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New Ford Escape PHEV offers 37 miles of electric range and record 100 MPGe efficiency

Ford’s new Escape Plug-In Hybrid boasts an EPA-estimated 37 miles of electric range, and what Ford says is a “best-in-class” fuel economy rating of 100 MPGe combined. This Escape features Ford’s fourth-generation hybrid propulsion system, which includes a new 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle hybrid engine and continuously variable transmission. The liquid-cooled, 14.4 kWh battery is located… Read more »

Stanford researchers demonstrate major advance in dynamic charging

Stanford engineers say they have taken a big step toward a practical system for dynamic charging, which would allow EVs to recharge while hurtling down the highway. Stanford Professor Shanhui Fan has been working on dynamic charging for some time. In 2012, he and his team published a description of a dynamic system, which they… Read more »

Ford cancels Rivian EV project due to “current environment”—development of new gas models continues

We’re learning more about the coronavirus every day. Now it seems that it infects EVs, but not ICE vehicles. Ford and Rivian have canceled their plans to jointly develop an EV for the Lincoln brand, citing the “current environment” around the ongoing coronavirus crisis as the reason. Although development of some of Ford’s new gas-powered… Read more »

Is Ford planning to build its own DC fast charging network?

One of the reasons for Tesla’s huge head start over other EV-makers is its comprehensive, convenient (and, for early buyers, free) Supercharger network. Now a member of the Mach-E Club has uncovered a hint that Ford plans to build its own DC fast charging network. A trademark filing at the US Patent and Trademark Office… Read more »

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E: An electric crossover with “the soul of a Mustang”

It’s almost enough to make you think Ford plans to offer electric cars shoppers may actually want to buy.  The extended debut of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV culminated in its formal unveiling in an aircraft hangar last November, just before the start of media days at the Los Angeles Auto Show.  The… Read more »

Ford and Webasto reveal one-off Mustang EV prototype with 900 hp

Ford and parts supplier Webasto have revealed the Mustang Lithium, a one-off high-performance electric Mustang fastback prototype that boasts more than 1,000 ft-lbs of torque and more than 900 hp. With the unveiling, Ford says it hopes to gauge customer interest in electric sports cars. It is also using the vehicle as a test bed… Read more »

Ford Mustang Mach-E bursts out of the gate with a marketing blitz

Even though we haven’t driven one yet, we have no doubt that Ford’s new Mustang Mach-E electric crossover is a great vehicle – Ford wouldn’t produce a piece of crap, especially one that bears the Mustang name. But as every regular Charged reader knows, the real question is, does the company plan to do the… Read more »

The pony gets charged: Ford bets big on the Mustang Mach-E electric SUV

Is this The One? Is Ford’s new Mustang Mach-E the killer app, the tipping point, the savior of the US auto industry? We’ve been fooled too many times before to gush now, but we will say that Ford is putting some real money and prestige on the line this time. “We’ve pushed all our chips… Read more »

Pix and specs of Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover leaked

Ford plans to release details of its much-anticipated Mustang Mach-E electric crossover this Sunday, ahead of the car’s debut at the upcoming 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. However, it appears that some enterprising Ford fan has discovered some pictures and specifications of the new EV on a hidden page on Ford’s web site. The information… Read more »