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Old 09-27-2021, 06:43 PM   #1
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Ford announces new EV truck factory and a bunch of battery factories.

Interesting read. Looks like they are prepping for a change of direction.

https://electrek.co/2021/09/27/ford-...gigafactories/

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Old 09-27-2021, 07:28 PM   #2
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Oil is now over $75/barrel. I sure hope all the EV's will reduce the demand for oil.
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Oil is now over $75/barrel. I sure hope all the EV's will reduce the demand for oil.
LOL. . I wouldn’t be surprised if it does. You have to figure. There are about 7000 new vehicles on the road everyday that don’t have a gas tank, a transmission, a crank case, or a catalytic converter. And that will double every two years for the foreseeable future. Those are customers that will never come back. I would think at some point there will be some downward pressure on fuel and motor oil prices. Then again, I have no idea of how that all works.
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Where will they get the materials to build the batteries ? And the even bigger question, the people to go to work and build the vehicles.
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Where will they get the materials to build the batteries ? And the even bigger question, the people to go to work and build the vehicles.
No idea. Right now fords EV centre of excellence is in Mexico and that’s where the Mustang Mach E is built. Maybe they’ll shift some of the manufacturing there.
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I can't imagine that anyone would buy an electric truck to tow an RV. You're limited in your travel range to about 100 miles. Maybe its OK for bringing your boat to the local lake, but even then, why would you pay so much more for an EV when you can get an ICEV to do it for half the price?
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This comment is probably 200 to 300 years premature but the Webb Telescope will find a planet with rare Earth Medals. An Elon Musk Jr. Jr. type person will go get those metals. EV vehicles will be needed on those planets because there will be no oxygen.

The Artimis Project will be our 1st tiny step. Some of us will live long enough to see people on Mars I think.

Now to find a planet we can mine.
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Earth First, we can mine other planets later.
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Where will they get the materials to build the batteries ? And the even bigger question, the people to go to work and build the vehicles.
Beats working at Mickie D's. I would imagine there's plenty of lesser paying jobs that people have that they'd leave for a chance to work for Ford.
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I can't imagine that anyone would buy an electric truck to tow an RV. You're limited in your travel range to about 100 miles. Maybe its OK for bringing your boat to the local lake, but even then, why would you pay so much more for an EV when you can get an ICEV to do it for half the price?
Who says elec F150 buyers are planning on towing with it? I've owned trucks for the last 30 years and only started towing 12 years ago. There's lots to tow besides RV's.
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Beats working at Mickie D's. I would imagine there's plenty of lesser paying jobs that people have that they'd leave for a chance to work for Ford.
I think the labour shortage will push the automation and robotization to new limits as well. You’ll need a lot less people to make the same number of cars in the next decade.

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I agree with more automation and fewer workers. It really is a catch 22.
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Blue Oval City is going to be 30 miles from me, and they already have a lot of the solar installed.
Realestate prices are already going up near this new facility.
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11 billion dollar investment with the factories covering 6 square miles...
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