The “Mustang Mach E,” which will go 230 miles to more 300 miles per charge depending on how it’s equipped, was unveiled last weekend ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show press days.
There are 18 now for sale in the US, and IHS Markit expects that to grow to 80 in 2022, including pickup trucks and SUVs that are in the heart of the American market. Yet last year, pure electric vehicles made up only 1.5% of new vehicle sales worldwide, and the consulting firm LMC Automotive predicts that will rise to 2.2% this year. In the U.S., electric vehicles were only 1.2% of sales in 2018, and it’s expected to be about the same this year.
But automakers see opportunity for growth, and with electric vehicles getting 250 miles or more on a single charge, worries about running out of juice on a daily commute are gone. Because of the added models and increased range, LMC predicts that they will make up 17% of global sales and 7% of U.S. sales in 2030.
First-generation electric vehicles, which mainly were retrofitted versions of existing models designed to meet government fuel economy standards, didn’t sell well largely because they couldn’t travel more than 100 miles between charges. But now, many can go beyond the distance people drive in one day with plenty of cushion.
“Seeing 250 miles as a real thing has been kind of a game changer in the electric car market,” said Jake Fisher, director of auto testing for Consumer Reports. “There haven’t been a lot of choices for a vehicle that really could take the place of a mainstream vehicle. It’s a whole different animal now.”
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
GOOGLE FIRES AI MANAGER WHO PROTESTED HER PEER'S DEPARTURE
Google has fired a leader of its artificial intelligence ethics team in the fallout from the recent departure of another former employee involved in the same field.
INVESTING ABCS: TEACHING YOUR KIDS ABOUT MONEY AND MARKETS
The recent stock market mania over the video game company GameStop, which this week was scrutinized by Congress, has provided a teachable moment for kids.
US LAUNCHES AEROSPACE CENTER AT TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY
The U.S. Department of Defense has launched an aerospace education center of excellence at Tuskegee University in Alabama.
SYFY'S ‘RESIDENT ALIEN' INVADER GETS LIFT-OFF WITH VIEWERS
“Resident Alien,” a new Syfy series that caught the attention of veteran TV critic Rob Owen and approving viewers, is evidence that inventive shows exist outside premium cable and streaming services.
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE RISES FOR SECOND STRAIGHT MONTH
U.S. consumer confidence rose again in February as an accelerating COVID-19 vaccine push provides hope for Americans who have lived through a year of unprecedented restrictions.
HUAWEI UNVEILS FLAGSHIP FOLDABLE SMARTPHONE
Struggling under U.S. sanctions, Huawei unveiled a folding smartphone with an 8-inch (20-centimeter) -widescreen Monday to show off its tech prowess but said it will be sold only in China.
FEDERAL JUDGE SAYS CALIFORNIA CAN ENFORCE NET NEUTRALITY LAW
A federal judge this week ruled that California can for the first time enforce its tough net neutrality law, clearing the way for the state to ban internet providers from slowing down or blocking access to websites and applications that don’t pay for premium service.
COMPANY TESTING FULLY DRIVERLESS CARS ON LAS VEGAS STREETS
An autonomous vehicle company has been testing its cars in Las Vegas without a human backup driver ready to take control in an emergency.
BONE CANCER SURVIVOR TO JOIN BILLIONAIRE ON SPACEX FLIGHT
After beating bone cancer, Hayley Arceneaux figures rocketing into orbit on SpaceX’s first private flight should be a piece of cosmic cake.
A COMPELLINGLY CRUEL ROSAMUND PIKE IN ‘I CARE A LOT'
An air of mystery surrounded Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl” but there’s no mistaking her in “I Care a Lot.” Sporting designer suits and a bob cut so sharp that you tremble for her stylist, Pike’s Marla Grayson is ruthlessly imperious from head to toe.
FIRST GENERATION BRONCO VS. 2021 FORD BRONCO SPECS
A comparison of the data. The first-generation Ford Bronco, released in 1966 and after vs. the 2021 Ford Bronco.
01 A Better Allison Merchant Automotive MAximum Transmission Work Series
ONE UP OFFROAD TRACTION BARS ELIMINATE A COMMON PROBLEM
TOP TEN IN REVIEW
Low-buck 4x4 truck: What's your best wrecked to rugged transformation?
One truck was wrecked, the other one only sent power to its rear axle. Bob Olds looked at the 3 ⁄4-ton Ford and the crinkled Power Wagon, saw (very few) dollar signs, and the inspiration he needed for his next project. We leafed through the archives to June 1966 to see how this budget-conscious build unfolded.
LEAF SPRING HANGING TIPS AND TRICKS
A look at how we reconfigured the leaf-spring suspension of our project 4x4
Intake 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
My first Ford Mustang tri-bar taillights, roofline, and a had a 4.6-liter V-8, dash-to-axle ratio reminiscent five-speed manual, of the rear-wheel-drive—but that’s and rear-wheel drive. My next might have two electric motors, single-speed automatic gearboxes, and all-wheel drive.
Dad’s 1931 Model A Coupe Inspires Son to Build His Dream Roadster
BARGAIN MUSCLE CARS
The evolution of affordable performance
GT Spirit - LB Works vs Roush Stage 3 Mustangs
Form vs function for Ford’s muscle car icon