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jpd80

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    jpd80 got a reaction from rperez817 in Electric Vehicle discussion thread - Ford related   
    I think that a lot of people in Europe would be on board with all vehicle manufacturers  going full BEV from 2035, that’s plenty of time for manufacturers to switch. Equally, it’s plenty of time to work out any important exemptions if required…
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    jpd80 got a reaction from Captainp4 in Ford Thunderbird Being Considered As Possible Corvette Rival   
    With today’s BEV  tech, imagine the solar panels you could put on the hood and roof….
    As. BEV, the frunk alone would make it a winning design 
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    jpd80 got a reaction from Chrisgb in Grid monitor warns of U.S. blackouts in ‘sobering report’   
    I take a less accusative view and just think they’re dumb and get lead around by lobbyists looking to milk as much government money for projects as they can. Now I wouldn’t mind if the money was well targeted but from what I see, much of it misses important marks like adding power generation and and distribution grid upgrades, so it seems like projects are to benefit everyone except voters.
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    jpd80 got a reaction from Chrisgb in Grid monitor warns of U.S. blackouts in ‘sobering report’   
    I take a less accusative view and just think they’re dumb and get lead around by lobbyists looking to milk as much government money for projects as they can. Now I wouldn’t mind if the money was well targeted but from what I see, much of it misses important marks like adding power generation and and distribution grid upgrades, so it seems like projects are to benefit everyone except voters.
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    jpd80 got a reaction from DeluxeStang in Ford Thunderbird Being Considered As Possible Corvette Rival   
    Its like running everything on a Lightning in reverse
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    jpd80 got a reaction from Captainp4 in Ford Thunderbird Being Considered As Possible Corvette Rival   
    With today’s BEV  tech, imagine the solar panels you could put on the hood and roof….
    As. BEV, the frunk alone would make it a winning design 
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    jpd80 got a reaction from Chrisgb in Grid monitor warns of U.S. blackouts in ‘sobering report’   
    I take a less accusative view and just think they’re dumb and get lead around by lobbyists looking to milk as much government money for projects as they can. Now I wouldn’t mind if the money was well targeted but from what I see, much of it misses important marks like adding power generation and and distribution grid upgrades, so it seems like projects are to benefit everyone except voters.
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    jpd80 got a reaction from Captainp4 in Grid monitor warns of U.S. blackouts in ‘sobering report’   
    That’s true, I’m concerned that governments are now encouraging  to the point of relying on home owners to buy solar and battery storage   On a massive scale so they can avoid major spend on green infrastructure themselves. Lots of states and countries are going to face the same issues you do in California….maybe things have to get really crap before governments get booted out and we see a more sensible, pragmatic approach to power supply…..
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    jpd80 got a reaction from Captainp4 in Grid monitor warns of U.S. blackouts in ‘sobering report’   
    That’s true, I’m concerned that governments are now encouraging  to the point of relying on home owners to buy solar and battery storage   On a massive scale so they can avoid major spend on green infrastructure themselves. Lots of states and countries are going to face the same issues you do in California….maybe things have to get really crap before governments get booted out and we see a more sensible, pragmatic approach to power supply…..
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    jpd80 got a reaction from slemke in Grid monitor warns of U.S. blackouts in ‘sobering report’   
    I can see that helping during peak loading, feeding your own house means avoiding load shedding but yes, you’re absolutely correct, that this does nothing to increase power generation during peak load. Also, using your own vehicles battery like that means shortening life as well as forcing all charging into off peak - we know that EV owners will want to charge their vehicles when it’s needed, so away from home, all those fast charge locations are going to increase in number and grid load.
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    jpd80 got a reaction from slemke in Grid monitor warns of U.S. blackouts in ‘sobering report’   
    Possibly the smaller more manageable reactors that run on thorium like the Canadian CANDU reactor which have a much safer process and don’t produce things like plutonium waste….Something that would give the planet a 50 year break from CO2 increases. 
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    jpd80 reacted to slemke in Grid monitor warns of U.S. blackouts in ‘sobering report’   
    That same Stanford report also stated that it would take $2k-$6k in grid improvements for each EV added to the fleet.  It isn’t going to be cheap.  We still don’t know what the environmental impact of all those batteries and solar panels is.  As of now, the solar panels that can’t be salvaged and used at a lower efficiency are ground up and buried in a landfill.  Similar for the lithium ion batteries.  Very few are recycled.  Seems government has gotten the cart in front of the horse.
     
    We might be better of getting businesses to offer covered parking under solar panels to charge during peak sunlight and then discharge into the grid in the early evening if needed.  At any rate energy is lost every step of the way.
     
