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Ford generates headlines with proactive EV charging strategy

Ford is currently selling only one plug-in vehicle, the Fusion Plug-in Hybrid (formerly the Fusion Energi). The company’s Focus Electric and C-MAX Energi seem to have been swept away in the recent sedan massacre. However, the company is planning to introduce a “Mustang-inspired electric crossover” in 2020, and is working on an electric pickup truck…. Read more »

New partnership gives Ford PHEV drivers access to NewMotion’s European charging network

Smart charging company NewMotion, which is a member of the Shell Group, will partner with Ford to provide charging technology and infrastructure for the car maker’s PHEVs in Europe. Starting this fall, Ford customers will have access to NewMotion’s phone app, charge card, and charging network, including over 118,000 charge points in 30 countries. “Teaming… Read more »

Ford releases pix of Mustang-inspired electric crossover shredding in the snow

If there’s anything the EV world badly needs, it’s more electric SUVs and crossovers. So the plug-in press is greedily devouring Ford’s new photos showing a prototype of the automaker’s promised electric crossover. The new “Mustang-inspired” model will be Ford’s first native electric vehicle. The crossover is expected to have a range of 300 miles,… Read more »

Ford’s collaboration with Rivian is just one of three paths to electrification

The American automakers’ plug-in programs may seem to have stalled, but both GM and Ford have exciting things bubbling beneath the surface, which are expected to burst forth sometime in the next couple of years. Ford has said it plans to invest $11.5 billion to introduce 40 electrified vehicles by 2022, of which 16 will… Read more »

Lightning Systems receives OK to sell its all-electric Ford F-59 in California

Colorado-based Lightning Systems, a developer of zero-emission drivetrains for commercial fleets, has received an Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its Ford F-59 platform, commonly used in food truck and delivery van applications. The Executive Order confirms that Lightning System’s F-59 has met emissions and efficiency standards and can be legally… Read more »

Lightning Systems introduces new Ford Transit powertrain with 20% more range than predecessor

Lightning Systems, a Colorado-based developer of electric drivetrains for commercial fleets, has introduced a Generation 2 model of its Lightning Electric system for the Ford Transit with 20% greater range and a higher top speed. The Lightning Electric Ford Transit is a battery-electric drivetrain for the Ford Transit 350HD. Thanks to new thermally-managed lithium nickel… Read more »

Ford invests $500 million in Rivian, will jointly develop new EV

Rivian, which caught the EV world’s attention with a prototype SUV and pickup truck, has secured an equity investment of $500 million from Ford. Rivian will remain an independent company, and Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s President of Automotive, will join Rivian’s seven-member board. The two companies will also work together to develop a new Ford EV,… Read more »

Solid Power receives investment from Ford, says it’s ready for production in Q2 2019

Solid Power, a spin-out company of the University of Colorado, has partnered with Ford to continue development of its all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) for EVs. The partnership will focus on further developing ASSBs towards automotive requirements. The partners will use Solid Power’s fully automated, roll-to-roll production facility, which the company says will be fully operational in… Read more »

XL produces plug-in hybrid Ford F-250 pickup

XL, a Boston-based manufacturer of electric fleet vehicles, unveiled a plug-in hybrid Ford Super Duty F-250 pickup truck at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. This hybrid F-250 joins XL’s XLP Ford F-150 that the company began shipping in 2018. XL reports that, on initial assessment, the XLP F-250 truck provides up to a… Read more »

Spy photo shows plug-in Ford F-150 pickup truck

What are the two most important stories in today’s automotive world? Electrification and pickup trucks. The former represents a developing trend that’s going to disrupt and completely rearrange the industry. The second isn’t a news story, but it is the most popular product the industry has ever produced (at least in the US), a vehicle… Read more »