We need to stop advertising peak charging speed for electric vehicles

Electric vehicles, while looking similar to their gas powered counterparts, work differently. There is a big battery on board that powers an electric motor. Recharging that battery, on the surface, works a lot like recharging an ICE vehicle. When you pull into a charging station, after enabling the charging station (which you don’t have to […]

by Chad Kirchner
Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volvo XC40 Recharge get top safety ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released the ratings for two battery-electric vehicles, the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Volvo XC40 Recharge. Both received high marks with the Ford qualifying for a Top Safety Pick award and the Volvo getting the higher Top Safety Pick+. Both cars join the Tesla Model 3, Audi […]

by Stefan Ogbac
U.S. News releases its Best Hybrid, Best Plug-In Hybrid, and Best EV awards for 2021

Over the past couple of years, the new car marketplace in the United States has grown significantly with regards to fully electric vehicles, plug in hybrids, and regular hybrid electric vehicles. Deciding which one to purchase can be a daunting process, which is why U.S. News & World Report creates a list each year of […]

by Chad Kirchner
Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free driving system coming soon as an over-the-air update

Ford has announced that it will officially start offering its BlueCruise hands-free highway driving system after testing it for 500,000 miles. Last year, the Blue Oval sent 10 cars, five F-150s, and five Mustang Mach-Es on what it called the “mother of all road trips” through 37 states and five Canadian provinces to help fine-tune […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Ford adds Platinum trim level to 2021 Explorer Hybrid SUV

When Ford launched the Explorer Hybrid, it was only available in the Limited trim, which was on the upper end of the spectrum. Now, the Blue Oval has expanded the electrified powertrain’s availability with the addition of the Platinum Hybrid variant for the 2021 Explorer lineup. In addition to AWD, Ford has also made the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Ford Europe getting EV and PHEV Transits, build electric one-ton Volkswagen vans

Ford announced today that it will add all-electric and plug-in hybrid versions of its next-generation Transit commercial van. Production for both the Transit EV and PHEV will start in 2023 at Ford’s Otosan facility in Kocaeli, Turkey with sales commencing in Europe first. In addition, Ford will also build a one-ton commercial van for Volkswagen […]

by Stefan Ogbac
What you need to know about federal tax incentives for EVs

At the start of February, House Democrats introduced a new version of the GREEN Act which aims to revise the federal tax incentives for electric vehicle purchase, among other tax code revisions. If approved, the 2021 GREEN Act will open Tesla and GM to federal EV tax credits again.  Currently, qualifying electric vehicles are eligible […]

by Rebecca Bellan
Electrified Ford Ranger pickup likely in Europe, though final form is still unclear

Earlier today, CarExpert in Australia stated that a plug-in hybrid Ford Ranger was coming to Europe, and speculated on whether or not that truck would then find its way to Australia. A new Ranger is coming, for sure, and it’ll likely be a global product, but it’s unclear if the electrified Ford Ranger will exist […]

by Chad Kirchner
Ford Motor Company joins responsible mining initiative to better raw material mining practices

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is the first American automaker to join the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IMRA), a multi-sector effort centered around best practices for multiple aspects of mining. In its annual sustainability report, issued in mid-2020, Ford put on paper its intent to become fully carbon neutral by 2050. There are planned […]

by Eileen Falkenberg-Hull
Ford reveals its plans to go all-electric on passenger cars by 2030 in Europe

As we get closer and closer to the year 2030, more automakers announce that they’ll be electric by in Europe by then. Today’s addition? Ford. By 2030, the Blue Oval will be selling only electric passenger cars in Europe. Ford laid out its plans for both its passenger cars and commercial vehicles today across the […]

by Chad Kirchner