Ford: Electric cars will soon overtake Gas

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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/
 
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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.
 

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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.