Ford & Solid State Batteries

Discussion in 'Tech: Batteries, Charging, Alternative Energy' started by CappyJax, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. CappyJax

    CappyJax Well-Known Member

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    I have no confidence in Ford coming up with any electrical innovation on their own, good thing they have deep pockets

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    Ford just announced 7000 layoffs and is going to focus on Autonomous driving and electric. With Rivian's platform on the refreshed Ranger things will get real interesting. The F150 is too big for my needs.I'm still leaning to the R1T.
     
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    size matters - the F-150 is too big for me also. R1T size works. I'm hoping the Ford investment in Rivian will come with tech sharing - Ford to share the solid state battery (if this pans out soon) and Rivian to share skateboard tech. They are not direct competitors after all due to vehicle size and intended audience, IMHO.
     
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    R1T is bigger than you think. It has the same wheel base as an F-150
     
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    Ford is just one one of many investors. I have been hearing about this battery type for a while now. I hope the tech comes to fruition soon. It would be a game changer.
     
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    Depends on which F150 as there are a dozen or so configurations - various cab sizes, various bed lengths, etc. Also, if @fastwheels is concerned about length then I would think he would want to look at overall vehicle length and not wheelbase. With the R1T overall length at 215" (wheelbase 136") only the 2019 F150 XL 4WD Reg Cab 6.5' Box has a shorter overall length at 209". All other 2019 F150 models are longer.

    No doubt!
     
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    you are correct, I am primarily looking at overall length, and if overall length stays at the 215" I have seen, it is only 3" longer than my Canyon which I can live with. Most of the full size trucks are quite a bit longer than that...
     

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