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2018 130

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

2019 112

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 91

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 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 112

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 99

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 88

2013 Ford Focus Electric Test Drive

Electric Cars are for Girls

"After a spin around FedExField in the new Focus EV, I think Ford has definitely upped their game." - Eric Caldwell

2013 182

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

2019 63

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.

Review: 2018 Ford Focus ST-Line

Green Cars News

The Ford Focus

2018 57

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 103

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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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 132

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 69

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

2019 83

Ford Transit Connect Electric

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

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 67

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

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 64

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.

2019 82

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 125

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 84

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 115

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 94

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 110

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 86

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 83

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

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 66

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 112

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 85

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 106

Ford EV ads, fuel-cell frustrations, Taycan vs. Model S: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Ford is tackling EV misconceptions. Ford is aiming to tackle electric-vehicle misconceptions with a new. Hydrogen remains in short supply in Northern California. And we see how Taycan compares to Tesla. All this and more at Green Car Reports.

2019 61

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

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 96

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid rated at up to 28 mpg combined

Green Car Reports

Gas mileage numbers for the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid are out, and they’re a bit better than Ford had hinted earlier on. The U.S. EPA has rated rear-wheel-drive versions of the 2020 Explorer Hybrid at 28 mpg combined (27 mpg city, 29 highway), while all-wheel-drive versions of the Explorer achieve 25 mpg combined (23 mpg city, 26 highway

2019 61

Ford and Baidu announce joint autonomous vehicle testing in Beijing with SAE L4 vehicles; Apollo system

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company and Baidu, Inc. The Baidu-Ford L4 Autonomous Vehicle Test Project is a two-year initiative, with on-road testing slated to begin by the end of this year. —Sherif Marakby, president and CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC.

2018 125

Ford reorganizes Asia Pacific markets; establishes stand-alone China business

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company is reorganizing its Asia Pacific operations. As part of those actions, which include hiring a new President and CEO (Anning Chen) for Ford China, Ford China is elevated to a stand-alone business unit reporting to Ford global headquarters. Peter Fleet, president Ford Asia Pacific, will facilitate the transition of Chen into his new position as leader of the Ford operations in China. —Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett.

2018 73

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

Ford reports investigation for US emissions certification re: analytical modeling

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor is investigating possible concerns in its emission testing procedures. Kim Pittel, group vice president, Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering, said that in September, employees raised a concern through regarding the analytical modeling that is part of Ford’s US fuel economy and emissions compliance process. Ford said that as a result of the concern, it has taken a number of actions.

2019 73

Ford Explorer Plug-In Hybrid released for Europe

Green Car Reports

Ford made big news with its new Escape Hybrid and plug-in hybrid last Tuesday, but they weren't the only new plug-in SUVs the company announced. DON'T MISS: 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid signals the start of a big. In the same announcement in Europe, the company revealed a new plug-in hybrid Explorer that will go on sale there later this year. plug-in cars

2019 72

Lightning Systems receives California ARB Executive Order for new electric Ford F-59 delivery van and food truck

Green Car Congress

Lightning Systems, a developer of zero emission drivetrains for commercial fleets, has received an Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the Lightning Electric Ford F-59 platform, commonly used in food truck and delivery van applications.

2019 104