Ford launches mass production of Explorer EV in Europe

Ford has officially launched the mass production of the all-electric Explorer EV at the company’s electric vehicle assembly plant in Cologne, Germany. After a $2 billion investment in Germany that transformed one of its most historic plants into a “factory of the future,” Ford has officially started building the all-new Explorer EV, expanding its lineup […]

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Ford CEO Jim Farley says he and Elon Musk have a ‘mutual respect’

Ford’s CEO has said that he thinks he and Tesla CEO Elon Musk have a “mutual respect” for each other, with the legacy automaker head even saying he recently texted Musk. On Monday, in an interview with Yahoo Finance Executive Editor Brian Sozzi, Ford CEO Jim Farley said he and Musk have a mutual respect, […]

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Ford adds cool new features for EV owners in rare Smartphone app update

Ford is making the electric vehicle ownership experience much better as it sent out a rare Smartphone app update that added several cool new features. The FordPass app allows Ford vehicle owners to start, unlock, and lock their cars without using a physical key. Owners can also perform scheduled maintenance and unlock EV chargers in […]

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Ford wants more dealers involved in EV sales

Ford wants more dealers involved in its electric vehicle (EV) sales, so it’s lowering the barrier of entry.  “What we’re finding is more dealers want to be involved in it, and we don’t want to be exclusive to just a handful. We’ll be more ubiquitous with our training and make sure essentially all of our […]

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Ford dealers to pause EV program as company mulls over changes

Ford has begun asking its dealerships to put a pause on making investments toward its electric vehicle (EV) certification program, until it’s able to discuss and make additional changes to the program at an upcoming meeting. The automaker’s dealership council will host a meeting about the EV certification program in June, as detailed in a […]

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Ford asks suppliers to help with profitability quest as EV survival depends on cost cutting

Ford is asking suppliers to help with its quest toward profitability in its electric vehicle efforts, as its survival depends on cost-cutting. Ford has spent billions attempting to compete with industry giants like Tesla, and in Q1, it recorded a $1.3 billion operating loss for its EV and software division, known as Model e. It […]

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Ford reducing battery orders as it loses over $100,000 per EV sold

Ford has reportedly reduced its electric vehicle (EV) battery orders, as the company faces substantial losses on the technology and scales back its electrification plans. After Ford reported last month that its Model e EV unit was losing more than $100,000 per EV sold, the automaker is now reducing its orders of EV batteries, according […]

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Ford’s EV plans take latest backstep with European retreat in favor of hybrids

Ford’s electric vehicle plans have taken yet another backstep as its European business head hinted that the automaker could favor hybrid electric vehicles as consumers lead in that direction. Ford reported massive losses on its EV business in Q1, and although sales in April were at an all-time high, it is no secret consumer interest […]

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