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  1. 10 points
    rmc523

    General Motors 3Q 2020 financials

    Nobody cared about the crowds outside the White House when it was Biden supporters. But if it were Trump supporters, it'd have been the end of the world - mega covid death spreaders blah blah blah. I don't care who you support and/or voted for, but the hypocrisy (on both sides) is ridiculous.
  2. 8 points
    One of the criticisms leveled at every manufacturer entering the BEV realm but Tesla is that none of them have built their own charging network. Ford's approach for its BEV's has been to partner with Electrify America, which has a tremendous number of locations throughout the U.S.. In spite of that, the Tesla model is held up by some to be the 'only' way to go. One of the features that (until now) has been unique to Tesla's system is the integration between the cars and chargers: Into that competitive void, Electrify America has stepped: And the good Ford-related news: https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/11/electrify-americas-ev-chargers-now-support-plugcharge/?comments=1&unread=1
  3. 8 points
    Any further political comments will be deleted.
  4. 7 points
    The truth is a PHEV with a 50 mile range would probably run on battery 80-90% of the time with overnight home charging but with zero range anxiety or inconvenience on long trips. If the goal is to reduce gasoline usage and emissions then this is the most effective solution right now. But it doesn’t fit the green agenda so they ignore it and insist that everything go BEV which requires government mandates.
  5. 7 points
    silvrsvt

    General Motors 3Q 2020 financials

    COVID is going to be second or third page news after the new administration starts...and racism will be solved too.
  6. 7 points
    akirby

    Results, Fact not Fiction

    Honestly this is my biggest fear. Sometimes having an asshole in charge is what you need.
  7. 6 points
    5 minutes with a tune is easier then any bolt ons I've ever did....
  8. 6 points
    valve

    Maverick Interior Spy Shots

    That new front bumper design is sweet
  9. 6 points
    Marketing gets someone to buy your 50k vehicle over someone else’s 50k vehicle. The notion that marketing just decides “this is going to be our highest volume model because we say so” and no other factors matter is absurd. that’s not how it works.
  10. 6 points
    fuzzymoomoo

    General Motors 3Q 2020 financials

    Not just that, but all of our problems. Every one of them. Just ask Joe, he might tell you, or he'll say random nonsense that barely resembles a complete sentence.
  11. 6 points
    coupe3w

    Results, Fact not Fiction

    ^^^^^^ Can you imagine this guy trying to negotiate with world leaders? My God! The world is laughing at us right now, and China and North Korea is jumping for joy.
  12. 5 points
    akirby

    Maverick Interior Spy Shots

    I really think HEVs and PHEVs will be key in the transition to electrification over the next 10-15 years. Makes way more sense than trying to go full BEV only like Caddy just to compete with Tesla. It didn’t work with BMW sedans either. And competing with a company who sells their vehicles below cost is never a good idea unless you’re trying to go out of business.
  13. 5 points
    Bob Rosadini

    Ranger Shift Issue

    Update. Took the Bronco's RAN trans and Dana20 transfer case to a trans shop in Conn last week for hopefully no more than a new seal job on both. I was told when it comes to EB's this guy is tops-but it is a full fledged transmission shop. While there I said to owner how about taking my Ranger for a ride? After he grabbed the scanner and checked it, as my friend had previously found...."no codes".. Predictably it did not act up during drive but he quickly said the minute he put it in "drive"..."Your trans shifter module is shot..where the cable connects to it at trans, there is a plastic bushing that fails-yours is about there-might NOT be problem but I would not rule it out." So ordered one from my dealer -90 bucks and after I ran truck up on ramps figured I did not like the look of the connection and figured I'd let my pal's shop do it-so yesterday, half hour job on lift. Case closed. Works as it should. I'd post part no. but invoice is in truck and I'm too lazy at this hour to go down to barn. If anyone is interested let me know.
  14. 5 points
    bzcat

    E Transit unveiling 11/12/20

    I posted this before in another thread. My cousin used to work at UPS dispatch and he told me the goal for route planning is to keep the mileage under 50 miles a day. Most of their drivers do about 30~40 miles a day in the Los Angeles region. If they are driving more than that, they are wasting too much time in traffic instead of generating revenue (i.e. doing pickups and deliveries). So this gives you an idea of what the average fleet use on vans. 126 miles range is more than double what UPS use as max for route planning. This is why Amazon is so bullish on converting its vans to EVs... it makes good business sense based on the use case. Another example is USPS... their Grumman LLV and Transit/Promaster parcel vans average less than 20 miles a day in most urban and suburban zip codes. Lots of stop and go, which is perfect for EVs. It's why I think USPS should look at EV as the primary replacement option for Grumman LLV.
  15. 5 points
    rmc523

    General Motors 3Q 2020 financials

    I find it amazing how the party of “inclusion and diversity” is anything but inclusive and diverse if you think differently/don’t agree with everything they say. This us vs. them mentality needs to stop.
  16. 5 points
    valve

    General Motors 3Q 2020 financials

    I know this is a hot topic but maybe we could leave the politics to a different thread, dedicated to that topic, and get back to talking about cars (and competitors)? Thanks
  17. 5 points
    So here we are in the battle of the screen sizes. Personally, I don't like the vertical/tablet format for safety reasons. I much prefer a landscape/horizontal format.
  18. 4 points
    Perfect example of a greenie publication whose only agenda is to sell more BEVs. They’re talking about PHEVs with higher emissions in the real world than the government test ratings. No different than folks here who get worse fuel economy than the EPA estimates because the test doesn’t match how most people drive, Notice they don't compare PHEV to ICE vehicles because I guarantee you for people like me who only drive more than 20 miles a day a few times a month the difference is huge. They also assume everyone who has a PHEV could buy a BEV but they’re ignoring the range issue and charge time on trips which will prevent a lot of people from buying BEVs regardless of what the public wants.
  19. 4 points
    paintguy

    Let's Rename the Explorer: Torpedo!

    Been a CR subscriber for many years. I almost always return the annual survey. Yes it is voluntary. Responses asked for any problems YOU believe to be significant. As a retired Ford employee, I always want to give a good report on my Ford Products. Thankfully, I have been honestly able to do just that. With demographic of CR readers, likely to get a large number of Camry and Accord responses. Other makes and models, not as much. Are the responders more likely to be those with an axe to grind? Remember years ago, that a satisfied customer tells 1 or 2 people. A dissatisfied customer tells 10 or more. Now with the internet, increase that number 1000 fold.
  20. 4 points
    Trader 10

    2021 F150 First Drive

    https://www.autoblog.com/2020/11/19/2021-ford-f150-first-drive/
  21. 4 points
    Well put. I heard this on Autoline Daily last week. Without selling EPA credits to other manufacturers, Tesla would have lost $600 million dollars so far this year. They have yet to turn a profit selling cars.
  22. 4 points
    Harley Lover

    E Transit unveiling 11/12/20

    There are times when you make a good point. There are other times when you don't. This is the latter. Who should we believe: the LEADER in commercial truck sales who have shared their research findings that drove their decision on the battery size -or - random internet know-nothings who don't know their ass from a hole in the ground? Hmmm, not a tough call, is it? And oh, by the way, Ford have already stated that this is not the only version on the E Transit, there are more (range) to come.l
  23. 4 points
    ice-capades

    New light & medium duty news

    Couldn't resist posting these!
  24. 4 points
    LOL TFL's Discovery has been at the dealership for 21 days...WTF that is completely unacceptable for brand new car.
  25. 4 points
    These screens are getting too damn big, and no doubt they'll be too bright at night. But no you can't turn it off because that's where your HVAC controls are. Stupid AF.
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