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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 »

Ford signs lithium and nickel deals to secure IRA-compliant supply

One way to gauge how serious an automaker is about electrification is to consider whether it’s securing supplies of the raw materials that will be required to build large quantities of EVs (as opposed to just issuing press releases about EVs). The US Inflation Reduction Act, which includes strong incentives to use raw materials sourced… Read more »

Is the Ford/Tesla charging agreement as big a deal as everyone thinks?

Unless you’ve just emerged from an internet-free retreat, you’ve surely heard that Tesla and Ford are planning to cooperate to open up the former’s Supercharger network to drivers of the latter’s EVs. The announcement quickly took over every EV-related news feed. Is this deal really as “surprising,” “unprecedented” and “game-changing” as people are saying? Yes… Read more »

Collins Bus introduces Ford E-Transit Type A school bus

American bus maker Collins Bus, a subsidiary of REV Group, has introduced its Ford E-Transit Type A school bus. The new e-bus is now available for orders from Collins Bus dealers. The bus is built on Ford’s T-350 single-rear-wheel E-Transit cutaway. It is available in two options to accommodate either twelve seated passengers or eight… Read more »

New Ford E-Transit Courier will offer more cargo space, new connectivity features

Ford Pro has unveiled a new version of the Ford Transit commercial van. The new Transit Courier will be available in Europe with a range of legacy engines later this year, and an electric version, the E-Transit Courier, is to follow in 2024. All models will be built by Ford Otosan in Craiova, Romania. (Ford… Read more »

Ford to build new T3 electric truck at BlueOval City in Tennessee

Construction is on track at Ford’s new BlueOval City campus in West Tennessee, where EV production is to begin in 2025. It sounds like quite a place—Ford and battery partner SK On plan to invest $5.6 billion and create 6,000 new jobs at the 3,600-acre campus, which will include a vehicle assembly plant, a battery… Read more »

Ford reveals electric Explorer to be built in Germany

Americans crave electric SUVs—but automakers dream of a slow and orderly transition to e-mobility. Unfortunately for us Yanks, this means that new EV models tend to be launched first in China and/or Europe. Ford has revealed a new all-electric Explorer, which will be engineered and built in Germany, as part of a strategy to “reinvent… Read more »

Ford to build new LFP battery plant in Michigan

Ford plans to invest $3.5 billion to build an LFP battery plant in Marshall, Michigan. BlueOval Battery Park Michigan will initially employ 2,500 people when production begins in 2026. The automaker will offer LFP (lithium iron phosphate) as a second battery chemistry option in addition to NCM (nickel cobalt manganese), allowing customers to choose an… Read more »