Electrify America launches 8 solar-powered EV charging stations in rural Fresno County

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Electrify America (EA), the largest open DC fast charging network in the US, is increasing access to sustainable electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure for rural Californians with the deployment of eight new solar-powered, off-grid charging stations across Fresno County.

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SCS Global Services, Electrify America and Verra announce first validation of carbon-offset project for EV chargers

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SCS Global Services (SCS), Electrify America and Verra announced the first validation of a carbon-offset project under a new methodology for electric vehicle (EV) charging systems.

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Volkswagen Group of America opens next-gen charging station at Arizona global test center

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Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) opened one of the most extensive electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at a North American test facility. The 50-space charging station is located at VWGoA’s global test facility in Maricopa, AZ—one of two worldwide, Group-wide hot-weather test facilities—and will allow the charging of EVs in weather conditions up to 120?F.

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WNA: global nuclear generation nears record high in 2019

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Nuclear generation fell fractionally in North America and in West & Central Europe, but rose in Africa, Asia, South America and East Europe & Russia. The average global capacity factor for reactors generating electricity in 2019 rose from 79.8%

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Honda and General Motors sign MoU toward establishing a strategic alliance in North America

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Under the proposed alliance, Honda and GM would collaborate on a variety of segments in North America, intending to share common vehicle platforms, including both electrified and internal combustion propulsion systems that align with the vehicle platforms.

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Byton forms charging partnership with Electrify America

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Chinese EV startup Byton has taken steps to establish its foothold in the United States, entering into a partnership with the Volkswagen-backed Electrify America charging network ahead of the global launch of its M-Byte crossover. The partnership will grant owners of Byton's M-Byte (and presumably future models) two years of unlimited

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Volkswagen of America opening reservations for ID.4 electric SUV immediately after unveil in September

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Next month, Volkswagen of America will unveil its first electric SUV, the ID.4, and a new system that allows customers to reserve their car.

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Fisker Ocean EV to make global public debut at CES 2020; Electrify America charging station network partner

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Fisker also announced a partnership with Electrify America, the largest, open DC Fast charging network for EVs in the United States. I’m also very excited about our partnership with Electrify America, which enables Fisker driver access to the largest open DC Fast charging network in the USA—with approximately 800 charging stations and about 3,500 chargers across 45 states by 2021. Electrify America’s 350 kW chargers can charge capable vehicles up to 20 miles per minute.

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Enel X launches new electric mobility business in North America

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Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, launched its new electric mobility unit in North America by integrating the company’s US-based electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions subsidiary, formerly known as eMotorWerks, into the Enel X brand. This strategic business decision combines Enel X’s global resources and energy sector know-how with eMotorWerks’ technological expertise in smart, grid-connected EV charging.

Ipsos Auto Global Study: interest in battery electric vehicles growing in the US

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Ipsos’ new 2020 Global Mobility Navigator Study, focusing on Electrification, found global interest remained on par with the numbers from 2019. However, the study reveals there has been an increase in interest in the US and Chinese markets. Source: Ipsos.

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Bank of America joins Stanford’s Global Climate & Energy Project

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Bank of America has joined Stanford University’s Global Climate & Energy Project (GCEP), a collaboration of academic and business experts that identifies and supports new avenues of research to make environmentally sustainable, low-cost energy available to everyone. Bank of America is also working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations. Bank of America can help move GCEP technologies to commercialization.

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Kia Motors to accelerate diversification of global mobility services

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Kia Motors Corporation plans to expand its partnerships with global mobility companies to meet the needs of a diverse range of customers worldwide. Kia’s President and CEO Ho Sung Song shared the company’s strategy for global mobility during his visit to the company’s Sohari plant in Korea to review launch preparations for the new fourth-generation Kia Carnival. In Europe, Kia will collaborate with global partners to provide a customized mobility service for the region.

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Volkswagen Group of America opens new Tradepoint Atlantic vehicle terminal at Port of Baltimore; formerly site of Bethlehem steel

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. This is a key building block in Volkswagen Group’s global strategy to become carbon neutral across its business by 2050.

