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Ford Mustang Mach-E starts at 46,900 Euro

Ford Mustang Mach-E starts at 46,900 Euro

Ford has now published all the data and prices of the all-electric Mustang Mach-E for the German market. New compared to the presentation of the model are, among other things, the price details for the extended range variants (88 kWh) with rear and all-wheel drive.

Rivian may be on the verge of another billion-dollar funding deal

Rivian may be on the verge of another billion-dollar funding deal

Electric car startup Rivian is reportedly close to closing a multi-billion dollar funding round, with a media report saying the new investments will give Rivian a valuation of $25 billion (around €20 billion).

Ford wants to upgrade e-trek scooters

Ford wants to upgrade e-trek scooters

Ford wants to equip electric pedal scooters from its micromobility subsidiary Spin with driver assistance systems in cooperation with Drover AI - but not necessarily for driving, but to record traffic violations.

Ford developer lashes out at Tesla

Ford developer lashes out at Tesla

Darren Palmer, chief developer of Ford's electric car division, has lashed out hard against Tesla. Without mentioning the competitor by name, Palmer touted the merits of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E with remarks that are clearly meant as a dig at Tesla's quality problems.

Ford: More than 6,000 Mustang Mach-E produced on stockpile?

Ford: More than 6,000 Mustang Mach-E produced on stockpile?

Ford has kept its promise to start deliveries of the Mustang Mach-E in the U.S. by the end of 2020 - albeit just barely. According to U.S. data, three examples were apparently delivered to customers by the end of December. Things are looking better for production.

Ford Transit Custom PHEV: A little too much from yesterday

Ford Transit Custom PHEV: A little too much from yesterday

While the competition primarily relies on the dual of diesel and electric vans, Ford has opted for a different path. The Transit Custom is now also available as a plug-in hybrid. Can the dual drive help make corporate fleets cleaner?

Is Ionity getting outside investors soon?

Is Ionity getting outside investors soon?

Because the expansion of the Ionity fast-charging network is progressing too slowly, the owners are said to be discussing attracting private equity capital for Ionity, according to a media report. Financial circles are talking about at least 500 million euros in fresh money.

Ford to build Mach-E for China on site at Changan

Ford to build Mach-E for China on site at Changan

Ford plans to launch its Mustang Mach-E in China later this year and produce it there as well. Local production of the electric SUV will be handled by the Changan joint venture. Ford is not yet giving any details on the planned production volume for the Mustang Mach-E in China.

Ford not planning China JV with Zotye after all

Ford not planning China JV with Zotye after all

Ford is ending plans for electric car joint ventures with Chinese automaker Zotye, saying Chinese industrial and government policies on electric vehicles have fundamentally changed since the deals were signed in 2017 and 2018, leading to Ford's decision.

Ford doubles eMobility investments by 2025

Ford doubles eMobility investments by 2025

Ford plans to nearly double investment in the electrification of its vehicles to at least $22 billion by 2025, the U.S. automaker announced now as part of its financial results announcement.

Cologne to be fixed as production site of Ford's MEB Stromer

Cologne to be fixed as production site of Ford's MEB Stromer

Ford has apparently decided to build its first all-electric small car at the Fiesta plant in Cologne, Germany, and the U.S. automaker is also moving away from planned hybrid cars in favor of electric models, according to a media report citing insiders.

Ford to build new electric car duo in Mexico starting 2023

Ford to build new electric car duo in Mexico starting 2023

Ford has decided to build two new electric models in Mexico instead of the US state of Ohio starting in 2023. There is no official announcement from Ford on this, but the information comes from the US auto union UAW, which is venting its anger about this.

Ford converts Valencia engine plant to hybrid drives

Ford converts Valencia engine plant to hybrid drives

Ford is investing in the electrification of its Valencia site in Spain. The engine plant there will build hybrid powertrains for the Kuga Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) and the full hybrid variants of the Kuga, S-Max and Galaxy ranges from the end of 2022. In addition, a further €5.2 million is being spent on expanding battery assembly capacity in Valencia.

Ford offers special e-insurance for Mustang Mach-E

Ford offers special e-insurance for Mustang Mach-E

Ford has announced a special Ford Auto-Versicherung insurance offer for the Mustang Mach-E in Germany: buyers of this e-car will receive comprehensive insurance cover with an extra 25 percent discount on their individual motor vehicle liability and comprehensive insurance premiums.

