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    Tesla reaches settlement with state of Michigan

    Here's some information from Electrek on what happened last year in Texas. Original bill. https://electrek.co/2019/03/16/tesla-service-ban-texas/ Amendment. https://electrek.co/2019/04/05/tesla-service-texa-safe-pressure-owners-new-bill/
  2. Thank you for sharing your observations in Chicago jcartwright99. I found this chart showing the most popular luxury car brands for new retail vehicle registrations in the Chicago metropolitan area, January to November 2019. Lincoln is tied with Cadillac at 3.8% market share. The data from IHS Markit is presented in the CATA Auto Outlook newsletter. http://www.cata.info/assets/1/12/AO_Nov_19.pdf Note this data does not include fleet vehicles such as those registered by limousine and rental car companies.
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    Tesla reaches settlement with state of Michigan

    Texas has restrictions similar to Michigan's banning manufacturer direct sales of new cars to consumers. Last year, the Texas legislature also tried to ban Tesla from operating service centers as well, but fortunately the applicable bill was amended allowing Tesla to keep the service centers in Texas running.
  4. Thank you Deafsoundguy sir! Would you say that car buying preferences in your hometown of Portland, Oregon are similar to Seattle? Seattle stood out as one of the big metro areas in which Lincolns are less popular than in the USA as a whole among new car buyers.
  5. Examples from IHS Markit new car registration data. Big city metro areas where Lincoln vehicles are more popular relative to the U.S. market overall. Detroit Cleveland Miami - Fort Lauderdale Big city metro areas where Lincoln vehicles are less popular relative to the U.S. market overall. Washington, D.C. - Baltimore San Francisco - Oakland - San Jose Seattle
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    Tesla unintended acceleration

    Official statement from Tesla regarding SUA petition, January 20, 2020. https://www.tesla.com/blog/no-unintended-acceleration-tesla-vehicles
  7. Deafsoundguy, which big city or metro area are you in? In the USA, popularity of Lincoln vehicles varies widely depending on region.
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    Tesla unintended acceleration

    Tesla has been dealing with smear campaigns in all types of media since the company was founded. They have grown to be the largest electric automaker in the world (just surpassed BYD in 2019) despite all the smears thus far, and show no signs of losing their lead. Roger Pressman from Evannex mentioned some defense strategies that Tesla can use against smear campaigns. https://evannex.com/blogs/news/tesla-and-the-smear
  9. Congratulations Ford for earning this recognition. Hopefully Ford can transition its entire vehicle lineup to all electric and exit the ICE age by 2035.
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    Tesla unintended acceleration

    From the article.
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    Tesla unintended acceleration

    No sir, NHTSA doesn't "gloss over" reported complaints regardless of who submitted them. They will investigate Sparks' petition like any other. Most likely, NHTSA's investigation with this petition will come to the same conclusion as previous SUA investigations. Pedal misapplication or driver error was the culprit, not SUA caused by the car itself. You can review details in the Technical Stuffs section of the Cleantechnica article.
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    Tesla unintended acceleration

    Cleantechnica reports that the person filing that NHTSA complaint doesn't own any Tesla vehicles. He does have a short position in TSLA though. https://cleantechnica.com/2020/01/19/that-nhtsa-tesla-sudden-unintended-acceleration-petition-created-by-a-tsla-short-seller-who-doesnt-own-a-tesla/
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    Vehicle Introductions in Detroit

    Yes sir, I remember the 2018 Expedition intro got messed up in 2017 too. Fortunately, it's very unlikely Ford will make those mistakes again. I think Ford will have among the best presentations of any automaker at NAIAS 2020.
  14. Well said bzcat sir. Denali has been successful not only as a sub-brand in its own right, but also as Forbes Magazine said, it "gives GMC credibility as the industry's purest and most advanced premium truck and SUV brand". Adding Hummer branded BEV to its lineup will help GMC gain even more name recognition and prestige.
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    Vehicle Introductions in Detroit

    At least one new BEV model will be shown by Ford at NAIAS 2020.
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