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Sacramento utility partners with BMW, Ford and GM for managed EV charging pilot

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has announced a new EV program, the Managed Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot, in partnership with BMW, Ford and GM. The pilot will evaluate ways in which SMUD can help Sacramento-area customers charge their EVs at times of day that promote optimal energy load management. “This pilot program and the… Read more »

Ford cuts 3,000 jobs, citing shift to EVs

Many have predicted that the shift to EVs will lead to job losses in the automotive industries, as EVs are simpler to assemble than legacy vehicles. The latest news from Ford appears to bear out this inconvenient truth—the automaker has announced that it will cut a total of 3,000 salaried and contract jobs, mostly in… Read more »

Munro & Associates talk to Ford EV leaders about F-150 Lightning challenges, Ford’s current projects and other topics

In a Munro Live video, Munro & Associates’s CEO Sandy Munro and its President Cory Steuben talked with Ford’s CEO Jim Farley, F-150 Lightning Chief Engineer Linda Zhang and Chief EV and Digital Systems Officer Doug Field about the challenges of developing the F-150 Lightning electric pickup, and Ford’s current projects. A Ford unit established… Read more »

Ford reaches agreement with Liontown Resources on lithium-providing spodumene concentrate

Ford has executed an offtake agreement with Australia-based battery materials company Liontown Resources for the supply of the lithium-providing spodumene concentrate for a term of 5 years. “Ford continues working to source more deeply into the battery supply chain to meet our goals of delivering more than 2 million EVs annually for our customers by… Read more »

Ford to assemble next-gen EVs at plant in Valencia, Spain

Ford has chosen its plant in Valencia, Spain, as the site where it will assemble vehicles based on a next-generation EV platform. The company says production could begin “later this decade.” Ford is also moving forward with a $2-billion conversion of its Cologne Electrification Centre in Germany, which is scheduled to begin producing electric passenger… Read more »

Volta’s Charging for All initiative aims to deliver affordable access to EV charging

Volta Charging has launched a new initiative called Charging for All, a multimillion-dollar commitment over the next few years to advance the Biden Administration’s EV infrastructure goals, specifically delivering affordable, equitable access to EV charging.  Volta’s Charging for All initiative encompasses three key efforts: Source: Volta Charging

Ford Pro reveals new E-Transit Custom electric van for Europe

Ford’s new E-Transit electric van began production in March. Now the company’s commercial vehicle division, Ford Pro, has revealed a few details of the upcoming E-Transit Custom. The E-Transit Custom is expected to have a range of up to 380 km. It features DC fast charging, towing capability and “sophisticated connectivity.” ProPower Onboard technology provides… Read more »

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning First Drive: Ford’s most valued model is now electric

Ford knows trucks, and demand for its F-150 Lightning shows truck buyers may not be as afraid of EVs as many think. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck may be the first real mass-market electric vehicle sold in the US. Used by individual owners and businesses alike, pickups are a massive part of the… Read more »

Penske adds Ford E-Transit cargo vans to its rental and leasing fleet

Penske Truck Leasing has ordered 750 Ford E-Transit electric cargo vans. The company conducted a successful pilot of the E-Transit late last year, and plans to take delivery of the first several vehicles in the next several weeks. Penske Truck Leasing operates more than 372,000 vehicles from more than 1,300 locations on 5 continents. Penske… Read more »

Frito-Lay to deploy 40 Ford eTransit electric trucks in Texas

Frito-Lay plans to deploy a new electric fleet to serve its processing plant in Carrollton, Texas, a suburb of the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. One Ford eTransit electric truck has been delivered, and 39 more are to arrive later this summer. The trucks will be used for local delivery. Frito-Lay expects the new e-fleet to… Read more »