Main theme: We debate Ford's announcement about its electric vehicle plans for the near future. First up would be a "Mustang inspired" crossover. In 2021, the automaker may release a fully electric F-150 pickup truck, followed by two EV crossovers in 2022.

In addition, we go over the National Transportation Safety Board's release of documents related to a crash involving a Tesla Model S and a parked fire truck in January 2018.

Driven: 2019 Audi A6

Audience questions:

  • How should an owner make sure his 2007 Nissan Murano SUV reaches the 200,000-mile mark?
  • Are winter tires superior to all-season tires when it comes to braking performance in cold temperatures?
  • Is a "lifetime" bumper-to-bumper warranty worth the money?
Talking Cars panelists Ryan Pszczolkowski Jon Linkov, and Jake Fisher

As with other “Talking Cars” episodes, this one is available free through Apple Podcasts. (Subscribe to the audio or video.) You’ll also find the audio on Spotify (log-in required) and video on YouTube.


• Subaru Legacy, Emission Standards, episode 218
• Subaru Outback, episode 217
• Ford Explorer, episode 216
• The Rising Cost of Car Ownership, episode 215
• Volkswagen Arteon, episode 214


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