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GM and Honda to codevelop affordable EVs

General Motors and Honda have announced plans to codevelop “a series of affordable electric vehicles based on a new global architecture using next-generation Ultium battery technology.” The two automakers have been working together on electric and autonomous vehicle technologies for some time—in 2018, Honda joined GM’s battery module development efforts, and in 2020, they announced… Read more »

Ford and GM test bidirectional charging with PG&E

Some may toss the term “game-changing” around a little too casually, but bidirectional charging, and the V2X applications it enables, truly have the potential to change the automotive game, by transforming vehicles from wasting assets (aka money pits) into sources of revenue. Both GM and Ford have recently announced collaborations with California utility Pacific Gas… Read more »

Ford and partners to build 30-45 GWh battery plant in Turkey

Ford has proposed to form a joint venture with Turkish industrial conglomerate Koç Holding and South Korea’s SK Innovation to make EV batteries at a new plant near Ankara. The factory, which is expected to have an annual capacity of 30 to 45 GWh, will supply batteries for Ford’s commercial vehicles, which are expected to… Read more »

Ford announces pricing for its bidirectional home charger

Ford has launched its new Ford Charge Station Pro, a bidirectional home charging station designed to work with the upcoming F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck. Ford designed the system in collaboration with Siemens. The system enables an F-150 Lightning to be used for backup power and other V2G applications. (It isn’t clear whether it would… Read more »

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 »