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May 4, 2021 - 11:55 am

BMW & Ford invest in solid-state battery specialist Solid Power

BMW and Ford continue to invest in solid-state batteries. Together with Volta Energy Technologies, both carmakers have participated in a $130Mn investment round of the US solid-state battery specialist Solid Power. The two carmakers are to receive 100 Ah cells for validation tests in 2022.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 12:43 pm

Ford wants a battery plant in Michigan

Ford is taking its first steps towards producing its own battery cells. The US carmaker has now announced that it will build a global battery centre of excellence called Ford Ion Park in southeast Michigan. Lithium-ion and solid-state batteries are to be developed and manufactured in small series there.

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Apr 27, 2021 - 12:28 pm

US order launch for the Mustang Mach-E GT

Ford is now taking orders in the US for the GT variant of its Mustang Mach-E electric model. In the US, the Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition versions can now be ordered at list prices starting at $59,900 and $64,900 respectively and are scheduled for delivery from autumn 2021.

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Apr 27, 2021 - 11:53 am

Ford to build light utility vehicle factory in Romania

Ford has announced it will invest $300 million in the production of a new light commercial vehicle at its Romanian assembly plant in Craiova, with production scheduled to start in 2023. An all-electric version of this commercial vehicle model will debut in 2024.

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Apr 12, 2021 - 12:06 pm

Software troubles mar Mustang’s Mach E launch

The first units of the Ford Mustang Mach-E in the USA have a software problem that prevents them from driving off even when the battery is full. Apparently, some drivers were unable to start their car even when the battery was fully charged due to an internal communication error.

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Apr 12, 2021 - 11:31 am

SK Innovation & LG Energy Solution settle US legal battle

South Korean battery cell manufacturers SK Innovation and LG Energy Solution have reached a settlement in their year-long legal dispute. Both companies agreed to stop all legal proceedings in the US and South Korea and to refrain from suing each other for the next ten years.

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Mar 25, 2021 - 03:34 pm

Ford invests in Valencia hybrid powertrain plant

Ford is investing in the electrification of its Spanish site in Valencia. The engine plant there will build hybrid powertrains for the Kuga PHEV and the full hybrid variants of the Kuga, S-Max and Galaxy series from the end of 2022. An additional €5.2 million will be invested in expanding the battery assembly capacity in […]

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Mar 18, 2021 - 12:50 pm

Ford to manufacture two EVs in Mexico

Ford decided to build two new electric models in Mexico instead of producing these in the US state of Ohio as workers there had hoped from 2023. The information comes from the US auto union UAW, expressing frustration at the loss of promised jobs at the Ohio plant.

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Mar 16, 2021 - 06:26 pm

Ford plans electric Transit Custom for 2023

Ford has announced that the next generation of the Transit Custom series will include an all-electric model. The same applies to the Tourneo Custom passenger car counterpart. The vehicles will be manufactured at the Kocaeli site in Turkey from the first half of 2023. Ford is also building an offshoot for partner VW there.

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Mar 4, 2021 - 01:10 pm

Mustang Mach-E production finally gearing up

Following some production delays, Ford is attempting to smooth the situation by offering customers free charging and a cash payout, depending on the delay length. At the same time, sales for the Mach-E are starting to gear up after a slow December launch.

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Feb 10, 2021 - 01:12 pm

Ford to build electric vehicles in Cologne

Ford has decided to build its first purely electric small car at the Fiesta plant in Cologne. According to industry insiders informing a media report, the US carmaker is also moving away from planned hybrid cars in favour of electric models.

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Feb 4, 2021 - 11:30 am

CAM study finds Tesla most innovative automaker

The Center of Automotive Management (CAM) has analysed the innovative strength of 32 car manufacturers looking at 291 innovations in the field of electric mobility. Tesla remains by far the top innovator in the technology field but is tracked by VW.

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Feb 4, 2021 - 10:30 am

Ford cancels plans for Chinese Zotye joint venture

Ford is officially ending its plans for electric car joint ventures with Chinese carmaker Zotye. They claimed fundamental changes in Chinese industrial and government policies on EVs since the agreements were signed in 2017 and 2018, which has lead to Ford’s decision.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 05:58 pm

Is Ionity looking for external investment?

Because the expansion of the Ionity fast-charging network is progressing too slowly, the owners are discussing attracting private equity capital for Ionity. According to a media report, financial circles are talking about at least 500 million euros in fresh money.

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Jan 5, 2021 - 02:09 pm

Ford to improve scooter AI

Ford plans to equip electric kick- scooters from its micromobility subsidiary Spin with driver assistance systems in cooperation with Drover AI. Together, they aim to bring Level 2 automation to electric scooters.

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Jan 4, 2021 - 12:11 pm

Tesla is taking heat from the competition

Darren Palmer, chief developer of the electric car division at Ford, is dishing out towards Tesla. Without mentioning the competitor by name, Palmer extolled the virtues of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E with some sly remarks aimed at the competition.

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Dec 6, 2020 - 02:56 pm

Ford Otosan adds battery assembly at Turkey plant

Ford Otosan, a joint venture of Turkish Koç Holding and Ford, began building a battery assembly factory for electric vehicles in Turkey. Completion is scheduled for 2022. The company produces the Ford Custom PHEV in the country and started production of the E-Transit recently.

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Nov 29, 2020 - 12:46 pm

Ford looking to build MEB electric car in Cologne

This summer just passed, Ford announced that its future electric car would be developed on the basis of Volkswagen’s Modular E-Drive Box (MEB) in Cologne-Merkenich, Germany. Now, various reports from the German media are now reporting that the electric car is also to be built at the Ford plant in Cologne.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/05/07/first-mustang-mach-e-shipment-arrives-in-norway/
07.05.2021 12:16