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Nikos

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Well...... it's official. I will be having a Carbonized Gray Mach E Mustang in my driveway by the end of this year. Hopefully right before Christmas. Our 2017 Mustang GT Convertible will have company for the holidays. No longer waiting for the email to come. It is done. Next emails are for the status of the vehicle as it is moving thru the assembly and delivery process.
Three more months.
Patience.!!!!
 

Billyk24

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They have made EV's badged as fusion, c-max, focus, and even escape. None of them ever sold well, and were clearly viewed by both buyers and Ford as compliance vehicles. Putting a mustang badge on the MACH-E certainly reflects on how seriously they are about BEVs, and more importantly they have taken styling cues from the coupe that make this car just look so much better than an ordinary CUV.

As for loss/gain, there are far more people interested in a sporty CUV than a 2 door coupe - just look at the sales figures. Ford sold 830,000 SUV's last year despite the screwup with the Explorer, which means they sold almost as many SUV's per month as the annual total of mustangs (72000). Even if they could get every diehard V8 owner interested in an electric car, that is a minority of car buyers. The far bigger market are those who demand practical 4-door vehicles but want sporty and fun if they can get it - which a mustang CUV delivers.

I love mustangs and always have. The brand has to evolve to reality if it is to thrive. I'm saying this as someone who drove a mustang for 12 years with 2 elementary through high school aged kids.
The hybrid and PHEV version(s) of the above vehicle were also hindered by limited supplies of battery packs and transmissions. The 2005+ Escape Hybrid had a battery pack from Sanyo and an e-CVT from Asian AW both based in Japan. Then the Mariner Hybrid (which former President Clinton obtained-but did he really drive it or was it just a PR statement as Kerry-President OBama-Edwards also obtain a Ford built Hybrid SUV), Mazda SUV, Fusion Hybrid were added to the limited supply of battery packs and e-CVT transmissions. There is also a royalty that Ford had to pay to Toyota for developing their hybrid system on the Toyota hybrid system.
 

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The hybrid and PHEV version(s) of the above vehicle were also hindered by limited supplies of battery packs and transmissions. The 2005+ Escape Hybrid had a battery pack from Sanyo and an e-CVT from Asian AW both based in Japan. Then the Mariner Hybrid (which former President Clinton obtained-but did he really drive it or was it just a PR statement as Kerry-President OBama-Edwards also obtain a Ford built Hybrid SUV), Mazda SUV, Fusion Hybrid were added to the limited supply of battery packs and e-CVT transmissions. There is also a royalty that Ford had to pay to Toyota for developing their hybrid system on the Toyota hybrid system.
Sure, but an escape BEV or a fusion BEV still doesn't really capture your attention. To paraphrase the mayor in Jaws, when you say "Fusion BEV" people say "what?". When you say "Electric Mustang" you really get people's attention.
 

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I have owned 3 Mustangs in the past. My first was a 1965 hardtop, 6 cylinder, 3 speed. I purchased it in the fall of 1965; just a few months after graduating from high school. It was a demo unit driven by the local Ford dealers wife. The '66s had just came out. It was poppy red in colour. I always preferred the fastback style and of course a V-8 would be nice, so 2 years later when I had the chance to buy a 1967 fastback with a 289 automatic, I purchased it. The 1968 models had just came out and the owner wanted a new Torino. The '67 was the car I was still driving when I met my wife-to-be and so our first car when married. It too was red in colour. I sold it in about 1971.
Fast-forward to 1985 and I decided to buy another; the 1966 fastback pictured in my profile. It was a 289 - 4 speed with factory disc brakes. I had a complete restoration done on it and added several performance and GT options. I kept it for about 10 years and sold it when we decided to buy a bigger boat so used the Mustang sale proceeds to buy the boat.
Now that I am retired and still enjoy performance vehicles (currently own a 2018 MB GLC-AMG 43 SUV), plus am very interested in owning a BEV, I think the idea of a Mustang EV SUV has followed my life style very conveniently. Now if I can persuade my wife to think the same! I am definitely looking forward to test driving one and see what happens.
 



 









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