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Ford releases the new Mustang Mach E all electric car

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Yeah I got an email about it.  All the Idrises in the world couldn't make me buy an SUV of any kind, let alone the bulbous ones Ford are churning out.

Don't want a massive Tesla style tablet.  I may have misheard the TV the other day but I'm sure they said you can't even open the glovebox without having to ***** about with the tablet.  

They need to stop fecking about and get hybrid/electric into the Fiesta and Focus.

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Looks like an even bigger new Puma/new Kuga to me.

Yeah, I hate those large touchscreens and lack of physical switches too. Due to accident, I have very little sensation in my left hand and fingers - I can cope ok with physical switches and buttons, but a touchscreen is as much use as a chocolate teapot to me, and to many others with similar issues for various reasons.

Talking of the Puma, that is mild hybrid only so I wouldn't be surprised to see the same powertrain appearing in the Fiesta and Focus once they get the Puma launch out of the way.

 

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I don't get this whole obsession with slapping flat panel TVs on a dash... Why can't we have electric cars with normal dashboards - rotary gauges, physical push buttons for everything, yet with an electric power plant under the hood instead? It's kind of like the 80's futuristic car design fad again, but on steroids this time...

All Ford needed to do is take the Shell of the Mondeo or Mustang and slap an electric engine in it instead...

Sick of this boring SUV fad too - I remember a time when saloons and sports coupes were common place

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20 hours ago, Incontro said:

Sick of this boring SUV fad too 

Me too - wouldn't buy this whatever was under the bonnet.

As we've said on here before, when someone produces an electric car that looks normal, with a normal interior, a normal range, that can be recharged in a similar time to fuelling an i/c engined car (paying by card in the normal way without needing subscriptions to several charging networks), all for a similar price to an equivalent i/c car, I'll be interested.

That said, from what I've seen so far, the VW ID 3 is getting pretty near.

 

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How does the AC work in electric cars without front grills?  Where does the condenser go? :unsure:

I actually don't mind this aesthetically, but it's not a Mustang.  Does it cost more to make new names or something?  There must be plenty to chose from despite Ford sticking with the same old ones for completely different models...

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11 minutes ago, TomsFocus said:

  Does it cost more to make new names or something?  

That's a thought! I guess it probably does incur a fair bit of cost in registering a new name rather than re-using one from your existing catalogue.

In a similar vein, I was amused to read that Land Rover have been trying (without success so far) to retrospectively copyright the shape of the old LR Defender they stopped making over 3 years ago. Apparently the Grenadier project of Jim Radcliffe of Ineos is based on a similar shape which they don't want him to use. (Can't see why they're bothered if they don't want to make it any more, and if you're going to make a "proper" working 4x4 instead of a Chelsea tractor its gonna end up looking something like that anyway.)

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