Ford will unveil its Mustang-inspired electric SUV on November 17th

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I think maybe I bought my SUV too soon, should have waited to see this thing. Though if it costs significantly more than the Tiguan, it wouldn't have happened anyway.
 

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Here it be.

 

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Fuck that Taurus / Mazda SUV Frankenstein looking Heap

Here is a real electric mustang -

 

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Even if the specs are decent and people wanted it, they don’t have the battery manufacturing capacity to make it in any real numbers yet.
 

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LOL their dramatic streamlined promo image is nothing like the real thing. they took the promo image and stretched it until it was 2x the height for the production version.
 

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LG Chem or Panasonic do though. Ford has partnerships with both.
im going to assume they are using custom pouch style batteries instead of 21700 or 18650 cells and sure, other companies can make them (much like LG makes batteries for GM) but you severely overestimate the capacities that those companies can put out. Gigafactory makes the batteries for tesla and it can barely even keep up with demand of 100,000 cars a year. And it is regarded as the highest producing battery manufacturer around. Not to mention tesla has more experience with chemistry than anybody else, which translates into higher energy density which equals less batteries required for a particular range. Look it up, nobody really comes close to tesla in battery efficiency and MPG-E. This means other manufacturers will need more cells to go a certain distance which means it’ll be even harder for them to make enough cars. They will eventually get there but it’s not gonna he just one day they think “hey let’s finally make an electric car”. They will need a huge amount of growing pains and infrastructure will need to be built.
 

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im going to assume they are using custom pouch style batteries instead of 21700 or 18650 cells and sure, other companies can make them (much like LG makes batteries for GM) but you severely overestimate the capacities that those companies can put out. Gigafactory makes the batteries for tesla and it can barely even keep up with demand of 100,000 cars a year. And it is regarded as the highest producing battery manufacturer around. Not to mention tesla has more experience with chemistry than anybody else, which translates into higher energy density which equals less batteries required for a particular range. Look it up, nobody really comes close to tesla in battery efficiency and MPG-E. This means other manufacturers will need more cells to go a certain distance which means it’ll be even harder for them to make enough cars. They will eventually get there but it’s not gonna he just one day they think “hey let’s finally make an electric car”. They will need a huge amount of growing pains and infrastructure will need to be built.
You underestimate the manufacturing experience of the Big 3. Tesla has learned the hard way that it's difficult to scale and build a quality product. All the major manufacturers have figured this out already and have that advantage in their corner. I am sure Panasonic's expertise in batteries will eventually transfer over outside of Telsa. There was a recent WSJ article on how the two companies have a fractured relationship, which was an interesting read.
 

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I’m sure the big 3 can make bodies and interiors just fine. But electric motors and batteries have always been farmed out. I’m a GM guy so I happen to know LG made all batteries for the bolt, volt, and spark EV. GM also didn’t make the electric drive units, or the motors in the volt trans. So what good is their manufacturing experience when LG couldn’t make batteries fast enough for the GM cars. And Panasonic who co builds tesla batteries can’t make them fast enough either?
the strain on the Panasonic/tesla relationship was touted as a cultural difference but the real reason is that they know tesla wants to dump them and build batteries themselves. Tesla already bought a few companies that’ll help them make batteries even faster and Panasonic knows it.
 

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Here is it.

Lots of pics

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While we fully expect the final specs could change between now and the car’s actual debut, and that the information you’re about to see could be a placeholder of some sort, here’s what we know: the Mach E comes in five trims, starting as low as the $43,895 Select model. It goes from there to the Premium at $50,600, onto the California Route 1 at $52,400, the limited First Edition at $59,900, and finally capping off with the top GT model at $60,500.

All prices are before the $7,500 federal EV tax credit.
The Mach-E comes in rear- or all-wheel drive. Ford says the extended range RWD version of the Mach-E will be capable of 300 miles of range, while the GT model with select options will be able to hit a mid-three-second 0-60 mph sprint. Not bad at all.

Range is estimated at 270 miles for the First Edition, about 230 for the GT and Select, and then 300 for the others. Also not bad. The upper-trim cars seem to be AWD only.

Interestingly, the site says that the car will be able to gain 47 miles of range in just 10 minutes of charge. That’s still not quite as convenient as a gasoline fill up, but considering most EV charging is done at home overnight, it’s a nice time for a top-up to get you the final few miles home if you need it.
 

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Hmm. Doesn't look too bad, although I don't quite like the grill.
The grill styling seems to be an issue on most EV's since an opening is not needed there, hence no grill.
Still, they could try to figure out how to make it look better.
 

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Agreed on the grill on EV’s, the front ends need something. a grill insert would look great on this EV mustang
 

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Here it be.

Good to know the people who designed the Assstek were able to get a job at Ford.
 

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