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The new Ford looks good inside and out, and they're definitely targeting the Model Y audience. The efficiency is significantly behind the Tesla Y requiring a 98.8 kWh battery to match Tesla's range using just a 70 kWh battery. It's still early and maybe those numbers will change. Hope so. It's good to see automakers jumping in with EV options and I hope Ford succeeds. Given the 45% larger battery I'm curious to know if they can turn a profit on it. The rule of thumb at current battery pack pricing is $190 per kWh, so the larger pack adds about $5,500 in cost over the Tesla Y.
After watching that video of the Tesla X pulling the big boat it’s clear to me the supercharging network is not ideal for most people. At least not yet. The Asian guy as geeked out as he was you could tell the micromanagement of charger hopping and waiting at each station is kind annoying unless you’re all but the most patient person. For me sitting there for over 30 minutes just isn’t ideal or sound like fun. Sure it would be ok for the first few times but long term thinking of sitting at gas or charging stations for hours each month doesn’t sound like a good time.
They could easily compete with a supercharger network they have Ford dealers in just about every town in the whole country. They are also approved vendors for most city and country government agencies they will probably outsell Tesla in electric vehicles with anything even if it’s only half as good as a Tesla.