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25.04.2019 - 00:59

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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11.04.2019 - 18:57

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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04.04.2019 - 14:08

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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03.04.2019 - 14:34

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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14.02.2019 - 13:35

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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04.02.2019 - 11:27

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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18.01.2019 - 18:57

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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16.01.2019 - 13:27

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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15.01.2019 - 17:13

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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11.01.2019 - 16:06

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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10.01.2019 - 13:17

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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06.12.2018 - 15:16

VW brand investing 9 billion in electrification

Following the investments by the VW company, Porsche and Audi, the Volkswagen brand itself has now presented an investment plan for their electrification initiative, in which the Wolfsburgers have reserved approximately 9 billion euros for the electrification of their vehicles.

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29.11.2018 - 19:16

Cologne testing Ford Transit PHEV fleet

Ford will be providing ten Transit PHEVs for use by municipal enterprises based in Cologne, starting next spring. The project will analyse how hybrid vehicles can help achieve the city’s pollution targets. Similar fleet tests were undertaken by Ford in London and Valencia.

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08.11.2018 - 15:01

Ford takes over scooter company Spin

Ford has announced the takeover of Spin, a vehicle-sharing operator using electric scooters based in San Francisco. The plan is to extend the service to 100 other U.S. cities over the next 18 months.

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01.11.2018 - 13:34

VW and Ford working on EV cooperation

Ford and VW are already cooperating in the field of utility vehicles, but now the two automobile manufacturers are planning a far more extensive cooperation in the areas of electric mobility and autonomous driving. The plan is to work together to lower development costs for future technologies.

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31.10.2018 - 16:35

France: Carmakers agree to supplement eMobility

The French government and major carmakers have agreed to subsidise the switch from fossil fuel powered cars to electric vehicles. The manufacturers will thus supplement France’s scrappage scheme so that it can be raised and extended in 2019.

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28.09.2018 - 19:16

Ford & Zotye sign ride-hailing JV deal

Ford and their Chinese partner Zotye have officially signed the contract for their planned joint venture which will provide electrified solutions for fleet operators and drivers in China to help address the fast-growing ride-hailing market.

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24.09.2018 - 17:22

Ford kicks-off StreetScooter Work XL production

The lines at Ford’s factory in Cologne have begun rolling in order to make the largest electric van in the StreetScooter line-up, the Work XL. Based on the Ford Transit and equipped with EV technology by DP/DHL, they expect to activate the first 1,000 units this year.

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19.09.2018 - 14:10

Ford Transit PHEV debuts in Hanover

Ford has taken the wraps off their Transit Custom PHEV at the IAA Commercial Vehicles. The van is now ready to go serial and Ford aims to start volume production in the second half of 2019.

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06.09.2018 - 13:46

How noisy is too noisy?

The automobile manufacturer Ford has asked the US government about providing police cars with an off-switch for the legally mandatory EV noise generators.

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05.09.2018 - 14:01

No money for EV advertising

A new analysis has shown that six of the biggest car manufacturers in the USA, namely General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler, are still spending next to nothing on the promotion of their electric and hybrid vehicles.

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23.08.2018 - 14:26

Ford recalls EV charging cords

Ford has begun the recall action for their 120 volt charging cables sold with nearly all of their hybrids and electric vehicles up to 2015. The recall has been ordered due to overheating issues, after it was found that the cables can even start fires under certain conditions.

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29.07.2018 - 15:14

CATL begins cooperation with Jiangling

Battery manufacturer CATL has begun a cooperation with Ford-partner and EV manufacturer Jiangling Motors. The duo plans to do research and development on different vehicle models for their cooperation.

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24.07.2018 - 12:00

Dams briefly break with data leak

For a brief moment, tens of thousands of documents from major automobile manufacturers, including industry secrets, were openly available online. The leaks affected VW, Toyota, GM, Ford and Tesla.

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18.06.2018 - 13:00

Renault-Nissan pull the plug on fuel cell cars

The alliance of Daimler, Ford and Renault-Nissan working on commercialising a fuel cell car has hit a road block as Renault-Nissan pull out. The partners had aimed to develop shared components but now decided to focus on electric cars first.

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14.06.2018 - 16:59

Daimler and Ford end fuel cell JV

The Ford Motor company and Daimler AG are shutting down their joint venture to develop automobile fuel cell technology. Both companies plan to continue development in-house.

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