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  1. Texasota

    GM Considering bringing back Hybrids for NA

    GM will be at a competitive disadvantage if they don’t. Right now Ford has a great hybrid portfolio and it will be even stronger as the new 2.3 Ecoboost/PHEV power train is deployed.
  2. Because with the federal tax credit PHEVs can cost less or about the same as a HEV. I accept that some people don't charge PHEVs as they should but we'll never know to an accurate degree how big or small that number is. I can only speak for myself, but my Escape PHEV is always plugged in when it is not being driven. The Escape PHEV is a great car, fits my needs perfectly and I'm buying no gas for my local driving. Another bonus about a PHEV is I'll still be driving to the grocery store if the grid goes down and I'll still be driving to the grocery store if gasoline is unavailable at an affordable cost. The dual fuel flexibility is attractive to me. A small solar PV system I am planning will provide even more self sufficiency.
  3. Spot on. But they are a good match for PHEVs that allows pickups to perform well in city and highway. I expect the Ranger PHEV will be popular and Ford will be challenged to meet the demand.
  4. And they will sit on dealer lots without buyers. Without buyers Ford goes out of business.
  5. I’m really glad to hear you say that and I’m not being sarcastic or condescending. This is a welcome change from recent posts where you posted about “f…ing PHEVs” never being charged.
  6. This is my results since picking up my Escape PHEV from the dealership. Not nearly as good as yours, Ranger09, but we did a circle tour of Lake Superior with no charging along the way.
  7. Why does this remind me of the movie Groundhog Day?
  8. Texasota

    23 Corsair GT Pedestrian Alert system

    You guys are missing the tongue in cheek humor here. The OP wants to eliminate that awful noise. I would also like to muzzle it on my 2023 Escape PHEV. I was backing out of my driveway recently and a neighbor 5 houses down the street turned around to see where the annoying noise was coming from.
  9. Ford currently has a decent lineup of hybrids and PHEVs that will help them survive. GM has nothing in the way of hybrids and they are going to feel the pain more than Ford.
  10. Texasota

    2023 Escape PHEV Battery Questions

    You could select "EV Later" mode when driving high speed on I-95.
  11. Texasota

    2023 Escape PHEV Battery Questions

    I'm curious why it would not apply equally to PHEVs? I have been limiting my Escape PHEV to 80%
  12. Texasota

    2023 Escape PHEV Battery Questions

    Yes, it has a 12 volt battery. It is in the rear under the spare tire. I don’t think you will find any Ford documentation on charging only to 80-90% but it is a widely accepted practice to extend battery life.
  13. The scrutiny Ford is getting from congress regarding the China (CATL) arrangement is likely playing a role. It may be a small factor or a large factor but it is presenting a set of headaches and undesirable attention for Ford.
  14. Texasota

    Ranger getting PHEV 2.3L

    The 28 mile EV range is very attractive to me. That is enough for all of my in town driving. The larger HVB will also make the PPO more robust and efficient. I’m in a funk with the depressing rumors that it is not coming to USA.
  15. Texasota

    Ranger getting PHEV 2.3L

    A BEV Ranger built with today’s battery technology won’t be the “the best of all worlds”. It might be a great solution for some use cases but it would be impractical and infuriating for me when we tow our boat from southern Minnesota to northern Minnesota. A Ranger PHEV would be “the best of both worlds” for my needs (good towing capability for long distances and good EV capability for my local city driving) and PPO is the icing on the cake. When solid state batteries become available in trucks, then that will significantly improve their capabilities but that is several years away.