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Ford has plans to produce a “family” of Model E vehicles with various levels of electrification according to a future-product guide published by industry trade journal Automotive News. The strategy is similar to that of the Hyundai Ioniq: Use the same vehicle platform for a pure electric, plug-in hybrid and gasoline-electric hybrid models. The Model […]

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Automakers are racing to achieve full-self driving autonomy and it looks like Ford wants to be the leader of the pack. To claim the top spot – and cars including those with no steering wheels or pedals by 2021 – it announced a $75 million investment in Velodyne, a leading light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors […]

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Last March, Jaguar’s design head Ian Callum said that within two years the company would have something not powered by a gasoline engine available in the lineup. Now, according to Automobile magazine, the Tata-owned British automaker will have two of those somethings in the lineup: a battery-electric large luxury sedan and an all-electric small crossover […]

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Faraday Future’s hiring spree now includes Peter Savagian, the general director of General Motors’ electric propulsion drive team, and a former chief engineer of GM’s EV1 battery-electric program in the 1990s. The California electric car start up has had success in recruiting top executives, engineers, designers and technicians from a wide scope of auto manufacturers. […]

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Jaguar currently has no EVs in its lineup. That’s about to change. Automobile reports that the venerable British automaker is going to add two EVs to the model line in addition to refreshes and updates to the XE sedan and F-Pace SUV (themselves both new additions) as well as to the F-Type sports car. The […]

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Today, Ford Motor Company issued a recall for more than 900 Ford Focus Electric sedans. The recall stems from a problem with the car’s transmission differential assembly. Ford’s recall notice said that in certain vehicles, it is possible the differential pinion shaft could wear out, resulting in a shaft fracture that would cause the vehicle […]

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Have you ever given thought to buying an electrified vehicle but realized what you wanted in terms of body style or features simply did not exist? We can’t tell you how many times we’ve spoken with people who – not knowing how limited the green car market is – have said they’d buy an electrified […]

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Perhaps befitting its status as a relative newcomer to the industry, Tesla is facing high warranty costs due to problems with quality. Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised investors that the company will be profitable in 2016, but in order to do so, the company must cut down on warranty costs that are higher than those […]

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Ford has revealed its all-new EcoBlue diesel engine, saying that it is cleaner and more efficient than its predecessor. The new 2.0-liter EcoBlue is taking over from the 2.2-liter Duratorq powerplant, and Ford says that fuel efficiency has been improved by 13 percent thanks to a new crankshaft, camshaft and belt-in-oil system. A new turbocharger […]

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Ford was one of the first customers to receive a Tesla Model X and the brand paid a $55,000 markup to make it happen. In total, Ford spent $199,950 on a Model X according to Bloomberg, which is about $55,000 over what the MSRP is for the vehicle. Ford’s Model X was the 64th unit […]

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