Some of the biggest oil companies like BP, Total, Shell and Chevron have made major investments in EV charging by either partnering or buying the charging infrastructure because they believe the forecast that 60%of new car sales and 33% of the global car fleet are estimated to be electric by 2040. So discount that if you will but the investments have already been made. It is estimated that car manufacturers will invest $300 billion over the next 10 years in EVs.
Pretty obvious from the comments on this thread many think Tesla will fail, and the stock will plummet. Maybe they will but Tesla will be bought out by a major player in the auto business for ~$30 billion prior to that happening. Think about this. Suppose Ford buys a 40-50% stake in Tesla (Ford is not cash rich) and takes over manufacturing, distribution, and sales, and all the other day to day tasks of running an auto business and all Musk has to do is focus on product innovation. Could happen, but Ford does not have a good history at managing acquired car companies (Volvo, Jaguar) and doing that is probably the last thing on their mind. Nevertheless, both Google and Apple have kicked the tires Tesla in the past and so have the Chinese, who are loaded with cash and might be the one that makes the first move.
So either you believe Tesla will make and if you do not you have to guess which auto manufacturer buys them and becomes the WW leader in EVs and charging infrastructure.
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Metro Detroit (urban area) is about 1,337 square miles in area. There are scores of Level 2 and DC Fast EV charging points in the area. Chevy Bolt works perfectly fine for that usage scenario.
Sounds like pure snake oil.
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There's been a lot of hype and publicity stunts from Ford regarding electric vehicles in the past. And Ford has nothing to offer U.S. BEV customers right now.
But if Ford becomes the first major automaker to put a truly capable BEV pickup truck into mass production, we'll know that Ford is a big league player. And with Ford's recent investment in Rivian, I think they'll make it happen within the next 5 years. There's reason to be optimistic that Ford finally taking the EV market seriously.
I currently have Sync version 3.0 from the factory, but I see where the latest version is 3.3. I’ve been trying to perform an update via WiFi with no success. The date of the last update was 10-3-18, which I believe is the build date. I’ve tried logging onto owner.lincoln.com to attempt a USB update, but it says that there are no updates available. Has anyone been able to update Sync beyond version 3.0?
How many miles is "all over the metro Detroit area? A Bolt has up to 238 miles of range without charging during the work day. If the vehicle doesn't have the range you need, get one that does. Most Teslas get over 300 miles and the Rivians will be up to 400 miles.