“When we’re building cars, we want a lot of performance.
That’s the most important part of it.
And the performance is measured in miles per gallon, or miles per liter.
We don’t want to have a car that just sits there, and we want to make sure that when we drive it, we’re not just getting by on the gas.
We want to be the most powerful, fastest, most fun thing we can be.”—Johannesburg, South Africa—Nissan Motor Co. President Yusuf Mehdi, right, and Toyota Motor Corp. President Masayoshi Son, left, are seated on the steering wheel of a Toyota Camry, which has a 3.8-liter EcoBoost engine, at the company’s North American plant in North Canton, Ohio, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.
AP/Scott Olson Ford Motor Co., on the other hand, has said that it aims to be a “mobile electric car.”
So while the company is focused on achieving an average of 80 mpg, the Ford engineers have also come up with ways to make the cars more efficient.
One of the key ideas, which Ford said will be revealed later this year, is to replace the gasoline-powered engine with a turbocharged version.
That would produce more power than the car itself, which currently has about 300 horsepower.
And since it would need to be paired with a battery pack that could be replaced by a new battery, the car would have to be powered by solar panels, a power-storage device and a generator.
That last one is key to the car’s efficiency, Ford said.
“The battery is a very complex thing,” Ford President and CEO Bill Ford said at the Detroit auto show earlier this year.
“It requires a lot more energy than the battery does.
You have to get it into the correct state.”
Ford plans to put a battery into every vehicle it makes in 2019.
But it has a long way to go before the new generation of EVs can rival the performance of the gas-powered cars.
Tesla Motors Inc., a rival in the U.S. market, has promised to bring the best possible energy-efficiency performance to all its cars, but it hasn’t yet done so.
Ford said that the company will be able to produce all of its EVs with a smaller battery than the current 1.3-liter-and-larger-capacity models.
“You’re going to get a lot better energy efficiency with a larger battery,” Ford said of the smaller-capacity model.
Ford also has plans to bring a “clean diesel” model to the U: “We’re going after a clean diesel.”
While Ford has said it would have more vehicles available in 2020 than it does now, it has said there will be fewer than 2,000 in its lineup by 2025.
That could change with the introduction of the Chevy Bolt, which is the first vehicle that can be sold with the plug-in hybrid technology.
“We don’t have a timeline yet,” Ford executive Doug Fields said.
But Fields said the company would be “very happy to say we’re going into the first 100,000 EVs.”