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Everything posted by rperez817

  1. Per the suggestions discussed in Stray Kat's thread in the Ford Motor Company Discussion Forum as well Stray Kat's recommendations in the Site Feedback area, this thread topic is to discuss anything involving EV at Ford Motor Company that isn't already in another part of this site. Examples. Research & Development New Product Announcements Collaboration between Ford and other companies on EV related products and services Spy photos of upcoming Ford EV Upcoming events that involve Ford EV (auto shows, test drive events, etc.) Tips and tricks from owners of Ford EV Plant and other facility news (both existing plants transitioning to EV as well as greenfield facilities such as the Ford campus in West Tennessee) Supply chain for EV components at Ford
  2. Winnebago Industries announced its e-RV concept vehicle today at the 2022 Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa. This vehicle is based on Ford Transit chassis and Lightning eMotors powertrain. It is the 1st all electric, zero emissions RV from a major RV manufacturer. Winnebago Industries Reveals e-RV, All-Electric Motorhome Concept at Florida RV Super Show - Winnebago Industries (gcs-web.com) The Winnebago Industries e-RV concept vehicle is an entirely new, all-electric, zero emission RV that incorporates an advanced drive train and battery package that also powers all the living area systems of the coach. Key features of the e-RV concept vehicle include: In-vehicle appliances aligned to optimize energy usage and battery performance while maximizing comfort and functionality. Key elements include 350-volt DC power for the water heater and roof mounted air conditioner with heat pump, 110-volt AC for the induction cooktop and the refrigerator, which can also operate on 12-volt DC power for enhanced flexibility and convenience. Flexible battery charging source capabilities, that allow for charging at home, campgrounds and dedicated charging stations. Charging time is around 45-minutes at high-current charging stations. Evolving battery technology and applications continue to drive capabilities and mileage range increases are anticipated as the concept vehicle further develops. Currently, an industry standard, 86-kWh battery configuration provides a range of 125 miles while powering on-board systems. This range will meet the needs of a majority (54%) of new RV buyers who prefer to make trips under 200 miles (1). An integrated control system that enables operation of subsystems, optimizes load and efficiency, and displays system information and controls on a digital display. The control systems can be monitored through a tablet or smartphone app. High performance wireless connectivity through a residential grade wi-fi network via dual-modem router that enables high data streaming levels. Premium galley amenities including a modern, marine-grade refrigerator, slide out induction cooktop, and matte black sink fixtures. The bathroom includes a toilet and contemporary fixtures including a detachable, handheld shower head. Materials throughout the e-RV concept vehicle are selected with a preference for eco-friendly and sustainable options. This includes sustainable, recycled cork-rubber flooring and woolen wall appliques to enhance thermal and wall insulation. A chassis based on a readily available Ford Transit platform that has been modified with an advanced electrical power system from Lightning e Motors that powers the drivetrain, vehicle controls and living quarters.
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    2022 Lexus LX600 Revealed

    1st teaser picture of 2023 Toyota Sequoia was released today. Official debut is expected to take place in the next few months.
  4. That's what Motor Trend implied when they said in the article "we still think it should have been called Avalanche in a nod to its predecessor that was clearly ahead of its time." In fact, Silverado EV may be even more "clearly ahead of its time" than the original Avalanche.
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    Ford Mondeo released

    Good points FordBuyer sir. While it would be nice if the U.S. automotive market was truly open and competitive, it has actually gone in the opposite direction in recent years. Add all of the geopolitical tensions you mentioned, and that means the chance of Ford bringing Mondeo to the U.S. in the next few years is close to 0%.
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    Ford Mondeo released

    It seems that Ford's strategy for its U.S. assembly plants is dead set against producing sedans or even something like Fusion Active, at least for ICE powered versions. If Ford decides to bring Mondeo to the U.S. market, it will need to be imported from China.
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    Ford Mondeo released

    Good suggestion tbone sir. Maybe for the U.S. market, Ford can offer Mondeo as hybrid only sedan for the short term before transitioning the product to BEV. Regulatory and political issues unfortunately introduce difficulties in bringing this new Mondeo "as is" from the Chinese market into the U.S. market.
  8. Explanation from Motor Trend why Silverado EV is not called Avalanche. Why the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Isn't Called "Avalanche" (motortrend.com)
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    Ford Mondeo released

    Yes sir. Much more coherent exterior styling than the sea of boring and/or ugly commoditized crossovers (which means almost all crossovers).
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    Ford Stock Inventory Reframing Launch

    As long as dealers encourage more retail sold orders as Ford is recommending, the Inventory Framing program described in this thread is good for customers. In the past, some dealers have been reticent to do retail sold orders. Those dealers instead pushed customers to choose dealer stock new vehicles that don't match their preferences or do a dealer trade. Both of those approaches are customer unfriendly.
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    Ford Stock Inventory Reframing Launch

    This is great news! With Inventory Refaming, looks like Ford is now getting serious about these things. Listening to dealers and acting upon their feedback Reducing days supply for new vehicles. Prior to the chip shortage, Ford had among the highest levels of excess vehicle inventory in the industry. Encouraging retail sold orders for customers whose preferences diverge from the "highest selling and fastest turning configurations in each Region"
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    Ranger Splash is back

