As GM and Ford launch more EVs, dealers decide: Costly upgrades or obsolescence?

Green Car Reports

Both General Motors and Ford face something that could be a help or a hindrance as they shift to electric vehicles: their massive dealer networks.

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Ford CEO wants more US battery production for stability, but it's also good for CO2

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Ford CEO Jim Farley is calling for more battery production in the United States to ensure stability of battery supplies, but that might also be good for carbon emissions, according to a recent report. "We

Ford is making a $1B push to all-electric cars for Europe by 2030

Green Car Reports

Ford on Wednesday announced a $1 billion electrification investment for Europe, with the goal of making its entire passenger-car lineup in that market all-electric by 2030. The money will be used to upgrade Ford's Cologne, Germany, factory for electric-vehicle production.

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.

Lucid Air delay, Ford battery supply, Kia Sorento Hybrid first drive: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Ford wants more U.S.-based Ford CEO. We drive the Kia Sorento Hybrid. Lucid delays its Air sedan. based battery supply. And Michelin gets into EV tires. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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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 ups investment in EVs, says they'll be "fundamental" to the Lincoln brand

Green Car Reports

Ford CEO Jim Farley announced Thursday that the automaker will increase its investment in electric cars, and reiterated that EVs for Ford's Lincoln luxury brand are still on the way.

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First Drive Review: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV redefines the pony car

Green Car Reports

It underscores a point that Ford has grappled with all along. The very reasons why making Ford’s

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Ford is betting on commercial electric vehicles, affordable EVs, says CEO

Green Car Reports

Ford’s plan for electric vehicles doesn’t include anything quite like the loaded GMC Hummer EV, but referring to the so-called supertruck last week helped Ford CEO Jim Farley define Ford's EV strategy.

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2013 Ford Focus Electric Test Drive

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

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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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Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV: 5 geeky details show Ford's commitment to EVs

Green Car Reports

A special group within Ford, called Team Edison, has been navigating a daunting challenge—to thread the needle between performance enthusiasts and tech-savvy electric-car fans, assuring that the inner workings of a mammoth company wouldn’t stifle the project along the way. That project, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, remains due for

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Report: 50 years ago, GM and Ford understood climate change was an issue

Green Car Reports

General Motors and Ford knew about the possible impact of climate change as far back as 50 years ago, according to a new report from E&E News.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021

Green Car Reports

The idea of applying the Mustang’s pony car heritage to Ford’s first widely available electric vehicle, the Mach-E, might seem like sacrilege to some, or the smartest product decision of the decade to others.

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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.

Ford Mustang Mach-E: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

Green Car Reports

The idea of applying the Mustang’s pony car heritage to Ford’s first widely available electric vehicle, the Mach-E, might seem like sacrilege to some, or the smartest product decision of the decade to others.

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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 Mustang Mach-E vs. Chevy Bolt EV: One of these is much cheaper with incentives

Green Car Reports

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover is hitting the ground running with up to $11,000 in incentives, per CarsDirect. But how does that compare to the mass-market electric car from Ford's crosstown rival?

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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.

Report: VW-based Ford electric vehicle will be built in Germany

Green Car Reports

A previously-discussed Ford electric car based on Volkswagen's MEB platform will be built in Germany, at one of the Blue Oval's own factories, Automotive News reported Sunday. Ford will invest $1.2

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Model Y and Model 3 price cut, tailpipe emissions, Ford EV plans: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

And Ford pushes toward making its cars in Europe all-electric. Ford is making a $1 billion push toward all-electric cars for Europe by. Emissions is important to car buyers. The Tesla Model 3 and Model Y get a price cut. Volta turns to U.S.-based

Ford Transit Connect Electric

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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 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

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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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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E range test: At 70 mph, true to EPA highway results

Green Car Reports

How far can the Ford Mustang Mach-E go on a highway trip at 70 mph? Just as far as the EPA ratings suggest, I recently found out in a real-world range test.

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Ford delays Escape Plug-In Hybrid deliveries to 2021

Green Car Reports

deliveries of the 2021 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid have been delayed to 2021, due partly to the European recall of the Ford plug-in hybrid over fire concerns, according to a Bloomberg report. First U.S.

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Matthew Dear song remixes Ford Mustang Mach-E electric car sounds

Green Car Reports

There are many, many songs that mention one of the icons of gasoline-swilling, open-road Americana: the Ford Mustang. Meanwhile, there are very few electric Ford Mustangs in the world, and even fewer songs about electric Ford Mustangs.

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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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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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Ford plans to build 5 electric vehicles in Canada, beginning in 2025

Green Car Reports

Ford will build five electric vehicles at a Canadian factory, as part of a deal with auto-worker union Unifor announced Tuesday, the Toronto Star reported.

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Ford EV push, Toyota RAV4 Prime MPG test, Super Bowl EV ads: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Ford ups its investment in electric and electrified models—including for Lincoln. Ford Thursday announced that it’s nearly doubled its. The Toyota RAV4 Prime gets put to the gas-mileage test with its charge mode.

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. The gas-only 2013 Ford Escape represents a shift in philosophy at Ford. The Ford EcoBoost engine plays a big role in giving the 2013 Escape some green credentials. Ford Escape

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

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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

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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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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 reveals E-Transit electric vans for $45,000, ready to scale up

Green Car Reports

Ford Thursday morning revealed a vehicle that could make a difference in cities and neighborhoods all around the U.S.—and —and it’s probably not one that might get you or the family around.

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Mustang Mach-E electric SUV is wooing more from other brands than the typical Ford

Green Car Reports

Deliveries of the Ford Mustang Mach-E haven't begun yet, but in the meantime Ford is releasing smaller tidbits of information—about the people making reservations for the electric crossover, for instance. Ford claims six out of 10 Mach-E reservation holders are coming from other brands. These customers haven't purchased a Ford (or Lincoln).

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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 Mustang Mach-E, efficiency and tech, electric trucks and SUVs: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a nominee for Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2021 award. A Ford Mustang is a finalist for Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2021. We delved into efficiency paired with leading-edge technology. Electric trucks and SUVs are coming, but what does that mean?

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Ford and Metromile partner on usage-based insurance

Green Car Congress

Insurance carrier Metromile and Ford Motor are teaming up to provide Ford connected vehicle owners with personalized car insurance to be more affordable and fairer. The agreement with Ford is Metromile’s first with a major manufacturer; Ford’s models are the most popular domestic make among Metromile customers. Owners of eligible Ford vehicles with built-in connectivity will be able to opt in and connect their vehicle to Metromile.

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