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Ford/UMich study finds EVs have 64% lower life-cycle emissions than ICE vehicles

The myth of the Long Tailpipe—the idea that EVs generate higher emissions than ICE vehicles if powered by fossil fuel-generated electricity—has been definitively disproven by lots and lots and lots of scientific studies. However, it keeps cropping up, repeated not only by armies of oily trolls, but by auto industry execs and politicians who ought… Read more »

Siemens collaborates with Ford on custom bidirectional charger for F-150 Lightning electric pickup

Siemens eMobility is working with Ford to develop a custom charger for the upcoming F-150 Lightning. The Ford Charge Station Pro is a UL-certified, “bidirectional-ready” Level 2 charging station that features peak power of 19.2 kW. The Ford Charge Station Pro is required to enable Ford Intelligent Backup Power, a system that allows the F-150… Read more »

Ford to spin off its EVs into separate “Model e” business unit

Ford has announced plans to spin off its EV efforts as a separate business unit called Model e. Automakers often seem to choose names that we pundits dislike (see Stellantis and the Chevy Bolt), and this one is doubly daffy because of a historical association with a certain California-born carmaker. Tesla originally wanted to call… Read more »

Universal Technical Institute to add EV repair training to its Ford certification program

Universal Technical Institute (UTI), a Phoenix-based school that was founded in 1965, is adding a new EV-oriented curriculum to its Ford FACT (Ford Accelerated Credential Training) program. The new course is another step in UTI’s strategy of offering new EV certifications in certain manufacturer-specific advanced training (MSAT) programs. Nine of UTI’s 14 campuses currently offer… Read more »

Redwood Materials collaborates with Ford and Volvo on battery recycling pilot

Redwood Materials, the battery materials firm founded by Tesla cofounder JB Straubel, has launched a battery recycling pilot in California that aims to “establish efficient, safe and effective recovery pathways for end-of-life hybrid and EV battery packs.” Ford and Volvo are the first automakers to directly support the program, but the company will accept all… Read more »

Ford Mustang Mach-E dethrones Tesla Model 3 as Consumer Reports’ top EV recommendation

Has a legacy automaker finally produced an EV that can challenge mighty Tesla? Consumer Reports has named the Ford Mustang Mach-E as this year’s Top Pick in the EV category, dethroning Tesla’s Model 3, which held the honor for the past two years. The Ford earned the accolade based on its Overall Score, which incorporates… Read more »

Should Ford spin off its EVs into a separate brand?

There’s a good argument to be made that legacy automakers that are serious about electrification might do well to spin off their EVs as separate brands. Christiaan Hetzner writes in Fortune that Ford CEO Jim Farley—intentionally or not—made a case for doing just that in a recent earnings call. When asked whether Ford should separate… Read more »

Ford begins shipping E-Transit electric van, plans to boost production

The E-Transit, the electric version of Ford’s popular commercial van, is now shipping across the US. Ford says it already has more than 10,000 orders from 300 customers, ranging from small construction companies to municipalities like the city of Orlando, Florida, to large retailers like Walmart. The automaker is working on ways to increase E-Transit… Read more »

Ford Pro Intelligence supports EV fleet customers

Ford Pro, the division of Ford that caters to commercial fleet customers, has introduced Ford Pro Intelligence, a cloud-based platform to support EV fleet operations. Ford Pro Intelligence combines Ford Pro’s suite of services, including telematics, with Salesforce’s cloud-based CRM system. It’s designed to help fleet operators keep track of vehicles, manage drivers and share… Read more »