Ford eliminating 3,000 jobs to fund EV investments

Ford confirmed on Monday it’s cutting 3,000 jobs to help fund a $50 billion investment in electric vehicles. In order to slash costs while the company transitions from internal combustion to battery propulsion systems, the automaker plans to eliminate 2,000 salaried workers and 1,000 contract employees this week. Most of the positions getting cut are […]

by Miranda Richardson
By 2025, Ford vehicle manufacturing in Michigan will only use carbon-neutral electricity

Ford is taking a significant step toward becoming carbon neutral by 2050. On Wednesday, the automaker, in partnership with DTE Energy, announced it will soon be buying enough carbon-free, locally produced electricity to power all its operations in Michigan, from manufacturing plants to its corporate headquarters to research and development facilities. By the year 2025, […]

by Craig Cole
Ford F-150 Lightning gets price hike, increased range

The Ford F-150 Lightning order books are open again, but if you’ve been patiently waiting for an opportunity to order this all-electric pickup, we have some bad news. The American automaker is adjusting  increasing the MSRP anywhere from $6,000 to $8,500 based on the trim. The XLT High/Extended Range and Lariat Extended Range sees the […]

by Jason Siu
F-150 Lightning tow and charge: How far you can go and how long it’ll take

Pickup trucks are often tasked with a variety of jobs. The exception of what a truck should be capable of doing far exceeds that of a sports car. So an electric pickup truck will be held to similar standards. Additionally, unlike a gas-powered truck, an electric truck will need to be recharged. Depending on the […]

by Chad Kirchner
Going nationwide: Ford has delivered Lightnings to customers in all 50 states

Early F-150 Lightning customers look forward to deliveries across the country. Within two months, Ford has delivered the electric truck to new owners in all 50 states. Texas (the truck capital of America) and California (the electric vehicle capital of America) lead the way with the highest number of F-150 Lightning deliveries. Regardless of where […]

by Miranda Richardson
Ford’s newest Lightning Pro offering is purpose-built for police use

The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle supports police departments in many ways including the ability to cut costs and accelerate sustainability goals. By launching America’s first electric police vehicle lineup, Ford continues to provide the vehicles needed to protect and serve communities for more than 70 years. “We’re proud to offer America’s […]

by Miranda Richardson
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition review: Point and shoot performance

The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition is a lot like a disposable camera. No, I’m not damning with faint praise, but just like those old-school image-capturing devices, this lovely all-electric SUV is pretty much a point-and-shoot affair. Get the nose facing where you want it, then pull the trigger and this vehicle will […]

by Craig Cole
Ford offering new battery design in Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning

To keep pace with strong customer demand, Ford announced on Thursday it will make lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries available in the Mustang Mach-E SUV and F-150 Lightning pickup truck. The automaker revealed it’s working with China-based company CATL to increase its global battery supply. Ford will also directly source EV-essential raw materials from Australia, […]

by Craig Cole
Leasing a Ford EV? You may not be allowed to purchase it once the contract ends

If you lease a Mustang Mach-E SUV, F-150 Lightning pickup truck or E-Transit commercial van and your contract started June 15 or later, you may not be able to buy your vehicle once the lease is over. As reported by CarsDirect and Automotive News (subscription required) and confirmed by Ford, the company is barring drivers […]

by Craig Cole
Rapid-fire electric vehicle roundup: Five EVs tested, none disappoint

Every year, the Midwest Automotive Media Association (yep, that’s MAMA for short) hosts its popular Spring Rally at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The annual event gives automotive journalists a chance to get seat time in a wide range of vehicles from a host of automakers. This year, nearly 20 brands brought around 70 […]

by Craig Cole