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Old 11-04-2019, 05:54 PM   #1
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Ford Electric F-150 to be built in Dearborn Factory

https://electrek.co/2019/11/04/ford-union-plans-electric-f-150-built-in-dearborn/

https://electrek.co/2019/11/04/ford-...t-in-dearborn/
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Is anything else going to be built there? Im sure the employees dont want to work part time.
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This will be very interesting as to how long the battery will last while towing. Can't wait to see TFL and others test it. With all the YouTube channels testing vehicles from Edmunds, KBB, Everyman, Trucks & SUV Talk and others we will get a good feel for how well it drives and how long the battery will last.

One idea I have is to carry my Yamaha generator to somehow charge it while on the road towing.
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This will be very interesting as to how long the battery will last while towing. Can't wait to see TFL and others test it. With all the YouTube channels testing vehicles from Edmunds, KBB, Everyman, Trucks & SUV Talk and others we will get a good feel for how well it drives and how long the battery will last.

One idea I have is to carry my Yamaha generator to somehow charge it while on the road towing.
Although it’s a neat idea electric cars can not charge while driving. Plus you would need a 20 KW generator to even make a dent while towing.

Yep. I’m looking forward to seeing the three trucks compete.

Ford F-150
Tesla
Rivian.

No rumours on Ram or GM yet.
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Is anything else going to be built there? Im sure the employees dont want to work part time.
I think itís built in the same factory as the gas version. Not sure.
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They could build adaptors to charge while away from charging ports. Like out west where gas stations are far apart, like North Dakota. Agree, it would be a slow charge but anything would be better than nothing.

There are population centers where electric vehicles make sense if they do not cause the lights to go out. But yikes, trying to tow out in the sparse population areas.
I think there is a county in N. Dakota with only 9 people in the whole county. I know I did not have Verizon cell coverage there.
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There are population centers where electric vehicles make sense if they do not cause the lights to go out. But yikes, trying to tow out in the sparse population areas.
I think there is a county in N. Dakota with only 9 people in the whole county. I know I did not have Verizon cell coverage there.
Sounds like everywhere up there outside of williston and dickinson. I almost had a heart attack with no cell coverage and the dodge started counting down 200 miles to derate in the middle of an 8hr drive. There are areas out there that you dont want to get stuck on the side of the road. Theres no way you could do that drive with only a couple hundred mile range.
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They could build adaptors to charge while away from charging ports. Like out west where gas stations are far apart, like North Dakota. Agree, it would be a slow charge but anything would be better than nothing.

There are population centers where electric vehicles make sense if they do not cause the lights to go out. But yikes, trying to tow out in the sparse population areas.
I think there is a county in N. Dakota with only 9 people in the whole county. I know I did not have Verizon cell coverage there.
The adapters already exist. EVSE’s (the cord that connects the car to the AC plug) can be plugged into everything from 120 volts 15 amp to 14-50 240 volts 50 amp. With the proper adapter. But the reality is DC fast charging infrastructure is already accelerating quite quickly. Within a few years when the trucks are entering mainstream the DCFC networks will grow as well.
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