Ford, Rockwell Partner For EV Assembly Technology

Credit to Author: Raymond Tribdino| Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 18:30:45 +0000

At the Automation Fair in Chicago, Rockwell Automation, Inc. today announced a partnership with the Ford Motor Company for the joint development and implementation of assembly tooling designs and architectures for its next three electric vehicle assembly sites. “We are strengthening the commitment to build world class electric vehicles for the future and fortifying the […]

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Ford CEO: 40% Less Labor To Build Electric Vehicles

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 02:24:51 +0000

Ford CEO Jim Farley made a blockbuster of a statement this week. According to the somewhat jovial and optimistic cousin of late comedic actor Chris Farley, producing electric vehicles requires about 40% less labor than producing the same number of fossil-powered cars. The fact that electric vehicles are “simpler” than internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles […]

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The 2022 CleanTechnica Car of the Year Is …

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 00:00:02 +0000

It’s been one month since we announced the finalists for our 2022 CleanTechnica Car of the Year award, and it’s time to announce the winner! I’m going to go through all of the finalists once more, though, starting with the model with the lowest percentage of the votes and going to the one with the […]

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2022 CleanTechnica Car of the Year — Writers Discuss Finalists

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 00:30:24 +0000

Nearly one month ago, I announced the finalists for our 2022 CleanTechnica Car of the Year competition. Since then, a handful of CleanTechnica writers convened to discuss the finalists and make the case for their choices. What made the discussion especially fun was that most of the finalists had at least one writer back them. […]

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Ford Is #2 Electric Vehicle Seller In USA

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 02:45:52 +0000

The top selling electric vehicle seller in the United States is no secret. Tesla has dominated US electric vehicle sales for years, with well over half of the market all to itself. However, other automakers are getting more serious, offering more compelling and more competitive electric cars, and providing some fun electric vehicle news. Ford […]

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UK BEV Volume Up YoY Despite Tesla Mid-Quarter Restocking

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2022 18:22:14 +0000

The UK auto market saw plugin electric vehicles take 21.5% share in October, with growing year on year volumes. Despite volume gain, YoY plugin share saw a slight dip (from 23.1%), against greater YoY gains in overall auto volume, up 26% to 134,344 units (from a record low baseline). October market volume was still at […]

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Life with Ford F-150 Lightning

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 13:42:24 +0000

I recently interviewed Aaron Smith, CEO of the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA), about his new Ford F-150 Lightning and also his Ford Mustang Mach-E. There are a lot of fun notes and takeaways regarding these electric vehicles in the one-hour podcast, but probably the items that jumped out to me the most were […]

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100% Electric Vehicles = 13% Of New Vehicle Sales Globally!

Credit to Author: José Pontes| Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2022 22:04:26 +0000

And 18% of new vehicles sold across the world have a plug.

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2022 Ford E-Transit — Video Review

Credit to Author: Tyler Boggs| Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2022 06:56:01 +0000

Ford has been on a roll recently when it comes to electrifying its vehicle lineup. New for 2022 is Ford’s electrification of one of its most popular commercial vehicles, the Transit (now called the E-Transit). We recently had a chance to check out the 2022 cargo van guise of the E-Transit and were able to […]

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