Tag: Ford

Feb 7, 2023 - 02:44 pm

Ford E-Transit review: Opening up new routes

Electric vans are only suitable for inner-city deliveries. Too little range, too little payload, at least, that is the general credo. Our drive review will show whether the Ford E-Transit can dispel this prejudice and stand for a new generation of zero-emission vans.

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Feb 6, 2023 - 04:17 pm

Ford to return to the Formula 1 in 2026

Ford will return to Formula 1 from 2026 after more than two decades – as Red Bull’s technical partner. Red Bull Powertrains and Ford will collaborate on the development of the next-generation hybrid powertrain for the Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri teams.

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Jan 31, 2023 - 11:46 am

Ford lowers Mach-E prices in the USA

Ford has lowered the prices for its Mustang Mach-E in the USA and at the same time announced a further production expansion of the electric model. Depending on the variant, the US sales prices of the Mustang Mach-E will drop by 600 to 5,900 dollars.

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Jan 20, 2023 - 12:38 pm

Virginia decides against CATL-Ford battery factory

The US state of Virginia is taking itself out of the running for the factory being considered by Ford and CATL to produce LFP battery cells for electric cars. Specifically, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has decided not to subsidise such a project – out of concern for Chinese influence.

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Jan 16, 2023 - 02:55 pm

356 Lincoln dealers in the US to install chargers onsite

At least 356 dealers of Ford’s Lincoln brand in the USA will install charging infrastructure at their stores. This figure makes up 59 per cent of all the brand’s dealers, which are said to be responsible for almost 90 per cent of all Lincoln sales.

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Jan 16, 2023 - 12:31 pm

Ford is planning an EV platform for Europe

Ford wants to launch electric cars based on its own platform in Europe from the middle of this decade. This is what Martin Sander, Ford’s electric car development manager in Europe said. However, most of the development work will take place outside Europe.

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Jan 10, 2023 - 01:06 pm

Ford swaps battery partners for Turkish plant

According to industry insiders, Ford is changing battery partners for its planned battery cell factory in Turkey in order to diversify its battery suppliers. Instead of using SK On, its rival LG Energy Solution is now being given the job.

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Dec 16, 2022 - 02:06 pm

CATL & Ford are looking at jointly operating a battery factory

CATL and Ford are considering jointly building a US factory for LFP batteries. According to an agency report, the production facility will be fully owned by Ford but operated by CATL. This could make the plant eligible for subsidies from the US government under the Inflation Reduction Act.

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Dec 1, 2022 - 01:43 pm

UK: Ford is building up Power Unit plant in Halewood

Ford is increasing investment in its transmission plant in Halewood, UK, to boost the production of electric vehicle components. The US company announced £230 million last year and is adding £150 million to scale annual output from 250,000 to 420,000 units.

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Nov 23, 2022 - 11:47 am

Ford E-Tourneo Custom to release in mid-2023

Ford has presented the all-electric E-Tourneo Custom. The passenger car version of the E-Transit Custom uses the same technology at its core, but the minibus still gets some features that are not available in the van.

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Nov 10, 2022 - 07:28 pm

New axle for small cars and big batteries

In Germany, as part of the “E-MLTA” research project in collaboration with Ford, VW and other partners, scientists at the University of Siegen have developed a new rear axle for battery-powered small cars. The objective is to enable more space in the body for a larger battery so that even small cars can achieve greater […]

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Oct 26, 2022 - 04:46 pm

Ford moves forward plans to convert German plant

Ford is apparently planning to accelerate the switch to electric vehicles in Europe. According to reports in German and UK media, production of the internal combustion Fiesta small car in Cologne will end at the end of June 2023, a year earlier than planned. It looks likely that plans for electric production will also be […]

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Oct 5, 2022 - 03:01 pm

CAM study finds Tesla still as most innovative manufacturer

The result of the Center of Automotive Management’s (CAM) ‘Electromobility Report 2022’ has Tesla once again emerging as the top innovator. The VW Group holds its own in second place but is unable to close the gap to Tesla. BYD is a newcomer in third place.

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Sep 27, 2022 - 12:40 pm

Ford launches R&D subsidiary in China

Ford has established an independent company in China called Ford Electric Mach Technologies (FMeT) for the development of electric vehicles. The manufacturer is also establishing an independent direct sales network in the country under the Ford Select brand.

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Sep 26, 2022 - 01:14 pm

Ford & SK launch construction of BlueOval City

In the US state of Tennessee, construction work has begun on the first joint battery and electric car factory of Ford and SK On. A new all-electric pickup truck and batteries for electric vehicles from Ford and Lincoln are to be produced there from the planned opening in 2025.

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Sep 8, 2022 - 01:09 pm

Ford announces first specs for the E-Transit Custom

Ford Pro has now announced details of the all-electric E-Transit Custom scheduled for production in the second half of 2023. Above all, the two-tonne towing capacity is notable. The US carmaker has yet to announce prices, however.

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Sep 1, 2022 - 01:47 pm

Robotic charging project will launch real-world testing

A robotic charging consortium with mighty players such as Ionity, Porsche, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, TÜV Süd and others has formed in Germany. Under ROCIN-ECO, they want to drive standards for automated charging and deliver demonstrators at test sites.

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Aug 22, 2022 - 02:18 pm

Lincoln presents autonomous EV concept

With the Model L100 Concept, the Ford brand Lincoln has presented a futuristic car concept for the era of autonomous driving – electric, of course. The Model L100 Concept pays homage to Lincoln’s first luxury vehicle, the 1922 Model L, and is intended to illustrate the vision for the future of the brand.

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Aug 15, 2022 - 05:03 pm

FedEx Office trials Ford E-Transit vans in nine US markets

In the USA, FedEx subsidiary FedEx Office is piloting ten Ford E-Transit vans across its SameDay City network, which is the company’s local shipping option. The Ford E-Transit vehicles are being tested in nine markets coast-to-coast to assess performance in different road and weather conditions.

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Aug 15, 2022 - 11:48 am

Inflation Reduction Act passes the US House of Representatives

The Inflation Reduction Act, which also includes the reform of the EV tax credit, has now passed the House of Representatives after the Senate and is expected to be signed by President Joe Biden in the coming days. The new eligibility requirements will make most electric models ineligible for the tax credit.

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Aug 10, 2022 - 11:19 am

US car subscription service Autonomy orders 22,790 BEVs

The US electric car subscription service Autonomy has ordered 22,790 electric cars worth around 1.2 billion dollars. The provider, which until now has specialised mainly in Tesla models, has ordered a total of 45 different vehicle models from 17 carmakers – including Tesla again.

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Aug 8, 2022 - 11:28 am

Tata plans to take over Ford factory in India

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Limited (TPEML), a subsidiary of India’s largest car manufacturer Tata Motors, has signed a contract with Ford India to take over a Ford plant in Sanand in the Indian state of Gujarat. Tata plans to build electric cars there in the future.

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Jul 18, 2022 - 12:00 pm

Ford moves forward with factory upgrade in Cologne

Ford is taking advantage of the plant holidays at the Cologne factory, which last until 1 August, to press ahead with the conversion to an Electrification Centre. Two new production halls will be built and existing production facilities converted.

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Jul 14, 2022 - 02:37 pm

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.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2023/02/07/ford-e-transit-review-opening-up-new-ways/
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