Ford is Testing a New Robotic Charging Station to Assist Drivers of EVs With Disabilities
For drivers with disabilities, switching to an electric vehicle may pose some new challenges, such as exiting the vehicle to plug in a bulky cable at an EV charging station. To address this, Ford Motor Co is testing a new robotic EV charging arm that will offer drivers with physical limitations a much needed helping hand.
Eric Walz2023-01-12 13:30 PT
Ford Raises the Prices of the F-150 Lightning Electric Pickup Due to Rising Raw Material Costs
Ford Motor Co is raising prices of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup for the first time since its launch in May 2021. The automaker cited significant material cost increases and other factors for the price hikes of nearly 20% on Lightning models. The automaker said prices for the 2023 F-150 Lightning will jump between $6,000 and $8,500 depending on the model.
Eric Walz2023-01-05 11:15 PT
Ford to Use Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries for the First Time as it Aims to Produce 600,000 EVs a Year in 2023, Sets Up Global Supply Chain
As the world’s automakers make plans to produce millions of electric vehicles, sourcing the raw materials for the batteries needed to power all of these vehicles remains a high priority. Ford Motor Co says its will use new EV battery chemistries and secured contracts for 60 gigawatt hours (GWh) of annual battery capacity to deliver 600,000 EV globally by late 2023. It would make Ford the second-largest U.S.-based producer of electric vehicles behind Tesla.
Eric Walz2022-10-28 09:41 PT
Ford Looks to Have 100% of EV Sales Be Online
Ford is looking to transition the sale of its electric vehicles to be fully online and involve a non-haggle price.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-10-25 08:50 PT
Ford Motor Co is Cutting 3,000 Jobs as it Transitions to Electric Vehicles, Software and Digital Services
Ford Motor Co is undergoing one the biggest transitions in the company’s history with plans of building more software-defined electric vehicles. The automaker plans to sell 600,000 electric vehicles by 2023 and 2 million by 2026. But to reach its electrification targets over the next several years, Ford plans to reduce costs and become a much leaner company.
Eric Walz2022-09-28 12:00 PT
Ford Reportedly Dropping 2024 Mustang Hybrid
While reports indicated that the new generation of the Ford Mustang would arrive with a hybrid model, it looks like the automaker has ditched the idea and will come out with an all-electric Mustang lineup down the road instead.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-09-27 07:30 PT
Ford Announces the Largest Utility Agreement in the U.S. History to Assemble All of its Vehicles in Michigan Using 100% Renewable Energy by 2025
A new agreement announced by Ford Motor Co and Detroit-based energy company DTE Energy represents a major step for the automaker to reach its renewable energy goals. As part of the agreement, DTE will add 650 megawatts of new solar energy capacity in Michigan for Ford. The automaker will use this renewable solar energy to produce all of its vehicles in Michigan by 2025.
FutureCar Staff 2022-09-16 08:10 PT
Ford Unveils the F-150 Lightning Special Service Vehicle, a Fully Electric Pickup for Police Departments
Ford launched America’s first electric pickup truck purpose-built for police, the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle (SSV). in addition to being a fast electric pursuit vehicle, The F-150 Lightning Pro SSV is designed to handle the specialized needs of community police departments, such as assisting at an accident or crime scene, or towing a boat or trailer.
FutureCar Staff 2022-09-03 10:45 PT
Ford CFO Claims Inflation Has Erased Mustang Mach-E Profits
Inflation and the rising commodity costs of manufacturing vehicles have seen Ford’s cost to manufacture the electric Mach-E skyrocket to levels where the SUV is no longer profitable.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-07-25 06:45 PT
Ford Motor Co is Recalling 2.9 Million Vehicle That Could ‘Roll Away’ After the Transmission is Shifted Into Park
Ford Motor Co is recalling 2.9 million vehicles that could roll away while in park due to worn or detached shift bushing. The problem is related to where the bushing attaches the shift cable to the transmission, which may degrade or come loose. The problem can also lead to a no-start condition since the ignition is disabled if the vehicle is in drive and the indicator shows it in the park position.
