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ROUSH CleanTech unveils electric Ford F-650

ROUSH CleanTech, a Michigan company that manufactures and installs propane autogas and compressed natural gas fuel systems for commercial vehicles, plans to add an electric option to its offerings. ROUSH’s new electric model, unveiled at the recent Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, is built on the Ford F-650 chassis. It will have a lithium-ion battery system… Read more »

Nissan head: EV range issue has been solved, now we’ll focus on affordability

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman of the Nissan/Renault/Mitsubishi alliance, says EV range anxiety is pretty much a thing of the past, and that his companies will now focus on lowering vehicle prices. “We have seen that consumers do not talk anymore about range or autonomy as long as you guarantee more than 300 km,” Ghosn recently told… Read more »

Lightning Systems takes its electric Ford Transit on a road show

Lightning Systems is taking its new LightningElectric Ford Transit on the road. From the company’s headquarters in Loveland, Colorado, one touring company will go west to California, with stops in Sacramento, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego and Los Angeles, ending up at the at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach. Another will… Read more »

Ford plans to launch 15 new electrified models in China

Global automakers are pushing their EV programs into high gear, announcing massive investments and lots of new electric models to be produced in the near future…in China. The Asian giant has the most aggressive electrification strategy of any major country -zero-emission vehicles must make up 10% of new car sales in 2019, and 12% in… Read more »

The new LightningElectric conversion package for the Ford Transit

Loveland, Colorado-based Lightning Systems is accepting pre-orders for its new LightningElectric conversion package for the Ford Transit. Deliveries will begin in early 2018. The product will be available first on heavy-duty Transits with a 10,360-pound gross vehicle weight rating. Conversions and service are performed by Ford QVM-certified upfitters and dealers. Installation can be completed in… Read more »

Ford tripling workplace charging network to 600 charging stations

Whatever you may think about Ford’s efforts to sell its plug-in vehicles, when it comes to workplace charging, the company is forging ahead. It currently has 200 charging stations at 50 facilities in the US and Canada, and it plans to triple that number to 600 in the next two years. Ford recently conducted a… Read more »

XL Hybrids introduces hybrid upfit for Ford F-250 pickups

Commercial vehicle upfitter XL Hybrids has announced that it will begin production of its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for Ford F-250 pickups in the first quarter of 2018. The XL3 system will be offered as a ship-through upfit on 2018 F-250 pickups, and is compatible with a range of wheelbases, cab and bed configurations… Read more »

Ford: Don’t forget about our EV plans!

GM isn’t the only legacy automaker that’s expanding its EV ambitions. Ford has announced the formation of a new unit called Team Edison, to develop pure EVs. It will be separate from Ford’s existing electrification efforts, which include the Fusion and C-MAX hybrid and PHEV models. Ford says it will be adding more battery electric… Read more »

New plug-in Ford Transit van debuts in UK

Ford’s new plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van made its debut at the recent Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle event in Millbrook, UK. Scheduled for volume production in 2019, the Transit Custom PHEV is expected to have a 31-mile electric range, and features Ford’s EcoBoost 1.0-liter gasoline engine as a range extender. The liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack… Read more »