Browsing the EU regs, they are similar to CAFE, but it looks like you can pool credits, but you can't carry them over between model years. But like any regs, nothing is really straightforward, you need a team to figure them out, lol.
Looks like maybe only Daimler and VW have work to do in this...
CO2/CAFE credits are fluid, and can be moved back three years and forward five years in the US. For example, credits earned in the 2024 model year can be applied back to the 2021MY, or forward to the 2029MY. Not sure if EU has put the same rules in place. If they have the same/similar...
I agree, sort of. Customer survey from back when HEVs were starting to make an impact
What's the main reason you bought an HEV?
1) I want to help save the environment. Nope
2) Great fuel economy. Nope
3) Saved an hour both ways on my commute 'cause I got to use the HEV lane...
The vehicle type is chosen based on how the vehicle is planned to be used.
Estimate the power needed for all those sensors and AI computing power... what would your Mach-e range turn out to be. It is not insignificant.
So technically you can do it, but don't do it.
You would have to find two outlets on different phases, and wire them into a 14-50 outlet. Now you have a 240v 15a outlet, charging at a blazing 5-6 miles of range per hour. Plus, your local building inspector will have a problem with you, and any...
So I have to ask: If the vehicle is exactly the same as it was months ago, same design, same parts, but Ford publishes a better "final, official range" than it is publishing right now... Does it matter to you, and why?
You have chosen incorrectly. Other than the small players, Mazda, etc., most will want to transition quickly. An electric powertrain is far, far simpler and cheaper than an ICE powertrain. Less labor is needed to assemble it, also. The UAW is scared to death of electric vehicles going...
It is a trade off... if you make the frunk airtight, no dust gets in, but closing force is higher. You are compressing the air in there when you close the hood. There is a small vent to help. Tesla chose the no seal route.