The head of Ford’s electrification has cast a serious shadow on Tesla on quality issues and promised that you don’t have to make concessions on Ford’s electric vehicles.
One of the original members of the Ford Edison team, Darren Palmer, was responsible for designing the brand’s first pure electric vehicle. Now the heads of electric vehicle development at Ford and Lincoln have made some interesting comments in a new interview .
Palmer said in an interview with Autoblog on the occasion of the launch of the Mustang Mach-E that electric car buyers have so far had to compromise and accept some “deficiencies.”
“The door is installed properly, the color of the plastic and other materials are matched, the bumper will not fall off, the roof will not fall off when washing the car, and the door handle will not get stuck in cold weather. …”
Although the executives did not mention Tesla by name, some of the quality issues are often related to the brand.
He said that buyers will not have to make these “compromises” with Ford’s electric vehicles.
Just answer “yes” and then list all the things that Tesla does better than Ford in terms of electric vehicles, because there are so many electric vehicles.
Tesla cars have a longer range, faster charging speed, and higher efficiency than Ford’s new Mustang Mach-E.
But Palmer also has a point here. If we know that he didn’t even mention the name when talking about Tesla, but only listed our quality problems related to the brand, it means that we Tesla has some quality problems.
Tesla’s rapid development has caused some quality problems, especially in early new car releases, such as Model Y in 2020, and Tesla’s attempts to deliver a large number of cars at a very high rate during the end of the quarter. At that time, we have seen these problems. short time.
This automaker should definitely work towards this, but at the same time, this rapid pace has also promoted innovation and has led Tesla to reach industry-leading specifications with its electric vehicles, especially in terms of efficiency and driving range aspect.
Some people always like this approach, while others tend to use Ford, which makes it possible to avoid these quality problems.
I think both companies should learn from each other’s strengths in this regard. I am excited about the competition of new electric vehicles to push the overall quality of new electric vehicles to a higher potential.
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