Posts Tagged: Ford EVs

GM and Ford dealers warily prepare for the EV transition

As the world’s automakers prepare for an electric future, what do the world’s auto dealers have to say about what’s going on? As regular readers of Charged know, dealers have long been considered a major roadblock for EV adoption. (Advocacy group Plug in America, believing that the problem is one of education rather than will,… Read more »

Ford acquires fleet charging specialist Electriphi

Charging management for commercial fleets is one of the hottest topics in the EV world today. So, as Ford stakes out a position in the commercial EV market with its new Ford Pro business unit, it’s only logical that it is seeking to deepen its infrastructure expertise by acquiring Electriphi, a provider of charging management… Read more »

Lincoln plans to electrify entire lineup by 2030

To celebrate its 100th anniversary next year, Ford’s luxury brand Lincoln will debut its first global fully electric vehicle, the first step in a plan to electrify its entire portfolio of vehicles by 2030. Lincoln expects half its global volume to be zero-emissions vehicles by 2025. Ford has announced investment of $30 billion in electrification… Read more »

Ford producing more Mach-Es than legacy ‘Stangs

When will the production of EVs surpass that of legacy vehicles? Well, for one particular model, that day has arrived—at least temporarily. Bloomberg reports that, so far this year, Ford has produced more units of its new Mustang Mach-E EV than it has gas-powered Mustangs. Ford has built 27,816 Mustang Mach-Es at a plant in… Read more »

BMW and Ford invest in solid-state battery startup Solid Power

Solid Power, a producer of solid-state EV batteries, has announced a $130-million Series B investment round led by the BMW Group, Ford and Volta Energy Technologies. Ford and BMW have also expanded existing joint development agreements with Solid Power to secure all-solid-state batteries for future EVs. “BMW and Ford now share leading positions in the… Read more »

Ford EV head: “We are not in this to build a couple of trucks.”

Over the years, Charged has reported on many EV initiatives from major automakers. These have always been announced with great fanfare, and promises of “commitment” to electrification, but after a couple of years and a couple thousand EV sales, most of these “new eras” have quietly faded away (Ford’s 2012 e-mobility effort was just one… Read more »

Ford raises its EV game: 40% pure EVs by 2030, new platforms, new battery initiatives and more

In a virtual meeting with investors, Ford outlined a plethora of plans to expand its electrification efforts. There was a big bundle of news, which will take the media some days to fully unpack, but the gist of it is that, under a plan dubbed Ford+, the automaker will be allocating capital to three priority… Read more »

Ford taking pre-orders for E-Transit electric van

Ford has opened a web page for “hand-raisers” to register their interest in the upcoming E-Transit, an electric version of Ford’s popular Transit commercial van. The order books are expected to be open by July. Ford says over 450 commercial customers in North America, including 200 fleet operators, have already expressed interest. The E-Transit will… Read more »

Ford to reveal new F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck May 19

Pickups rule the US auto market, and the F-150 is the king of pickup trucks, so the fact that Ford is planning to release an electric version of America’s best-selling vehicle, which one marketing expert has called “the most successful consumer product in human history,” is a big deal. Ford has announced that it will… Read more »