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- Mar 23, 2020
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Don’t worry, there is an easy way to get Top Safety Pick +... cancel the Select trim ?
It was listed in the technical specifications sheet that came out last June under the exterior features line item, but very easy to miss.I’m disappointed that the Select has lower grade lights than the Premium. I think I read every stat sheet at Ford and on the web at the time I ordered and never did I see that listed as a difference. I might have more strongly considered the Premium had I known that.
For a long time American Cars have had horrible headlights because they are just not something Americans shop for. I think that is starting to change a little bit over the past couple years.There are only TWO American cars on that list: the Ford Explorer and some Cadillac SUV? Seriously? What’s going on here?
I used to have a 2004 Jaguar X-TYPE with projection Xenon (?) headlamps that steered with the steering. They were fantastic on bending roads. I’ve no idea why Ford never picked up that idea.For a long time American Cars have had horrible headlights because they are just not something Americans shop for. I think that is starting to change a little bit over the past couple years.
Seems like repairs for cars are getting costlier though. The more technology, sensors, etc they put in, even simple fender benders are expensive. I wonder if that offsets.Based on the article with 40% reduction, I am hoping insurance companies lower insurance rates vs. gas cars. Also, the article implies that the heavier MME might be safer than the lighter Model Y, but alas, Tesla hasn't supported the IIHS in getting the model Y tested.
The updated data show that rates of injury claims related to the drivers and passengers of electric vehicles were more than 40 percent lower than for identical conventional models over 2011-19. This result is similar to an earlier HLDI study of hybrid vehicles, and one likely explanation is that the large batteries used in both types of vehicles make them substantially heavier than their conventional counterparts. Occupants of heavier vehicles are exposed to lower forces in multivehicle crashes.
The XC40 Recharge has a curb weight of 4,787 pounds, compared with 3,811 pounds for the conventional model. There is no conventional version of the Mach-E, but its curb weight of 4,516 pounds is also higher than many conventional midsize SUVs.
Got the email as well, all good news for us.MME got top safety pick from IIHS, at the same time when Tesla lost it.