Tag: Ford

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 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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Jul 11, 2022 - 05:19 pm

Ford issues major hybrid recall in the USA

Ford is recalling more than 100,000 vehicles with hybrid or plug-in hybrid drive systems in the USA due to a fire hazard. The models affected are the Escape, Maverick and Corsair from the years 2020 to 2022 – however, the problem lies in the combustion part of the powertrain.

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Jun 29, 2022 - 03:13 pm

Ford secures lithium with Liontown Resources

Ford has signed a binding off-take agreement for lithium with Australian company Liontown Resources. The five-year contract provides for the supply of lithium-spodumene concentrate from the Kathleen Valley project in Western Australia from 2024.

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Jun 25, 2022 - 06:38 pm

Speedy acquires 150 Ford E-Transit vans

UK construction equipment and services provider Speedy is adding 150 new electric vans to its fleet. The firm has ordered 100 Ford E-Transit models (4.25 t class) and 50 E-Transit vans (3.5 t class) to replace ICE models. The 150 units will make up over ten per cent of Speedy’s 1,100-strong commercial fleet.

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Jun 25, 2022 - 06:19 pm

Ford Pro Electric SuperVan boasts 1,500 kW at Goodwood

Ford has unveiled 1,500-kW electric transporter looking much like a race car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Ford Pro Electric SuperVan features four electric motors powered by a liquid-cooled 50 kWh battery and speeds from zero to 100 km/h in under two seconds.

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Jun 22, 2022 - 04:02 pm

Ford to manufacture EVs in Valencia

Ford Europe has selected the Valencia plant in Spain as its preferred location for the assembly of vehicles that will be based on a next-generation electric vehicle architecture. Valencia has thus been given preference over the Saarlouis plant in Germany.

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Jun 16, 2022 - 11:17 am

Recall issued for the Mustang Mach-E, again

Ford has had to recall 48,924 units of its Mustang Mach-E electric model, which is about half of the model’s total production. The manufacturer has also imposed a sales stop on potentially affected vehicles.

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Jun 14, 2022 - 02:14 pm

Electric car makers write open letter to US Congress

The CEOs of General Motors, Ford, Stellantis and Toyota Motor North America are urging the U.S. Congress to lift the federal government’s cap on the number of vehicles that are eligible for a tax credit of up to $7,500 from the current 200,000 vehicle cap.

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Jun 13, 2022 - 04:00 pm

Ford F-150 Lightning comes well adapted to Tesla cars

Ford’s F-150 Lightning EV now include charging adapters that can charge a Tesla should it require on-road assistance. Ford CEO Jim Farley on Twitter dismissed any suggestions that they were “trolling” Musk or Tesla owners. Instead, he says the charging feature is “just helpful.”

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Jun 7, 2022 - 12:56 pm

Ford aims for direct sales model in the USA

Ford wants to begin offering its electric cars exclusively through direct sales at fixed prices. Ford CEO Jim Farley has now announced this, at least for the North American market. However, it is still unclear when this will be implemented and whether the new sales system could also be extended to other markets.

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Jun 3, 2022 - 01:12 pm

Ford to invest $3.7 billion in US production

Ford has announced an investment of 3.7 billion dollars in its production in the US states of Michigan, Ohio and Missouri. With the equivalent of 3.4 billion euros, the production of electric cars is to be strengthened and 6,200 new jobs created.

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May 12, 2022 - 12:53 pm

Rivian broadens quarterly loss year-by-year

The US electric car start-up Rivian has presented its business figures for the first quarter of 2022. The net loss in the first three months of the year was 1.59 billion US dollars, compared to 414 million US dollars in the same quarter of the previous year. Compared to Q4 2021, however, the loss fell.

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May 11, 2022 - 03:59 pm

United Rentals purchase 530 EVs from Ford

The US company United Rentals has signed an agreement with Ford Pro to purchase 530 all-electric vehicles for its North American rental and corporate fleets. This involves 500 F-150 Lightning pickup trucks and 30 E-Transit vans.

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May 9, 2022 - 12:03 pm

Ford E-Transit Custom to release in 2023

Ford Pro has unveiled the all-electric E-Transit Custom, which will go into production in the second half of 2023. The E-Transit Custom is expected to offer a range of up to 380 kilometres and a towing capacity similar to the diesel version.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/09/27/ford-launches-rd-subsidiary-in-china/
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