Posts Tagged Ford

Ford Puts A Stop To Focus EV Production In Europe

It’s official, Ford doesn’t produce the Focus Electric in Europe any more. The Focus Electric production was launched in Germany alongside ICE in 2013, but with sales of some 70 in 2015 and 61 in 2016, there was no other option…other than to switch back to importing it from the…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 31

Tesla Now Worth More Than Ford

It doesn’t mean much, but Tesla has bragging rights over Ford for now. The gap has been closing for quite some time now and even recently we reported that Tesla’s market cap was within spitting distance of Ford’s. Well, as of close last evening, the inevitable happened with Tesla surpassing…

4 weeks ago by Eric Loveday 36

Ford electric door sill

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…

2 months 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…

2 months 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…

2 months ago by Steven Loveday 32