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  1. ⚡️ 2022 F-150 LIGHTNING EV Specs, Pricing, Media!

    I feel your pain. The MME is about the max length that will fit in my garage. I'll just note that you don't have to park it in your garage. That's the solution people with pickups have in my neighborhood! Installing a charging outlet on the outside of the garage is actually easier since it...
  2. Ford Commits to New Battery Joint Venture With SK Innovation - BlueOvalSK

    The big issue with SK Innovation was the lawsuit with LG Chem. The initial ruling banned SK Innovation from importing cells into the US for ten years, causing SK Innovation to consider withdrawing from the US market. That case was settled in the last week or two, opening up this possibility. I...
  3. ⚡️ 2022 F-150 LIGHTNING EV Specs, Pricing, Media!

    I think the Lightning is a home run. One of the media reviews said Ford had checked every box, and to me this is true. Very surprised at how low the price is. Hopefully the tax credits will get extended, which will make the Lightning very appealing for many. I personally don't have any use for...
  4. "Ford Options" Mach-E Lease vs standard lease - similarities and differences

    Under Options the only obligation you have is to make all the payments due during the Options period. Under a lease the only obligation you have is to make all the lease payments during the lease period. In both cases you can make all the payments at any time without penalty. Under Options you...
  5. Tesla owner arrested after being caught ‘backseat driving’

    I don't think we'll see SC in the Bolt. There aren't any plans to move the Bolt or Bolt EUV onto the new platform with Ultium batteries, so these models will be phased out as the new replacements show up. Given the time frames -- three or four years -- it's hard to see SC making its way into the...
  6. "Ford Options" Mach-E Lease vs standard lease - similarities and differences

    Keep in mind that things get complicated if you make extra payments and then choose not to exercise your right to make the final balloon payment.
  7. First Car With Solid State Batteries Comes to Market in 2023

    Seem more like living with the problem than solving it! ;)
  8. Costco Portable Charger Sale

    The outlet isn't that important. The wire is the most important part of the circuit, so the first order of business is to make sure the wire is sized for the EVSE. The next most important part of the circuit is the breaker which protects against the wire overheating and protects the EVSE. The...
  9. Are charged batteries heavier than dead ones?

    Some batteries will get heavier during discharge. For example, a lithium air battery adds oxygen to the lithium at the positive electrode during discharge. That would not be an insignificant difference. Obviously not relevant for current commercial batteries.
  10. First Rivian, but the MME wins for now

    Yes, all those things. Also it won't hurt to see how how the vehicles hold together and how Rivian handles service and so forth before making the plunge. I think you made a good choice to go with the MME. Unsurprising of course since it's the choice I made. Why wouldn't I think it was a good...
  11. First Rivian, but the MME wins for now

    I think you'll be happy with the MME. Ford put together a great feature set at a decent price. It's a nice ride with plenty of power. I am also a Rivian fan. The biggest downside for me is that even the R1S, which is what I'd be interested in, would be hard to fit in my garage. It would also...
  12. Another Mach-E Crash Report and Repair Cost Estimate

    You clearly don't understand Options. If you did then you'd know it's a lease product. If there was any doubt, and there really isn't, just go over what separates a lease from a purchase. You can find that, among other places, here: https://www.humberviewgroup.com/guide/leasing-vs-financing/...
  13. Texas Tesla Tragedy

    That is a mystery isn't it? Easier to imagine someone in the back seat ending up in the front seat than vice versa. I think ultimately we'll know but it will take some time. The simplest explanation of course is they thought AP was something it wasn't.
  14. Texas Tesla Tragedy

    That would be horrible since it would mean he was burned to death while fully conscious. I'd prefer to think he was killed instantly on impact. Also it would assume that after a major crash he was physically able to climb into the back seat in a few seconds and had enough wits to do so. Funny...
  15. Texas Tesla Tragedy

    I can think of some more possibilities. Might have had a heart attack or stroke. Might have mistaken the accelerator for the brake -- it was a new car. Might have gotten caught up looking at the console. Not saying probable. :) Personally my money is on your door #1.
  16. Another Mach-E Crash Report and Repair Cost Estimate

    No reason to get mad at me because you don't understand that Options is a lease in the guise of an installment contract or why GAP is more attractive when government subsidies artificially inflates the nominal purchase price. There is Google. Maybe that will help. But yeah, nothing more I can do...
  17. Tesla owner arrested after being caught ‘backseat driving’

    The question is further muddled by how different people define autopilot. It has at least two parts. So one person could say it's OFF and another could say it's ON and both could be right. The larger and most salient point is that Tesla has marketed a system as being self-driving which isn't...
  18. Another Mach-E Crash Report and Repair Cost Estimate

    Since with an open end lease you can buy the vehicle at the end of the lease term, there isn't any real difference in total cost. (Some minor acquisition costs but nothing major). The financial advantage of buying rather than leasing just flows from depreciation. Depreciation usually runs 20%...
  19. Another Mach-E Crash Report and Repair Cost Estimate

    Options is a lease by another name. It's not a loan. It was developed for those states which held the lessor vicariously liable for property damage or personal injury. The reason it's a rarity is that those states saw the light and eliminated the lessor's vicarious liability. The issue of...
  20. Another Mach-E Crash Report and Repair Cost Estimate

    The insurance company is going to pay FMV for the "used" car. The FMV of a used MME will reflect the subsidies. IOW the FMV(Used) = FMV(New) - Subsidies - Depreciation. This is completely different than the normal situation where all you are looking at is depreciation. To put some numbers on...
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