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New EV entries cut into Tesla’s EV market share

Tesla is showing the expected signs of shedding market share as more entrants arrive with their own EV contributions.

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Ford to deliver 2,000 electric vans to DHL Group

Ford Pro will equip Deutsche Post DHL Group with more than 2,000 electric delivery vans by the end of 2023 for last mile delivery worldwide. The inked agreement covers a full suite of solutions to operate the electric fleet including access to Ford Pro’s connected E-Telematics software and charging solutions. Ford is targeting zero emissions

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Time for a Ford Pro F-150 Lightning test drive

For two hours, we explored the hills of vineyards in Sonoma County from behind the wheel of a new Ford Pro F-150 Lightning.

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Why bi-directional charging is so important for EV buy-in

Bi-directional charging gives EV owners potential for saving some green via their energy provider.

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Ford, Duke Energy partner on F-150 Lightning V2G charging

Duke Energy and Ford Motor Company are expanding vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging in the Carolinas using F-150 Lightning electric truck batteries. Duke Energy has filed for North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) approval of a new demand response pilot program expected to launch in 2023 for customers in the Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) service area. Pilot incentives

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Ford trials robot charging station designed to help disabled drivers

Ford has developed a prototype robot charging station that drivers operate via their smartphone from inside their electric vehicle. The technology could enable disabled drivers to stay in the car while charging, or they could leave the car while the robot does all the work, the company says. Ford says disabled drivers have already identified ease

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One thousand upfit Ford electric vans going to Creative Bus Sales

Creative Bus Sales will purchase 1,000 new Ford E-Transit vans from Forest River, a company that has inked a partnership with Ford Motor Company to enable them to complete passenger upfits on the E-Transit 350 Cargo vans. The E-Transit is Ford’s first OEM electric, large passenger vehicle and is built using the trusted Transit 350

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Collins Bus, Lightning eMotors expand electric school bus offering

Lightning eMotors and Collins Bus Corporation are expanding their zero-emission Type A school bus offering to include both GM and Ford chassis platforms.  Both chassis versions of the Type A school bus come with 125 kWh of batteries, approximately 130 miles of range, and both AC level 2 at up to 13.2 kW and DC

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Ford releases F-150 Lightning police edition

Ford says the vehicle is the first electric pickup truck designed for police in America.

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Vocational California fleets adopting Ford F-150 Lightning trucks

Distributor Wilbur-Ellis and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) are announcing plans to add F-150 Lightning Pro trucks, Ford Pro Charging solutions, charging software and in-vehicle telematics into their respective fleets in California. Wilbur-Ellis will integrate 10 battery electric trucks initially while learning to optimize energy solutions alongside Dutton Ranch, a longtime Wilbur-Ellis customer that is already testing

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Ford announces 6,200 new jobs in the Midwest

United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Company leaders have plans to add more than 6,200 new U.S. manufacturing jobs in the Midwest, convert nearly 3,000 temporary UAW-Ford workers to permanent full-time status and provide all hourly employees healthcare benefits on the first day of employment. These actions are part of the company’s Ford+ growth strategy

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OEMs show off zero-emission trucks during ride/drive event

CARB and CALSTART hosted their first Zero Emission Truck Showcase & Ride and Drive at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, earlier this month, showcasing 25 OEMs and fleet operators including Xos, GreenPower Motor Company, Ford, GM, Kenworth, Navistar, Nikola, Hyundai, Workhorse, BYD, Phoenix Motorcars, Orange EV, Lion Electric, AME, Lightning eMotors, Hyzon, Motiv

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