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  1. dfelt

    Ford News: Ford Is Planning An All-Electric F-150

    Ford at the Brussels auto show this week announced a new Mondeo Wagon Hybrid. https://www.autoblog.com/2019/01/18/2019-ford-mondeo-revealed-at-brussels-motor-show-adds-hybrid-wa/ Have to say this is a Sharp Looking Station Wagon. @balthazar @A Horse With No Name @Robert Hall What do you think?
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    I have to say I really like this SNOW BUNNY! It does have some stance for Car lovers.
  3. dfelt

    Ford News: Ford Is Planning An All-Electric F-150

    Interesting what people are thinking. I have to agree, I think Rivian will get their pickup out before Ford will or anyone else.
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    LOL, I would too if I was in NJ, Last time when I worked for a company in Princeton, an engineer had a simple 2 story house of 2000 sq ft and was paying according to him $12,000 a year in taxes and this was in 2011. I have that same size house here in Washington and pay only $4000 in 2018. I can only imagine what the taxes are now 8 years later.
  5. dfelt

    Ford News: Ford Is Planning An All-Electric F-150

    There is for sure those that are older and do not like change just like there are those that are younger and find it easier to also not change and just accept their parents or grand parents old ways of thinking. People who EMBRACE change are the ones that will lead the future of auto enjoyment and change in society. I agree that the Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode is faster than a Corvette ZR-1 or pretty much any of the AMG family, or any other ICE auto out there including the exotics from Europe.
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    Cracking up laughing on how a rich Dubai Driver who imported his Lamborghini legally for a road trip through the US and Canada schools an idiot Oregon state Patrolman.
  7. dfelt

    Ford News: Ford Is Planning An All-Electric F-150

    Yet you are trying to apply the old ICE mentality to electrics, as @Drew Dowdell has time and again pointed out. Electrics is a change in how you think about an auto and having it fueled and ready compared to ICE. I know the electrical grid on the east coast needs a major rebuild and change, but that change is happening where the redundant systems and support for EVs are in place in the west. So charging when out on the road is not a big deal as you can find charge points everywhere. As @balthazar has pointed out, in use cases where say a truck plowing snow needs to refuel to keep working, ICE wins out for quick refueling at this time compared to the long charge times. For the average user, who can easily just plug into their 110 outlet at home and let the auto charge up overnight, you have a full battery pack in the morning. A BOLT or Tesla 3 is more than enough to go to and from work, run errands and still have plenty of power to get back home for the night. We have to stop attempting to apply how we use ICE auto's to electrics. Those that go home and remember to plug in their cell phone or laptop for the next day will find electric auto's very easy to own and use with much less maintenance. Choices are coming and exciting times ahead for a new chapter in the auto industry.
  8. I noticed that for the most part, that while Tesla puts a HP figure on their base home screen for their auto's, when you look at the specification page everything is metric. I also noticed that Atlis and Rivian is doing this. I wonder if Cadillac will take the risk of going metric rather than sticking with the old standard system?
  9. Best part about this is that I believe many of the Cadillac's I have posted above would slip through the air with minimal resistance and be a silent stealthy luxury ride with tight handling that I would be proud to own. Those styles prove we do not need an ugly auto like Tesla. Tesla has amazing technology, but their style is anything but pleasing to me.
  10. Imagine how big that Frunk would be on the Ciel with as an EV plus a huge trunk.
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    Nissan News: Nissan Cutting 700 Jobs At Their Canton Plant

    Nissan has always had some interesting concepts. Could be an interesting EV. Reminds me of a GMC Concept truck that the name is escaping me at the time.
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    Nissan News: Nissan Cutting 700 Jobs At Their Canton Plant

    Totally agree!
  13. Then in that case lets put in the proper eye candy of what an AWESOME EV lineup could look like. Urban Commuter So many awesome EV possibilities! 
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    Tesla Laying Off 7% of Workforce

