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Harley Lover

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  1. That front end doesn't warm me up. If this weren't a Ford and therefore I am predisposed to like it, the front end would bother me.
  2. I think the Sport name is official for the 'fastback' model.
  3. In the AN article, they mention the second model will carry the Sport moniker: https://europe.autonews.com/cars-concepts/ford-explorer-ev-beats-key-rivals-key-segment
  4. I had a recent business trip in Kentucky, part of which involved driving along I-65 between Bowling Green and Louisville. I had forgotten the battery plant site is along this path, and when I first saw it, was surprised at how large it appears to be. I've seen the SKC/Ford battery plant in Georgia, and this seems much larger. I was able to snap off a couple of pics to share with the group. I shot these on the move, so not the greatest, but at least photographic evidence of solid progress on this site:
  5. "Tell her where I live" LOL
  6. "That's Hedley!!" Deep movie reference
  7. Do you live in the Philippines, Bangledesh, or Haiti or ...? Top 10 most densely populated cities: Manila, Philippines (119,600/mi2) Pateros, Philippines (94,400/mi2) Mandaluyong, Philippines (90,460/mi2) Baghdad, Iraq (85,140/mi2) Mumbai, India (83,660/mi2) Dhaka, Bangladesh (75,290/mi2) Caloocan, Philippines (72,490/mi2) Port-au-Prince, Haiti (70,950/mi2) Bnei Brak, Israel (70,810/mi2) Levallois-Perret, France (68,460/mi2)
  8. This is not Ford's plan (at least not the "replacing" part). Farley implied as much in his 'fireside chat'.
  9. 'Fireside chat' part 3. Observations from Farley about how engineering within Ford has been evolved for a new era with EV design: Farley has a very interesting take on how Ford had to change in its approach. It's not finger pointing, it's recognized 100 years of having done things a certain way because institutionally most of those approaches had been learned over decades (but had to be changed for the EV era): Lastly, Farley revealed where Ford are in their design generations for EVs and the upgrading of their EV architecture in each generation:
  10. More from the 'fireside chat'. Farley looks at Blue as a carefully constructed portfolio of products/services: I bolded a comment above: "They are segments that probably won't go electric immediately". In the context of F150, I think this is a very important comment. I think Farley seems to be implying that Ford recognize that there is a tremendous amount of ongoing revenue potential in the ICE F150, and Ford will not walk away from that any time soon. As upcoming quotes will indicate, Farley sees incremental growth and market share increase from BOC (and a new/different customer to Ford). Expectations for future sales and the composition of those sales (and market growth):
  11. A lot to unpack from the 'fireside chat', most of which has not been commented on here. Points of interest: Farley believes the Direct Sales Model (Tesla) will be forced to change as a critical mass of their vehicles are on the road in a market: At the same time, Farley reiterates that Ford must move closer to the direct model via its dealers:
  12. Louisville closure extended to March 6, 4th consecutive week; good news is that software issue with instrument cluster is solved: https://www.autonews.com/automakers-suppliers/ford-extends-downtime-louisville-assembly-until-march-6?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20230224&utm_content=article3-headline
  13. Here's a transcript of the 'fireside chat' - I hope everyone reads through this and come back with commentary and thoughts: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4578609-ford-motor-company-f-presents-wolfe-research-global-auto-auto-tech-and-auto-consumer
  14. UPDATE: https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/ford-extends-downtime-louisville-assembly-over-escape-software-issue