think about getting into that queue or take the risk, albeit relatively minor, on the battery health of a CPO Model S.
Thanks and Cheers
I have been shocked at how fast the high speed chargers have been rolling out in our area. With a 200 mile range and with current available DC charging I could travel comfortably well beyond the Twin Cities.Chrispy294ss wrote:Would I like more range.... Yes, but
It needs to be enough for inter city travel.
People these days ask 2 things mostly once they hear I have an electric.
How long does it take to charge? Another answer for another time.
Don't you want more Mileage.
For number 2 I always state that it's a city car for me
And in the summer I frequently only charge to 85%.
Why would I need to carry around a big lump of additional battery?
Mileage without a supercharger network for intercity travel is lost to me.
Long live the 76 mile focus.
Or simply come up with a more efficient method for heating the car.MNEV wrote:The 76 miles is not a huge deal 9 months out of the year... BUT after playing the range game with the heater for three winters it gets old. A 25-33% range boost would help a little, but not eliminate the winter shortcomings. Ford really need to get closer the 150 miles to make it a comfortable winter car in the northland where you can run the heat as wanted rather than to just defrost the windows while bundled up in a parka and heavy winter boots just to drive a distance.