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Volkswagen Group of America welcomes first LNG-powered vehicle transport ship to US port

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Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) welcomed its first overseas liquid natural gas (LNG) transport ship to the VWGoA port in Davisville, RI. This is an important piece of the Group’s global decarbonization strategy. The ship’s liquified gas tanks have a capacity of approximately 475,000 gallons each, which is enough for a complete round trip of the company’s standard 12,000-nautical mile America Round Tour shipping route.

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Karsan unveiling “Buy America” CNG bus at UTIP World Global Transport Summit

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Turkey-based Karsan will introduce its first “Buy America” compliant vehicle at the upcoming UITP World Global Transport Summit, 15-17 May at Palais des Congrès de Montréal, QC Canada. Having successfully completed Altoona testing, the 40' (12m), CNG-powered vehicle is currently completing FMVSS/CMVSS certification and will be ready for sale before the end of 2017. The 51 year-old manufacturer has produced more than 277,000 total vehicles.

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Lucid Motors opening 20 sales and service locations in N America through 2021

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Luxury EV maker Lucid Motors plans to open 20 retail locations—known as Lucid Studios—and service centers throughout North America by the end of 2021. Most immediately, Lucid will open Studios and service centers in the following locations: Silicon Valley Studio: Located at Lucid’s Global Headquarters in Newark, CA. A new website will soon launch in conjunction with the Global Reveal of the Lucid Air with comprehensive information about the product.

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UN: global e-waste surging; up 21% in 5 years

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million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% in just five years, according to the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020. The new report also predicts that global e-waste (discarded products with a battery or electrical plug) will reach 74 Mt by 2030—almost a doubling of e-waste tonnage in just 16 years. Mt, followed by the Americas (13.1 of global greenhouse gas emissions. kg), followed by the Americas (13.3

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Bank of America: Oil Demand Growth to Hit Zero Within a Decade, EVs the Culprit

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According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the annual increase in global oil consumption slows dramatically in the years ahead. Bank of America did offer a few caveats and uncertainties. Roughly 62 percent global cobalt output is found in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Any major disruption to cobalt today would likely curb EV proliferation in the early 2020s, in turn supporting long dated crude oil prices,” Bank of America Merrill Lynch warned.

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Volkswagen Group of America launches Inclusive Mobility initiative; focus on autonomous and electric vehicles

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. In addition to product development, the recent meeting focused on the need to create global safety standards for wheelchair securement in autonomous vehicles. VWGoA) launched the Inclusive Mobility initiative, an industry-first effort to engage directly with disability groups early in the design of vehicle technologies, user experience and mobility services.

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Daimler Trucks North America delivers its first battery-electric commercial truck to Penske Truck Leasing

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered the first vehicle in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet—a Freightliner eM2 ( earlier post )—to Penske Truck Leasing, fulfilling its promise to put an electric commercial truck in customer hands in 2018.

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Hyundai delivers first 7 XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks in Europe; plans for North America and China; 2,000 units per year by 2021

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The delivery of XCIENT Fuel Cell starts a new chapter not only for Hyundai’s hydrogen push, but also the global community’s use of hydrogen as a clean energy source. With successful delivery of the first XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks, we proudly announce our plan to expand beyond Europe to North America and China where we are already making great progress. A key to Hyundai’s global expansion of fuel cell trucks will be the successful launch of XCIENT Fuel Cell in Europe.

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Plug Power, Charlatte America deliver fuel cell cargo tuggers for FedEx at Albany International Airport

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and Charlatte America, a member of the Fayat Group, the leading manufacturer of battery powered electric airport ground support equipment (GSE) throughout Europe and the United States, have delivered fuel cell-powered electric cargo tuggers for use by FedEx at the Albany International Airport. The ground support vehicles were built by Charlatte America and operate using Plug Power’s zero-emission ProGen hydrogen fuel cell system. Plug Power Inc.

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Electrify America to add Tesla battery storage to more than 100 new charging stations

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Electrify America plans to install Tesla Powerpack battery systems at more than 100 of its electric vehicle charging stations nationwide over the course of 2019. Tesla’s Powerpack system is a natural fit given their global expertise in both battery storage development and EV charging. —Giovanni Palazzo, CEO of Electrify America. The Electrify America charging system features the first certified cooled-cable 350 kW chargers in the United States.

