Anonymous, 14 Oct 2023They'll be fine in the US for a long time. There won't be any ICE ban for a very lo... moreYeah, I know F150 is most likely a reason Ford has a long future :-D but still it might impact them in the way European brands felt the push already. After failing to produce a decent dedicated EV platform for a decade, they are already trying to merge with more successful / innovative Chinese brands and pretty much start to use their platforms.
Kinda sad that even the Porsche EV platform used in Porsche/Audi might end up abandoned in favour of some Chinese tech, makes you wonder how much stale all those "tradition" car brands have become.
I just saw new previews for BYD Seal ... BYD alone might transform European market in a big way, if they manage to get compliant with all those EU regulation and get their distribution together.
Fearghast, 01 Oct 2023An interesting question might be if there will be any Ford brand left past the mark when they ... moreThey'll be fine in the US for a long time. There won't be any ICE ban for a very long time, much later than other markets.
TOMMY, 01 Oct 2023BYD may have surpassed Ford in global car sales for one month, but let's see if they can ... moreAn interesting question might be if there will be any Ford brand left past the mark when they plan to ban ICE vehicles.
I am certainly not worried about BYD, they most likely secured their position when it comes to EV transition, but Ford, the whole VW group and many other brands, I am not so sure if they will all make it in the long run.
BYD may have surpassed Ford in global car sales for one month, but let's see if they can maintain that position in the long run.
It's always fun to read your articles, you always find a way to add a pinch of suger to the technical world of Auto industry with your joyful literature 🙂