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Rivian might build upcoming Ford electric SUV

Green Car Reports

Rivian will likely be entrusted to build an upcoming Ford electric SUV, due early within the next few years, at the startup’s former Mitsubishi assembly plant in Normal, Illinois. "It

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Ads from Ford tackle EV misconceptions, amid electric push

Green Car Reports

Ford executives this earlier this week stepped up the anticipated timeline for the upcoming electric Ford F-150 pickup. And it coincides with a concerted effort from Ford to promote electric cars.

2019 105

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

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company has made a $500-million minority equity investment in electric vehicle maker Rivian ( earlier post ). As we continue in our transformation of Ford with new forms of intelligent vehicles and propulsion, this partnership with Rivian brings a fresh approach to both.

2019 114

Electric Ford F-150 prototype shown towing a freight train

Green Car Reports

In Ford's first official tease of an all-electric F-150, released Tuesday—with a video here—a test mule is shown towing more than a million pounds. Then Ford loaded those cars up with 42 gas-powered F-150s

2019 112

Ford C-Max Energi, Fusion Energi owners still waiting for cooler charge cords

Green Car Reports

Six months after Ford issued a recall over a fire risk and its charge cords, some drivers of Ford plug-in vehicles still don’t have the peace of mind of a new charge cord. The recall, issued last August, affected or the 120V AC “convenience charge cord” that Ford supplies with more than 49,000 U.S.-market charging Home charging 2013 Ford Fusion Energi

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid will carry a price tag over $50k

Green Car Reports

Although Ford plans to woo electric-vehicle fans—and attract a new crowd to plug-in vehicles—with its upcoming, Mustang-inspired all-electric crossover, arriving next year, it’s the fully redesigned Explorer that will probably continue to do the heavy lifting for Ford on the family-vehicle front. ford explorer

2019 72

2013 Ford Escape Review

Hybrid SUV Blog

2013 Ford Escape. Ford is increasing its commitment to fuel-efficient SUVs by discontinuing the production of the Ford Escape Hybrid, one of the most popular hybrid SUV’s on the market. Hybrids accounted for 22 percent of Escape sales at their peak, according to Ford.

Ford Starts EV Test Drives

Revenge of the Electric Car

Ford is starting EV trials in Germany. For more details, follow the link … Ford Plans to Start Electric-Car Tests in Germany Next Month. “Ford Motor Co. The 25 vehicles will be driven under normal traffic conditions in Cologne, where Ford’s European division is based, said Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer, director of the Center for Automotive Research at Germany’s University of Duisburg-Essen, which is overseeing the 15 million-euro ($22 million) study.

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Ford unveils all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV

Green Car Congress

In Los Angeles, Ford unveiled the all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV. Ford also will offer two special performance versions. Ford tuned this system to provide excellent traction on the road, rigorously testing the vehicle in wet and snowy terrain to help control for slippery conditions.

2019 95

Review: 2018 Ford Focus ST-Line

Green Cars News

The Ford Focus

2018 57

Ford Model T: what was its fuel economy, really?

Green Car Reports

In a recent video posted to YouTube, environmental advocacy group The Sierra Club dialed up production values to call out Ford's lobbying efforts to roll back fuel-economy standards. The video showed a man getting into a modern-day Ford, starting the engine, then noting the shift lever had an array of reverse gears but no forward drive. History Fuel Economy Ford Model T

2018 70

Ford approaches 1 billion pounds of aluminum recycled; 900M pounds back into Ford products

Green Car Congress

By end of this year, Ford will have recycled approximately 1 billion pounds of aluminum (currently approaching 900 million pounds of aluminum recycled back into Ford products).

2018 106

Ford Transit Connect Electric

Electric Cars are for Girls

Ford Transit Connect Electric: Interview with Chris Abarca from Azure Dynamics about the TCE

Justice Department investigating Ford emissions certifications

Green Car Reports

Some 2017 and newer Ford vehicles may have illegally polluted more than the company claimed during emissions certifications, and the company admitted Friday that criminal investigators were looking into the matter. Department of Justice began investigating the Ford vehicles in February was made during the company's.

