Still needed for the Mustang until Ford manages to make a high performance version of the 6.8/7.3L. Might as well amortize development cost across additional volume in the F150. From what I have read, the Coyote will be around for a while. We might see more pieces of the puzzle closer to the launch of the updated ‘24 F150.
Other than speculation on this board, I haven’t read anything about an I6 off of the new modular power architecture as the new 2.3L is dubbed. Only that it will spawn an I3. I concur that an I6 would be a good replacement for the nano and cyclone v6 engines. It would be cheaper to build, have greater appeal, and reduce engineering cost to keep multiple engine architectures emissions compliant in the future.. That would consolidate North American engines somewhat if the turbo 3, 4, and 6 cylinder engines all used the same architecture.
So I looked under the hood after I got my exterior/interior protection:
No engine cover. Hmmm, that's kind of an annoyance when I like showing it off. At least all the cylinders and turbos are there. That's more important.
I agree the Mach e and lightning have their own strengths. I think it is more the demographics of the area I live in that leads to the large number of Teslas. If you want people to know you drive an EV, you drive a Tesla. My kids know a Tesla is an electric car, even with me pointing out the Mach E s and I’d.4s, they still aren’t convinced those are electric cars. Then again, many around me have no clue what a Lincoln is either.
I don’t know what to say about the model Y, other than it is the ugliest Tesla currently on the market. The proportions are just off. The X is a little better, but not much. The best looking is the Model S.
The few ID.4s I see driving around are pretty sharp looking. To me the Mach e needs a smaller nose. Both are better looking than the Y.
You sure those aren’t model Ys? I’ve seen fewer Xs than Ss.
I have gas stations going up around me. Kinda weird with all the Teslas driving around. The target got level 2 chargers quite some time ago. Some of the public parking decks have added them, but they aren’t used much. I suspect that most are charged at home in the garage with no need to pay extra for public charging. I do see many requests for solar panels to be installed in my neighborhood and those homes often have an electric car or buy one shortly after.
I lost track that Rivian increased production faster than Ford. Last time I looked in fall, Ford was claiming to be the EV truck leader…that was probably 3rd quarter. Ford still claims to be the EV truck leader after sales increased in December. The 20k Rivians include the Amazon vans and R1S suv. Seems to be a close race. Doesn’t change the fact that I haven’t spotted a Lightning, but have seen several R1T and an R1S.
I think you are living in a bubble. The infrastructure may be built out around you, but it isn’t everywhere. “Range anxiety” is real for those that drive lots of miles in a day or in locations poorly served by public charging or haul/tow heavy loads, or extremely cold temps.