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Ford’s collaboration with Rivian is just one of three paths to electrification

The American automakers’ plug-in programs may seem to have stalled, but both GM and Ford have exciting things bubbling beneath the surface, which are expected to burst forth sometime in the next couple of years. Ford has said it plans to invest $11.5 billion to introduce 40 electrified vehicles by 2022, of which 16 will… Read more »

Lightning Systems receives OK to sell its all-electric Ford F-59 in California

Colorado-based Lightning Systems, a developer of zero-emission drivetrains for commercial fleets, has received an Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its Ford F-59 platform, commonly used in food truck and delivery van applications. The Executive Order confirms that Lightning System’s F-59 has met emissions and efficiency standards and can be legally… Read more »

Lightning Systems introduces new Ford Transit powertrain with 20% more range than predecessor

Lightning Systems, a Colorado-based developer of electric drivetrains for commercial fleets, has introduced a Generation 2 model of its Lightning Electric system for the Ford Transit with 20% greater range and a higher top speed. The Lightning Electric Ford Transit is a battery-electric drivetrain for the Ford Transit 350HD. Thanks to new thermally-managed lithium nickel… Read more »

Ford invests $500 million in Rivian, will jointly develop new EV

Rivian, which caught the EV world’s attention with a prototype SUV and pickup truck, has secured an equity investment of $500 million from Ford. Rivian will remain an independent company, and Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s President of Automotive, will join Rivian’s seven-member board. The two companies will also work together to develop a new Ford EV,… Read more »

Solid Power receives investment from Ford, says it’s ready for production in Q2 2019

Solid Power, a spin-out company of the University of Colorado, has partnered with Ford to continue development of its all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) for EVs. The partnership will focus on further developing ASSBs towards automotive requirements. The partners will use Solid Power’s fully automated, roll-to-roll production facility, which the company says will be fully operational in… Read more »

XL produces plug-in hybrid Ford F-250 pickup

XL, a Boston-based manufacturer of electric fleet vehicles, unveiled a plug-in hybrid Ford Super Duty F-250 pickup truck at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. This hybrid F-250 joins XL’s XLP Ford F-150 that the company began shipping in 2018. XL reports that, on initial assessment, the XLP F-250 truck provides up to a… Read more »

Spy photo shows plug-in Ford F-150 pickup truck

What are the two most important stories in today’s automotive world? Electrification and pickup trucks. The former represents a developing trend that’s going to disrupt and completely rearrange the industry. The second isn’t a news story, but it is the most popular product the industry has ever produced (at least in the US), a vehicle… Read more »

Ford hints at electric version of F-Series pickup truck

The electrification of transport is accelerating, but industry observers agree that it won’t be a truly mass-market trend until there’s an electric version of America’s favorite vehicle: the pickup truck. Now Ford has hinted at plans to launch an all-electric version of the F-Series pickup truck, which has been called the most successful consumer product… Read more »

Bill Ford confirms 2020 hybrid F-150, teases electric pickup

Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of the Ford Motor Company, recently gave a speech to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Rouge, the historic auto plant that he called “the heart of Ford,” and the place “where the industrial revolution took hold.” Mr. Ford says the Rouge is “as environmentally progressive as heavy manufacturing can be,”… Read more »

Lightning Systems debuts new electric Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus and Cutaway models

Colorado-based Lightning Systems has announced new battery-electric powertrain options for the Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus and E-450 Cutaway. Orders are being accepted now, and delivery will begin by the end of 2018. The new models have a 14,500-pound GVWR and a range of 110 miles. Peak power is 220 kW (295 hp) and torque is… Read more »