Dollars To Donuts: Ford Will Call Its Electric F-150 “Lightning”

It was a throwaway comment by my buddy, Matt Teske, but it was significant. We were talking about the upcoming all-electric Ford F-150, and he said, “You know, the ‘E-150’, or whatever they’re going to call it …” and we went on to talk about whether or not Ford would play V8 engine vroom-vroom sounds [&hellip


Ford And GM Lied. The Planet Died. Part One

tailpipe emissionsAn exhaustive study by E&E News finds Ford and GM had research scientist on their staffs for decades who warned of the threat posed by carbon dioxide emissions. But both companies ignored those findings and mislead the public and the government about the danger.


Ford Mustang Mach-E Easily Goes 300+ Miles In Norway

Ford is now testing its hot new Mustang Mach-e electric crossover/SUV in Europe. Naturally, the #1 place to take an electric vehicle is Norway, where approximately 70% of new vehicle sales are now electric (fully electric or plugin hybrid). That’s where Ford has been playing around with the Mustang Mach-E, and the results are looking good (according to Ford’s PR team, but I don’t see any reason to not believe them)


Ford Mustang Mach-E — Diving Into Specs, Features, Trims

While working on a comparison of the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Ford Escape, I found a detailed document on technical specifications of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. There’s a lot of information in there that might be interesting for people, but the document might also be a case of “too much information.” So, I’m pulling out some key specs and features that interest me or that I think would interest a lot of people, along with a bit of commentary


Ford vs. COVID-19: Making Reusable Gowns From Airbag Materials

Ford, which showed off an early sketch of a possible powered respirator early in the fight against COVID-19, has also joined the fight, producing face masks and face shields, of course, but it’s the company’s latest hack that may end up being the most significant. It is now making reusable gowns from airbag materials


Tesla Model 3 Sales = 2× Ford Mustang Sales or BMW 3 Series Sales (USA)

Those of us very tied into Tesla news sometimes forget that 9 out of 10 people on the street know close to nothing about Tesla. Additionally, if anything comes to mind when they are asked about Tesla, it is probably misleading FUD that originated from a Tesla smear campaign. On the other hand, practically everyone [&hellip


Ford Claims 370 Mile Range For Electric SUV, Brings PHEV Power To Explorer & Cargo Vans

Ford says its upcoming electric SUV will go on sale in 2020 and have 370 miles of range in the WLTP cycle. It also is bringing plug-in hybrid powertrains to several models


Tesla Model 3 Profit Target = 5x Higher Than Average Ford Vehicle

It’s remarkable that Tesla rocketed from its IPO to surpassing Ford in value in just 7 years. Tesla’s prowess on Wall Street has left many investors miffed. After all, Ford recently announced 2017 sales of over 6.6 million cars worldwide. Meanwhile, Tesla barely cracked sales of 100,000 cars. How could an industry behemoth like Ford be overtaken by this younger, smaller Silicon Valley startup


Ford says it will also fix coolant leaks in previously recalled vehicles

In Ford’s letter to dealers last month, it said: “localized overheating of the engine cylinder head may cause the cylinder head to crack, causing a pressurized oil leak that may result in a fire in the engine compartment.” When the recall was announced in …
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Daimler, BMW, Volkswagen, & Ford Join Forces To Create Ionity Fast Charger Network In Europe

Four European automakers have teamed up to create a fast charger network in Europe. The system will use the CCS protocol. 400 charge points are planned by the end of 2020.