Ford Signs MoU To Build Electric Vehicles In China

Ford will build electric vehicles…in mass…in China. Ford and Zotye Auto are exploring the possibility of an all-electric vehicle joint venture (50:50) in China that would sell EVs under an indigenous brand. Both partners signed an MoU, but didn’t reveal either an intended production timeframe, or the value of the investment…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 16

July 2017 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

In July, 34 different models of plug-in vehicles were sold in the US, although one might believe that there was only one – as the Tesla Model 3 officially arrived on Friday, July 28th, 2017 – of which, InsideEVs was there live – check out the delivery party and first specs…

3 months ago by Jay Cole 48

Lucid Air Alpha Speed Car

Ford Not Interested In Takeover Of Lucid Motors

Ford says it’s not interested in a takeover of Lucid Motors at this stage of the game. Raising enough funds to build a factory isn’t easy and Lucid Motors is finding that out the hard way now. Lucid Motors chief technology officer Peter Rawlinson previously commented: “We don’t have the money…

3 months ago by Eric Loveday 34

June 2017 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

We imagine the interest in June’s plug-in electric vehicle sales report is at a year-low right now. And not because the sales were off (they weren’t), but because possibly the most anticipated EV launch of all times goes down in July, taking the focus off this month’s results.  We of course…

4 months ago by Jay Cole 93

Ford F-150 PHEV

XL Hybrids Lands New Order For Its Plug-In Ford F-150 Trucks

It seems that interest in plug-in pickup trucks has really grown recently, as we have seen from Havelaar, Bollinger, and the 80 mile, extended range Workhorse W-15 PHEV.  But even past those names, there is also XL Hybrids, with its XLP Plug-In Hybrid Upfit for the Ford F-150. Showing some success with its…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 7

Ford Brings Back Marakby To Head Electrification Team

After the ouster of former CEO Mark Fields, Ford announced that Sherif Marakby has rejoined Ford as vice president, Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification under new President and CEO Jim Hackett. Marakby, the former director of Ford Electronics and Electrical Systems Engineering, worked for Ford for 25 years but departed to Uber in…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 11