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Ford plans 13 new electrified vehicles, including all-electric SUV and hybrid Mustang and F-150

Ford has announced that it plans to introduce 13 new electrified vehicles over the next five years, including hybrid versions of the F-150 pickup and Mustang. The automaker will invest $700 million to equip its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan to produce autonomous and electric vehicles, part of a $4.5-billion investment in electrified vehicles… Read more »

Ford making start-stop standard on all EcoBoost-equipped F-150 pickups

As automakers introduce a new generation of pure EVs, electrification is simultaneously creeping into legacy vehicles through the back door of start-stop systems, which often depend on lithium-ion batteries and/or supercapacitors, and are sometimes described (in hushed tones) as mild hybrid technology. Now Ford has announced that it will make start-stop capability standard across its… Read more »

Order chow while you charge—Electrify America opens huge new charging station at California shopping mall

Electrify America has opened one of its largest charging stations to date at the Westfield Valley Fair shopping center in Santa Clara, California.  The location features 14 ultra-fast chargers offering power levels of 150-350 kW. Solar canopies above the chargers will provide customers with protection from the elements and reduce electricity draw from the local… Read more »

Chevrolet’s electric Silverado pickup to debut at CES 2022

Electric pickups are expected to be the next big thing, and newcomer Rivian stole a march on everyone—Ford’s F-150 Lightning is in pre-production, but deliveries aren’t to start until spring of 2022. Tesla’s Cybertruck is delayed until who-knows-when. GM may be struggling to catch up, but it’s moving forward. The latest news is that Chevrolet’s… Read more »

Ford unveils big plans for an EV factory and 3 battery plants in Tennessee and Kentucky

Here at Charged, we don’t usually repeat superlative claims—“the first, the biggest, the fastest”—we leave those to the Guinness Book of Records. In this case, however, we’ll make an exception. Ford says its plan to build two new manufacturing complexes in Tennessee and Kentucky represents “the largest ever manufacturing investment at one time by any… Read more »

Ford and Redwood Materials to collaborate on battery recycling

Redwood Materials, the battery materials firm founded by Tesla cofounder JB Straubel, has announced a partnership with Ford. The two companies will work together to “create a closed loop for battery recycling and a domestic supply chain for critical battery materials.” Ford also made a strategic investment of $50 million in Redwood. “Excited to work… Read more »

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: First of an aggressive wave of new EVs

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 should be taken very seriously when it goes on sale this fall. It will be a new and likely very competitive entry in what will soon become a crowded field of EVs in the popular “compact crossover” segment.  It’s not the first such EV: the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model… Read more »