    CT5 V EV might just be so much faster than the ICE V can ever be if Cadillac executes properly.
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    Probably old Raiders fan that fears not being seen. Probably drives on the freeway with their hazard lights on thinking it makes them safer. Free Man? College bills, coming home to visit and asking for more. You my friend are never free, Kids are for life! We just get the freedom to finally walk around the house dressed or not however we want as no one is around to be offended by it. Live Naked and Free we say on the west coast! Just the stench of Horse Manure!
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    Do not forget all the shark attacks in Florida and their massive sink holes since the aqueducts are devoid of water so everything is just crumbling into the sea.
  17. I REALLY HOPE that they shock everyone with a Escalade EV. They will have me putting money down if they do. @A Horse With No Name Are these car pictures for the Random thread or to make a point here on electrics?
  18. dfelt

    Nissan News: Nissan Cutting 700 Jobs At Their Canton Plant

    This makes total sense based on the global slow down in buying but is the news upset that Nissan is cutting jobs compared to GM, Ford or Tesla? I stated in another thread that so many who are upset at GM better get used to these announcements as everyone else will be cutting too. This is just normal business sense to adjust for decrease in sales to control costs and keep profits up.
  19. People Watching is so much fun.
  20. dfelt

    Tesla Laying Off 7% of Workforce

    Yet where is the Hate and ROAR in the News about Fords massive layoffs. Seems there has been a bit of unfair attack in the press and from the white house. Like you again not taking sides, but pointing out there does seem to be a bit of a lopsided attack on GM versus the others.
  21. dfelt

    Ford News: Ford Is Planning An All-Electric F-150

    I think Ford, GM, Ram, Toyota and Nissan are gonna have to majorly rethink their strategy if both Rivian and Atlis get their trucks into production in the 2020 time frame. Both Electric Trucks are going to give the 5 old OEMs above a run for their money especially if Atlis can give the same 3ft water depth that the Rivian has shown can do crossing rivers. Heck electric trucks that are designed from the beginning that can handle having their power train submerged for periods of time will take over as emergency vehicles in areas that deal with flooding as we already see too many ICE auto's stuck in a foot of water where these trucks will just go through and rescue peeps and their fluffy friends.
  22. Trouble for Harley Davidson Livewire complements of Lightning Motorcycles While all the world was focused on the Detroit auto show this week, a small start up in San Carlos California announced their second motorcycle. In 2009 Lightning Motorcycles was founded to bring a true electric super-bike to the world. This bike was the LS-218 and has racked up numerous racetrack wins and set land speed records. The LS-218 has a governed top speed of 218 MPH, 10,500 RPM red line, 200 HP, 168 lb-ft of torque and a 100 mile range with a weight of 495 lbs. There are options to give the Super-Bike a 120, 150 or 180 mile range plus plenty of other options from enhanced brakes, suspension, etc. all for a starting retail price of $38,888 USD. It is truly the fastest production motorcycle in the world. Now if this was all they had, Harley would not have a problem, but as the very first image above states, Lightning announced their second bike the "Lightning Strikes" that will have a base 150 mile range, top speed of 150 mph with a 35 min recharge on DC for a starting price of $12,998. Production begins March 2019. At this time there is no other information or pictures of the production bike, but all this will come out at the grand official Strike launch in March 2019. 150 miles of range, 150 mph top speed for $12,998, I think Harley Davidson should be worried! Lightning Motorcycle lightningmotorcycle.com 933 American St, San Carlos, CA 94070 (650) 453-3769
  23. Totally agree with all you said. It is not for everyone.
  24. Good Questions and I myself have never heard of the term "naked bike". @Drew Dowdell Do you know more about a "naked bike" versus a speed bike? Since all we have is the front image so far of this new electric bike, I have no idea of the style yet. If the Lightning Strike is a single rider bike like the Livewire bike, then I think Harley does have a problem as people will cross shop the two. I honestly think based on the info they have supplied that it is another sports bike like the Livewire. To quote them: Lightning is announcing the upcoming launch of the all-new Lightning Strike – the world’s first premium mass-market electric motorcycle. Does not sound to me as if it is going to be another crouch rocket speed bike.

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