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  1. LYTMCQ

    Is the Mach-E really 7 years behind Tesla?

    Only game in town until very recently in the US. I tried to buy a Kona EV vs. the Tesla but supply was very short. Tried to buy in Canada where supply was better and Canadia Kona EV's had a heat pump for Winter efficiency which Model 3 does not have. The MachE is a bit more advanced than the...
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    NYT Article: Electric Car Age dawning sooner than expected

    0.36 for Ram. 0.40 for Ford F-150 Tesla CyberTruck is 0.38. Tesla Model X is 0.25. Audi A4 0.23. Car makers have been cutting weight and wind resistance for increased speed and range since the beginning. I'd buy an F-150E at 0.40 vs. the Cybertruck at 0.38.
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    NYT Article: Electric Car Age dawning sooner than expected

    "Price parity by 2025". Not seeing it in cars introduced in 2021, still the $10-$20k differential for equivalent EV vs. ICE car. With governments in two largest world car markets, EU and China requiring EV's, that is the driver not the hoped for but as yet not realized drop price per kWh of...
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    VW ID.4 to get three years of free EA Charging

    Exactly. You can't run a business off the free power. Very typical disclaimer. For me that's a nice offer, about $2k per year in charging costs so $6k discount on the VW.
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    Tesla model 3 Performance has 80.5kWh battery pack, 250kW charging capabilities but takes 40 minutes to charge?

    In theory yes by a 10 minutes. In practical terms, travel terms, no. Interrupting your trip twice to go to a charger is going to use up time and kW vs. one trip to charger It will likely use up a lot more time than then the time lost to to the charging curve.
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    Tesla model 3 Performance has 80.5kWh battery pack, 250kW charging capabilities but takes 40 minutes to charge?

    How does it preheat the car? How do you get heat in the first 20 minutes it takes the motor to generate enough heat to heat the battery and car for the heat pump to work? This is not an air-to-fluid heat pump that could try and extract heat from 0C air it is using heat generated by the cars...
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    EA kWh Pricing Announced

    Difference is about 10 minutes, a 20 minute charge vs. a 30 minute charge if you came in at 10% and wanted 85%. Install difference would be 1,500kW service vs. 750kW install for 10 chargers, that can be a twice the cost putting that into an existing parking structure. In PDX its at the mall...
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    EA kWh Pricing Announced

    EA rates now are $0.35 per kWh. Tesla's are $0.28 to $0.31.
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    EA kWh Pricing Announced

    That‘s more of a gimmick right now. Even Tesla’s 250 kW chargers don’t end up charging much faster than the 150 kW. The battery charging ramp down Is so steep.
  10. LYTMCQ

    EA kWh Pricing Announced

    I shop at the grocery at my regular charging spot so a quick 20 minute charge is 200 miles and good for a couple days. At others, I’ll usually just open the iPad for 30 minutes. Usually the charging stops and the car dings me to get going.
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    2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Reports 355-Mile Range In Alleged Real-World Driving Test

    The EPA numbers are very accurate for gas cars. Easy to meet or exceed them. On EV’s, the tests don’t account for a couple factors so a lot more deration is needed. 1. 25% for the battery charging/battery health. 2. 10-20% for Winter driving cold effects on battery and need for resistive...
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    EA kWh Pricing Announced

    Don’t count on it. Gas vehicles have pretty much topped out. The top battery tech innovations now are not increased capacity but increased life span. Lbs/kWh has curve has flattened a lot. No home charging. 530 mile range on the Subaru. 200 mile effective daily range on the MachE. 220 on...
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    EA kWh Pricing Announced

    Billions and billions and it’s OK. It kind of fun we are in at the beginning of a transition that is a major as horses to cars, hay to oil, from oil to electricity and hydrogen. Be interesting to see how it plays out and to have some influence on it as early adopters.
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    EA kWh Pricing Announced

    The point of having the chargers in the big box parking lots is having food, bathroom and travel supplies available. You don’t have to use them. I take my iPad, typing now from my 50kW/200 mph weekend at the shore charger (also the cheapest $0.15 kWh), to pass the time. Also the locations of...
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    EA kWh Pricing Announced

    As many gas stations and pumps as you see today. The need for 20-30 minute charge sessions counteracts that 60% of people will also use home charging. Banks of chargers at gas stations, already located for travel and commuting needs would work. Assuming Green New Deal next year with US...
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    Tesla model 3 Performance has 80.5kWh battery pack, 250kW charging capabilities but takes 40 minutes to charge?

    I believe it does have the same 4kW heater as the heat pump doesn't begin to work until the motor and battery generate heat, 20 minutes of driving maybe, just like the ICE cars. As for MachE not having one, only the Model Y has a heat pump. Expect to lose about 20% range in Winter due to the cold.
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    Tesla model 3 Performance has 80.5kWh battery pack, 250kW charging capabilities but takes 40 minutes to charge?

    Battery life. The bigger your discharge/recharge range, the more stress on the battery and faster battery degradation. Fast DC charging is already harder on the battery. 10%-85% is considered best compromise for traveling.
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    EA kWh Pricing Announced

    "Tesla Drivers Stranded In Half-Mile-Long Queue To Charge Cars" https://www.unilad.co.uk/technology/tesla-drivers-stranded-in-half-mile-long-queue-to-charge-cars/ The three Tesla chargers I use the most are all "High Usage" with reduced charge time, reduced charge rate and higher per kWh rate...
  19. LYTMCQ

    2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Reports 355-Mile Range In Alleged Real-World Driving Test

    300 miles vs. 270 miles rated. 10% more range. Better than less miles than rated but at 10% difference, could be just driving factors. So good that real world tests are at meeting or exceeding EPA rating.
  20. LYTMCQ

    Everyone needs to contact their Ford dealer.

    If you are selling a $50-$80k product, the success of which determines the future of your company, you would think it would be Ford reaching out to every reservation/order and making sure it is confirmed. Converting customer interest into sales is key to any business. Putting that task on...

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