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Google and Ford partner for in car infotainment, cloud services, Google apps

Ford is working with Google for updated infotainment and cloud services in future Ford vehicles. This includes running Google’s native Android OS in future vehicles, marking a change from the company’s current SYNC offerings. A new six-year partnership was just announced between both companies, and will make Google the exclusive cloud platform provider for Ford. […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/1/2021
For Science: Fuel consumption of the 7.2 kW Pro Power Onboard generator in the 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid

An onboard generator on a pickup truck seems like an obvious feature. Until the release of the 2021 Ford F-150, however, such a feature didn’t exist. Touted as one of the main reasons to go with a Ford over the competition, the Pro Power Onboard generator can serve a variety of uses. Some folks will […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/1/2021
Ford to manufacture Mustang Mach-E in China for local market

Ford has announced that it will manufacture the Mustang Mach-E in China for the local market. Expected to go on sale in the Chinese market later this year, the Mustang Mach-E will be made by Changan Ford. All versions of the Mach-E including the high-performance, dual-motor GT will be made in China for that market […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/28/2021
Can you charge a Tesla with the Pro Power Onboard generator on the Ford F-150 hybrid?

Ever since Ford announced that its 2021 F-150 PowerBoost hybrid would offer a 7.2 kW onboard generator, we wondered if it would be able to charge an electric car. It’d be a boon to recovery companies if they could purchase an XLT with the generator to help stranded EVs alongside the road. Now we have […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/26/2021
Gas-powered pickup truck vs. electric pickup truck: Which should you buy?

Being an electric vehicle focused site, it would seem to make sense that when you’re looking for a new vehicle, you should choose an electric offering. But is that blanket advice good across the board? Does it apply to pickup trucks? When looking at an electric pickup truck, you have to realize that none are […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/25/2021
2021 Ford F-150 hybrid XLT acceleration and braking performance tested

We are spending time in a mid-spec, 2021 Ford F-150 XLT with the hybrid engine. It’s a four-wheel drive version of the truck. Since the hybrid is basically added to the 3.5-liter EcoBoost that is already on top-spec F-150s, we figured it’d be a good opportunity to run it through our performance testing. For those […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/25/2021
What adapter do I need to connect to the Ford F-150 Pro Power Onboard generator?

One of the coolest features of the 2021 Ford F-150, in addition to the hybrid added to the lineup, is the onboard power generator. Ford calls it Pro Power Onboard, and it can produce up to 7.2 kW of electricity if it’s equipped to the hybrid version of the truck. At first glance, the power […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/25/2021
History 101: 5 incredible early EVs you’ve likely forgotten about

Even casual car fans know about the GM EV1, long described as a pioneer in the world of electric vehicles. That recognition may come from the well-received 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? But what about the other early EVs that popped up in the late 1990s? Electric vehicles on sale today owe a […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad
1/22/2021
Alternating Currents: New year and new president brings new optimism

I know we’re just under three weeks into 2021, but this year feels like a really important one for electric propulsion. For at least the last five years I’ve been repeating this mantra over and over every January, but I swear there’s real change in the air right now. It’s not just hopeful optimism. There […]

by Bradley Brownell
1/20/2021
Ford Mustang Mach-E wins NACTOY Utility of the Year award

One of the biggest awards in the automotive industry is the North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the year (NACTOY) awards. Taking place in January, the jury consists of 50 automotive journalists. This year was a big win for electrification, with the Ford Mustang Mach-E taking home the trophy as Utility of the Year. […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/11/2021