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    Iowa
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    2012 Focus
  1. Announced today: https://electrek.co/2019/01/21/toyota-panasonic-ev-battery-cell-venture-report/
  2. Another article: https://evobsession.com/50-drop-in-battery-prices-in-3-years/
  3. Nope, batteries are getting cheaper, not more expensive: https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiFh53MzP3fAhXM64MKHQZYDmkQzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fdriving.ca%2Fchevrolet%2Fauto-news%2Fnews%2Felectric-cars-will-soon-be-cheaper-to-make-than-gas-cars-battery-maker&psig=AOvVaw1FRYL7Wx-RhVNNreey0lvR&ust=1548116253658010
  4. I suspect where you live is the other extreme. The rest of the country is somewhere in between. I see Teslas and/or Leafs on an almost daily basis, but not hordes of them like in Cali.
  5. I do...he also cut back on cars in favor of pickups and utilities...
  6. AGR

    2020 Ford Explorer

    So, the Explorer has 6 generations?? Some of those are just MCEs. But 1964-73 Mustangs constitute one generation?? Whatever... There's at least two generations in there, 1964-70 and 1971-73.
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    Autoshow leaks soon?

    Speaking of next week, does anyone know if Ford has anything to show at CES? I was hoping for a concept version of Mach E.
  8. Why would anyone expect a V8 Bronco? It's a Wrangler competitor, and the Wrangler has never had a V8. The later Jeep CJs had a V8 option, but I'm not sure how popular of an option it was, and the last one was built in 1986 anyway.
  9. Cost parity IS the purchase price. The price of batteries is declining faster than previously projected, thanks to not only EVs, but especially to all those portable electronic devices that we seemingly can't live without. They're also getting incrementally better all the time. The rest of the EV is already cheaper than ICE powered cars.
  10. https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/17/vw-id-range-and-more-info/ EVs are projected to meet cost parity with ICE cars by the 2022-23 timeframe.
  11. Maybe they should keep it as a car, only have the Active as one trim level...
  12. Yes really, if you look at the numbers. How many Sport Tracs would they actually sell? And how many wouldn't just buy a Ranger or F150 if no Sport Trac existed.
  13. Well, there's certainly a better business case for the new Focus than there would be for another Sport Trac, which was the point of my post.
  14. Ford already has 2 1/2 pickups, soon to be 3 1/2. How about spending this theoretical $$ bringing an already on sale in other markets Focus to North America. This would give them or retain more buyers than a stupid pickup that would cannibalize about 85% of its buyer from other Ford products.
  15. I saw an article on Autoblog or one of the other sites about a week ago that Toyota may not be too far behind with cuts. Prius-C, Yaris, and 86 might be, 86ed. Avalon is like all fullsize sedans, selling slowly. The regular Prius is safe...for now.
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