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Wouldn't surprise me at all. Jeep is eventually going to do the same thing. It'll likely be a long way off, however...and by the time it hits the market, I hope the hinted-at, midsize "Hummer EV Sport" has joined the family lineup
 
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Oh certainly they are! I have another Bronco on order, but an EV at some point is a certainty.

First up though is the big dog of American vehicle sales: The EV F-150. A Ford F-150 EV will be an extraordinary offering. Having said that, all the manufacturer announcements belie the point that EV is going nowhere without the requisite supply chain of:
1. Semiconductors--no brainer current shortages
2. Lithium (Nevada White Gold)--messy and environmentally UNfriendly mining metal in which global demand far exceeds supply, even with existing EV production
3. Cobalt--Another metal that was party to a great study last year in the UK. If all the vehicles in the UK were EV, that would exceed the global supply of cobalt.
4. Li Ion battery materials, along with rare earth metals, are a nightmare for green production. \
5. Charging infrastructure for the F-150s and Hummers in the more remote areas of the Western States--where they are needed? Nada, Amigo.

Bottom line: All these manufacturers cannot provide the vehicles, batteries or infrastructure to garner significant market share in the near future. 10 years? Maybe. US overcomes its cultural and global decline to see the transformation through with laws and policies? Your guess is as good as mine.
 

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Oh certainly they are! I have another Bronco on order, but an EV at some point is a certainty.

First up though is the big dog of American vehicle sales: The EV F-150. A Ford F-150 EV will be an extraordinary offering. Having said that, all the manufacturer announcements belie the point that EV is going nowhere without the requisite supply chain of:
1. Semiconductors--no brainer current shortages
2. Lithium (Nevada White Gold)--messy and environmentally UNfriendly mining metal in which global demand far exceeds supply, even with existing EV production
3. Cobalt--Another metal that was party to a great study last year in the UK. If all the vehicles in the UK were EV, that would exceed the global supply of cobalt.
4. Li Ion battery materials, along with rare earth metals, are a nightmare for green production. \
5. Charging infrastructure for the F-150s and Hummers in the more remote areas of the Western States--where they are needed? Nada, Amigo.

Bottom line: All these manufacturers cannot provide the vehicles, batteries or infrastructure to garner significant market share in the near future. 10 years? Maybe. US overcomes its cultural and global decline to see the transformation through with laws and policies? Your guess is as good as mine.
Welcome to the forum @Transporter! You're right there is a mad scramble for car companies right now to get battery components and semiconductors. but GM and Ford seem to be ahead of most companies with their EV development. Are you planning on getting a Hummer or F-150 EV? Or are you waiting first?
 

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Welcome to the forum @Transporter! You're right there is a mad scramble for car companies right now to get battery components and semiconductors. but GM and Ford seem to be ahead of most companies with their EV development. Are you planning on getting a Hummer or F-150 EV? Or are you waiting first?
Yes, SirGood question: this is the first time I’ve ever had two vehicles on order at the same time, Hummer SUV EV3X and Bronco Wildtrack. Looking forward to them both!

True about the semiconductors, that supply chain is ramping up big time (and right here in AZ with TSMC and Intel investment). But battery tech and the raw materials are longer term challenges to EVs becoming a significant percentage of global vehicles.
 

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Yes, SirGood question: this is the first time I’ve ever had two vehicles on order at the same time, Hummer SUV EV3X and Bronco Wildtrack. Looking forward to them both!

True about the semiconductors, that supply chain is ramping up big time (and right here in AZ with TSMC and Intel investment). But battery tech and the raw materials are longer term challenges to EVs becoming a significant percentage of global vehicles.
That's pretty much an off-roading dream combo with those two, great choices.
 
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