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- Dec 30, 2019
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- Colorado, USA
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- 2013 Ford Escape
I don't think they can "demand" anything, they'll just keep buying ICE or hybrid F-150's if they don't think a BEV version will work for their situation. And Ford will be even happier to sell those to them (at a bigger profit margin).I assume that electric F-150 owners are going to demand a much larger charging network. Since small town dealer sales are mostly truck sales and if there really is electric demand in those areas, Ford will need to quickly figure out the infrastructure needs. Which means leveraging nationwide dealer locations? Looking at the dealership map, every area is covers except Area 51.
I don’t even Tesla knows the needs of rural electric Truck buyers.
Ford isn't Tesla. Telsa was stuck having to build a charging network because they don't sell ICE cars. Their only products requires a charging network. Ford doesn't need to do that. They know they can ease into BEV offerings to customers that can do nearly all their charging at home, with just a little public charging as companies like EA, EVGo, Chargepoint, etc gradually roll out. I don't think Ford (or GM, VW, Kia, Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, etc) want to get into the charging business too (other than maybe a little kickstart investment.)