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Ford to use Volkswagen’s MEB Electric Vehicle Architecture in 600,000 new EV’s

Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen today announced they are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles. Ford will use Volkswagen’s electric vehicle architecture and Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB) to design and build at least one high-volume fully electric vehicle in Europe for European customers starting in 2023, more efficiently advancing its promise to deliver expressive…

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Ford Motor Co to invest $500 million into electric SUV & Pick Up Truck startup Rivian

Rivian today announced an equity investment of $500 million from Ford Motor Company. In addition to the investment, the companies have agreed to work together to develop an all-new, next-generation battery electric vehicle for Ford’s growing EV portfolio using Rivian’s skateboard platform. Ford joins Amazon who announced in February that it would invest $700 million…

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Ford to launch new generation of Mondeo hybrid models in Europe

Ford will enhance the fuel-efficient Mondeo hybrid petrol-electric vehicle range in Europe, including the introduction of the first hybrid estate (wagon) from 2019. The new Mondeo hybrid estate will enable customers who require greater load-carrying capability to benefit from the efficiency and refinement of an electric powertrain in many driving scenarios, while maintaining the driving…

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BMW, Daimler Benz, Ford & Volkswagen with Audi & Porsche form EV charging network joint venture

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group have announced a new joint venture called IONITY. It will build a Pan-European High-Power-Charging (HPC) Network for electric vehicles. IONITY will build and operate about 400 fast charging stations across European major road networks by 2020. They intend to open at least 20 stations…

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Ford’s Future: A cut to conventional engine development funding of 30% to be invested into electric EV technology

New CEO Jim Hackett has presented his vision of Ford’s future. The plan is to make Ford a “fitter”, leaner more responsive company. With a reduction in the model range and development of conventional passenger cars Ford plan to free up capital to invest in their profitable SUV and truck division plus their recently announced…

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Ford plugs in to China’s electric car market

Ford has stepped up its push into electric vehicles by agreeing a joint venture in China, the world’s largest car market. The company has announced a 50-50 partnership with Chinese car company Anhui Zotye Automobile to create a new marque that designs, builds and sells all-electric cars in the country. China is the world’s fastest growing…

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