Can Ford build an better Tesla?


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Luxury Brands ,Jaguar, Audi, Porsche have attempted to build  Electric vehicles that can compete with Tesla.  Tesla is crushing them in their home markets and in the United States,the Tesla model 3 is far and away the best selling luxury car for 2019.

The three manufactures have built very competitive vehicles, however when it comes to a combination of price, features and the all important range, they fall to the Tesla.   The Audi E Tron starts at 74K and has a range of 204 miles.  The Jaguar I-pace starts at 70K with a range of 234 miles and the super fast Porsche Taycan at 103K has a range of 220 miles.   Tesla’s 50K Model 3 range tops out at 310 miles and the Model S tops out at 370 miles.

Next year there will be nearly 20 new EV’s models including  two electric pick up trucks. In the last few days the big news is Ford.   The company says this time next year the Mach E will be on the streets of America.

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The Mustang Mach E is an all electric SUV, it shares nothing with the petrol based Mustang. Its the first all electric vehicle from Ford.    The Mach-E may be first full frontal attack on Tesla.  Ford say it will offer over the air updates for the Mach-E,  a wireless software update delivery system that will change a vehicle’s abilities long after it rolls off the lot.

It is estimated, the base car will have 250 horsepower and over 300 pound feet of torque. The optional engine may have more than 450 horsepower and 600 pound feet.

 

Promises Promises 

The Blue Oval company says, pricing for the the Mustang Mach E will start 44k and will top out at over 60k,  The EV has a range from 210 miles to 300 miles..   Unlike the other EV’s, Ford is offering a range of engines and options.

Ford has partnered with several companies, including Electrify America and Greenlots, the latter a Shell subsidiary, to ensure access to free charging at over 12,000 locations.

Tesla’s next new EV is the Model Y, a smaller SUV based on its very popular Model 3.  Tesla launch dates has been notoriously late.

There is a lot riding on the Mustang Mach E .  For plans to offer 22 electric cars in the next few years.  Following the Mustang is an all electric F-150 pickup truck .   Ford is currently taking deposits for the Mach E.

Unlike the Tesla, the new Mach E will still be able to offer buyers the full $7,500 federal tax credit on its Mustang Mach-E. and state credits.  Tesla’s incentives will completely disappear on Jan. 1, 2020.

Is there a Mustang Mach E in your future?

CityFella

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Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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