Ford Mustang Mach-E does not start - despite full drive battery

Ford Mustang Mach-E does not start - despite full drive battery

According to a media report, the first examples of the Ford Mustang Mach-E in the USA apparently have a software problem that prevents them from driving off even when the battery is full. The sticking point is probably how the 12-volt system is charged.

China: Ford opens order books for Mustang Mach-E

China: Ford opens order books for Mustang Mach-E

Ford has launched pre-orders in China for its Mustang Mach-E. The electric model is now available in China at prices ranging from 265,000 to 379,900 yuan (currently the equivalent of about 33,900 to 48,500 euros).

US order start for Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

US order start for Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

Ford is now taking orders in the U.S. for the GT variant of its Mustang Mach-E electric model. Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition versions are now available for order in the U.S. at list prices starting at $59,900 and $64,900, respectively, and are scheduled for delivery in the fall of 2021.

Evergrande's auto division surpasses Ford and GM in stock market value

Evergrande's auto division surpasses Ford and GM in stock market value

Evergrande New Energy Vehicle, the e-car offshoot of China's Evergrande Group, is already worth $87 billion on the stock market, valuing it higher than Ford or GM, yet the company has ambitious plans and announced several models, but has yet to sell a single car. carscoops.com

Ford offers new wallboxes for private and business customers

Ford offers new wallboxes for private and business customers

Ford Germany has reorganised its wallbox range. Through a cooperation with Eneco eMobility, the Cologne-based company now offers wallboxes for private and business customers. Eneco is also to take over the installation of the chargers.

Ford F-150 Lightning coming in 2022 with two battery options

Ford F-150 Lightning coming in 2022 with two battery options

Ford has unveiled the long-awaited all-electric variant of its F-150 pickup truck in the U.S. Called the F-150 Lightning, the model is scheduled to go on sale in spring 2022 with two battery options for 230 or 300 miles of range.

Ford suspends deliveries of the Mustang Mach-E in the UK

Ford suspends deliveries of the Mustang Mach-E in the UK

Ford has temporarily suspended deliveries of its Mustang Mach-E electric SUV in the U.K. The automaker says it has discovered a "nominal safety risk" with the e-Call system.

Ford's Lincoln brand sets electric mobility goals

Ford's Lincoln brand sets electric mobility goals

Following Ford's recent announcement of an increase in its investment in electric mobility to over $30 billion by 2025, Ford's Lincoln brand is now providing details on its electric strategy, with Lincoln aiming to electrify its entire model lineup by the end of the decade.

Ford opens order books for Mustang Mach-E GT

Ford opens order books for Mustang Mach-E GT

Ford opens the order books in Europe on Monday for the Mustang Mach-E GT, the most powerful version of the all-electric range, with gross list prices in Germany starting at €72,900.

Everrati and Superformance create electric GT40

Everrati and Superformance create electric GT40

British rebuilder Everrati and Superformance, a Californian manufacturer of 1960s-inspired nostalgia sports cars, have formed a strategic partnership that will see the creation of an electrified version of the legendary GT40 as a joint first.

Ford offers new variant of the Mustang Mach-E in China

Ford offers new variant of the Mustang Mach-E in China

Ford has added a new variant to its Mustang Mach-E lineup in China that qualifies for the government subsidy there. The new Mustang Mach-E in Edition SE with rear-wheel drive and a large battery is available from 282,000 yuan (the equivalent of about 36,900 euros) after subsidy.

When the Mustang suddenly stops

When the Mustang suddenly stops

In Norway, some examples of the Ford Mustang Mach-E have stopped without warning - but this time not because of the 12-volt battery. Six cases are known so far. The affected owners were driving on a steep road and experienced a sudden stop of their electric car after a long period of downhill recuperation.

Ford Mustang Mach-E: What can Ford's first true electric serve?

Ford Mustang Mach-E: What can Ford's first true electric serve?

After two half-hearted and consequently unsuccessful attempts with the Focus electric, Ford has launched the Mustang Mach-E, its first electric model with which the Americans are really serious. Our practical test shows where the strengths and weaknesses of the E-SUV lie.

