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  1. TheSteelRider

    New cars can stay in their lane—but might not stop for parked cars

    This is an interesting research study conducted by AAA about the ability (or lack thereof) of driver assistance technology to avoid certain non-moving hazards. I thought the article and paper were interesting because they seem to indicate Cadillac's Super Cruise was one of the better performing...
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    Confirm by August 31st so your Mustang Mach‍-‍E can be prioritized for production

    As I've posted elsewhere, I've not converted my reservation into an order, I'm planning to wait closer to end of this year if possible. Just received this "nag" email from Ford which is suggesting that I should confirm by August 31. I assume this is merely a "nag" and not a change from the Dec...
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    Tesla starts canceling Solar Roof orders after years of taking deposits

    https://electrek.co/2020/06/11/tesla-cancelling-solar-roof-orders-after-years-deposits/ Of relation to the Mach E, I noted this in the article I have to take the article at face value and assume that statement is accurate, and if so, then Ford has an avenue to make a mark with Mach E...
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    Can You Charge A Tesla Or Any Other EV While Camping? Let’s Find Out!

    I like this experiment (and the earlier one that TFL did with the Generac), not so much for its practicality, but for its usefulness in addressing a segment of the population that off-roads. It's also useful in showing the sheer hurdles in EV charging in situations where petrol handily wins...
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    Tesla Model Y - The Only Tesla With A Heat Pump

    Jason from Engineering Explained did a dive on the Tesla Model Y's heat pump. Very educational! Tesla Model Y - The Only Tesla With A Heat Pump
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    GM, Ford using usual summer break to make up lost U.S. production

    The article seems to hint, however, this only applies to US factories and the Mexico ones will still take a 2 week break. https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/gm-ford-using-usual-summer-break-make-lost-us-production GM, Ford using usual summer break to make up lost U.S. production HANNAH...
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    Ford restarts all its operations south of the border, FCA adds shifts

    https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2020/06/01/ford-manufacturing-mexico-build-mustang-mach-e/5309113002/ Ford restarts all its operations south of the border, FCA adds shifts Jamie L. LaReau, Detroit Free PressPublished 4:21 p.m. ET June 1, 2020 | Updated 5:42 p.m. ET June 1, 2020...
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    Ford and Lincoln cancel Rivian-powered electric vehicle due to the pandemic

    https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/28/21240212/ford-lincoln-cancel-rivian-suv-ev-coronavirus-pandemic-investment “Given the current environment, Lincoln and Rivian have decided not to pursue the development of a fully electric vehicle based on Rivian’s skateboard platform. Our strategic commitment...
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    How Trolls on Reddit Try to Manipulate You

    I want to share a video that spoke volumes to me during this pandemic even though it has literally nothing to do with the pandemic. It is a video from Destin (Smarter Every Day) and his deep-dive into Trolls and Troll culture. In the end, he discovers that we are all susceptible to...
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    Paint Protection Film (PPF) such as XPEL for Mach-E

    I have XPEL Ultimate on a 215 Summit White Camaro (SS, RS + 1LE) -- full hood, full front bumper, headlights, both full front fenders, over both sets of gills in front of the rear tires, and on the bumper behind each rear tire. All of the XPEL is clear finish, except for the hood which is matte...
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    Mini-E Factory Tour from Fully Charged

    This is a good video with some good information on how (some) "traditional" car companies (like BMW in this case) are still just taking their current vehicles and "stuffing" EV tech into them. Which is good from a certain perspective (brand loyalty, ease of go-to-market, etc.) but bad in other...
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    What is your occupation?

    I guess this might be good as a poll, but boy there would be a lot of choices, so I guess we'll do this free-form :) I saw a few posts here and there about Mach E buyer's occupations, so thought I'd spin a dedicated thread for it. I'm curious about the mix of technology occupations vs. non...
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    The Truth About Electric Cars Biggest Problem

    Jason over at Engineering Explained has banged another one out with The Truth About Electric Cars Biggest Problem where he revisits an earlier video where he talked about why the ICE will not anytime soon disappear. This time, he goes a bit more in-depth in comparing the energy from batteries...
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    EQC electric SUV production target cut in half ... or is it? Either way, it is Tesla's fault?

    Recently reported by Electrek (clearly blindly pro-Tesla) and others. but later rebutted by other news outlets,such as Automotive News Europe. I found it interesting mostly because, isn't Ford also sourcing from LG Chem? At any rate, the claim was it was "Tesla's fault" for acquiring a...
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    Electric Car Charging, How long does it REALLY take?

    Here is a real down - to - earth video from The 8-bit Guy. He usually does videos on computer gear, especially older gear. He does not do videos on EVs. However, I thought his latest video was very informative for just this reason -- he's truly an "every man" and this video is heavily geared...
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