Posts Tagged Ford

Ford - Self-propelled unicycle engagable with vehicle (patent)

Ford Patents Batman-Like Electric Unicycle

Will the next Ford Focus Electric get an electric unicycle option? No…but check this out. In December, Ford Global Technologies published this patent – “Self-propelled unicycle engagable with vehicle” (Patent Number: US 9,211,932). The idea is to have a wheel with own electric motor and battery, that could be disengaged…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 28

Ford Focus Electric

Ford Executive Discusses Automaker’s Electrified Future

VentureBeat recently interviewed Don Butler, executive director of Ford’s connected vehicles and services. Ford intends to launch 13 new electrified vehicles – which to them maddingly includes not only all-electric and plug-in hybrids, but also conventional hybrids (is this 2006 still?) in the next five years. Current plug-in offering include the Focus Electric…

7 days ago by Mark Kane 54

EVgo Network Areas

EVgo Announces Three Major Partnerships In One Big Week

EVgo (ee-vee-go) announced three significant agreements in approximately one week’s time. This latest deal with BMW will anchor EVgo as one of the largest public (if not soon the largest) DC fast charging infrastructure provider (excluding Tesla). According to the press release, the EVgo network includes 105 DC Combo chargers with at least 500…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 35

Ford C-Max Energi At The 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Ford To Launch C-MAX Energi In China

Ford recently announced RMB 11.4 billion (nearly $1.8 billion) investment in China for research and development. On the Chinese New Energy Vehicles front, Ford intends to begin sales of C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid in 2016. C-MAX Energi was earlier introduced in Europe, but without spectacular success (several hundred sold so…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 11

MyFord Mobile App for Apple Watch Range

Ford Launches Smartwatch Apps For Plug-Ins

Ford has launched smartwatch apps for its plug-in cars (Focus Electric, C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi) for both Apple and Android. This solution was developed to complement the MyFord Mobile platform for Android and Apple smartphones. The app enables one to check battery state of charge, determine range, set preconditioning…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 35

Ford Focus Electric

Ford Expands Workplace Charging

Ford announced a plan to increase workplace charging stations at its facilities as part of its commitment to plug-in electric vehicles. As of today, Ford has installed (since September 2014) 145 stations available for employee use at 43 Ford offices and manufacturing facilities in 6 US states and in Canada. That’s not that…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 22