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Ford reveals F-150 Lightning trim levels, EV charging option

The Ford F-150 Lightning is one of the most hotly-anticipated EVs yet—and not only by EV journalists, but by truck buyers. Ford has revised its planned production numbers upward several times now. CEO Jim Farley recently told Automotive News that demand for its new EVs has turned out to be two to three times what… Read more »

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV faces off against 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Two electric pickups from GM and Ford makers take surprisingly different approaches to electrifying the full-size truck The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV unveiled today by General Motors CEO Mary Barra shows the largest US auto company’s determination to hang onto its core large-pickup market even as vehicles of all sorts accelerate the transition from gasoline… Read more »

Ford to increase production of F-150 Lightning (again)

Responding to soaring demand for its EVs, Ford has been regularly announcing increases in planned production numbers. In December, CEO Jim Farley said demand had been “two to three times what we expected.” Now Ford says it plans to double production of the F-150 Lightning at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn to 150,000… Read more »

Stanford study: 100% renewable US grid is feasible and reliable

How many times this week have you read that renewable energy is unreliable, and will never be able to completely replace fossil fuels on the electrical grid? Well, there is at least one group of scientists who don’t agree. A study led by Stanford University Professor Mark Jacobson has found that a US energy system… Read more »

Ford launches zero-carbon home charging initiative in California

Ford has launched a new sustainable charging program that allows plug-in vehicle owners in California to opt for carbon-neutral home charging. Ford is participating in the California Air Resource Board (CARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program, which allows customers to match the use of electricity for charging with 100-percent local renewable energy. Owners of… 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 »

Ford reports huge EV demand, announces next-gen electric pickup platform

Legacy automakers have long insisted that there was no consumer demand for EVs. This doesn’t seem to be the case at the moment, at least if one of the EVs in question is a pickup truck. Ford CEO Jim Farley recently told Automotive News that the demand for its new EVs has turned out to… Read more »

Magna supplies battery enclosure for Ford F-150 Lightning

Magna is supplying Ford with battery enclosures for the upcoming F-150 Lightning electric truck. The enclosures will be the first built by Magna for Ford in the North American market. Their aluminum extrusions and stampings are assembled using a combination of laser hybrid and cold metal transfer (CMT) welding. Magna offers battery enclosures made from… Read more »

Ford Pro delivers preproduction units of new E-Transit van to selected fleet customers

Ford says its 2022 E-Transit van is showing up to work a little early. Through a Ford Pro pilot program, several companies, including Penske Truck Leasing and National Grid, have taken delivery of preproduction units of the E-Transit van. The pilot vans will be operating in fleets serving the rental, delivery, service, maintenance, telecom and… Read more »

Qmerit to provide home charging installation for Ford Mustang Mach-E customers

EVSE installation specialist Qmerit has teamed up with Ford to offer home charging station installation services. Ford offers customers two options for at-home charging: the Ford Mobile Charger, a portable Level 1/Level 2 charger; and the Ford Connected Charge Station, a 48-amp hard-wired Level 2 charger with intelligent features and connectivity. Qmerit operates a network… Read more »