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  1. This is interesting. From today's Autoline Daily. Go to the 6:03 mark. http://www.autoline.tv/journal/?p=59346
  2. And then we have the VW CEO saying that EV's will be too expensive for many entry-level buyers. https://qz.com/1528921/vws-chairman-says-even-small-electric-cars-arent-going-to-be-cheap/
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    Reuss on Cadillac: "One Last Chance"

    Why buy a Cadillac EV when you can buy a Tesla? Or an upcoming EV from Mercedes or BMW or Audi? In the U.S. market, they've been a failure at trying to be the American answer to the Germans. Now they're going to try and out-Tesla, Tesla. It seems they're throwing mud at the wall and seeng what sticks.
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    Reuss on Cadillac: "One Last Chance"

    Funny. Exactly what I thought. If they're putting all of their eggs in the EV basket, then it's goodby Cadillac.
  5. The success is all of the positive buzz the suicide doors have brought to the Continental.
  6. From Automotive News: "Cadillac this month previewed an electric crossover expected in 2021 that will be the first vehicle to ride on GM's next-generation EV platform. "We've got one chance. This is it," Reuss told Automotive News last week. "We will leave nothing on the table, but we've got to get there. ... We're going to get there." https://www.autonews.com/retail/cadillac-weve-got-one-chance?fbclid=IwAR31MqwTYd9lwuC-VLHpyKf4s14LmHuO9YppQA1AKImXnAKSkW5DLvmuvnQ
  7. Interesting read in this week's Automotive News: "This is the one vehicle (Mach E) I'm most excited about," Farley said. In an investor presentation last week, he compared the still-unnamed crossover to a "rocket ship." Farley said Ford is moving away from positioning its electrified vehicles as eco-friendly green machines and focusing more on their performance capabilities. "If you give people more than just fuel economy ... we think there's real opportunity in electrification," he said. https://www.autonews.com/world-congress/personal-journey-leads-farley-embrace-evs?utm_source=weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190120&utm_content=article9-headline
  8. mackinaw

    Lincoln's Elegant BEV

    You got it. From an article in this week's Automotive News: Hau Thai-Tang, Ford's product boss, said last week that the automaker's battery-electric offerings will be "contribution margin positive." "This is not a strategic action to make people feel good," he said. "It's going to have to deliver its demand on capital."
  9. Still waiting for them to appear in Northern Michigan. Nothing at any dealer up here.
  10. Just stumbled across this article where VW's Chairman says future EV's won't be cheap. "Converting the world’s automobile fleet to fully electric will be more energy efficient in the long run, but Hans-Dieter Poetsch, chairman of Volkswagen, warns that it’s not going to be cheap. The auto executive tried to tamp down expectations that VW’s entry-level electric vehicles were going to be competitively priced with their non-electric counterparts, in an interview with the Welt am Sonntagnewspaper, published today (Jan. 20).“The current price level cannot stay the same if these cars are equipped with electric motors,” he said, according to the Reuters. “Therefore, it will inevitably lead to significant price increases in the small car segment.” Poetsch also said the higher costs of small electric carts might make them unaffordable for people with low incomes." https://qz.com/1528921/vws-chairman-says-even-small-electric-cars-arent-going-to-be-cheap/
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    Lincoln's Elegant BEV

    "Last week, in a furor fueled by General Motors’ announced plant closures and layoffs, President Donald Trump’s Chief Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow said the administration would be eliminating the federal tax credit granted to electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) buyers by 2020 or 2021 for all automakers." https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/2018/12/10/heres-which-automakers-will-suffer-if-trump-ends-electric-car-tax-credits/#1e4234259068
  12. Henry Payne, the auto writer for the Detroit News, bought his Model 3 in Ohio. Cleveland i believe.
  13. Yeah, you're probably right about the percentage of trucks vs. sedans up here in Northern Michigan. Full-sized pickups reign supreme. I suspect this is true for most rural areas.
  14. Again, EV's only made up nearly 1.75% of the U.S. market in 2018. This means that 98.25% of all vehicles sold in this country weren't EV's. Kind of lop-sided, I'd say.
  15. Just checked. California may come in at 7.5% for 2018, for the U.S. maybe 1.75%. You live in California, I live in northern Michigan. Outside of a few Tesla's passing down I-75, you don't see EV's up here. You just don't. I suspect where I live is more representative of the country overall than California.
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