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IHS Markit: global auto sales to drop 22% this year

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IHS Markit cut its forecasts for global light vehicle sales and production as the impact COVID-19 impact has depressed demand. According the new analysis, global light vehicle sales are now forecast to be 69.6 IHS Markit forecasts a similar decline for global light vehicle production, falling to 69.3 The pandemic remains a clear and present danger to the autos sector, with months of uncertainty expected to cloud hopes for global recovery prospects.

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BloombergNEF expects 40% growth in global EV sales in 2019; 2.6M vehicles, 1.5M in China

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million electric vehicles to be sold globally in 2019. million units—around 57% of the global market. Broader macroeconomic factors (higher interest rates and slowing consumer spending) will also impact global sales. BNEF expects North America sales to come in around 425,000 units, up modestly from 405,000. BloombergNEF (BNEF) expects 2.6 This will represent around a 40% growth rate, down from the 70% growth rate in 2018.

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Continental develops global 5G-Hybrid-V2X solution, wins first series project

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This enables vehicle manufacturers to overcome a big challenge when deploying V2X on a global scale. Contrary to regular mobile network communication, the technical path to establish direct V2X communication varies globally. With Continental’s new hybrid V2X solution, the same hardware and software platform can be used to support either communication standard, reducing not only cost but also complexity for a global application of V2X communication.

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Adamas: 95.6 GWh of EV battery capacity deployed globally in 2019

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GWh of battery capacity was deployed globally in newly sold passenger EVs, an increase of 30% over the year prior, according to Adamas Intelligence’s web-based EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker. Battery capacity deployment in the Americas came in at 20.5 In 2019, 95.6

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Electrify America, Hubject collaborate to bring Plug&Charge to more than 2,000 high-power public chargers by year end

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Electrify America and Hubject, a recognized leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging interoperability and “Plug&Charge” technology capabilities, announced a strategic agreement that will allow people to pay for their electric vehicle charging simply by plugging in their vehicles. By bringing ISO 15118 to all of Electrify America’s DC fast and home AC chargers, this technology is also the first step to enable EV smart charging and vehicle to grid (V2G) communications.

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VW of America to gauge US appetite for MQB-based Tarok pickup concept at NY show

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Volkswagen of America (VoA) plans to show the Tarok pickup concept for the first time in the US at the New York International Auto Show. The US is the largest global market for pickups. Global market pickup truck volume, historical and projected. This compact unibody pickup was first seen at the São Paulo International Motor Show at the end of 2018 and is expected to enter production for the South American market in the near future.

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BYD to add another 183 electric buses to Santiago’s fleet

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They will be integrated into the existing Metbus fleet to operate the popular Avenida Grecia route, becoming the first route operated by only electric buses in Latin America. Metbus is also one of the largest pure electric bus fleet operators in the Americas. BYD electric buses are servicing markets in many countries across Latin America, including Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, and Uruguay. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Latin America

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Via Motors, Geely to co-develop medium-duty extended-range electric truck for China and Americas

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The truck will incorporate VIA’s proprietary vehicle software and systems control technology, for launch in China and the Americas in 2019. VIA Motors provides technology plus an engineering and management team that can support GCV to accelerate to be global leading commercial vehicle company and assist the introduction of GCV Trucks into North and Latin America through our newly formed joint venture.

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GM reveals new Ultium batteries and flexible global platform for rapid growth of EV lineup

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The heart of GM’s strategy is a modular propulsion system and a highly flexible, third-generation global EV platform powered by proprietary Ultium batteries. In North America, GM EVs will be powered by rectangular, pouch-style battery packs that are simple, lightweight and space-efficient. GM’s technology can be scaled to meet customer demand much higher than the more than 1 million global sales the company expects mid-decade.

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Deloitte global survey gauges consumer prospects for EVs in China, Europe and Americas; China leads

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Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s (DTTL) Global Manufacturing Industry group conducted a global survey to explore consumer adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). The online survey captures the views of more than 12,000 consumers across the Americas, Asia and Europe in 17 countries. —Craig Giffi, DTTL Global Automotive Sector Leader.

