Ford plans electric pickups Maverick and Ranger
After the F-150 Lightning, Ford is also planning electric variants for its smaller pickup trucks Maverick and Ranger – also in Europe. Ford has registered the model names “Maverick Lightning” and “Ranger Lightning” with the European Trademark Office.
PG&E & Ford testing vehicle-to-grid tech with F-150
In California, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and Ford have announced a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) collaboration. In the pilot project, PG&E and Ford will test the F-150 Lightning and its Intelligent Backup Power bidirectional charging capabilities in powering customer’s homes in PG&E’s service area.
Ford raises F-150 Lightning production targets again
Ford has again increased the production target for the all-electric F-150 Lightning. At the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, production of the electric vehicle is to be nearly doubled to 150,000 units annually in order to meet the high demand.
Ford to triple Mustang Mach-E production capacities
Ford has announced a significant increase in production for its all-electric Mustang Mach-E. By 2023, Ford wants to achieve an annual output of more than 200,000 units of the electric car. That would be three times as many as were produced in 2021.
Ford doubles F-150 Lightning production numbers
Ford is to have doubled production targets for the electric version of its F-150 pickup truck ahead of the market launch in spring 2022. According to a news report, the second-largest US carmaker is now aiming for annual production of more than 80,000 vehicles in 2024.
Ford builds out US plants for production of EVs
Ford has announced a number of investments to build out several US plants to produce electric models and components. The Van Dyke transmission plant will also build electric motors in future and in Kansas City, Ford will invest 100 million dollars in manufacturing capabilities for the e-transit.
Ford lays founding stone to produce the F-150
Ford has now officially laid the foundation stone for a new facility next to its truck plant in Dearborn, Michigan, to produce the electric version of the F-150 pickup truck from mid-2022. A hybrid version of the pickup truck will also be produced there.
Ford presents F-150 with a hybrid drive
Ford presented the new edition of its US customer F-150, which is now being offered with a full hybrid drive for the first time. For the promised fully-electric version of the pickup, interested parties may have to wait for up to two years.
Bring it on!
Part of the Tesla Cybertruck presentation was a video featuring the electric pickup in a tug of war against Ford’s popular F-150. Ford lost, but manager Sunny Madra found the conditions unfair, and challenged Musk to a rematch.
Ford announces new plans for American market
Ford has released their new plans for the future direction in the North American market: five new hybrid SUVs and one electric SUV are included in the 8 announced vehicles. The first fully battery electric Ford is expected in 2020.