Do we know if the Mach E is to be sold in the UK?

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  1. AstroKeith

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    I've just received an invitation to pre-order!
    IT'S NOT A MUSTANG!
    It's ugly, especially the front grill. What were they thinking of?
    Its slow, <7 seconds 0-60, <5 for the GT but thats 2 years away.
    Prices look reasonable I guess, but they are only indicative at the moment. £40k for the basic. £47 for the AWD.
    But they are asking £58k for a 'limited edition' launch model.

    Ford, adding a few styling features does not make it a Mustang!

    Plus would trust Ford UK dealers to be able to look after such technology?
     
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    Can someone please tell me what I'm missing !!!

    Couple of things from MY personal point of view.

    Car itself - I kinda like it and to some degree would consider buying one - BUT - Its not a Mustang.

    Electric - I just dont care for it and cant convince myself why you would want a Electric car - This is my reasoning. Lets say I want to drive from my house in Essex and drive to the top of Scotland in my current V8 GT. Lets say its 800 Miles there, to do this journey it would take a couple of tanks of petrol and maybe a couple of refreshment breaks but I would not need to think about it whatsoever, just jump in my car and drive and fill up with juice as and when.
    A customer of mine has a Tesla and he says that on the same journey you load your journey details and it tells you where to stop and charge and if you get to a service and the chargers are being used then you just have to wait !!!

    What am I missing with Electric - I just dont think this is reliable to consider.

    Drop a V8 in this car but call it something completely different and tell me where to sign.
     
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    Electric cars are not at a stage yet where suitable for people doing long journeys. They are best for commuting especially if your work has a charging place
     
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    Not a Mustang and not for me, horrible.
     
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    No GT model. I'll get a 2018 E63 V8 4Matic Estate and save £10K.
     
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    It is a Mustang, in the same sense as this is an MG, ie the cynical marketing sense.

    Its about as polar opposite as you can get from a Mustang MG-Maestro-1_2506178b.jpg
     
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    On the bright side, for the price of the expensive, faster version of this monstrosity you can buy a brand new, fully specced v8 gt and run it for several years
     
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    I get cheesed off if I'm waiting for a pump and somebody has gone shopping for coffee and lunch, I can't imagine arriving at the motorway services to find the 2 chargers occupied with somebody waiting

    What happens then because it's not like a mcdonalds drive through , there's no organised queue so you can't even leave the car and get a drink

    Then there's this scenario, 30 miles left, made it
    Oh **** me
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    It's probably why hydrogen fuel cell cars will overtake electric in the future. Much better range and only take a couple of minutes to refill.

    Good comparison between the two by James May

     
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    Reasonable isn't the word i'd use to describe the pricing of EVs. If you want the AWD with the extended battery in any colour other than black and you're back at £58k again. They just don't excite me and i'm not going to shell out three times the national average wage for something that leaves me cold. As for the name... :angry:

    The good doctor makes the point perfectly. For the sort of money they're asking for a Ford there's better out there.
     
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    Except with hydrogen you can't park in underground car parks, you can't use the Channel Tunnel, etc. Oh, and unless you live in London or Surrey there's nowhere to refuel. And second "oh", hydrogen is expensive so you pay a shed-load for the car then even more to refuel it (and that's before the government start adding duty to it).

    Sadly we'll be forced down the route of battery electric and we'll have to get used to the inconvenience. Of course, I'm sure when cars replaced horses people complained about the refueling - after all, with a horse you just stop in a field and let it eat :)
     
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    Like anything though once the technology becomes more common prices fall
     
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    Yuckity Yuck, So Ugly! Change the front grill panel and I think it will get better reviews.
     
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    Yep! the range anxiety issues that come with BEVs combined with queues at motorway services & urban charging points, waiting for people to return to their car, unplug & vacate. Very much kill the BEV for anyone but the urban commuter who only has to shuffle across town, between work & home.
    But they'll have to be on some awesome wage to afford that.
    Furthermore, during recent years as the prospect of the "real world" BEV has loomed ever larger in the rear view mirror. I struggle to recall reading any detailled plan for what happens to a 5 year old battery pack!

    Some years ago, Mr May reviewed the Honda Clarity, which at the time, was about to be rolled out as an early gen HfcEV. Something like "It's the car of tomorrow, because you can use it as you do, a car of today. Drive it 300 miles, refill in minutes & drive some more".

    Doesn't that video show Mr May's garage is underground? Legal? Insured?

    The EV is a red herring.
    Liquid fuelled cars should replace them.
    The fuel being created with 3rd gen or later, bio-tech.
     
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    I like VW's Space Vizzion shown at the LA show. An electric estate car.
     
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