The thing to remember is Super Duty sales are absolute cash cows and increasing 7.3 production shows that Ford wants to go hard on selling as many of these as it can.
Increasing 7.3/6.8 production could also mean a reduction is diesel sales coming or possibly chasing more hybrid sales over full BEV - maybe a toe into the water with fleets to see if they consider switching on vehicles where maximum towing hauling is not required.
Making more of existing engines isn't really an investment-its just meeting market demand for product. Heavy Duty trucks will be one of the last products to transition to EV or something else. They'll be around till 2035, if not longer.
Its everything else that more or less can do it much easier.
Hi all, just took delivery of 2023 ST FHEV. It’s a great vehicle so far returning solid 42MPG, 650 mile range. Finally getting cool mornings where set point on HVAC is at 72 auto, ambient around 48.
Car blows AC cold air at key on, after a few minutes it settles down acting as it should. Normally the system would provide a very slow ramp up based on temp through flor and defrost…not panel and definitely not at key on with blasting AC.
Anyone else seeing this and what did the dealer do to fix? Dealer telling me a month to get it in…thanks!
Sure seems like Ford and UAW may reach a deal sooner than later.
We just went through this in my industry recently and it was very stressful. Finally went to binding arbitration in DC where a board imposed a contract upon the companies and the union members. No one is particularly happy on either side but the deal is reasonable and fair in my opinion.