Ford Motors to Manufacture Batteries

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Ford Motors to Manufacture Batteries. Ford motors is always known for their higher standards and the first Electric Car from Ford Motors was released in the year of 2009. Ford Mustang Mach-E. Ford already has a Battery benchmarking and testing laboratory in Michigan.

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Ford launches new global battery center of excellence

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Ford announced a new global battery center of excellence—called Ford Ion Park—to accelerate research and development of battery and battery cell technology, including future battery manufacturing. —Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product platform and operations officer. The Ford Ion Park team is underway already. Anand Sankaran will lead the Ford Ion Park team as its new director. New lab to support Ford Ion Park development work.

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Ford Mach-E Co-Pilot360 driver monitoring system needs an update ASAP

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Ford currently has the chance to exhibit its software prowess, especially with regards to the Mustang Mach-E’s software updates. This is due to the behavior of Ford’s Co-Pilot360, or more specifically, its driver-monitoring systems and contingencies. .

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Ford is battling early software issues in the Mustang Mach-E

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Ford is reportedly dealing with some software issues that are affecting the charging capability of the 12-volt battery in the Mustang Mach-E. In the rare instances where this still occurs, customers can now contact their local EV-certified Ford dealer to have the matter resolved.”

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Ford to open Mustang Mach-E GT ordering, pricing details on April 26

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Ford is reportedly preparing to launch the ordering and pricing details of its Mustang Mach-E GT variant. The GT version of the Mustang Mach-E is Ford’s most performance-savvy variant of its introductory electric car.

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Ford shows BlueCruise hands-free driving while CEO Farley takes jab at Tesla

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Ford released a new video of its BlueCruise hands-free driving system earlier today. Ford’s BlueCruise is the legacy automaker’s crack at a semi-autonomous driving functionality that aims to increase driver safety on the roads.

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Ford opens E-Transit Registration site for commercial customers; new pricing

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Ford is opening an E-Transit registration site today for commercial customers ahead of order banks opening by July. E-Transit is an electrified version of Ford Transit, America’s best-selling commercial van.

DTE Energy partners with Ford on new rooftop solar installation and battery storage

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DTE Energy has commissioned a new solar array at the Ford Research & Engineering Center in Dearborn, Michigan. The solar array, the third DTE has constructed with Ford, can generate 1,127 MWh of clean energy.

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Ford to Offer Chinese Version of Mustang Mach-E

The Truth About Cars

Ford announced that a Chinese version of the Mustang Mach-E, also known by some of us cynical scribes as the Mustang Mock-E, will be built in China by Changan Ford. The post Ford to Offer Chinese Version of Mustang Mach-E appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Ford reportedly reviving F-150 Lightning for electric F-Series pickup

Green Car Reports

Ford has reportedly decided to use the F-150 Lightning name for its upcoming fully electric F-Series models due starting in 2022. The report, originating from Car and Driver but not confirmed by Ford, cites a Ford document provided to the publication.

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Solid-state battery company Solid Power closes $130M Series B led by BMW, Ford and Volta

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Solid Power, a developer of all solid-state batteries for electric vehicles, announced a $130-million Series B investment round led by the BMW Group, Ford Motor Company and Volta Energy Technologies.

Ford introducing new connected fleet management tools for electric fleets

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With new fleet-wide energy monitoring and vehicle management tools from Ford Commercial Solutions, available through app and web-based interfaces, Ford is helping North American commercial fleets and businesses make a seamless transition to electric vehicles.

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Ford announces new battery R&D investment and team called ‘Ford Ion Park’

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Ford has announced new investments into battery research and development under a new team called “Ford Ion Park” that could lead to new battery production.

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Ford and Google enter 6-year strategic partnership

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Ford and Google announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the transformation of Ford’s customer experience. Ford also named Google Cloud its preferred cloud provider to leverage Google’s expertise in data, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML). As part of this new, six-year partnership—and beginning in 2023—millions of future Ford and Lincoln vehicles at all price points will be powered by Android, with Google apps and services built-in.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Earns TOP SAFETY PICK Award From Insurance Institute For Highway Safety

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April 22, 2021 – The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E has earned a TOP SAFETY PICK award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety after acing all six IIHS crashworthiness tests with good ratings – the top possible results in those categories. DEARBORN, Mich.,

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Ford plans to build battery cells for future electric vehicles

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Ford plans to build and vertically integrate cells for future electric vehicles, and on Thursday it announced the establishment of a global battery “center of excellence,” called Ford Ion Park.