2019 75

Rivian-based Lincoln electric SUV will result from Ford partnership, according to report

Green Car Reports

When Ford first formed a strategic partnership with Rivian this past April, specifying that Ford would build a new electric vehicle using RIvian’s skateboard platform, it was widely anticipated that such an upscale product would be offered by Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand.

2019 75

Ford Electric Car: Ford Focus Electric 2012

Electric Cars are for Girls

The Ford electric car contender is based on their Focus, and I have to say, it seems to be doing its best to blend in. Not a bad thing

2011 124

Review: Ford Focus ST

Green Cars News

There are two ways to judge the latest Ford Focus ST

2019 41

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid preview: gas-electric now, plug-ins later

Green Car Reports

By spring 2020, the Ford Escape Hybrid will once again be the most important battery vehicle in the automaker's lineup.

2019 105

2020 Ford Escape to offer hybrid and PHEV variants

Green Car Congress

Ford has revealed the 2020 Escape; the small SUV will make its first public appearance at the New York International Auto Show. Titanium models are available with an all-new heads-up display, a first-for-Ford in North America. To date, Ford has sold more than 4.5

2019 134

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover pics, specs leak before LA auto show debut

Green Car Reports

A webpage on the Ford consumer website may have leaked critical information, pictures, specifications, and details about the Mustang Mach-E all-electric crossover Thursday before the car's debut Sunday ahead of the 2019 Los Angeles auto show. A spokesman for Ford said the automaker would hav

2019 83

Ford will use VW platform to build an electric car for Europe

Green Car Reports

Ford and Volkswagen announced jointly on Friday that VW will share its MEB affordable electric car architecture with Ford, while VW will join Ford's Argo self-driving effort. In addition to its own efforts to build electric cars, Ford will build a new electric car for the European market based on Volkswagen’s mass-market MEB platform.

2019 74

Ford Mustang Hybrid: Oughta have a V-8?

Green Car Reports

The Ford Mustang, despite the company's announcements that it will be offered as a hybrid, may not be one of them. According to new patent filings from Ford, revealed by AutoGuide, the Mustang may In an era of spreading electric cars and more stringent fuel-economy and emissions standards, some muscle cars are losing their signature V-8 engines.

2019 70

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid first drive review: Muscle over mpg

Green Car Reports

Such is the case with the hybrid system Ford Hybrid systems aren’t all tuned for the highest possible fuel efficiency.

2019 98

Ford electric SUV could meet 300-mile target, and then some

Green Car Reports

Ford has been teasing—even promising—a new Mustang inspired high-performance electric SUV, perhaps called Mach E or Mach 1, that it says will have a 300-mile range. DON'T MISS: 2021 Ford Mach E: What we know Now the company has announced that the model has earned a 370-mile range rating in the generous European WLTP driving cycle.

2019 85

Ford introduces hybrid version of new 2020 Explorer

Green Car Congress

Last week, Ford unveiled the new 2020 Explorer, featuring lighter, leaner and stronger construction with its broadest model lineup to date, equipped with more powerful and efficient EcoBoost engines.

2019 112

Lightning Systems introduces Generation 2 model of its battery-electric Ford Transit powertrain

Green Car Congress

Lightning Systems introduced a longer-range, higher-speed, Generation 2 model of its Lightning Electric system for the Ford Transit. The full-electric system is available for the Ford Transit Passenger van, Cargo van, Cutaway and Chassis Cab models.

2019 127

Ford spins-out autonomous vehicles organization

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, a new organization charged with accelerating Ford’s autonomous vehicles (AV) business to capitalize on market opportunities.

2018 85

Former Ford CEO suggests electric-car “reckoning” as US adoption lags

Green Car Reports

Many major automakers, including Ford Motor Company, have changed their tune on electric cars, and stepped up targets for EVs and electrified vehicles over the past several years.

