Ford

Ford Builds 150,000th Mustang Mach-E; Aims for 600,000 Annually in 2023

Legacy automaker Ford has reached an important production milestone this week, showing that the company has been able to produce a sizable number of Mustang Mach-E units since it was introduced in 2020. Ford CEO @Jim Farley announced on Wednesday that the automaker produced its 150,000th Mustang Mach-E, ahead of the company’s plans to expand […]

Ford Delays Deadline for Dealership EV Spending Requirements

After Ford announced mandatory upgrades to dealerships that want to sell electric vehicles (EVs), and now the company is pushing back its deadline for dealers to decide on the investment. Ford is delaying the deadline for dealers to decide whether to add charging hardware and more at dealerships by about a month, as detailed in […]

Lincoln Dealers Need Extra $900,000 in Upgrades to Sell EVs, Says Ford

The top Lincoln dealerships will need to invest more money up front if they want to sell electric vehicles, says Ford. Ford said Lincoln dealerships hoping to sell electric vehicles (EVs) are facing an extra $900,000 bill, largely dedicated toward installing chargers (via Automotive News). The company is requiring Lincoln dealerships to invest around four […]

Ford Hikes Price of F-150 Lightning Pro by $5,000, Jumping 11%

Ford says it is increasing the price of its electric Ford F-150 Lightning Pro by nearly 11%, set to apply for the 2023 model year. According to a Ford spokesperson speaking with Reuters, the price hikes come as the automaker grapples with supply chain issues and inflation, specifically blaming “”ongoing supply chain constraints, rising material […]

Ford Says Heavy-Duty EV Trucks Not Coming Anytime Soon: CEO

Ford, General Motors (GM) and Fiat Chrysler are planning light-duty EV pickups, but the Detroit 3 may not be planning for a heavy-duty pickup EV anytime soon, as detailed in a new report from Automotive News. The high-margin profit and heavy use cases offered by Ford’s corporate Super Duty customers is greater than Southwest Airlines, […]

Ford Creates New Company in China to Sell More Electric Vehicles

Since Ford’s first electric vehicle launched in China last year, the automaker has sold far fewer electric vehicle (EV) units than some of its fellow automakers, though it’s hoping to change that with a new company and testing entity. Ford established a new company in China called Ford Electric Mach Technologies (FMeT), as detailed in […]

Ford Tells Dealers They Must Set No-Haggle Pricing to Sell EVs

Ford says its dealers must invest $1.2 million and follow tight restrictions on sales if they hope to sell EVs past 2023, as reported by Automotive News. Dealerships have until October 31 to opt into either of two new certification tiers, both requiring varied investment levels for both staff training and EV chargers. The move […]

Ford BlueCruise Adds Hands-Free Lane Changing, Other Features

Ford BlueCruise is adding hands-free lane changing to the Mustang Mach-E and starting this fall, according to a press release shared on Thursday. In addition to Lane Change Assist, the software’s 1.2 update is adding Predictive Speed Assist to account for upcoming curves and slowdowns, and In-Lane Repositioning for managing larger vehicles in surrounding lanes. […]

Ford F-150 Lightning Owners Get Cheaper Payments Through Grid Sharing Program

Ford has partnered with North Carolina’s Duke Energy to establish a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) energy-sharing program that will give participating F-150 Lightning owners a discount on their lease payments (via Canary Media). “Duke Energy and Ford share many mutual customers, so there’s opportunity for overlap when it comes to maximizing the value of new technology that […]