Ford Mustang Mach-E lands IIHS Top Safety Pick Award, headlights spoil perfect safety rating

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Ford’s new Mustang Mach-E, the company’s all-electric take on a high-performance classic, landed on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) list of Top Safety Picks for 2021. News Featured Ford Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Mach-E

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ExOne and Ford announce automotive industry’s first binder jet 3D printing & high-density sintering of aluminum

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This aluminum engine block model, 3D printed in 6061, demonstrates the high resolution and geometric control that can beproduced in a new patent-pending binder jet 3D printing and sintering process developed by Ford and ExOne. with additional ExOne printers in Ford’s UK facilities.

Ford reveals 2022 E-Transit battery-electric van

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Ford unveiled the 2022 E-Transit van, an all-electric version of the world’s best-selling cargo van. Ford will offer a variety of charging solutions to fit fleet and driver needs, whether at home, at a place of business or on the road.

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U-M, Ford open robotics complex to accelerate future of advanced, more equitable robotics and mobility

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The University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company are opening a new advanced robotics facility. U-M’s Ford Motor Company Robotics Building is a four-story, $75-million, 134,000-square-foot complex situated on the north campus.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E moving quickly off dealer lots, sales on pace with early estimates

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Initial sales results for the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV are tracking with early estimates, and are attracting new customers to the Ford brand, the automaker's first-quarter 2021 sales results show. Ford said it moved 6,614 vehicles off U.S.

Cadillac Lyriq vs Ford Mach-E vs Tesla Model Y: Features, price, and tech comparison

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Poised to hit the roads in the first half of 2022, the Lyriq will be entering an market already saturated by formidable opponents like the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the best-selling Tesla Model Y. . News Cadillac Lyriq Featured Ford Mustang Mach-E Tesla Tesla Model X Tesla Model Y

Ford might build batteries as soon as 2025, invests in solid-state innovator with BMW

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Ford could start manufacturing its own electric-car batteries by 2025, an executive said in a CNBC interview Monday, indicating a change in attitude regarding battery supply at the Blue Oval.

Lightning Systems debuts new electric Ford F-550 for shuttle buses, delivery trucks

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Lightning Systems has introduced an all-electric powertrain for the popular Ford F-550 Chassis Cab. The new Lightning Electric Ford F-550 will be available in gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) of 17,500 to 19,500 pounds.

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Ford's Powerful Electric F-150 Truck To Resurrect Lightning Name

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Ford Says Electric Transit Vans Are Coming for Real This Time

The Truth About Cars

Eager to prove itself as a forward thinking mobility brand, Ford has advised us to prepare for the debut of the battery powered E-Transit van on November 12th. The post Ford Says Electric Transit Vans Are Coming for Real This Time appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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Ford to produce 50,000 Airon ventilators in Michigan in next 100 days; partnering with GE Healthcare

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Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will begin producing in Michigan the Airon pNeuton model A ventilator with the goal to produce 50,000 of the needed units within 100 days and up to 30,000 a month thereafter as needed.

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Ford confirms construction of Rouge EV center to be home of electric F-150; production by mid-2022

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Ford celebrated the production start of the all-new F-150 at the Ford Rouge Center and confirmed construction of the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center where it will build the all-electric F-150 by mid-2022. This equates to about 500,000 total jobs attributable to Ford’s F-Series alone.

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Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid on track for 2021 release

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The Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid is an intriguing product that ties one of Ford’s best-selling models to the future of the brand, which is best represented by the electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E.

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Ford announces $43,295 target price for E-Transit electric van

Electrek

Ford today announced the MSRP price range of the E-Transit, the automaker’s new commercial electric van. more… The post Ford announces $43,295 target price for E-Transit electric van appeared first on Electrek.

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2021 Ford Mach-E GT undercuts Model Y Performance by $1,195; orders start soon

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The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT will start at $61,000, with the GT Performance Edition priced from $66,000, the automaker announced Monday (both prices include destination). These sportier versions of Ford's electric SUV are scheduled to begin deliveries in early fall.

