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Ford will invest $850 million to add more production capacity for EVs

Ford plans to invest more than $850 million to add more production capacity at a second U.S. factory for its next-generation battery-electric vehicle program. The investment, which will be made through 2023, will focus on expanding Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in southeast Michigan. The plant investment also includes funding to build the next-generation Mustang ...

Ford To Produce Its Electric Cars In Michigan And Mexico

03.20.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

With the new platform, most BEVs probably will be produced in Michigan According to the latest news, Ford tweaks its plans again to improve the business. In the case of electric cars, the new models will be produced in Mexico and Michigan. Cuautitlan, Mexico was selected for the upcoming all-electric long-range crossover “inspired by the Mustang”, ...

Ford Says Electric Mustang-Inspired SUV Will Challenge Tesla Model Y

03.20.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

According to Ford, the two vehicles could even arrive on the market at the same time. Ford says that its first dedicated electric car, which will be a Mustang-inspired plug-in crossover, will be positioned to compete with the recently revealed Tesla Model Y. If you recall, Ford posted a tweet in the moments leading up ...

Navigant: GM Cruise, Waymo Lead Tesla And Others On Full Autonomy

Researchers believe Tesla is underperforming in autonomous vehicle development. Each year, Navigant Research analyzes the major players in the Autonomous Vehicle space. The research firm ranks each company on their program strategy and execution in bringing fully autonomous vehicles to market in some fashion. According to Navigant, vendors are rated on 10 criteria: vision, go-to ...

Ford-owned Spin will bring electric scooters to 100 new cities and college campuses this year

Spin, the electric scooter startup that Ford bought earlier this year for around $100 million, is gearing up to launch in 100 cities by the end of the year. This is thanks to a new partnership with Zagster, a dockless mobility startup that got its start with bike-share solutions for cities. “A solid operations infrastructure ...

Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up by reading the first edition here or check out last week’s edition, which offered the gamut of mobility news from Lyft and Bird to ...

Ford is expanding its self-driving vehicle program to Austin

Ford is preparing to open an autonomous vehicle program in Austin as the automaker continues to ramp up testing ahead of launching a self-driving taxi and delivery service in 2021, according to sources familiar with the development. A new job listing for an autonomous vehicles “market specialist” based in Austin validates the information. Austin is ...

Bill Ford Says Automaker Pairs Well With VW: Shared Electric Cars Likely

03.13.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

A Ford and VW collaboration on EVs seems to be more of a reality. Bill Ford — chairman of Ford Motor Company and great-grandson of Henry Ford — has spoken out about the potential for a partnership with Volkswagen. He believes that the two companies are set up to succeed if a joint effort comes ...

This Ford F-150 Pickup Truck Hides Electric Secret: It’s A Rivian R1T

03.10.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Sightings are apparently very common in the Detroit, Michigan area. And those who see it think it’s nothing more than some sort of odd-looking Ford F-150. But they are dead wrong. If you spot a Ford F-150 pickup truck that looks a bit odd, there’s a reason. It’s not a Ford at all. It is, ...