Tag: Ford

Sep 17, 2019 - 01:11 pm

Ford to build more electric cars on VW’s MEB basis

VW is negotiating to develop a second MEB-based electric car as part of the cooperation with Ford, which was sealed in July. The original agreement provided for Ford to purchase 600,000 MEB kits from Volkswagen for its first own model. Now it could become significantly more.

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Sep 11, 2019 - 01:48 pm

Ford is banking on hybrids at the IAA

Ford presented what it could do in electrified vehicles to date at the IAA. A pure electric car is still missing, as only hybrids and plug-in hybrids are on show in Frankfurt. The sales targets are also notably high.

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Sep 11, 2019 - 01:24 pm

Rivian pulls $350 million in financing round

The electric car startup Rivian has received another investment of 350 million dollars. The fresh capital comes from Cox Automotive, a subsidiary of the media company Cox Enterprises. This is the third financing round this year.

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Aug 20, 2019 - 01:45 pm

Ford plans 2 mid-sized crossovers on new BEV platform

Ford’s plans to produce next-generation electric cars in Michigan are becoming more concrete. Two battery-electric mid-range crossover models are apparently planned, one for the Ford brand and another for the Lincoln brand. Both models would be based on a new BEV platform.

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Aug 15, 2019 - 03:07 pm

Ford talks partnership details with Rivian

After its $500M investment in the electric car startup Rivian, Ford will not only use its platform for a future electric vehicle but will also probably have it assembled by Rivian. In an interview, Ford’s CEO, Jim Hackett, indicated that Rivian’s Illinois plant would suit Ford’s assembly requirements.

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Aug 6, 2019 - 01:50 pm

Volvo banks on Blockchain for cobalt transparency

Volvo wants to use blockchain technologies to increase transparency regarding the origin of the cobalt used in the batteries of their electric cars. The first project in China, the home country of Volvo’s mother company Geely, has now been launched.

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Jul 27, 2019 - 02:08 pm

US car makers make deal with CARB for CO2 reduction

While the Trump government is sticking to its plan to freeze emissions standards for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles at today’s levels until 2026, VW, BMW, Ford and Honda have now signed a framework agreement with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to reduce emissions.

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Jul 4, 2019 - 01:31 pm

Ford & VW talk cooperation closely

Ford and Volkswagen have already reached agreement on the pickup models, and now things are becoming concrete in the field of e-mobility as well: an important decision could be made next week and is likely to include the MEB platform.

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Jun 11, 2019 - 01:49 pm

Ford presents their first China EV

With the Territory EV, Ford China presented their first electric car for the Chinese market. The car is the electrified version of an SUV that is already being offered to Ford’s Chinese partner Jiangling – but under a different brand.

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Jun 3, 2019 - 12:15 pm

Ford presents humanoid mail-robot

Ford cooperated with Agility Robotics to produce the Digit, a man-like robot that can carry packages up to 20 kg all the way up the stairs and to your door step, similarly to what a real postman is supposed to do.

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May 24, 2019 - 12:57 pm

DHL Express & StreetScooter present fuel cell van

At GreenTech Festival in Berlin, DHL Express and the DHL/Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter just announced their cooperation in developing the ‘H2 Panel Van’. The van will be the first standard 4.25-ton electric utility van powered by hydrogen fuel cell – enabling a range of up to 500 kilometres.

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Apr 25, 2019 - 12:22 am

Ford invest $500M in Rivian, wants to use EV platform

Ford acquires a $500 million minority stake in the Rivian start-up, which remains an independent company. The investment is subject to regulatory approval. The duo has also agreed that Ford will use Rivian’s platform for a future electric vehicle.

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Apr 11, 2019 - 06:30 pm

Ford cooperating with Solid Power on SS batteries

U.S. battery specialist Solid Power has now entered into a partnership with Ford to develop solid state batteries for next generation electric vehicles. The company had also entered into a similar cooperation with BMW at the end of 2017.

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Apr 4, 2019 - 02:30 pm

Ford’s first EV for China will be a compact SUV

Shortly after announcing their electrification strategy for Europe, Ford has revealed its plans for China. Within the next three years, 30 models of the Ford and Lincoln brands are expected to enter the world’s largest car market but only ten of them are electric cars and plug-in hybrids.

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Apr 3, 2019 - 02:05 pm

Ford reveals its European electrification plans

At a special event in Amsterdam, Ford presented its European electrification strategy and announced a total of 16 new electrified vehicle models, most of them with hybrid drives, including mild hybrids, full hybrids and plug-in hybrids. These cover the entire range from personal to commercial vehicles, including an SUV in 2020 and a fully electric […]

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Feb 14, 2019 - 01:41 pm

Ford Exec raises doubts over cooperation with VW

After VW and Ford signed a letter of intent in January to work more closely together in the future, Ford manager Jim Farley now expresses doubts about the cooperation, at least when it comes to electric vehicles as here, their focus would be very different.

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Feb 4, 2019 - 11:56 am

First German battery cell factory taking shape

The plans for the first German battery cell factory are taking more definitive shape. Driven by Professor Günther Schuh from Aachen, who is behind e.Go Mobile, several companies have joined the cause, including StreetScooter and the BMZ Group, which had taken over the battery cell consortium TerraE, as reported.

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Jan 18, 2019 - 06:35 pm

Ford debuts Mondeo hybrid as station wagon

Ford presented the new Mondeo at the Brussels Motor Show. One of the most important innovations is that the Mondeo series now also includes a hybrid station wagon. Plus, the Mondeo Hybrid as a four-door sedan remains on offer.

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Jan 16, 2019 - 01:55 pm

Ford presents Explorer Hybrid in Detroit

At the Detroit Auto Show, Ford presented the next generation of the SUV Explorer. This time round they present a hybrid variant for the first time so that will add some electricity to the powertrain for a combined 318 horsepower.

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Jan 15, 2019 - 05:48 pm

Ford & Volkswagen tying the knot a little tighter

It is a ‘yes’ indeed for Volkswagen and Ford. The two carmakers put an end to rumours as they announce details on the extent of their alliance for the first time in Detroit. They want to begin to develop new vans and medium-size pick-up trucks together starting in 2022 and continue to look into other […]

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Jan 11, 2019 - 04:14 pm

Ford to offer electrified options for every model

Ford is planning on restructuring their business in Europe, in order to improve their competitiveness as well as profitability. As part of this effort, Ford Europe has announced that beginning with the new Focus, each model series would receive an electric version in future.

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Jan 10, 2019 - 01:24 pm

New rumours about VW and Ford alliance

Rumours of an extensive cooperation between VW and Ford in the fields of electric mobility and self-driving vehicles are now becoming more concrete. The extended cooperation is to be made public next Tuesday at the Detroit Motor Show.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/17/fords-looks-to-build-more-on-meb-basis/
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