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Ford to invest £230 million to equip Halewood, UK facility to build electric power units

Ford plans to transform its Halewood vehicle transmission facility in the UK, in order to build electric power units—complete all-electric powertrains—for future EVs for the European market. The company will invest up to £230 million at Halewood (including support from the UK government). Production of the e-powertrains is expected to begin in mid-2024, and initial… Read more »

Ford sends out teams of Charge Angels to troubleshoot defective public chargers

“More chargers! More chargers!” That’s the chorus we hear on a daily basis. But those of us who make it our business to test existing public chargers might add another request: “More reliable chargers, please.” Public chargers are often out of order, and those that work often deliver less power than advertised, or require multiple… Read more »

Constellium to supply aluminum structural components for Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup

Constellium (NYSE: CSTM), a supplier of rolled and extruded aluminum solutions for the global automotive market, will supply aluminum structural components for the electric Ford F-150 Lightning, which is expected to go on sale in the spring of 2022. The F-150 Lightning, like all F-Series pickup trucks, makes extensive use of high-strength aluminum alloys. Constellium-supplied… Read more »

Ford unveils big plans for an EV factory and 3 battery plants in Tennessee and Kentucky

Here at Charged, we don’t usually repeat superlative claims—“the first, the biggest, the fastest”—we leave those to the Guinness Book of Records. In this case, however, we’ll make an exception. Ford says its plan to build two new manufacturing complexes in Tennessee and Kentucky represents “the largest ever manufacturing investment at one time by any… Read more »

Ford and Redwood Materials to collaborate on battery recycling

Redwood Materials, the battery materials firm founded by Tesla cofounder JB Straubel, has announced a partnership with Ford. The two companies will work together to “create a closed loop for battery recycling and a domestic supply chain for critical battery materials.” Ford also made a strategic investment of $50 million in Redwood. “Excited to work… Read more »

Here come the electric pickup trucks! Rivian R1T in production, Ford boosts investment in F-150 Lightning

A startup EV-maker has won the symbolic victory of producing the first mass-market electric pickup truck. The first production Rivian R1T electric pickup truck has rolled off the assembly line at the company’s factory in Normal, Illinois. “After months of building pre-production vehicles, this morning our first customer vehicle drove off our production line,” wrote… Read more »

Ford’s Eluminator crate motor is designed to make EV conversions easy

As batteries and other EV components steadily become cheaper and more capable, conversions of legacy gas vehicles, especially beloved classics, are becoming more attractive. Now Ford has announced an electric crate motor designed to make EV conversions easy. Ford teased a couple of renderings of the new Eluminator, which will be unveiled at the SEMA… Read more »

Proterra to supply battery tech to ROUSH CleanTech for next-gen Ford F-650 electric truck

Commercial EV innovator Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) builds electric buses, and also provides its powertrain technology to other OEMs under its Proterra Powered business unit. The company’s latest collaboration is with ROUSH CleanTech, a firm that’s involved with several aspects of electrification, including production design, functional performance validation, compliance testing, assembly setup and vehicle second-stage manufacturing…. Read more »

GM and Ford dealers warily prepare for the EV transition

As the world’s automakers prepare for an electric future, what do the world’s auto dealers have to say about what’s going on? As regular readers of Charged know, dealers have long been considered a major roadblock for EV adoption. (Advocacy group Plug in America, believing that the problem is one of education rather than will,… Read more »