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Posts Tagged: Ford EVs

Universal Technical Institute to add EV repair training to its Ford certification program

Universal Technical Institute (UTI), a Phoenix-based school that was founded in 1965, is adding a new EV-oriented curriculum to its Ford FACT (Ford Accelerated Credential Training) program. The new course is another step in UTI’s strategy of offering new EV certifications in certain manufacturer-specific advanced training (MSAT) programs. Nine of UTI’s 14 campuses currently offer… Read more »

Ford Mustang Mach-E dethrones Tesla Model 3 as Consumer Reports’ top EV recommendation

Has a legacy automaker finally produced an EV that can challenge mighty Tesla? Consumer Reports has named the Ford Mustang Mach-E as this year’s Top Pick in the EV category, dethroning Tesla’s Model 3, which held the honor for the past two years. The Ford earned the accolade based on its Overall Score, which incorporates… Read more »

Should Ford spin off its EVs into a separate brand?

There’s a good argument to be made that legacy automakers that are serious about electrification might do well to spin off their EVs as separate brands. Christiaan Hetzner writes in Fortune that Ford CEO Jim Farley—intentionally or not—made a case for doing just that in a recent earnings call. When asked whether Ford should separate… Read more »

Ford begins shipping E-Transit electric van, plans to boost production

The E-Transit, the electric version of Ford’s popular commercial van, is now shipping across the US. Ford says it already has more than 10,000 orders from 300 customers, ranging from small construction companies to municipalities like the city of Orlando, Florida, to large retailers like Walmart. The automaker is working on ways to increase E-Transit… Read more »

Ford Pro Intelligence supports EV fleet customers

Ford Pro, the division of Ford that caters to commercial fleet customers, has introduced Ford Pro Intelligence, a cloud-based platform to support EV fleet operations. Ford Pro Intelligence combines Ford Pro’s suite of services, including telematics, with Salesforce’s cloud-based CRM system. It’s designed to help fleet operators keep track of vehicles, manage drivers and share… Read more »

Ford reveals F-150 Lightning trim levels, EV charging option

The Ford F-150 Lightning is one of the most hotly-anticipated EVs yet—and not only by EV journalists, but by truck buyers. Ford has revised its planned production numbers upward several times now. CEO Jim Farley recently told Automotive News that demand for its new EVs has turned out to be two to three times what… Read more »

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV faces off against 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Two electric pickups from GM and Ford makers take surprisingly different approaches to electrifying the full-size truck The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV unveiled today by General Motors CEO Mary Barra shows the largest US auto company’s determination to hang onto its core large-pickup market even as vehicles of all sorts accelerate the transition from gasoline… Read more »

Ford to increase production of F-150 Lightning (again)

Responding to soaring demand for its EVs, Ford has been regularly announcing increases in planned production numbers. In December, CEO Jim Farley said demand had been “two to three times what we expected.” Now Ford says it plans to double production of the F-150 Lightning at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn to 150,000… Read more »

Ford launches zero-carbon home charging initiative in California

Ford has launched a new sustainable charging program that allows plug-in vehicle owners in California to opt for carbon-neutral home charging. Ford is participating in the California Air Resource Board (CARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program, which allows customers to match the use of electricity for charging with 100-percent local renewable energy. Owners of… Read more »

Ford Pro Charging offers comprehensive commercial EV charging solution

Ford Pro, a division of Ford that caters to commercial fleet customers, has launched a comprehensive solution for commercial EV charging. The new Ford Pro Charging program is designed to help ease the complex transition from ICE to EV fleets by delivering software and commercial hardware infrastructure to support charging and energy management. “Customers are… Read more »