Ford: Electric cars will soon overtake Gas


mentalfloss
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Canada's prepared.

Are you?


Ford says electric vehicles will overtake gas in 15 years, announces all-electric 300-mile SUV, hybrid F-150, Mustang, and more

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.

If you were counting, that’s 6 vehicles. The 7th vehicle will be the “high volume” autonomous car that Ford plans to produce by 2021. Ford confirmed today the vehicle will be equipped with a hybrid drivetrain.

https://electrek.co/2017/01/03/ford-new-electric-cars/ (external - login to view)
 
Curious Cdn
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I'd be interested in a plug-in hybrid, once the prices become a bit more reasonable. That allows you to use cheaper, "greener" electricity most of the time but also to have much better vehicle range than an electric only gives you. Canada is a big place and we cover serious distances pretty routinely in this country and " electric only" only works in cities.
 
Ludlow
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Walking will take over gas cars soon.
 
Locutus
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petros
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In 1972 NASA said we'd have a village on the moon and Skylab was the first stepping stone.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

In 1972 NASA said we'd have a village on the moon and Skylab was the first stepping stone.

... and where's that goddam jet pack that I was promised?
 
darkbeaver
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Good torque makes the wheels go round.
 
Curious Cdn
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Electric motors produce awesome torque.
 
darkbeaver
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Your gas powered emergency/utility generator 3500 watts or so will power a real swift lawn eating machine.
 
Curious Cdn
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a real swift lawn eating machine.

... sort of like, one of them racing goats.
 
darkbeaver
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Those little gensets can be translaated into wheel torque. That gas is great stuff.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

... and where's that goddam jet pack that I was promised?

In the garage right next to your flying car.
 
Ludlow
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Bikes in the summer dog sleds in the winter
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

Bikes in the summer dog sleds in the winter

How much firewood can you bike to your place?

Dogs are good to eat.
 
gopher
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electric cars - an old idea whose time has come (again):












this is one good thing that should NEVER have changed
 
Jinentonix
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Wow, a whole 300 miles range. For many of us, 300 miles is a Sunday drive.
 
Cliffy
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mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by JinentonixView Post

Wow, a whole 300 miles range. For many of us, 300 miles is a Sunday drive.

That's at least a 5 hour drive every Sunday.
 
Bar Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

In 1972 NASA said we'd have a village on the moon and Skylab was the first stepping stone.

There is a difference between your example and electric cars. The latter already exist and are becoming more and more common. In addition, their range is increasing and their price is dropping. Also NASA did not make this prediction - a major automaker did.
 
mentalfloss
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He thinks cherry picking his favourite example is convincing.
 
mentalfloss
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Electric Cars Rise in Popularity, Reaching Critical Mass | Observer (external - login to view)
 
DaSleeper
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Is that one of the papers that said that Hillary would win?

....Sucker.................
One born every minute....
 
Dirt
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Is that one of the papers that said that Hillary would win?

....Sucker.................
One born every minute....

Yep, Teslas are gathering dust unlike your shrivelling balls....and mind.

Moob.
Last edited by Dirt; Jan 4th, 2017 at 04:20 PM..
 
Locutus
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Tesla posts 9.4 percent fall (external - login to view) in quarterly deliveries
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Tesla posts 9.4 percent fall (external - login to view) in quarterly deliveries

You'll see a big surge in coal-fired Studebaker sales after that libtard EPA thing is shut down for good.
 
Bar Sinister
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Maybe this will help.


and this:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ctric_vehicles (external - login to view)

Electric powered vehicles are not going away. The writing is on the wall for the end of the internal combustion engine except in special cases.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by DirtView Post

Yep, Teslas are gathering dust unlike your shrivelling balls....and mind.

Moob.

Drywaller!
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

Electric motors produce awesome torque.

Now make each big brake caliper/rotor assembly into and e-motor. 80% of the weight would be on the tires directly so the passenger pod could a silky smooth ride while having the traction of a Hummer.
I would think a small gas turbine could be used to charge the batteries when on the road or as an assist for longer, faster speeds.

Quote: Originally Posted by Bar SinisterView Post

Electric powered vehicles are not going away. The writing is on the wall for the end of the internal combustion engine except in special cases.

The electronics for even an e-bike has regenerative braking so it can be mass produced cheaply already. At some point those new 20" custom wheels on the suv will be an e-motor at the same time. The engine will be turning a genset with an output of 480V so you will be back to 12mpg but 'what a ride'. (for the hot-rod' crowd. An 10 wheel truck of today would be a 16 wheeler with front/rear power and steering.
 
gopher
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Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus;

Tesla posts 9.4 percent fall in quarterly deliveries



''U.S. auto sales in October were expected to decline between 6 percent and 8 percent'' in 2016: Auto Sales Decline in October Despite Dealer Discounts | Fortune.com (external - login to view)


while the precise numbers are not stated at year's end to this point, the numbers are not much different from those in your link
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

''U.S. auto sales in October were expected to decline between 6 percent and 8 percent'' in 2016: Auto Sales Decline in October Despite Dealer Discounts | Fortune.com (external - login to view)


while the precise numbers are not stated at year's end to this point, the numbers are not much different from those in your link

Locutus is addicted to oil. He mainlines a gallon a day.
 

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