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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 »

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 »

Chevrolet announces Equinox, Blazer EVs

GM has announced plans for electric versions of the Chevy Equinox and Blazer SUVs. Speaking at CES 2022, CEO Mary Barra noted that the compact and midsize SUV segments are growing in the US market. SEE ALSO: 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV unveiled Few details of the proposed new EVs have been offered. The Equinox EV… Read more »

EPA’s new emissions rules—the best EV news from Washington in years

The US Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a set of new auto emissions standards, which the New York Times calls “the most significant climate action taken to date by the Biden administration, and [the] highest level ever set for fuel economy.” The story so far: In 2017, major automakers asked the incoming US president to… Read more »

Ford Pro Charging offers comprehensive commercial EV charging solution

Ford Pro, a division of Ford that caters to commercial fleet customers, has launched a comprehensive solution for commercial EV charging. The new Ford Pro Charging program is designed to help ease the complex transition from ICE to EV fleets by delivering software and commercial hardware infrastructure to support charging and energy management. “Customers are… Read more »

Rivian to build $5-billion battery and assembly plant near Atlanta

Rivian Automotive is the brightest rising star in the EV firmament at the moment, and it’s flush with cash following a $11.9 billion stock offering in November. Now the company has announced plans to put some of that nest egg to work at a new $5-billion battery and assembly plant east of Atlanta, which is… Read more »

GMC offers a sneak peek at the upcoming electric Sierra pickup

Will 2022 be the year of the electric pickup truck? Startup Rivian snatched the first-mover advantage with its impressive R1T, and Ford recently grabbed some headlines with the announcement that demand for its upcoming F-150 Lightning has been far greater than anticipated. Hope springs eternal that Tesla’s unorthodox Cybertruck will hit the road sometime in… Read more »