Sam Abuelsamid ... Mached

Episode 1647 (25:55)

Sam Abuelsamid

Sam joins Leo to talk about the new Ford Mustang Mach E, Ford's first dedicated electric vehicle. Leo says he's pretty excited about this one. Sam said Ford didn't want to create a "compliance car" to meet regulatory requirements. They wanted to create a car people would talk about. So they called it a Mustang and got designers to create something in the Spirit of Tesla, that's fast, has the Mustang DNA, and gets people excited. Sam says he thinks the Mach E is going to be a winner. It may not look like a Mustang, but Sam says that the performance will rival a gas-powered Mustang. In fact, it'll be on par with a Shelby GT500. Prices start at $45,000 minus tax credits.

Elon Musk also announced the Cyber Truck. Leo says it looks like a war vehicle. Except that the bulletproof glass shattered when Elon had someone throw a ball bearing at it. But it's an interesting truck that Tesla is getting a lot of orders for. But Leo doesn't buy that the base model will be just $40,000.