    Ford released pictures of the new, unique colors for 2022 Ranger Splash Limited Editions. Snow Edition - paint color "Avalanche" Sand Edition - paint color "Desert Sand" Forest Edition - paint color "Forged Green"
  13. 2 competitors for F-150 Lightning have now gone away, at least in the short term. Tesla Cybertruck, see jasonj80's thread. Tesla Cyber Truck Cancelled / Postponed indefinity - Competing Products - Blue Oval Forums Bollinger B2. Bollinger Suspends Plans for Electric B1 SUV and B2 Pickup (caranddriver.com)
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    Bill Brown Ford Number One

    "Blue Certified" involves the inclusion of an extended warranty program for applicable used vehicles. I think Ford gets a cut for it.
  15. Ford market cap is past $100 billion today, exceeding GM and Rivian. This is due to Ford's accelerated shift to 100% electric vehicles. Ford market value tops $100 billion on surging EV prospects (detroitnews.com)
  16. Ford CHOSE to be cheap. AM/FM sharkfin integrated antennas can provide S/N in remote areas that's just as good or better than metal whip antennas, but that requires proper amplifier and signal conditioning hardware, which increases unit costs. In the end, even though the whip antenna shown on F-150 Lightning "screams 1970's" as kyle mentioned, there's so much demand for the vehicle that few reservation holders will "buy something else". This is an example of F-150 Lightning's first mover advantage over Silverado EV paying off for Ford.
  17. I agree kyle. It's a legitimate design issue. Among other BEV pickup trucks, Rivian R1T, Chevy Silverado EV, and Hummer EV all use modern AM/FM radio antenna designs.
  18. Hopefully Ford responds to the complaints and puts a sharkfin integrated AM/FM radio antenna on 2nd year F-150 Lightnings and beyond.
  19. Thank you Ovaltine sir. Here are the names of the 45 journalists who were jurors in this competition. Brian Armstead, Treads Magazine Frank Aukofer, DriveWays Review Kirk Bell, Motor Authority Paul Brian, ABC Lindsay Brooke, SAE Dan Carney, Design News John Davis, MotorWeek Jamie Page Deaton, U.S. News and World Report Matt DeLorenzo, KBB Denis Duquet, derrierelevolant.net Paul Eisenstein, TheDetroitBureau.com Lauren Fix, Car Coach Reports Gabriel Gélinas, Le Guide de l’Auto Antuan Goodwin, CNET Ken Gross, Collier Auto Media Bengt Halvorson, Internet Brands Automotive John Huffman, Road & Track Antoine Joubert, Le Guide de l'Auto/Quebecor Media Marc Lachapelle, Le Guide de l'auto Jodi Lai, autoTRADER.ca Kelsey Mays, cars.com John McElroy, Autoline Daily Sue Mead, Automotivemap.com Javier Mota, Autoproyecto.com Greg Migliore, Autoblog Joann Muller, Axios Marty Padgett, The Car Connection Chris Paukert, CNET Henry Payne, Detroit News Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver Ron Sessions, J.D. Power Jeremy Sinek, Globe and Mail Steven Cole Smith, Autoweek Ben Steward, freelance Mark Takahashi, Edmunds Richard Truett, Automotive News Lawrence Ulrich, freelance Al Vasquez, GTR Productions John Voelcker, Car and Driver Nicole Wakelin, Boston Globe Basem Wasef, freelance Joe Wiesenfelder, cars.com Lesley Wimbush, autotrader.ca Drew Winter, Wards Auto And the 5 NACTOY board of directors who also did judging. Gary Witzenburg Jack Nerad Gary Vasilash Jeff Gilbert Karl Brauer
  20. In case anyone is wondering, the 3rd winner (North American Car of the Year) is Honda Civic.
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    2022 Toyota Tundra Thread

    Sequoia production will be moved from TMMI to TMMTX later this year. Land Cruiser production remains at Aichi (Yoshiwara plant) with the new J300 generation. This generation Land Cruiser will not be offered in the U.S. market.
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    2022 Toyota Tundra Thread

    New Capstone trim level for 2022 Toyota Tundra announced today. All-New Capstone Grade Elevates 2022 Toyota Tundra to New Heights - Toyota USA Newsroom Highlights. Standard i-FORCE MAX Powertrain Produces 437 hp, 583 lb.-ft. Stylish 22-inch Chrome Wheels Come Standard Semi-Aniline Leather-Trimmed Seats Accent Plush Interior Standard Power Running Boards and BedStep®, 10-inch Color Head-Up Display, and Towing Technology Package
  23. Yes sir kyle. The fender mounted AM/FM mast radio antenna takes an otherwise modern product back into the 20th century. For full size pickups it's not just Ford that's guilty of this penny pinching though. Among the ICE powered full size pickups in the U.S. market, only Ram pickup and 2022 Toyota Tundra have finally gotten rid of the AM/FM mast antenna by integrating an amplified antenna into the cab mounted sharkfin module.
  24. Edmunds video summarizing Top 10 differences between Chevrolet Silverado EV and Ford F-150 Lightning.
  25. Yes sir kyle. Silverado EV is ahead of F-150 Lightning in terms of technology and design, but F-150 Lightning has first mover advantage because it will start sales this year. Production Silverado EV aren't expected to be delivered to customers until Spring 2023.