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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-03-2018, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Considering Ford has only released one EV so far (the terrible focus), I find it hard to believe that they are going to be early in the game with a hybrid truck. With new technology its important to get to market first, because that allows you to set a benchmark for specs and pricing.
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It will have to be a range of new EV vehicles. They already teased an all new electric SUV which leads me to believe there's more going on that we don't know.
Just launching one model won't cut it, it will be a platform that at least a few models are derived from.
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They could easily outsource their electric technology, as there are plenty of manufacturers to partner with. The only issue they will have is trying to get market share from already established players.
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I doubt Ford needs to partner with any other car maker. Linocoln and Ford alone can do a lot of damage. The only time I can see another company get involved is for outsourcing the entire build.

Magna might be a good option, that's who Jaguar went with for the I-Pace.
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I think they were talking about a technology company, of which they are many in China. That's looking to be the hub for future EV's. We've seen investments in the billions for batteries from automakers like BMW and VW.
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Nissan has just recently sold their EV battery business, and it looks like they will be going with LG's Chem batteries for their upcoming long range model of the Leaf. Just goes to show how expensive is it to manufacture all these components in house.
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-13-2018, 07:59 AM
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I think its a fair estimate that less than 10% of all those EV manufactures in China will be successful. The push towards greener vehicles doesn't just mean replacing all our current ICE's with electrics, but we also need to reduce the number of vehicles on the road.
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