Oh, times have changed. The days of the big, bad SUVs are hopefully long gone, making way for the electric car revolution. And Ford has just announced a serious contender in the game.
According to Automobile, Ford will “unveil a 200-plus-mile capable electric vehicle designed to compete with the Chevrolet Bolt later this year.” They also report that there is no set date to have it on market, but GM plans to launch the Chevy Bolt by 2017.
Tesla also plans to make more modestly priced cars with its Model 3 for under $40,000. And we know that Google and Apple are also getting into automaking, Google with its adorable self-driving car and Apple with its reported electric minivan.
No word yet on when a Ford prototype will hit the autoshow circuit. The Chevy Bolt appeared at the January North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Bolt is designed to go more than 200 miles and cost about $30,000 after tax incentives.
I’m all for Detroit getting more into the electric car market, hopefully it will inject some much-needed cash and jobs into the area, but with everyone making cars, who’s next? Amazon?