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Kia Motors to launch 7 new BEVs by 2027; BEVs to account for 25% of Kia global vehicle sales by 2029

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Kia Motors Corporation previewed its global electric vehicle (EV) business strategy; the brand will launch seven new dedicated BEVs by 2027 across several vehicle segments. In addition, Kia Motors plans to expand its global after service infrastructure for EVs.

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President and CEO of Volkswagen of America steps down

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Volkswagen Group of America today announced the departure of Michael Horn, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. Woebcken, who was recently announced as the new Head of the North American Region and Chairman of Volkswagen Group of America, will assume the role of president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America. Horn assumed the role as president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America in January 2014.

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Electrify America and Stable collaborate to deploy robotic fast-charging facility for self-driving electric vehicle fleets

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Electrify America announced an agreement with San Francisco-based electric vehicle (EV) fleet charging company Stable Auto to deploy robotic charging solutions for self-driving vehicles in a pilot demonstration site in San Francisco, as both companies develop infrastructure solutions needed to deploy self-driving and electric vehicle fleets. —Wayne Killen, director, infrastructure planning and business development, Electrify America.

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Electrify America partners with >100 major retail, convenience & refueling locations in US to install ultra-fast chargers

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Electrify America will be installing ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers at more than 100 retail, convenience and refueling locations across the US, increasing the convenience for consumers who drive or are considering purchasing an electric vehicle. and Global Partners LP’s Alltown. Last week, Electrify America announced it will install electric vehicle fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations across 34 states by June 2019.

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Ipsos global study finds vehicle owners continue to show interest in self-driving technology despite COVID-19

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An Ipsos Auto Global Study has found that new vehicle owners in US, China, EURO5 and Brazil desire autonomous functionality in their next vehicle. In Ipsos’ newly released Module 1 Mobility Navigator Auto Global Study, it focused on key questions to monitor and track the progress of the recovery from COVID-19 through 2020. Data collected are also weighted to give each country an equal weight in the total “global” sample.

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New report finds global CO2 vehicle emission reduction measures falter; dropping diesels, increasing SUVs

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Vehicle fuel economy improvements have slowed globally, according to the latest report from the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI): Fuel Economy In Major Car Markets: Technology And Policy Drivers 2005-2017. The report, which this year for the first time includes an online, interactive country data browser, reviews developments in fuel economy and highlights the changes which have shaped the modern global fleet of light-duty vehicles (LDVs) over a 12-year period.

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IDTechEx forecasts global production of electric LCVs to exceed 2.4M units annually by 2030

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In a new report, “ Electric Vans 2020-2030 ”, UK-based IDTechEx forecasts that global production of electric LCVs will exceed 2.4 The report provides a detailed ten-year outlook for the uptake of electric light commercial vehicles across key regions (China, Europe, North America and the rest of the world) outlining, eLCV production, penetration, market revenue and battery requirements. Forecast eLCV share of total global LCV market revenue.

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BNEF, Snam, IGU report finds global gas industry set to resume growth post-pandemic; low-carbon technologies for long-term growth

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After growing by more than 2% in 2019, global gas use is set to fall by around 4% in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic reduces energy consumption across the global economies. —Ashish Sethia, global head of commodities at BNEF.

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Will Tesla Model 3 be most 'made in America' car, beating Toyota Camry?

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Made in America" can be a powerful selling point, especially after a presidential election in which domestic manufacturing jobs were a hot-button issue. But in the age of globalization, U.S. For some buyers, where a car is made can be as important as the qualities of the car itself. automakers no longer have a monopoly on cars with largely. Manufacturing Batteries plug-in cars gigafactory Tesla Model 3

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Ford introduces North America’s largest electric vehicle charging network for its EV customers; Greenlots led buildout

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Ford is offering its all-electric vehicle customers North America’s largest electric vehicle public charging network—the FordPass Charging Network—with more than 12,000 places to charge, including fast charging, and more than 35,000 charge plugs—more than any other automotive manufacturer. —Ted Cannis, Ford director of global electrification. In collaboration with Electrify America, the FordPass Charging Network will provide access to DC fast chargers.

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