Ford Halts Sale of Electric Mustang Mach-E Over Safety Defect

Ford Halts Sale of Electric Mustang Mach-E Over Safety Defect

BY TYLER DURDEN

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/ford-halts-sale-electric-mustang-...;

Ford Motor Company has notified all dealers to immediately suspend sales of the electric Mustang Mach-E due to potential overheating of the vehicle's high voltage battery main contactors that could render the car immobile. 

CNBC reports Ford issued a notice to dealers on Monday and said affected vehicles include 2021 and 2022 Mach-Es (built between May 27, 2020 to May 24, 2022) at the automaker's Cuautitlan Stamping and Assembly Plant in Mexico. 

"The problem involves a potential overheating of the vehicle's high voltage battery main contactors, which is an electrically controlled switch for a power circuit. The issue can lead to a malfunction that could cause the vehicle not to start or immediately lose propulsion power while in motion," CNBC said, citing the notice.

Ford submitted a recall to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for 48,924 Mach-Es built at the plant. The all-electric crossovers have had their fair share of issues, including loose subframe bolts, software errors, and faulty bonding for glass panel roofs.

The notice said Ford engineers would have a solution for the problem by the third quarter.

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Comment by Willem Post on June 18, 2022 at 6:20pm

Biden Energy Secretary: Buy an EV Peasant!

 

Essay by Eric Worrall

 

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, who last month pocketed 1.6 MILLION exercising share options on an Electric Vehicle company, has suggested people experiencing gasoline pain should just buy a medium-size crossover EV, for about $45,000, plus sales tax, dealer prep/documentation.

 

Biden’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm insists high gas prices are ‘a very compelling case’ to buy an electric car.

She is worth $8 million and recently exercised $1.6 MILLION stock option in electric car company

 

Granholm, in a clip surfaced Tuesday, made the case for going electric amid sky high gas prices 

If you filled up your EV [electric vehicle], and you filled up your gas tank with gasoline, you would save about $60 per fill-up,’ she said  

 

Granholm made similar points in a White House press briefing in May 2021. ‘If you drive an electric car, this would not be affecting you.’

 

Granholm, who is worth $8 MILLION according to Forbes

Last month she also exercised stock options in Proterra, an electric vehicle company where she served as a director

She ended up pocketing $1.6 million on the transaction, according to an energy department spokesperson 

 

What a self-serving charmer – Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm financially benefitted from a company whose value is soaring thanks to a gasoline price crisis which the Biden administration she serves helped to create, via their war on oil pipelines and oil and gas exploration.

 

No word yet, if any of the Biden family serves on the boards of EV companies Jennifer is involved with. Hunter, where are you? The boards are calling for your “services”

 

Breitbart reports Biden has instructed Granholm to meet with oil companies, to figure out ways to boost crude production and reduce gasoline pump prices.

 

This follows on from a letter Biden sent to oil companies, which contained the ominous warning “my Administration is prepared to use all reasonable and appropriate Federal government tools and authorities to increase refinery capacity and output in the near term”.

 

Biden expects oil companies to bring an explanation for their lack of production to their meeting with Granholm. 

 

Report: Philadelphia’s Electric Bus Fleet in Complete Shambles

 

By Paul Homewood

 

Proterra, which had Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on its board of directors, when Philadelphia pulled the buses off the streets last year, has been highlighted by the Biden administration as a business of the future.

 

President Joe Biden visited the company’s factory in April and pledged in his initial infrastructure package proposal to include federal money for the electric vehicle market.

 

The company has since been touted by top officials including White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy, who in a public meeting asked Proterra’s CEO how the federal government could spur demand for Proterra buses.

 

The cost of Proterra’s electric buses has gained attention in recent weeks.

 

On a recent trip by Biden to La Crosse, Wis., it was revealed that two buses the city ordered from Proterra for $1.5 million in 2018 have still not been delivered.

 

Over the past five days, Proterra’s stock price has fallen over 25 percent.

 

Philadelphia’s Proterra buses were first rolled out for the 2016 DNC convention with a promise that the city was “plugging into an emissions free future.”

 

Granholm was on Proterra’s board from 2017 until earlier this year. It was during that time that both SEPTA and Proterra learned that the heavier buses were cracking, according to the WHYY report.

 

Philadelphia placed the Proterra buses in areas where it thought they could succeed but quickly learned it was mistaken. Two pilot routes selected in South Philadelphia that were relatively short and flat compared with others in the city were too much for the electric buses.

 

“Even those routes needed buses to pull around 100 miles each day, while the Proterras were averaging just 30 to 50 miles per charge,” WHYY reporter Ryan Briggs wrote. “Officials also quickly realized there were not parking spaces room at the ends of either route for charging stations.”

 

Similar problems have been found in other cities that partnered with Proterra. Duluth, Minn., which, like Philadelphia, waitedthree years for its Proterra buses to be delivered, ultimately pulled its seven buses from service “because their braking systems were struggling on Duluth’s hills, and a software problem was causing them to roll back when accelerating uphill from a standstill,” according to the Duluth Monitor.

 

Proterra did not respond to a request for comment.

https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/report-philadelphias-pr...

 

 

Comment by Penny Gray on June 16, 2022 at 4:44pm

Brown outs and black outs will render them immobile, too.

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on June 15, 2022 at 8:31am

Another US Food Processing Plant Erupts In Flames
While the fire seems insignificant, it's part of a much larger issue of a spate of "accidental fires," one by one, taking out America's food supply chain over the past year
See the list at the following weblink:
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/another-food-plant-erupts-flames

Comment by Willem Post on June 15, 2022 at 7:42am

This would have been avoided, if Ford had tested the vehicles in the laboratories, instead of rushing product out the door, and let users be the Guinea pigs

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on June 15, 2022 at 7:18am

Deprogramming From The Cult Of Wokeism: A Former SJW Speaks Up
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/deprogramming-cult-wokeism-form...

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

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