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BMW and Ford invest in solid-state battery startup Solid Power

Solid Power, a producer of solid-state EV batteries, has announced a $130-million Series B investment round led by the BMW Group, Ford and Volta Energy Technologies. Ford and BMW have also expanded existing joint development agreements with Solid Power to secure all-solid-state batteries for future EVs. “BMW and Ford now share leading positions in the… Read more »

Ford EV head: “We are not in this to build a couple of trucks.”

Over the years, Charged has reported on many EV initiatives from major automakers. These have always been announced with great fanfare, and promises of “commitment” to electrification, but after a couple of years and a couple thousand EV sales, most of these “new eras” have quietly faded away (Ford’s 2012 e-mobility effort was just one… Read more »

Ford raises its EV game: 40% pure EVs by 2030, new platforms, new battery initiatives and more

In a virtual meeting with investors, Ford outlined a plethora of plans to expand its electrification efforts. There was a big bundle of news, which will take the media some days to fully unpack, but the gist of it is that, under a plan dubbed Ford+, the automaker will be allocating capital to three priority… Read more »

Tesla and Fastned to build massive co-branded charging station in Oxford, UK

Netherlands-based charging network Fastned is teaming up with Tesla to build a huge dual-branded charging station in Oxford. Fastned has deployed some 137 fast charging stations in several European countries. Early on, the network tried to appeal to Tesla drivers by adding Tesla CHAdeMO adapters to its stations. Now that Tesla uses the CCS standard… Read more »

Ford unveils its 2022 F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck

The most popular vehicle line in the US now includes a battery-electric pickup truck. Is this the turning point for EVs? Wednesday evening, Ford unveiled its long-awaited battery-electric pickup truck, dubbed the F-150 Lightning. The name hearkens back to “the fastest truck in the world,” the Lightning F-150 SVT, which launched in 2002 with a… Read more »

Ford taking pre-orders for E-Transit electric van

Ford has opened a web page for “hand-raisers” to register their interest in the upcoming E-Transit, an electric version of Ford’s popular Transit commercial van. The order books are expected to be open by July. Ford says over 450 commercial customers in North America, including 200 fleet operators, have already expressed interest. The E-Transit will… Read more »

Ford to reveal new F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck May 19

Pickups rule the US auto market, and the F-150 is the king of pickup trucks, so the fact that Ford is planning to release an electric version of America’s best-selling vehicle, which one marketing expert has called “the most successful consumer product in human history,” is a big deal. Ford has announced that it will… Read more »

Ford accelerates battery R&D with dedicated team and new global battery center

Ford has announced a new global battery center—Ford Ion Park—to accelerate R&D in battery technology. The Ford Ion Park team is exploring better integration and innovation opportunities across all aspects of the value chain—from mines to recycling—working with all units within Ford, including experts at Ford’s new Battery Benchmarking and Test Laboratory and Customer Service… Read more »

Ford CEO: US government needs to support domestic battery production

Ford CEO Jim Farley says the US government needs to support domestic battery production and the rollout of public charging infrastructure. “We need to bring large-scale battery production to the US,” Farley said at a recent financial conference, adding that he planned to bring up the issue in upcoming talks with government leaders. The coming… Read more »