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  1. macchiaz-o

    Mach-E Cargo Capacity Demonstrated by Ford

    That dog is what keeps this interesting! Licking the jail cell door in the first video, and working out his escape plan as the jailer steps away in the second one.
  2. macchiaz-o

    Production Mach-E US / State / EU distributions

    Understood. But this is what they've been claiming. The car is available through any EV certified Ford dealer, and these dealers exist in every state. Maybe any extra inventory above and beyond the custom orders will get favorably allocated to the EU and to ZEV states? Who knows. I live in a...
  3. macchiaz-o

    First Production Mach-E Model? [Update: This Is First Assembly Line Made Pre-Production Unit]

    Good info, thanks! It's hard to say for sure since they're mostly rolled down, but it looks like the "factory" car from Cuautitlán has tinted rear and back windows, just like the other pre-production units.
  4. macchiaz-o

    Production Mach-E US / State / EU distributions

    They've said all states, in multiple interviews. We don't yet know the precise delivery order. My assumption up to this point is that it'll be fairly well distributed and not prioritizing CARB or ZEV states.
  5. macchiaz-o

    First Production Mach-E Model? [Update: This Is First Assembly Line Made Pre-Production Unit]

    I realize this is still pre-production. But now that we're seeing it at the factory, I'm super impressed that the outside of the vehicle remains nearly identical to the renderings shown on Ford's web site. I wasn't sure how much would change. I guess it still could change, but it just seems less...
  6. macchiaz-o

    One Pedal driving Mach-E? Are you a fan?

    Porsche Taycan's technology press kit discusses a bit about how energy recuperation works on that vehicle. It's not entirely clear. The way I'm understanding it, they are storing energy during deceleration, and not yet sending it back to the battery pack. This is possible with large capacitors...
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    One Pedal driving Mach-E? Are you a fan?

    I definitely could be convinced otherwise, but so far I'm with you on this. At this point, it seems to just be a matter of personal preference. Not sure where this guy is getting his info, but he is saying that early EVs didn't have blended braking, so they used heavy regen ("one pedal...
  8. macchiaz-o

    Fed rebate on Euro sales?

    @s7davis, what business reasons would motivate Ford to artificially postpone sales of MME in favor of other their plug-in vehicles? If I'm doing the math correctly, Escape PHEV's 14.4 kWh pack will result in a $6,837 federal tax credit for qualifying buyers. Fusion Energi's 7.6 kWh pack earns a...
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    Fed rebate on Euro sales?

    No: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/plug-in-electric-vehicle-credit-irc-30-and-irc-30d
  10. macchiaz-o

    Ford Mustang Mach-E Timeline (Reservation to Delivery)

    Nothing but speculation, so far.
  11. macchiaz-o

    Tire wear / rotation on Mach-E and other EVs

    Certain cars ship without a spare tire but do provide a way to add one as an accessory. The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is like that -- Hyundai includes the spare in the UK but not in US or Canada. It helps get the vehicle weight down to get better MPGe ratings. Here's a discussion about it...
  12. macchiaz-o

    Anyone else having trouble deciding? Mach-E GT?

    @benboy12, you may have been thinking about the credit for installing an EVSE in your home? It's set to expire at the end of this year. https://www.irs.gov/instructions/i8911
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    First Production Mach-E Model? [Update: This Is First Assembly Line Made Pre-Production Unit]

    If you really want the plate down between the vents, you could copy Don Louv's technique (which might not be legal). He created his own, scaled down copy of the Maine license plate on paper, laminated, and taped to the lower lip of his Porsche Taycan. Doing the same on your Mustang Mach-E will...
  14. macchiaz-o

    How big is the Model Y Battery?

    Right -- it's efficiency calculated from the point of view of energy that I as an energy consumer must pay to a utility. SImilar to MPG efficiency where the gallon is measured from the pump at the gas station, where I paid for it. Why do we also want to see miles per kWh of stored battery...
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    How big is the Model Y Battery?

    To get miles per kilowatt hour from MPGe, just divide the number by 33.705.
  16. macchiaz-o

    Tire wear / rotation on Mach-E and other EVs

    This article provides what seems to be a really good explanation on why tires may wear faster for an EV: http://www.takechargeandgo.com/2015/08/02/tires-the-achilles-heel-of-the-electric-vehicle/ It's long. To summarize: Greater vehicle weight due to battery Hard-cornering Jack-rabbit starts...
  17. macchiaz-o

    Handles!!

    Yeah, that makes sense and sounds like it'd be nice.
  18. macchiaz-o

    Handles!!

    If they decided to go with an upward pointing door pull, they'd also need to move the open button upwards.
  19. macchiaz-o

    When’s MME going to Germany?

    MME visited some dealers in Germany in January. I'm guessing it will come back, though. https://www.macheforum.com/site/threads/mach-e-on-january-dealer-tour-in-germany.287/ https://www.macheforum.com/site/threads/only-two-mustang-mach-e-in-europe.302/...
  20. macchiaz-o

    First Production Mach-E Model? [Update: This Is First Assembly Line Made Pre-Production Unit]

    There is a radar module between the shutters. It needs to not be obstructed by metal.
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