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Ford and Rivian to develop new electric vehicle

Ford's investment in Rivian

The new partnership will utilise Rivian’s skateboard platform Rivian has announced a minority investment of US$500 million from Ford Motor Company. The companies have agreed to work together to develop an all-new, next-generation battery electric vehicle for Ford’s EV portfolio. “This strategic partnership marks another key milestone in our drive …

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Solid Power receives investment from Ford Motor Company

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The investment will help Solid Power develop its solid-state batteries for automotive use Solid Power is teaming up with Ford Motor Company to develop all solid-state batteries (ASSB) for next-generation electric vehicles. Solid-state batteries offer improved energy and safety as compared to current industry-standard lithium-ion batteries. The announced partnership will …

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Ford announces new Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid for next year

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Ford has added a new alternator to recover electricity from its Li-ion battery Ford of Europe has announced its new 48-volt mild-hybrid Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid. The electric vehicle line-up will become commercially available in 2020. The models are built with a “sophisticated” mild-hybrid architecture, which will supposedly augment …

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Ford boosts EV production capacity with Michigan site

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Ford will invest almost US$900 million in its southeast Michigan operations through 2023 Ford has announced a new plan to increase production capacity for its next-generation battery electric vehicles (BEVs) at a second North American plant. Tied to the company’s US$11.1 billion investment in global electric vehicles, Ford is expanding …

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Ford starts producing Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery van

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Ford will produce 3,500 StreetScooter WORK XL vans per year Ford has begun production of the Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric van at its European HQ in Cologne, Germany. Based on a Transit chassis, produced at the Ford Otosan joint venture plant in Kocaeli, Turkey, the medium-sized electric delivery …

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