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  1. A few days ago, Ford joined 27 other companies lobbying EU governments and European Parliament to "put in place an EU-wide phase-out for sales of new internal combustion engine passenger cars and vans (including hybrids) no later than 2035. This should be enshrined into legislation by setting the 2035 fleet-wide CO2 target at 0 gram CO2/km for vehicle manufacturers." Statement from Ford of Europe chair Stuart Rowley. Letter attached. 2022_06_ICE phase out joint call FINAL (PDF) - UPDATE.pdf
  2. Your supposition makes sense 92Merc. Not only because of the thunder and lightning connection, but also because GM confirmed an all-electric Corvette will be coming out in the next few years. If Ford does come out with a new Thunderbird as a Corvette rival, it will almost certainly be positioned against Corvette EV.
  3. Since this is in the Ford Motor Company discussion forum, it's worth mentioning that Ford and Siemens developed the first bidirectional EVSE for retail customers, Ford Charging Station Pro. It enables F-150 Lightning's Intelligent Backup Power capability to work seamlessly in a residential setting during a power outage. In the future, software updates for Ford Charging Station Pro will allow more interaction with the grid and active management by utility companies to improve overall grid resiliency. Siemens Collaborates with Ford on Customized Electric Vehicle Charger | Siemens US Press Releases: Smart Infrastructure | Siemens USA
  4. That's being "hands-on" by Ford CEO standards.
  5. That's correct Cavemold. Tesla also has ridiculous upcharges ($1,500 or $2,500) for any exterior paint color other than Pearl White Multi Coat.
  6. For sure FordBuyer. Motor Trend just put up a slideshow highlighting some facts on the very well designed frunk for F-150 Lightning. Frun Facts About the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning’s Frunk (motortrend.com) 1. It's Huge Starting with an opening nearly the width of the F-150 Lightning itself, the frunk boasts a total of 14.1 cubic feet of space, similar to that of the average midsize sedan However, thanks to its yawning opening, the Lightning's frunk is easier to slide stuff into than most any conventional trunk we've ever used. It even fits two sets of golf clubs stacked diagonally. 2. It's Easy to Load You can put darn near anything inside of the frunk, too, as it has a 400-pound payload capacity, is fully sealed, and—thanks to a drain hole you can pop out of the floor—can even serve as a cooler or ice chest. Or just hose out the frunk's funk if you accumulate too much junk. 3. Reconfigure It as You Like This little floor panel can be flipped vertically to act as a useful cargo divider. You can place it in one of several slots along the frunk's front-to-rear axis. 4. Where'd Ford Put Everything to Make It Work? Enabling such a huge void in the Lightning's nose required not only the absence of a tall engine (the front electric motor lives beneath the frunk), but also rearranging several ancillaries to the frunk's perimeter. These include fluid fill-up points (coolant, wiper fluid,), the brake booster, and even the 12-volt battery that runs the starting circuit, which lives in a centralized nook nestled up against the firewall. It's accessible via a panel on the frunk's back wall. 5. Can You Feel the Power? In keeping with the Lightning's rolling-jobsite theme, the frunk plays host to a bank of power outlets similar to that in the pickup's bed. Up front, you get a 2.4-kW quadrant of 120-volt household-style AC outlets, plus USB and USB-C ports. These can be powered while the truck is driving, serving as a mobile charging station for myriad devices. The truck even gives you the option to lower the output wattage via the dashboard touchscreen to prevent frying lighter-duty electronics. 6. The Frunk Won't Eat You The federally mandated glow-in-the-dark interior release is present in the frunk, in case someone gets stuck inside. Ford even designed the button to show the figure escaping an open frunk.
  7. DCH Ford of Thousand Oaks updated their website listings for F-150 Lightnings with the phrase "Please Call" for the selling price. Maybe Ford sent that dealer a threat?
  8. Second teaser video, focusing on Equinox EV's interior.
  9. How so? Design thinking has been successfully applied in business, education, health care, and other fields for over 50 years. Improved interiors in Ford cars and trucks are certainly good examples of how design thinking can provide benefits, but there are many, many more examples outside Ford and outside the automotive industry as well.
  10. Completely agree MadManMoon. Interior for the Mustang Mach-E First Edition my wife drives is among the best of any car my family and I have owned over the years. Better than my Tesla Model S, better than the Jaguar XF I had before that.
  11. A well-designed interior is both functional and attractive. FordBuyer, you are correct that Ford does a good job with intuitive functionality. What Jim Hackett's design thinking really moved forward at Ford was making vehicle interiors attractive and stylish. For example, 2020 Escape won a Wards 10 "Best UX" award thanks to its intuitive Sync 3 infotainment system and lots of standard ADAS features. But Escape interior did not win a 10 "Best Interior" award due to its cheap, bland look. 2021 Mustang Mach-E and 2022 Maverick won Wards 10 "Best UX" and "Best Interior" awards. Interiors for both of those Ford products combine good functionality with good looks.
  12. Very much hands on. As mentioned in the quote akirby provided above, Hackett built a new design studio and worked directly with designers, engineers, and marketers involved with vehicle interiors.
  13. 2023 Nissan Z pricing in the U.S. announced today. All-new 2023 Nissan Z MSRP to start at $39,990 (nissannews.com) 2023 Nissan Z Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices: Z Coupe Sport 6MT or 9AT $39,990 USD Z Coupe Performance 6MT or 9AT $49,990 USD Z Coupe Proto Spec 6MT or 9AT* $52,990 USD Destination and Handling $1,025. *Total production limited to 240 units combined.
  14. rperez817

    '22 April sales (U.S.)

    Experian Automotive estimates that Ford ranked #3 among all car brands for U.S. BEV registrations in Q1 2022. As F-150 Lightning and E-Transit production continues to ramp up, it wouldn't be surprising if Ford overtakes Kia in Q2, and maybe even Hyundai and Kia combined by the end of 2022. Tesla. 113,882 registrations Kia. 8,450 Ford. 7,407 Hyundai. 6,964
  15. rperez817

    Ford/Mahindra partnership ends

    Wow, that was sudden. Any thoughts on whether this decision is due to Ford specific issues, or is it related to the India automotive industry in general?