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Posted: 05/03/22 06:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lightening interest far exceeded Ford's expectations.

I've said all along, that once the OEM's started getting into EV, it would begin to stress Tesla's hold on the market. Ford appears to be deeper than GM, but I couldn't count them out of the race just yet.

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I'm lightening my interest in the Lightning since they're hard to get.

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I read where Ford may make buyers of the Lightening sign a contract that they cannot sell the vehicle for a year after purchase.

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philh wrote:

Lightening interest far exceeded Ford's expectations.

I've said all along, that once the OEM's started getting into EV, it would begin to stress Tesla's hold on the market. Ford appears to be deeper than GM, but I couldn't count them out of the race just yet.

I think being unable to meet demand puts more stress on Ford than Tesla.
It's one thing to talk about and advertise the coming of the F150 EV its another to actually produce the product


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Lantley wrote:

philh wrote:

Lightening interest far exceeded Ford's expectations.

I've said all along, that once the OEM's started getting into EV, it would begin to stress Tesla's hold on the market. Ford appears to be deeper than GM, but I couldn't count them out of the race just yet.

I think being unable to meet demand puts more stress on Ford than Tesla.
It's one thing to talk about and advertise the coming of the F150 EV its another to actually produce the product


Agreed. Tesla sells about 400-500k cars annually. My guess would be either Ford didn't expect demand to be so high, or simply can't meet demand for a variety of factors. There is one major difference though, Ford sells a lot more cars in total. Now that they know demand is there, I expect a major ramp-up. I am sure there are other factors like government incentives that explain the number.


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I think being unable to meet demand puts more stress on Ford than Tesla.
It's one thing to talk about and advertise the coming of the F150 EV its another to actually produce the product

How many times has Tesla not been able to produce a product when they said they would, or not met the demand?

We're in uncharted territory right now.

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philh wrote:

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I think being unable to meet demand puts more stress on Ford than Tesla.
It's one thing to talk about and advertise the coming of the F150 EV its another to actually produce the product

How many times has Tesla not been able to produce a product when they said they would, or not met the demand?

We're in uncharted territory right now.

I don't see it that way. There were a lot of naysayers who thought serious reliable EV coud not be achieved.
The best the legacy manufactures could could come up with were the Leaf and the Bolt.
Tesla showed that EV could be much more than a small commuter car.
They didn't just talk about it. They changed the face of EV.
Sure there were growing pains, but in the end they raised the bar for EV.
They showed the world that EV was possible, if you were creative and determined. Tesla had nothing holding them back.
They were able to simply think outside the box and run with it.
The rest of the world is now playing catch up.

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bobsallyh wrote:

I read where Ford may make buyers of the Lightening sign a contract that they cannot sell the vehicle for a year after purchase.


I would like to see them enforce that. Are they going to change the Ford Oval to a tilted Swastika? Come on down to your local Fordungruppenfuhrers, see Adolf Jones in sales today for a great deal! ROFLMAO. They should make the Ford dealers sign a contract that limits sales to no more than MSRP.

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Can't wait to see how this plays out. I think Fords going to make a lot of anti EV haters rethink it. Of course not the macho macho men.


So EV proponents?
Cause people that hate anti EV people like EVs, right? [emoticon]


How many on this 13 page thread actually own an EV? Looks like 2 with one of those being a hybrid.

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Wade44 wrote:

...How many on this 13 page thread actually own an EV? Looks like 2 with one of those being a hybrid.


I actually own a Diesel, ICE, and EV so that I could join any discussion with knowledge. My vehicles combined get close to 40k a year (down from peak years). I have them to serve a specific purpose. I do not have an ebike, as I need to haul more than myself most of the time.

I will continue to have a non-EV vehicle until the time comes that I can make my 754 mile trip to my daughters in less than 12 hours, since I can make that trip in 11 hours, 35 minutes.


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