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Originally Posted by Brave Ulysses View Post
Do you have any idea what a 200 kWh battery costs?

Tesla tops out at 100 kWh, even on models that cost $150k and with their enormous economies of scale and manufacturing experience for battery production
I doubt if GM is shooting for much of a profit on this thing. More than likely they're trying really hard to get a product out there to compete with Tesla and Rivian purely on design aesthetic and cost, and not so much on profit. Rivian and the Hummer look very good. They're both a strong take on modern American truck design (which, by the way, includes Toyota and Nissan), whereas the Tesla thing looks like some 4-year old kid's bad Lego abomination. Such traditional designs will take away a lot of the early talk from Tesla and redirect it toward trucks that actually look good.

Also, GM is using a very different battery than Tesla, which may or may not cost more or less.

This feels more like a Corvette ZR1 type project than anything else. Made in small numbers, very expensive, aimed at the price-is-no-object end of the market, very desirable, etc.

And that big battery is likely a $10,000-$20,000 upgrade, just as the big battery is with Tesla.

Originally Posted by drewprops View Post
So is this thread EV only or can we discuss the sexy new Bronco?
The sexy new Bronco is … sexy! Very nice styling. If it wasn't a Ford, I would get drooly.

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