Posts Tagged Ford

Ford: Li-Ion Cells Can Be Charged In 2 Minutes Without Undue Stress

Ford Motor Company’s Xiao Yang and Ted Miller will present an interesting paper about fast charging of lithium-ion batteries at the WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience in April. According to a teaser about the talk, the 5-Ah laboratory sample cell revealed great charge/discharge capabilities without capacity loss. Specifically, charging…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 65

Ford F-150 PHEV

PHEV Ford F-150 Coming Soon From XL Hybrids

Ford doesn’t offer its F-150 pickup trucks as a plug-in hybrid, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have one. Thanks to XL Hybrids, a F-150 PHEV can be yours. XL Hybrids recently announced the XLP Plug-In Hybrid Upfit for the F-150, which can improve fuel economy by up to 50…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 24

EV Market Share Predictions Are All Over The Map

The press and analysts are filled with optimism, as well as skepticism, concerning the rise of EV market share. The range of speculation and opinion could not be more diverse. While Exane BNP Paribas (global investment firm) assumes aggressive EV sales acceleration, with projections of a 16 percent market share…

1 month ago by Steven Loveday 32

The “Tesla Effect” Via The Super Bowl

SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS: SHOWDOWN BETWEEN BIG OIL AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES The automotive and energy sectors are undergoing a massive transformation. Just this week, we reported on breakthrough research that found “90% of [auto] executives surveyed expect battery electric vehicles (EVs) to dominate by 2025.” And another research study suggests that this electric vehicle future (in addition…

2 months ago by Steven Loveday 31