Certainly considering they have snow and freezing rain in MI that they have considered all that. There is something mechanical to push both the front and rear door open just like on the Model X. There is a handle in the front.Those door handles, or lack thereof, would be useless around here. Due to rapid daytime thaw freeze temperatures here in the mid-Atlantic I can see the doors getting iced up and no hand hold for leverage to get them open.
Tesla has made a profit on electric cars (that's all they sell). Fluctuates with the continual expansion costs that quarter vs cars sold that quarter so difficult to pin down as that isn't going to change in foreseeable future. Other companies it's all tied into other product line (only their accountants know for sure). At this point in time there is much money going into research. Do you count this or do you just count the amount the car is sold for vs. the amount of money it costs to build it exempting the cost to build/update the factory and the costs of developing the car. Taking this all into account It will be a while before the costs level out (technology matures, factories mostly built out) and the number of cars sold. EV sales will rise as their costs come down (a self feeding circle) and the neighbours seeing their neighbours driving their EV year in, year out. Add to that the restrictions put on ICE vehicles (no new ICE vehicles can be sold in BC after 2040, that's only 20 years away).I like the Mach e. I would buy one. I don't like the grill. That's an easy thing to change and it could very well look different. I think about 90 percent of the initial perception of the car comes from the Mustang name. If it was called the Focus Mach e, it would be a totally different story (or any other name). Ford claims to be able to make a profit on every car right from the start. Nobody has managed that yet, have they? Is anybody making a profit on electric cars?
The base trim level (Select) is about $43.5K and has federal tax credits available. The price with tax credits will be within range of a well negotiated Bolt Premier.Which means it's probably bad news.
I mean, I'd welcome it in the low $40ks. But the way the marketing feels, this is gonna be a $60k vehicle.