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Ford says electric F-150 will be “a workhorse,” will begin production in mid-2022

Many believe the tipping point for EVs in the US will occur when a selection of electric pickup trucks hits the market. Now Ford, the prime purveyor of pickups, has announced that it is moving ahead with its plans to produce an electric version of the F-150, the nation’s bestselling vehicle. The Detroit Free Press… Read more »

Ford COO says electric F-150 pickup and Transit van will arrive mid-2022

Ford COO Jim Farley has announced that electric versions of the F-150 pickup and Ford Transit van will make it to market by mid-2022. He offered no further information about the vehicles. “We are No. 1 in the pickup and the van market in Western Europe and the US, and this is our chance,” Farley… 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 »

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 »

Knapheide installs XL Hybrids’ plug-in powertrain in Ford F-150 pickups

Commercial vehicle equipment provider Knapheide Manufacturing will become a ship-through installer of XL Hybrids’ XLP plug-in hybrid upfits on Ford F-150 half-ton pickup trucks. Knapheide will begin XLP upfits at its Kansas City, Missouri facility starting in the fourth quarter of this year. XL Hybrids’ XLP system is compatible with a range of wheelbases, cab… Read more »

Ford plans 13 new electrified vehicles, including all-electric SUV and hybrid Mustang and F-150

Ford has announced that it plans to introduce 13 new electrified vehicles over the next five years, including hybrid versions of the F-150 pickup and Mustang. The automaker will invest $700 million to equip its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan to produce autonomous and electric vehicles, part of a $4.5-billion investment in electrified vehicles… Read more »

Ford making start-stop standard on all EcoBoost-equipped F-150 pickups

As automakers introduce a new generation of pure EVs, electrification is simultaneously creeping into legacy vehicles through the back door of start-stop systems, which often depend on lithium-ion batteries and/or supercapacitors, and are sometimes described (in hushed tones) as mild hybrid technology. Now Ford has announced that it will make start-stop capability standard across its… Read more »

BrightDrop: GM’s silent push into electric commercial vehicles

Upcoming electric passenger vehicles and light trucks from GM get most of the attention, but its new commercial EV brand is a quiet and very serious push too. Many US drivers now have a vague idea that General Motors is doing something with electric vehicles. They’ve seen Super Bowl ads for the GMC Hummer EV,… Read more »

Ford and GM test bidirectional charging with PG&E

Some may toss the term “game-changing” around a little too casually, but bidirectional charging, and the V2X applications it enables, truly have the potential to change the automotive game, by transforming vehicles from wasting assets (aka money pits) into sources of revenue. Both GM and Ford have recently announced collaborations with California utility Pacific Gas… Read more »