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Ford just released a new teaser for an all-new upcoming EV.
The second photo is from last March. When they announced 2 new models based on VW’s MEB platform. It seems the (slightly) larger model on the left will come out first. Since they’ve just teased it again. All we know so far is that it will start production in 2023. While the smaller one will be available in 2023.
The ID.4 has been getting pretty good reviews. It even has a longer EV range for 2023 and a smaller battery available for the new base model. Most of the complaints have been about the screen and entertainment system/software. Something that would probably be different in the Ford model.
It would also make sense for Ford to sell this in the US as well. The Edge is getting old. At $37 500, it’s about the same price as the new base model of the ID.4. Before any incentives. A Ford-designed ID. 4-based would be a perfect replacement. Especially if they can find a way to build it in North America.
On another note, what is Ford doing with the Mustang Mach-E platform??? It’s been out for years and there’s nothing else. I know there’s a Lincoln EV coming up. But that’s supposedly based on the GE2 platform, which is the second generation. And Lincoln still claims to launch over 5 new EVs by 2027. I guess the GE platform was just for the Mach-E?
It seems like an expensive way to do things…

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I forgot to mention they will also offer a PUMA EV but not sure if that is for Europe only.

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Ford has a problem. It doesn't have a dedicated EV platform yet. Same with Stellantis. So they are making ICE conversions, or in this case, using someone else's platform (like Honda with GM's Ultium platform). GM built the Ultium platform to enable it to launch a fleet of trucks, SUV's, CUV's and cars all sharing a common platform. While GM worked through that, Ford did a one-off Mach-E and a one-off F150.

Meanwhile, GM's now lined up launches for a wide variety of EV's: Hummer, Siverado, Sierra, Lyriq, Blazer, Equinox, Malibu (China, but maybe US later), Corvette, Electra, etc. Both Ford and Stellantis are cutting costs (closing plants, shutting self driving development) in an effort to catch up. GM did it's belt tightening years ago to fund it's EV and AV efforts which are just now coming online.
 

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Ford has a problem. It doesn't have a dedicated EV platform yet. Same with Stellantis. So they are making ICE conversions, or in this case, using someone else's platform (like Honda with GM's Ultium platform). GM built the Ultium platform to enable it to launch a fleet of trucks, SUV's, CUV's and cars all sharing a common platform. While GM worked through that, Ford did a one-off Mach-E and a one-off F150.

Meanwhile, GM's now lined up launches for a wide variety of EV's: Hummer, Silverado, Sierra, Lyriq, Blazer, Equinox, Malibu (China, but maybe US later), Corvette, Electra, etc. Both Ford and Stellantis are cutting costs (closing plants, shutting self-driving development) in an effort to get catch to catch up. GM did its belt tightening years ago to fund its EV and AV efforts which are just now coming online.
Yeah, that seems to be the trend. Gm does get the innovation award.
 
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