Ford’s new SUV is being compared to a ‘personal bullet train’  and it could give Elon Musk a run for his money

 Ford Investor Day remarks by CEO Jim Farley and Chief Officer of EVs and Digital Systems Doug Field revealed details of the company's newest car, a battery-electric SUV with three rows of seating.

These include a 350-mile range on a 100-kilowatt-hour battery. The battery size is substantially smaller than what Carscoops would have expected for an electric Ford SUV of that size. 

Ford executives are calling the unnamed SUV, which will cost roughly $60,000 in 2025, a “personal bullet train,” Carscoops claimed. This probably means the car is speedy and has seven seats.

Ford said that it would build a Michigan factory to make lithium iron phosphate batteries, a cheaper and more ecological alternative to lithium-ion batteries, indicating its desire to expand its EV line.

You can’t dismiss the threat,” one EV fanatic said on Tesla fan site Teslerati. “FORD is energized. The next-generation Truck was announced while Lightning was in its first year. 

Farley admits to being ‘behind’ and wants to catch up. Tesla has a weak product release record. They're still developing factories worldwide.

This is why Tesla is in a race against time,” said another. “If they want to be more than a boutique manufacturer, they need to grow and have product/factories/infrastructure when everyone catches up.”