A Tesla Killer Enters the Fray – It is Called Ford Mustang Mach-E

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    HI Edwin:

    I could call it a Tesla imitator but I do not think it has the same punch. ;)

    This is the first all-electric outside of Tesla with both 300+ miles of range and blistering 0 to 60 times to make the performance spec Nazis happy.

    Wayne
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I'll be happy when it looks like a car and isn't called "Mustang".
     
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  3. litesong

    litesong litesong

    I'm a Mustang purist. I've always hated them.
     
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  4. litesong

    litesong litesong

    When we get to the nearest star system to our sun, Alpha Centauri, 4.3 light-years away, it's good to know the planets there, are "almost the same" as Earth.....NOT!
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Yeah , but which vehicle will get to Alpha Centauri first , that Ford abomination or Tesla Model 3 Long Range?
    And how many stops for charging ? Hah !
     
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  6. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Since Alpha Centauri star system is so close, it will only take 83.3 thousand recharges.....then multiply that number by 1000...... & then multiply that number by 1000...... Good thing the Tesla Model 3 motor & battery pack has some of the best resilience, & Elon is really building out the Tesla Superchargers. Elon already launched the space going Tesla, so he's on his way....... :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: :rolleyes::rolleyes: Look to the skies!
     
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  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    To infinity and beyond !
     
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  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    I was accused of being paid for writing the title to this story by a former Auto Blog Green Social Media manager on FB just a few minutes ago.

    Screw him! I would rather have a Mustang Mach-E in my garage than a Tesla anything if the specs come close to being real.

    Wayne
     
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  9. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Reservations for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E "First Edition" are officially full -- though the Premium Edition and the GT are still available.

    2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

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    Here are some facts from the first batch of reservations:
    • Carbonized Gray is the most popular choice with 38 percent choosing it, with Grabber Blue Metallic 35 percent and Rapid Red 27 percent
    • More than 80 percent of U.S. customers are reserving Mach-E with an Extended Range Battery <-- As expected. :)
    • About 55 percent are opting for all-wheel drive
    • Almost 30 percent of U.S. customers are choosing the Mach-E GT
    • More than a quarter of all reservations are coming from California <-- Also as expected. :)
    Wayne
     
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  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:


    Wayne
     
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  11. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Only if you wounder (wind?) the spring real tight. :confused:
     
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  12. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Edwin:

    No, it is not but it is a transformative offering from Ford!

    2020/2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

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    Next years fans tailgate in style with the all-electric Mustang Mach-E’s front trunk, a 4.8-cubic-foot plastic space that sits underneath the hood.

    The trunk in the front is about the size of a large cooler, so fans can forget about lugging a heavy cooler to a tailgate. Just fill the front trunk with ice and beverages and cruise right up to your tailgate. When you’re done, open the drain cap at the bottom of the front trunk and let gravity do the rest.

    Feed an entire team by loading the front trunk with hot wings: you can hold more than 1,000 regular sized wings with the extra storage space. And don’t worry about the sauce – you can open the drain cap and hose down the front trunk when you get home.

    In other words, never will this be a thing but like Tesla, the Frunk is a real thing.

    Deliveries of the electric SUV begin in late 2020.

    Wayne
     
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    When the frunk offers heating to keep my wings warm , I'll buy one.
    Then again , probably not. Way to dominate the shrinking American ( nameplate ) automobile market.
    If I ever feel the need for an SUV or pickup , I'll visit a Ford dealership.
    Jeez.
     
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  14. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Ford and Bosch Use Virtual Reality to Train Technicians on Mustang Mach-E

    [​IMG] Quite advanced for an all-new advanced Ford offering if I do say so myself.

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – February 14, 2020

    2020 Mustang Mach-E First Drive

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    Our first "ride" in the all-new Mustang Mach-E at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this month.​

    Technicians will be trained how to service and maintain the all-electric Mustang Mach-E without need to access a physical model – thanks to a new virtual reality (VR) training tool from Ford and Bosch.

    A technician will learn how to diagnose and perform service related to the vehicle’s high-voltage system wearing the virtual reality headset. This includes tasks such as removal and installation of the main battery as well as service and maintenance on the battery pack itself.

    Bosch also is developing future extensions where the technicians utilize VR to enter the vehicle and navigate through modules as if they were walking through rooms to learn the system. Navigating between modules enables the technicians to determine the issue to repair the vehicle.

    Dave Johnson, Director of Ford Service Engineering Operations:
    This new virtual reality system can be used as an ongoing training tool, allowing technicians to learn niche skills in the Ford technical training program. Virtual reality training has the potential to attract new hires to the automotive repair world, rightly framing the profession as a high-tech, forward-thinking industry in which technicians can learn more efficiently in a state-of-the-art environment. Additionally, technicians can tap into the system from any location.

    Bosch developed a proof of concept in 2019 for automotive service training via virtual reality, then market tested it with instructors, technicians and college students. Ford Motor Company is the first automaker to pilot the application in its service technician powertrain repair course, specifically with the all-new Mustang Mach-E, the company’s first all-electric SUV. Ford could expand the technology to train on additional vehicles in the future.

    The virtual reality training solution uses an Oculus Quest virtual reality headset from Facebook. Ford and Bosch are working with Oculus for Business to manage their fleet of headsets deployed to the Ford technician training program, as well as with PIXO VR. The company’s proprietary virtual reality content distribution platform enables scaling and iterating virtual reality training software and applications.
     
  15. litesong

    litesong litesong

    What's an SUV or pickup? Oh, I remember seein' such strange things on the highway!! Yeah, designed fer carryin' things & people, which they generally don't. I know what yer talkin' about now!
     
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