2019 103

Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid available for order in Europe, deliveries by year-end

Green Car Congress

Ford’s Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid van ( earlier post )is available to order now with first deliveries before the end of the year. Ford’s multi-award-winning 1.0?liter

2019 123

Ford plans to revamp Michigan plant for 2023 electric car production

Green Car Reports

Ford Motor Company yesterday announced a plan to build future electric vehicles at a Michigan plant that currently makes the Ford Mustang. Ironically, the plant won’t be where Ford will ramp up production next year of its Mustang-influenced all-electric performance SUV; but the move represents an important shift for Ford.

2019 85

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid: Key points of modular system due in many more models

Green Car Reports

Ford has a lot of catching-up to do with respect to hybrids and plug-in hybrids. The Ford Escape Hybrid held onto what was a strong hybrid niche for Ford, and the introduction of hybrid and Energi (PHEV) versions of the C-Max and Fusion seemed like the start of

2019 94

Ford returning to Le Mans in 2016 with Ford GT

Green Car Congress

Ford will return to Le Mans in 2016 with the all-new Ford GT supercar ( earlier post ) to compete in the LM GTE Pro class, commemorating the 50 th anniversary of Ford’s 1966 overall victory. The Ford GT race car will debut in 2016, and will be campaigned by Chip Ganassi Racing.

2015 97

XL launches PHEV Ford F-250; 50% improvement in fuel economy

Green Car Congress

XL unveiled its plug-in hybrid electric Ford Super Duty F-250 pickup truck ( earlier post ) at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The XLP F-250 has no effect on Ford factory warranties, and requires no special maintenance procedures or charging infrastructure enhancements.

2019 114

41-mpg Ford Escape Hybrid named Top Safety Pick

Green Car Reports

The Ford Escape lineup has improved on multiple fronts this year—and not just with the return of the far more fuel-efficient Escape Hybrid. The other major front of improvement is being proven by third-party tests: safety.

2019 63

Ford extends Transit Plug-In Hybrid Van trial to Cologne

Green Car Congress

Ford will begin commercial trials of the plug-in hybrid Transit Van in Cologne, Germany. Ford recognizes Cologne as a city of strategic importance regarding future mobility. —Gunnar Herrmann, chairman of the management board, Ford of Germany.

2018 108

Five things we didn’t expect in the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV

Green Car Reports

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is likely the car that will dominate coverage of the LA auto show, which opens to the public on Friday. Quite a lot of information about Ford’s new electric SUV has already been released, especially for a car that won't be delivered until next fall.

2019 71

Review: The 2020 Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid makes perfect sense—for now

Green Car Reports

My co-driver is lost in text messages as we buzz the Kentucky hills outside Louisville in the 2020 Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid.

2019 103

Ford and Volkswagen expand global collaboration to include EVs, invest in Argo AI

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles—and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the US and Europe. For Ford, using Volkswagen’s MEB architecture is part of its more than $11.5

2019 116

Ford reorganizing mobility solutions efforts; acquires Autonomic, TransLoc to boost mobility group

Green Car Congress

As part of this acceleration, Ford’s mobility unit’s subsidiary Ford Smart Mobility LLC is acquiring Autonomic , a technology company that specializes in scale, architecture and leverage for transportation solutions. Autonomic CEO Sunny Madra will be leader of its new Ford X team.

2018 137

And Ford makes three

Plugs and Cars

In Congressional testimony last week, Alan Mullaly, head of Ford, committed the company to developing plug-in cars. Next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, we will discuss in detail Ford’s accelerated vehicle electrification plan, which includes bringing a family of hybrids, plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles to market by 2012. Tags: Ford plug-in hybrid battery electric car

2008 100

Electric Ford F-150 already exists, as second-life conversion kit

Green Car Reports

The all-electric Ford F-150 teased for the first time last week is something to get excited about—especially as an electric version of the top-selling vehicle in America.

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Multiple Ford and Lincoln electric SUV models to arrive by 2023

Green Car Reports

In addition to a Mustang-inspired electric performance SUV, potentially named Mach E, Ford is planning two more mid-size electric SUVs to sell alongside the Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus. The new vehicles were revealed by three sources familiar with the plans in a report in trade journal Automotive News (subscription required) on Monday. The new

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