    We need more nuclear power plants to cover the base load.  Instead, they are being shut down.
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    jpd80 got a reaction from Captainp4 in Grid monitor warns of U.S. blackouts in ‘sobering report’   
    That’s true, I’m concerned that governments are now encouraging  to the point of relying on home owners to buy solar and battery storage   On a massive scale so they can avoid major spend on green infrastructure themselves. Lots of states and countries are going to face the same issues you do in California….maybe things have to get really crap before governments get booted out and we see a more sensible, pragmatic approach to power supply…..
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    jpd80 got a reaction from slemke in Grid monitor warns of U.S. blackouts in ‘sobering report’   
    I can see that helping during peak loading, feeding your own house means avoiding load shedding but yes, you’re absolutely correct, that this does nothing to increase power generation during peak load. Also, using your own vehicles battery like that means shortening life as well as forcing all charging into off peak - we know that EV owners will want to charge their vehicles when it’s needed, so away from home, all those fast charge locations are going to increase in number and grid load.
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    jpd80 reacted to DeluxeStang in Ford Thunderbird Being Considered As Possible Corvette Rival   
    The frunk would be so big that you could put a frunk in your frunk XD.
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    jpd80 got a reaction from Power Kid in The new 6.8 V8 thread   
    It won’t but under certain circumstances, a large capacity engine is preferred, either by customer “gotta have” or as more fuel efficient towing engines. S/C 5.2 is the gun engine at the moment and Ford will keep using it for as long as they see fit. We know from Jerry Dias’ public statements that Ford has plans for the 6.8 V8 in F Series and Mustang but I suspect that it will first see use in Super Duty as some sort of  Apex engine or headline grabber before going into next Gen Mustang.
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    jpd80 got a reaction from Captainp4 in Grid monitor warns of U.S. blackouts in ‘sobering report’   
    That’s true, I’m concerned that governments are now encouraging  to the point of relying on home owners to buy solar and battery storage   On a massive scale so they can avoid major spend on green infrastructure themselves. Lots of states and countries are going to face the same issues you do in California….maybe things have to get really crap before governments get booted out and we see a more sensible, pragmatic approach to power supply…..
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    jpd80 got a reaction from Captainp4 in Ford Thunderbird Being Considered As Possible Corvette Rival   
    With today’s BEV  tech, imagine the solar panels you could put on the hood and roof….
    As. BEV, the frunk alone would make it a winning design 
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    jpd80 reacted to fuzzymoomoo in Raptor R confirmed with 5.2L V8   
    They’re moving it to Lima I believe. It was announced when the closure of Romeo was announced. 
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    jpd80 reacted to fuzzymoomoo in Raptor R confirmed with 5.2L V8   
    BUT IT NEEDS TO HAVE 7000 Ci ENGINE OR ABSOLUTE TRASH 
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    jpd80 reacted to akirby in Raptor R confirmed with 5.2L V8   
    Since when is 730 hp not special?  
     
    You have a severe case of confirmation bias.  You have a small group of friends who all like the same things so you assume everybody wants what you want.  
     
    Ford replaced the 4.6L, 5.4L and 6.2L v8s in the f150 with a 3.5L eb, 3.7L v6 and 5.0L v8 then added a 2.7L eb.  Drastic reduction in cubic inches.  Massive improvement in power and fuel economy.  Did anybody miss the 5.4 or 6.2L?  Nope.  Sales skyrocketed.  Displacement no longer matters in the grand scheme.  In fact it’s a detriment due to weight and fuel economy.
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    jpd80 got a reaction from 1984Poke in Ford Thunderbird Being Considered As Possible Corvette Rival   
    Zephyr has zero cache as a vehicle name of a brand, the Thunderbird name is actively being considered by Ford.
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    jpd80 reacted to silvrsvt in First Look at Fusion Active?   
    Looking at the hard point of the hood (the arched opening) and shape camo directly under it makes me think its still a Lincoln. Plus those look like Lincoln wheels-but those are easy to change out. 
     
     


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    jpd80 reacted to Harley Lover in 2022 Ford Explorer, F-150 Among Vehicles Waiting For Chips   
    Also self serving in his case as they are behind everyone else in the EV transition. If GM display all sorts of issues as they bring their product online this year, that will be very interesting (with apologies to Laugh In).
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    jpd80 got a reaction from pffan1990 in Ford Thunderbird Being Considered As Possible Corvette Rival   
    People looking closely at those canoed picks are saying that it looks like a Lincoln under the covers, maybe the next Nautilus….
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