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  1. Roof glass and A/C

    That would be sweet if the roof is really a driver adjustable electrochromic glass. Just because it's bright out doesn't mean you want it dimmed - especially in the winter when the sun can help warm the cabin.
  2. Is the Mach-E really 7 years behind Tesla?

    At a hotel you've got people staying there for hours at a time. So more, slower chargers are much better than fewer, faster chargers. ...Otherwise the front desk is going to be waking people up at 3 am to move their car for the next one in line. You just need enough juice to charge your car...
  3. Mach-E HP vs torque question

    I graphed the info we know. It assumes flat torque until the peak power is reached, and then it assumes power remains constant. This is oversimplification, but we don't know the motor efficiency curves or whether the motor power drops above a certain speed. The vehicle speed in the graph...
  4. How will you mod your Mach-E?

    I'm torn between 26" rims and a plastic Jesus for the dash. I couldn't get both because I don't think Jesus would approve of the lack of humility and disregard of efficiency that the 26's would flaunt.
  5. Is the Mach-E really 7 years behind Tesla?

    Ford just needs to add a regen tow mode. Then you could charge your Mach-E while it's towed. Your car is always fully charged when you get to your destination.
  6. The truth about Electrify America's progress and Traveling with the Mach E

    Cool map. I wonder if those reservation holders in Alabama have looked at EA's map yet.
  7. The truth about Electrify America's progress and Traveling with the Mach E

    Alabama looks to be another charging black hole. EA doesn't show 1 charger in Alabama. I live near Atlanta and I looked at driving to my parent's house on EA's website. If I go my normal route the first EA charger I would pass is in Forrest City, AR which is 468 miles from my house. That...
  8. What is your occupation?

    yet another mechanical engineer
  9. Tire wear / rotation on Mach-E and other EVs

    Some Volvos just give you can of fix-a-flat. Our BMW's didn't come with spares, but they at least came with run flats which has saved my wife's bacon several times on her wagon - if there's something weird in the road she'll hit it. I eventually switched to conventional tires on my X1 due to...
  10. Mach-E Inefficiency a...good thing?

    I like the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S tires. They drive almost as good as a performance summer tire, but their tread lasts twice as long. I haven't had tread life issues with the Pirelli all season tires, but their P Zero runflats are both expensive and have a short life. They drive good while...
  11. Mach-E Inefficiency a...good thing?

    Those same tires stop minivans everyday which are about the same curb weight and can carry a lot more passengers. I just hope they don't stick us with some awful eco tread to eke out a couple miles of range. I'm curious how the driving modes will be represented in the EPA ranges. The city...
  12. Mach-E Upcoming Auto Show Appearances?

    I live about 45 minutes from the Georgia World Congress Center. I'll have to consider going.
  13. Excellent Q&A with Ford/Mach-E Electric Vehicle Engineer

    I disagree with this. There are a lot of vehicle repairs that won't involve the EV drivetrain. I've bought a heated seat element from Ford for a previous F150. I've bought a brake wear sensor and a small under body air deflector from BMW to replace on my X1. I've bought a switch from Acura...
  14. Mach-E Makes UK Debut in Stunning Satin Blue

    I really like the satin blue, but it really calls attention to the gloss black wheel arches which in my opinion doesn't go well with satin blue.
  15. Whats better Gas vs Electric?

    I've wondered if this is also true for those of us that enjoy "spirited" driving. If you plan to enjoy that torquey BEV acceleration goodness on a regular basis would the larger battery hold up a little better?
  16. Whats better Gas vs Electric?

    I'm looking for something sportier and more premium than a Bolt. My commute is 50 miles round trip, and if we end up with a 2nd BEV then I might not be able to charge every night. For my purposes anything around 200 miles or so is sufficient with some buffer. Our annual summer vacation to...
  17. Whats better Gas vs Electric?

    If the cost to recharge on the road is anywhere close to the cost to rent an ICE car + gas, then people with only an EV will most likely just rent an ICE for a trip. This of course slows the adoption of EA's services which slows any potential price decrease. Personally, I don't expect to ever...
  18. Poll: Vehicles in your stable

    We've got 2 cars and a truck. Our plan is to replace one of the cars with the Mach-E, and couple years later we'll replace the other car with possibly another BEV. Several years after that we'll replace the truck with most likely another ICE truck. This keeps an ICE for long trips and...
  19. Getting Premium Delivered in 2020

    When we place the order we should get a firmer delivery time. One of the reasons I reserved the Premium over the GT was the chance to get it late this year. If the first Premiums fall into next year then I will consider changing to the GT.
  20. Dual Motor AWD vs RWD Mach-E. What Did You Order?

    My F150 is 4WD, my wife's 328d wagon is AWD, but my X1 (which the Mach-E will replace) is RWD. In Georgia AWD is mostly useless, and we've got a couple 4WD/AWD vehicles in the unlikely event that I need to drive to the store in an ice storm to fight for a loaf of bread. That being said, I'm...