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ArcelorMittal selected as the sole Gen 3 steel supplier for the 2021 Ford Bronco

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Ford has selected ArcelorMittal’s Fortiform 980 GI ( earlier post ) as the sole source of third-generation advanced high-strength steel (Gen 3/HF) for the revitalized 2021 Ford Bronco. Ford called us to see if we could develop this specific type of steel.

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Ford Says Electric Super Duty Trucks Aren’t Happening

The Truth About Cars

While Ford’s F-150 is slated for electrification, Super Duty versions of the F-Series are not. The post Ford Says Electric Super Duty Trucks Aren’t Happening appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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Ford to manufacture Mustang Mach-E in China; localized production of GT as well

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Ford announced that Mustang Mach-E, its first global pioneering SUV built on an all-new, all-electric platform, will be manufactured in China by Changan Ford for local customers. Mustang Mach-E will offer Chinese customers a smart cockpit equipped with Ford’s latest driver-assist technologies and infotainment system with advanced firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updates. Ford will also localize production of the Mustang Mach-E’s GT performance edition in China.

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Ford commits to 100% all-electric passenger vehicle range in Europe by 2030; $1B to transform Cologne plant

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Ford committed today that by mid-2026, 100% of Ford’s passenger vehicle range in Europe will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, and will be completely all-electric by 2030. —Stuart Rowley, president, Ford of Europe.

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Ford Opens E-Transit Registration Site, Releases New Targeted MSRP As Top Fleet Customers Line Up For All-Electric Van

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The post Ford Opens E-Transit Registration Site, Releases New Targeted MSRP As Top Fleet Customers Line Up For All-Electric Van appeared first on EV Obsession. Electric Vans Electric Vehicles E-Transit Ford E-Transit

Ford sets target to become carbon-neutral globally by 2050

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Ford Motor Company intends to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050, while setting interim targets to address climate change challenges more urgently. To achieve its goal, Ford will focus initially on three areas that account for approximately 95% of its CO 2 emissions: vehicle use, its supply base and the company’s facilities. Ford also is working to develop goals approved and defined by the Science Based Targets initiative for its Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions.

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Optimal Electric Vehicles secures initial order for 200 EV chassis; partnership with Olathe Ford

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Optimal Electric Vehicles and Olathe Ford, one of the nation’s largest Ford Commercial Vehicle Centers (CVCs), announced a new partnership in the sales and distribution of Optimal-EV’s E1 series battery-electric cutaway chassis platform.

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Tesla competitors Ford, VW lead $130M funding round in solid-state battery startup

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While EV leader Tesla is going all-in on its custom 4680 cells, rivals such as Ford and BMW seem to be betting on a technology that remains elusive until today—solid-state batteries. Despite this, Ford seems to be very optimistic about the potential of Solid Power’s technology.

Ford makes $500M minority investment in Rivian; next-gen Ford EV on Rivian skateboard

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Ford Motor Company has made a $500-million minority equity investment in electric vehicle maker Rivian ( earlier post ). In addition to the investment, the companies have agreed to work together to develop an all-new, next-generation battery electric vehicle for Ford’s growing EV portfolio using Rivian’s skateboard platform. At the same time, we believe Rivian can benefit from Ford’s industrial expertise and resources. —Jim Hackett, Ford president and CEO.

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Ford experimenting with four-legged robots to laser-scan plant

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Ford is using two four-legged robots leased from Boston Dynamics at its Van Dyke Transmission Plant in early August to laser-scan the plant, helping engineers update the original computer-aided design. —Mark Goderis, Ford’s digital engineering manager.

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Ford partnering with insurance carriers to use embedded vehicle telematics for behavior-based premiums

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Ford is teaming up with insurance carriers across the US to help customers save money on premiums based on driver behavior, utilizing its built-in connectivity technology on eligible vehicles. In addition, Ford Insure and Lincoln Motor Company Insure, underwritten by Nationwide, offer a simple way to secure usage-based policies through Ford’s insurance agency subsidiary. For Ford customers, this means that the way they drive can influence how their premiums are calculated.

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