Every couple years I run across a story saying the most popular vehicles with the wealthiest Americans are the F-150 and Jeep Wrangler. I assume those two are not the only vehicles in their garages but just the most common for recreation or for the kids.
But still not a fan of the nose cone. It makes the GT look dated since it reminds me too much of the first Model S version. The front end of the prototype would have been preferred....likely to see that with a facelift for the 2025 model?
Agree, but suburban F-150 owners will have different needs and demands than us MME owners. I don’t think they will be happy with something that’s good enough for the commute.
The shape and height of a truck is not very aero and towing something behind will completely kill your range. So unless...
Just to be clear, I wasn’t pushing for free charging, rather the availability of charging. And also wasn’t pushing for opening chargers to the public... though that would be nice.
If a dealership sells EVs and have fast charging available then why not open it to other Ford customers passing by...
I don’t think having chargers at each of their dealerships is getting into the charging business, rather it’s serving their customers. And don’t forget that governments outside of the US have stricter requirements for EV adoption. How long much longer will the IS remain the exception.
I assume that electric F-150 owners are going to demand a much larger charging network. Since small town dealer sales are mostly truck sales and if there really is electric demand in those areas, Ford will need to quickly figure out the infrastructure needs. Which means leveraging nationwide...
I liked that he mentioned the L3 chargers at Ford dealerships. I don’t have plans to take my MME on long trips but if even small town Ford dealerships setup chargers then that pretty much covers North America....that will change my plans.
I hope they upgrade their coffee though, no weak coffee...
Strange that Tesla fans keep comparing Fords Total vehicle -33% drop in Q2 with Tesla's -5% drop. However Ford's retail Sales dropped only -14%, which is not bad, and assuming Tesla's sales are 100% retail. If Tesla hadn't released the MY in Q2 I wonder what its sales would have been.
I do apologize to them for the four door CUV since their ardent love of the car kept the Mustang alive. So I hope they are happy when the Mach E leads to a Mustang with the performance of a Tesla Roadster at a fraction of the cost...what would be more Mustang than that?
If @JamieGeek is correct, they used hub type motors which can be stacked horizontally like, as they said...pancakes.
We used electric hub motors when I was with the solar racing team in university. But we only had one, and we were going for efficiency not max power.
Most importantly it allows us to gather with beer in hands to lift the hood in ritual and ogle. "Seven motors, huh? Yup, pancake style...Yup."
But if you want to stare at shrimp cocktails then I guess that's cool too.
Looks even better than I thought it would, those Tesla cams were making me question my choice. Also less metallic than the press phots, which is a plus.
Extra points for throwing on the GT Performance pack wheels! And interesting to see the black (or glass) roof, which must be an option for the...
Definitely sounds like this project is not just marketing and we will likely see it at races and see some of it's tech in production cars:
Rushbrook further explained that engineering the cooling system for this extreme use case was a big part of the learning opportunity they had. Lessons...
Space white, check
Tank turns, check
Unbridled mode, check
Packing in four other Mustang race cars into one, check
Room for four, check
What’s not to love? And I have to believe the MME GT was featured at the end for a reason.
Same paint scheme as the Cobra Jet 1400 by Ford Performance. I was expecting a different hood given the large fans we saw in the sasquatch video, maybe something like the GT500, but looks like two side hood vents.