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Is Tesla's next project an F-150 competitor? [w/poll]

Is Tesla's next project an F-150 competitor? [w/poll]

What's the future look like for Tesla after it launches the Model X CUV and possibly a smaller, sub-Model S sedan? Would you believe a pickup truck? Yes, Tesla could be looking to use its EV know-how to take the fight to Ford and the F-150, based on comments made by company founder Elon Musk.

"If you're trying to replace the most gasoline miles driven, you have to look at what people are buying," Musk said during an impromptu Q&A session following a speech at Business Insider's Ignition conference. "[The F-150 is] the best selling car in America. If people are voting that's their car, then that's the car we have to deliver.

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Re: Is Tesla's next project an F-150 competitor? [w/poll]

It takes more than an electric drivetrain to make an F-150. Toyota has been trying for years.

But I have to say, the Tesla Model S is outselling the MKS, 14,950 to 9,216 YTD. So hopefully we will see the 2016 MKS Concept at the Detroit Auto Show in Jan.
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It takes more than an electric drivetrain to make an F-150. Toyota has been trying for years.

But I have to say, the Tesla Model S is outselling the MKS, 14,950 to 9,216 YTD. So hopefully we will see the 2016 MKS Concept at the Detroit Auto Show in Jan.
I hope that Bloggin, although I´m not sure, the Navi and the MKX are going to debut before the MKS
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Re: Is Tesla's next project an F-150 competitor? [w/poll]

between an MKS concept being shown at NAIAS, possibly the MKX reveal as well and MKZ & MKC all over the show room floor.....I would say that will really give Lincoln some traction for customers to go test drive.


Oh, and pooh on Tesla.

Good luck with your fire trucks
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between an MKS concept being shown at NAIAS, possibly the MKX reveal as well and MKZ & MKC all over the show room floor.....I would say that will really give Lincoln some traction for customers to go test drive.


Oh, and pooh on Tesla.

Good luck with your fire trucks
what about the Navi?
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Re: Is Tesla's next project an F-150 competitor? [w/poll]

Forgot about Navi.

Dang, Lincoln has a lot of presenting to do.
Better get busy
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Forgot about Navi.

Dang, Lincoln has a lot of presenting to do.
Better get busy
well I know there is a lot of products coming but I thought the Navi is next?
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Re: Is Tesla's next project an F-150 competitor? [w/poll]

^ afaik the Navi MCE is very soon but the allnew one based on the ultralight nextgen F-150 is a "ways" off

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I hope, rather than aim/bullseye at the F-150,
they build a green-F-100
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ie (Electric-)(POWER)Ranger to COAX FoMoCo into doing one too

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^ afaik the Navi MCE is very soon but the allnew one based on the ultralight nextgen F-150 is a "ways" off
agree the MCE Navi should debut next year but the all new based on the F150 is still 4 years aways IMO
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Re: Is Tesla's next project an F-150 competitor? [w/poll]

I see very little in the way of a market for a Tesla truck if it is expected to be a work based vehicle. On the other hand if they're just thinking along the lines of an electric Honda Ridgeline or glorified El Camino then they'll probably sell a few. And actual work truck that is expected to carry heavy loads is going to have a very small range, either that or it'll be priced like a Rolls with all the batteries they'll have to stuff in it! Then there is the problem of recharge time which isn't as big a deal for a commuter car, no business will accept that kind of down time.
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