Tag: Ford

Jul 12, 2020 - 03:43 pm

California funds 2nd-life project for microgrids

The California Energy Commission has granted funding of around 2.6 million euros to CleanSpark and ReJoule. The companies will use the funds to advance their research into the second-life of batteries, the latter delivered by Ford.

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Jul 8, 2020 - 06:13 pm

Ford adds geofencing tech for two PHEV vans

Ford will introduce a geofencing module for the Tourneo Custom PHEV and Transit Custom PHEV as standard equipment in autumn this year. The plug-in hybrids will then automatically switch to pure electric drive in urban low emission zones, for example.

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Jul 1, 2020 - 02:13 pm

Ford opens orders for the Mustang Mach-E in the USA

Ford has opened the order books in the USA for its all-electric Mustang Mach-E. Those with pre-orders are now invited to convert their reservations into official orders. Ford has also revised the Mustang Mach-E’s performance specifications upwards.

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Jun 29, 2020 - 02:52 pm

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.

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Jun 24, 2020 - 06:38 pm

UK government boosts electric automotive sector

The UK government has awarded £73.5 million in funding through the Advanced Propulsion Centre. This includes ten projects in the automotive sector to develop technologies to reduce CO2 emissions. A significant proportion of the money is being spent on furthering electric vehicle production and technology.

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Jun 11, 2020 - 01:42 pm

Volkswagen and Ford sign contracts for global alliance

Volkswagen and Ford have now signed the contracts for their global alliance in the areas of electrification, light commercial vehicles and autonomous driving. This paves the way for a Ford electric vehicle based on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Box (MEB).

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Jun 10, 2020 - 04:22 pm

All-electric models from Ford and Lordstown Motors

On June 22, the configurator for the all-electric compact crossover Ford Mustang Mach-E is to be activated and thus reservations can be converted into orders. At the same time, the US startup Lordstown Motors has announced the presentation of its Endurance electric pickup truck for the same day.

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May 29, 2020 - 11:39 am

VW to take over majority stake in JAC joint venture

Volkswagen has officially confirmed its plan to increase its stake in JAC Volkswagen, its joint venture for electric mobility, and to invest around one billion euros in this. The Wolfsburg-based company will invest another billion in a Chinese battery specialist.

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May 26, 2020 - 05:42 pm

Autostack Industrie makes progress on fuel cell stacks

An update was published on the progress of the German ‘AutoStack Industrie’ project launched in 2017. The project will run until the end of 2021, involving five OEMs and various suppliers working together to bring key technologies for the production of stacks for fuel cell vehicles to industrial maturity.

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May 25, 2020 - 02:38 pm

Ford Mustang Mach-E to first reach Europe in 2021

The all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E will probably not reach Europe this year, but only at the beginning of 2021, according to emails from Ford to reservation holders in some European countries. In the email, the US car manufacturer gives the reason as being the Covid-19 pandemic-induced interruption of production.

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May 18, 2020 - 02:15 pm

Ford updates Mach-E fast-charging data

Following real-life testing, Ford is updating the fast-charging data for the Mustang Mach-E. In the ‘Extended Range’ variant with battery and rear-wheel drive, the SUV’s charging performance is around 30% higher than the values stated before, the car manufacturer reports.

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Apr 29, 2020 - 06:26 pm

Ford brand Lincoln will not use Rivian platform

Lincoln has announced that it will not build an electric car based on Rivian’s EV platform. The surprising end of the project comes only about three months after its announcement. Lincoln now wants to push its first electric car on its own.

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Apr 24, 2020 - 12:20 pm

Ford is building a fully electric dragster

Ford is expanding its Mustang family with a purely electric dragster version. The prototype of the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet brings a little more than 1 megawatt on the road and should be able to cover the quarter-mile in under 8 seconds.

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Apr 7, 2020 - 01:09 pm

Rivian postpones delivery launch til 2021

After the US electric car startup Rivian had interrupted production preparations for its two debut electric cars due to the Covid 19 pandemic, it is now clear that the plan to start production and deliveries before the end of the year cannot be kept.

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Apr 5, 2020 - 03:36 pm

Ford adjusts UK prices for Mustang Mach-E SUV

Ford has revealed final UK prices for its new Mustang Mach-E and first deliveries will start before the year’s end. The entry-level model with a 76kWh battery is priced from £40,270. The extended-range version is £49,900 and has a 99kWh battery pack.

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Mar 27, 2020 - 11:51 am

Ford & GM show low electric vehicle production targets

Despite commitments to e-mobility by Ford and General Motors, the two largest US American carmakers intend to produce only about 320,000 electric vehicles in North America by 2026, which is only about five per cent of the combined vehicle production of both manufacturers there.

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Mar 20, 2020 - 02:33 pm

Coronavirus related retooling

After BYD had recently turned into one of the biggest makers of medical face masks and disinfections in China, Tesla, General Motors and Ford now offered to convert their production in the USA to manufacture urgently needed medical equipment such as respirators.

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Mar 2, 2020 - 11:18 am

David and Goliath?

The long-awaited rematch between the Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F150 tug-of-war rematch has finally been held, though in a fairly strange way. After Ford backed out of an official rematch, a group of unaffiliated engineers put a half-scale Cybertruck – so literally a half-sized Cybertruck – versus the regular-sized best-selling pickup. It appears that the only key here was the weight of the two vehicles, which was remedied with surprising results.
electrek.co, insideevs.com

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:05 am

An electric car improves dating chances

Ford has undertaken a survey for Valentine’s day that shows that using an electric vehicle for a date apparently greatly improves a person’s attraction. Of course, the US-American company immediately integrated this in an advertising campaign for the Mache-E.

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Feb 13, 2020 - 03:46 pm

European premiere for the Mustang Mach-E

Ford has now presented the Mustang Mach-E for the European public for the first time at an event. At their Europe Roadshow Ford is taking the opportunity to inform consumers about the US-American company’s path to an electrified future. Part of this plan includes installing 1,000 charging stations at European company locations over the next […]

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Feb 5, 2020 - 12:29 pm

A win for electric cars at the Super Bowl

At the Super Bowl in the USA, no less than four major carmakers advertised electric cars. While Porsche, Audi, GM and Ford had to pay over 5 million dollars for a 30-second spot, another manufacturer received positive PR completely free of charge: Players from both final teams raved about Tesla in interviews.

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Jan 30, 2020 - 01:14 pm

Ford’s first EV on Rivian’s platform is a Lincoln

Last year, Ford had already announced that after joining Rivian, it also wanted to use the US start-up’s skateboard platform for a future e-vehicle. Now things are getting a little more concrete: Ford confirms that its Lincoln brand is working on a new electric model based on the Rivian skateboard.

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Jan 17, 2020 - 03:09 pm

Ford gears up for hybrid vehicle production in Spain

Ford is investing 42 million euros in its production plant in Valencia, Spain. Over half of the money will finance the two battery assembly lines for power packs designated for the Kuga Plug-In Hybrid, Kuga Hybrid, S-MAX Hybrid and Galaxy Hybrid models in future.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/12/california-funds-2nd-life-project-for-microgrids/
12.07.2020 15:48