Chevy will begin selling electric vehicle conversion kits in the second half of 2021

scavengerspc

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The only hard information in that article appears to be Ford's (nonbinding) agreement with California to continue working to improve their fleet emission standards.
Ummm. That's why I posted it.
Bill Ford might have said they plan to announce those models by 2022
Like I said I think a wait and see approach is best because I can't possibly know for sure and neither can you.
 

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A wait and see approach is best because I can't possibly know for sure and neither can you.
Ay yai yai. Tell you what: you cite just one case of Ford or any other automaker ever in history releasing a new model without announcing it at least two years earlier, and I'll accede the possibility that they are secretly holding 30+ unannounced EV models on tap for 2022.
 

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Ay yai yai. Tell you what: you cite just one case of Ford or any other automaker ever in history releasing a new model without announcing it at least two years earlier, and I'll accede the possibility that they are secretly holding 30+ unannounced EV models on tap for 2022.
The Mach E was announced 10 months before it was available
 

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Eh? It was announced Nov 2019, and still isn't available yet for sale. It might show up next month, but that's looking a bit dicey.
Eh? No.

A member of my Pittsburgh staff already ordered one (Mid September?) and is trading in his Tesla. And Mark McLarty Ford in North Little Rock thinks he has one in stock and is going to call me back. Call them.
 
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Well, a member of my Pittsburgh staff already ordered one and is trading in his Tesla.
A pre-order, sure. From FordAuthority.Com:

"Ford apparently wants to start series production of the purely electric Mustang Mach-E in December. As buyers of the model report, they have received e-mails from Ford with a concrete production date for their particular model. The earliest confirmed date is 7 December...."

I had the Mach-E in mind in my initial post, as when Farley originally announced the model, he stated a desire to break the normal two-year delivery window.
 

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A pre-order, sure. From FordAuthority.Com:

"Ford apparently wants to start series production of the purely electric Mustang Mach-E in December. As buyers of the model report, they have received e-mails from Ford with a concrete production date for their particular model. The earliest confirmed date is 7 December...."

I had the Mach-E in mind in my initial post, as when Farley originally announced the model, he stated a desire to break the normal two-year delivery window.
Just call the dealer above. And even Dec. 7th seems to be well within your 2-year time frame. I did mention 10 months because I was counting pre-orders.

EDIT:
Trotter Ford (Pine Bluff) says there is a pretty good chance of me getting one before Christmas.
 
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Even Dec. 7th seems to be well within your 2-year time frame.
Yes, but it hasn't happened yet, which is why I qualified my statement.

In any case, if and when you do receive it, I hope you'll give us here your impressions. An EV Bronco just might tempt me to purchase my first domestic model in nearly 30 years.
 

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Yes, but it hasn't happened yet, which is why I qualified my statement.

In any case, if and when you do receive it, I hope you'll give us here your impressions. An EV Bronco just might tempt me to purchase my first domestic model in nearly 30 years.
Actually I'm still on the fence and getting info. If I do pull the trigger I will wait for the GT model in the Spring. Im also eyeing the Bronco (gas) and Hummer EV.
 

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If I actually had a garage to park in and charge up, I'd think about it. But unfortunately, I'm not allowed to install an electric car charging station next to the street.
Ok but I bet there are already more charging stations near you than you think. Hell, I live in Arkansas (where creative thinking goes to die) and there are now 4 charging stations within 6 miles of me.

Also, all EVs come with 120v capabilities so really you are just an extension cord away.
 

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I'm not so thrilled about Tesla's after warranty support either. Especially for DIY people. Good luck getting your hands on a part. That is without letting Tesla install it for five arms and three legs. Certainly one of the services Tesla has in common with Apple.

I hope that is not the case with these potential mods from Chevrolet, General Motors, Dodge, and Ford.