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Pickup truck lovers compare TCO of the Ford F-150 Lightning with the legacy gas version

When it comes to a comparison between Ford’s electric F-150 Lightning with the legacy gas version of the popular pickup, you can probably guess which model we at Charged prefer. But the folks at Pickup Truck + SUV Talk have a little different perspective. Publisher Tim Esterdahl, a self-described “truck guy,” has raised some reasonable… Read more »

Ford establishes requirements for dealers to sell EVs

Auto dealers have long been considered a bottleneck for EV sales, and automakers that are serious about selling EVs are working closely with their dealers to make the necessary changes (and to weed out those who really don’t want to go electric). Ford has now unveiled an electrification strategy to its  3,000-strong dealer network. Dealers… Read more »

Duke Energy to use Ford F-150 Lightning electric trucks in V2G pilot

Duke Energy is planning a new demand response pilot in the Duke Energy Carolinas service area. Under the program, which is expected to launch in 2023, customers who lease an eligible EV, including the Ford F-150 Lightning, will get reduced lease payments in exchange for allowing their EVs to feed energy back to the grid…. Read more »

Ford F-150 Lightning buyers get 250 kWh of free fast charging from Electrify America

Through the FordPass Rewards program, F-150 Lightning buyers will receive 250 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging at Electrify America, which currently has around 800 charging stations with 3,500 individual chargers in the US. (Mustang Mach-E buyers receive the same deal—250 kWh of free electrons.) For Lightning owners with the standard-range battery, the 250 kWh is equal… Read more »

Sacramento utility partners with BMW, Ford and GM for managed EV charging pilot

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has announced a new EV program, the Managed Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot, in partnership with BMW, Ford and GM. The pilot will evaluate ways in which SMUD can help Sacramento-area customers charge their EVs at times of day that promote optimal energy load management. “This pilot program and the… Read more »

Ford cuts 3,000 jobs, citing shift to EVs

Many have predicted that the shift to EVs will lead to job losses in the automotive industries, as EVs are simpler to assemble than legacy vehicles. The latest news from Ford appears to bear out this inconvenient truth—the automaker has announced that it will cut a total of 3,000 salaried and contract jobs, mostly in… Read more »

Munro & Associates talk to Ford EV leaders about F-150 Lightning challenges, Ford’s current projects and other topics

In a Munro Live video, Munro & Associates’s CEO Sandy Munro and its President Cory Steuben talked with Ford’s CEO Jim Farley, F-150 Lightning Chief Engineer Linda Zhang and Chief EV and Digital Systems Officer Doug Field about the challenges of developing the F-150 Lightning electric pickup, and Ford’s current projects. A Ford unit established… Read more »

Ford reaches agreement with Liontown Resources on lithium-providing spodumene concentrate

Ford has executed an offtake agreement with Australia-based battery materials company Liontown Resources for the supply of the lithium-providing spodumene concentrate for a term of 5 years. “Ford continues working to source more deeply into the battery supply chain to meet our goals of delivering more than 2 million EVs annually for our customers by… Read more »

Ford to assemble next-gen EVs at plant in Valencia, Spain

Ford has chosen its plant in Valencia, Spain, as the site where it will assemble vehicles based on a next-generation EV platform. The company says production could begin “later this decade.” Ford is also moving forward with a $2-billion conversion of its Cologne Electrification Centre in Germany, which is scheduled to begin producing electric passenger… Read more »

Volta’s Charging for All initiative aims to deliver affordable access to EV charging

Volta Charging has launched a new initiative called Charging for All, a multimillion-dollar commitment over the next few years to advance the Biden Administration’s EV infrastructure goals, specifically delivering affordable, equitable access to EV charging.  Volta’s Charging for All initiative encompasses three key efforts: PredictEV, Volta’s infrastructure planning software, will include an increased focus on… Read more »