FutureCar Staff 2022-07-22 10:35 PT
Ford Issues ‘Stop Sale’ of the Electric Mustang Mach-E Over Possible Loss of Propulsion While Driving
On Tuesday, Ford Motor Co issued a “stop sale” for its electric Mach-E SUV to address possible safety problems that could lead to the vehicle to become “immobile”. The problem involves the potential overheating of the vehicle’s high voltage battery main contactors, which is an electrically controlled switch. The issue can lead to a malfunction where the vehicle may not start, or immediately lose propulsion power while in motion.
FutureCar Staff 2022-07-21 13:15 PT
Facing Rising Production Costs, Automakers Ford, GM, Stellantis and Toyota Urge Congress to Lift the Cap on the $7,500 EV Tax Credit
With rising inflation in the U.S. it's not just consumers dealing with higher prices, the world’s biggest automakers are also dealing with rising costs of raw materials like nickel and cobalt used in electric vehicle batteries. As automakers invest billions into electrifying their models lineups they are now asking Congress to lift the 200,000 vehicle cap on the $7,500 federal EV tax credit.
Eric Walz2022-07-20 10:00 PT
German Court Puts a Sales and Production Ban on Ford's Internet Connected Cars in the Country Due to Patent Dispute
A German court has put a nationwide sales ban on Ford Motor Co vehicles in the country that have internet-connected infotainment systems. The move is as part of a lawsuit over the violation of wireless technology patents, Reuters reported on Friday. The ruling by the Munich regional court is primarily over the licensing of standard-essential patents for LTE networks used in Ford vehicles in Europe.
FutureCar Staff 2022-06-26 15:30 PT
Ford Expands the Functions of Amazon Alexa for its Vehicles With Enhanced ‘Car Control’ Capabilities
Ford Motor Co announced a major upgrade of the built-in Amazon Alexa assistant that allows drivers to train it to perform vehicle functions based on their preferred phrasing words with new enhanced “Car Control” capabilities. With enhanced Car Control, customers can tailor the Alexa assistant to their natural way of speaking, as well as personalize it to understand everyday vocabulary.
Eric Walz2022-05-14 15:30 PT
Ford Motor Company Moves Autonomous Technology Development Under New Unit
Things at Ford continue to change, as the American automaker now has a new Ford Next division that will focus on the development of technology for autonomous vehicles.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-05-02 06:50 PT
Ford F-150 Lightning Range, MPGe Leaked in Window Stickers
Through leaked window stickers for a few upcoming F-150 Lightning trims, we know that the pickup should have a range between 230 and 320 miles, which are higher than Ford’s initial estimates.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-04-26 06:45 PT
Ford to Begin Shipping Explorer Without Chips, Rear HVAC Controls
To help get vehicles to consumers and ease inventory constraints, Ford will begin to ship some vehicles without chips and features to consumers.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-04-25 06:25 PT
Ford is Launching 7 New Connected EVs in Europe, Plans for Annual Sales of 600,000 by 2026
Ford Motor Company plans to launch seven new electric vehicles in Europe in its push to take a bigger share of Europe's growing commercial and passenger electric vehicle market.
Eric Walz2022-04-20 09:00 PT
Ford Pro Launches Six New Chargers for Commercial EVs
The six new chargers include scalable Level 2 AC and Level 3 DC fast chargers that range from 11.5-kW to 180-kW.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-04-18 06:00 PT
Ford to Boost its Electric Vehicle Investments to $50 Billion, Sets Up a New ‘Model e’ Division for its EV Business
Ford Motor Co is setting up a new division that focuses solely on electric vehicles called "Model e". The dedicated EV unit of Ford will not be a spinoff, dispelling rumors that the automaker would be spinning off its electric vehicle business entirely to better compete with Tesla. Ford's plans include running its Model e EV business separate from its legacy combustion engine business and commercial business.
Eric Walz2022-04-08 11:00 PT
Researchers at South Korea's Chung-Ang University Develop a ‘Meta-Reinforcement' Machine Learning Algorithm for Traffic Lights to Improve Vehicle Throughput
Eric WalzDec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT
Zeekr's New 009 Electric Passenger Van is the World's First EV to Feature CATL's Advanced ‘Qilin' Battery With a Range of 510 Miles
Eric WalzDec 19, 2022 1:45 PM PT
Hyundai Gets Serious About Electric Performance Cars, Shows off Two Concepts
Vineeth Joel PatelDec 17, 2022 6:15 AM PT