Ford Stories August 22

A day after we reported on Ford potentially going ‘all-in’ on all-electric vehicles under new leadership, the American automaker announced a new expansion of its all-electric vehicle lineup.

Though it’s only for the Chinese market. expand full story

Ford Stories August 21

Ford’s electrification plan has been disappointing to EV enthusiasts. They focused on hybrid vehicles and the company’s first all-electric vehicle built from the ground up to be electric is not expected to arrive until 2020.

But now an analyst sees an opportunity for Ford to go ‘all-in’ on EVs following the ousting of CEO Mark Fields and appointment of Jim Hackett. expand full story

Ford Stories August 16

Earlier this year, Deutsche Post (DHL) announced that Ford won an important contract to build 2,500 all-electric vans for the logistic company.

The companies are now unveiling the new electric truck. expand full story

Ford Stories July 18

Lucid Motors keeps impressing us with its all-electric sedan under development, the Lucid Air, which recently reached a 235 mph (378 km/h) top speed on the track.

But the company’s efforts to bring the vehicle to market seem to be moving slowly. After announcing its EV factory to be built in Arizona back in November 2016, nothing has moved as the company is reportedly trying to raise the $700 million needed to build the plant.

Now they reportedly shifted their strategy to look into the potential sale of the company and they are said to have been holding talks with none other than Ford.  expand full story

Ford Stories June 14

Ford has won an important contract to further electrify Deutsche Post’s fleet of delivery vehicles.

Deutsche Post has already been deploying electric vehicles in its fleet, but this new contract should quickly add 2,500 all-electric vans on the roads. expand full story

Ford Stories May 25

Only a few days after ousting CEO Mark Fields and appointing Jim Hackett, the head of the automaker’s ‘Smart Mobility’ division, as the new head of the company, Ford is again announcing a new global leadership shakeup.

The changes include bringing back a longtime Ford electric powertrain engineer who left for Uber last year to now lead electric vehicles and autonomous driving programs at the automaker. expand full story

Ford Stories May 24

Ford’s Model T is credited for creating a transportation revolution by making the first affordable and truly mass-produced car.

Tesla is trying to do the same thing with electric cars, which make for an interesting comparison to track their respective progression. expand full story

Ford Stories May 22

Ford had a massive leadership shakeup today that saw CEO and longtime executive Mark Field ousted and replaced by Jim Hackett, the head of the automaker’s ‘Smart Mobility’ division.

The company also appointed a new executive in charge of “strategy and business model development for electrified vehicles and autonomous vehicles.” expand full story

Ford Stories May 18

The only all-electric cars that Ford currently sells are compliance cars built on existing gas-powered platforms. Earlier this year, the automaker announced that its first all-electric car built to be electric from the ground up will come out in 2020.

Raj Nair, Ford’s Chief Technology Officer, now says that the vehicle will be mass-produced, hinting that it will not be a compliance car, and priced affordably. expand full story

Ford Stories May 17

Last weekend, I published an article arguing that the US auto industry needs a push to transition its biggest segment, trucks, to being powered by batteries and Tesla unveiling its all-electric pickup truck could be that needed push.

Interestingly, a few days later, Ford made a rare comment on a possible all-electric pickup truck. expand full story

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