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BMW, Ford and Honda to create new company to facilitate EV grid services

In September, BMW, Ford and Honda agreed to form an equally owned company named ChargeScape to create a platform connecting electric utilities, automakers and interested EV customers. It is expected to be operational early in 2024. ChargeScape is designed to increase the value EVs can provide to the electric grid and to enable EV customers… Read more »

Ford to launch plug-in hybrid Ranger pickup in Europe

Ford will offer customers a plug-in hybrid version of its Ranger mid-size pickup in Europe. Production is to start in late 2024, and deliveries to customers are expected to begin in early 2025. The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid sports a 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine along with an electric motor, and boasts an electric range of over… Read more »

EnviroSpark to install EV charging stations at Ford dealerships in nine states

Georgia-based EV charging company EnviroSpark has signed agreements to engineer and install 432 DC fast charging stations for Ford and Lincoln dealerships at 24 locations across 9 US states. Ford will require all dealerships selling EVs to have EV chargers on their lots by 2024. EnviroSpark offers turnkey design, installation and operation of EV charging… Read more »

CalVans adds 403 Ford E-Transit electric passenger vehicles to its fleet

The California Vanpool Authority (CalVans) has purchased 403 new Ford E-Transit electric vans. CalVans is a public transit agency that connects rural residents with employment centers, with a particular focus on the farming community. It currently operates a fleet of nearly 1,000 vehicles. CalVans’ fleet of Ford E-transit vans was upfitted by Forest River Bus,… Read more »

Ford Pro reveals new line of EV chargers for commercial customers

Ford Pro, the commercial division of Ford, has revealed a new line of charging hardware for operators of commercial electric fleets. The new Series 2 AC Charging Station 80 amp and expanded DC Fast Charger options offer a number of new features designed to meet the needs of fleet operators. Together with Ford Pro’s charging… Read more »

Ford opens Cologne EV Center assembly plant

Through a $2-billion investment, Ford recently converted its existing plant in Niehl, Cologne, Germany, founded in 1930, into its new Cologne Electric Vehicle Center, a production facility for EVs. The 125-hectare plant has a new automated production line and facilities for battery assembly and tooling. It is expected to reach an annual production capacity of… Read more »

Fleet management firm Zeeba adds Ford Mustang Mach-Es, F-150 Lightnings and E-Transits to its EV lineup

Los Angeles-based Zeeba is a fleet management company that provides a range of vehicles from vans to box trucks to pickups. The company plans to add Ford EVs and Ford Pro charging solutions to its offerings. The company will deploy nearly 250 Ford EVs including Mach-E SUVs, E-Transit vans and F-150 Lightning pickup trucks. Zeeba… Read more »

CEO Jim Farley explains how Ford is learning from Tesla, marketing EVs as “digital products”

Ford CEO Jim Farley is no stranger to EVs—before he joined Ford, he worked at Toyota, and was deeply involved in bringing the Prius to the US market. In a wide-ranging recent interview with Fully Charged’s Robert Llewellyn, Farley talks about how he is shepherding his company through the process of electrification. Farley understands that… Read more »

CharIN is not thrilled about the Ford/Tesla charging deal

Ford and Tesla recently reached an agreement that will give Ford EV customers access to Tesla’s network of 12,000 North American Superchargers starting in 2024. What’s more, Ford says it will equip future EVs with Tesla’s NACS charging port starting in 2025. The deal is the talk of the EV industry, and most of the… Read more »

Albemarle to supply battery-grade lithium hydroxide to Ford

Specialty chemicals supplier Albemarle has announced a definitive agreement with Ford to deliver battery-grade lithium hydroxide to support the automaker’s ramp-up of EV production. Albemarle will supply more than 100,000 metric tons of battery-grade lithium hydroxide for approximately 3 million future Ford EV batteries. The five-year supply agreement starts in 2026 and continues through 2030…. Read more »