Tag: Ford

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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Nov 18, 2020 - 04:28 pm

Ford releases hybrid Kuga HEV

Ford is expanding the Kuga series with a further electrified version for Europe. With immediate effect, the Kuga can be ordered as a hybrid (HEV). After the mild hybrid and the plug-in hybrid, the HEV is the third electrified drive in the Kuga.

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Nov 11, 2020 - 04:27 pm

Ford builds out US plants for production of EVs

Ford has announced a number of investments to build out several US plants to produce electric models and components. The Van Dyke transmission plant will also build electric motors in future and in Kansas City, Ford will invest 100 million dollars in manufacturing capabilities for the e-transit.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 02:42 pm

Mustang Mach-E production starts in December

Ford apparently wants to start series production of the purely electric Mustang Mach-E in December. As buyers of the model report in forums, they have received e-mails from Ford with a concrete production date for their particular model. The earliest confirmed date is 7 December.

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Oct 14, 2020 - 06:29 pm

Ford Kuga hybrid battery problems persist

Ford apparently can’t get the battery problems of the Kuga PHEV under control. After the manufacturer stopped sales of the part-time electric vehicle in August due to concerns about battery overheating, Ford is now recalling all Kuga models with plug-in hybrid drive to garages across Europe.

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Sep 29, 2020 - 04:59 pm

Ford will make EVs in Canada from 2024 onwards

US carmaker Ford has just announced investments of 1.8 billion Canadian dollars in its plant in Oakville (Ontario) and Windsor’s two assembly plants. The investment will enable the Oakville plant to convert to electric car production by 2024.

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Sep 25, 2020 - 02:02 pm

Ford to introduce Mustang Mach-E GT in Europe

Ford has announced that the Mustang Mach-E GT will also be available in Europe from the end of 2021. Ford is not yet quoting prices for the top model of the electric SUV, but new performance data has been revealed. There will also be a special charging offer for customers in Europe.

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Sep 19, 2020 - 09:58 am

Ford lays founding stone to produce the F-150

Ford has now officially laid the foundation stone for a new facility next to its truck plant in Dearborn, Michigan, to produce the electric version of the F-150 pickup truck from mid-2022. A hybrid version of the pickup truck will also be produced there.

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Aug 18, 2020 - 09:01 pm

More carmakers agree on CO2 reduction with CARB

The Californian environmental authority CARB has now concluded five individual agreements with car manufacturers for voluntary CO2 reduction in the US state. The emission target supersedes the levels promoted by the Trump administration.

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Aug 13, 2020 - 10:33 am

Ford pulls out PHEV after battery issues

Ford has stopped sales of its Kuga PHEV (named Escape in the USA) due to concerns about overheating of the batteries, the company has now confirmed. Estimates indicate that up to 27,000 cars worldwide are affected.

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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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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/01/21/ionity-struggles-with-charging-network-expansion/
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