Norway: 6,731 new electric cars in July

Norway: 6,731 new electric cars in July

Norway registered 6,731 new electric passenger cars in July, with e-cars accounting for 64.0 percent of new passenger car registrations last month. Norway's most successful model across all powertrain types in July was the Ford Mustang Mach-E, with 898 new registrations.

US car companies plan 40 to 50 percent electric cars by 2030

US car companies plan 40 to 50 percent electric cars by 2030

Car companies General Motors, Ford and Stellantis have announced in a joint statement that they plan to achieve between 40 and 50 percent of their sales in the U.S. with BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs by 2030, a sales target apparently wrested from the automakers by U.S. President Joe Biden.

Chip shortage delays delivery of Ford Mustang Mach-E

Chip shortage delays delivery of Ford Mustang Mach-E

Due to a lack of sufficient semiconductor chips, some Ford customers will receive their Mustang Mach-E several weeks later than planned. The automaker informed customers in an email that deliveries of certain vehicles will be delayed by at least six weeks.

Ford E-Transit in first test use

Ford E-Transit in first test use

A few months before the official launch of the Ford E-Transit in spring 2022, European fleet customers have now received some pre-production vehicles for real-world field trials. In Germany, two E-Transits are being tested in Cologne.

Ford doubles production targets for F-150 Lightning

Ford doubles production targets for F-150 Lightning

Ford is reported to have doubled production targets for the electric version of its F-150 pickup truck ahead of its spring 2022 launch, saying the second-largest U.S. automaker is now aiming for annual production of more than 80,000 vehicles in 2024.

Norway: 11,811 new electric cars in August

Norway: 11,811 new electric cars in August

Norway registered 11,811 new electric cars in August, with e-cars accounting for 71.9 percent of new car registrations last month. Norway's most successful model across all powertrain types in August was the Tesla Model Y, with 1,308 new registrations.

Pre-series production of the Ford F-150 Lightning started

Pre-series production of the Ford F-150 Lightning started

Ford has begun pre-production of the F-150 Lightning, with the e-pickup set to launch in spring 2022. Due to high demand, Ford has since confirmed it will significantly increase production.

Recall for Ford Mustang Mach-E

Recall for Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford is recalling a total of about 5,000 examples of its Mustang Mach-E electric model in Canada. These are two recalls: one for a windshield that may not be properly attached and another for a panoramic roof glass panel that may not be properly attached.

Ford starts China production of the Mustang Mach-E

Ford starts China production of the Mustang Mach-E

Ford has begun production of the all-electric Mustang Mach-E in China while opening the order books there. The Mustang Mach-E, manufactured at Changan Ford's Chongqing plant, is expected to be delivered to customers later this year.

Mustang Mach-E and Ioniq 5 convince in crash test

Mustang Mach-E and Ioniq 5 convince in crash test

Two electric models were also rated in the latest EuroNCAP crash tests: both the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Hyundai Ioniq 5 scored a full five stars overall.

Ionity receives investment of 700 million euros

Ionity receives investment of 700 million euros

Ionity is receiving a €700 million investment from its current shareholders and new partner Blackrocks Global Renewable Power Platform, which will be used to massively expand its HPC network in Europe - to around 1,000 sites by 2025.

E-pickup: Ford stops reservation option in favor of firm orders

E-pickup: Ford stops reservation option in favor of firm orders

Ford is no longer accepting reservations for the all-electric F-150 Lightning as of now, and instead plans to convert existing reservations into firm orders starting in January 2022. Most recently, Ford CEO Jim Farley had mentioned that the number of pre-orders was approaching 200,000.

Ford wants to triple production of the Mustang Mach-E

Ford wants to triple production of the Mustang Mach-E

Ford has announced a significant increase in production of its all-electric Mustang Mach-E. By 2023, Ford aims to achieve an annual output of more than 200,000 examples of the electric car, which would be three times the number produced in 2021.

New York Orders 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

New York Orders 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

The New York Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is ordering 184 all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E GTs for the New York City Police Department and other agencies, as well as 250 Tesla Model 3s - but no purchase agreement has been signed yet.

Ford increases production of the electric F-150 again

Ford increases production of the electric F-150 again

Ford has again increased its production target for the all-electric F-150 Lightning, with plans to nearly double production to 150,000 units of the electric vehicle annually at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn - to meet high demand.

Ford messes with its own U.S. dealers - over the F-150 Lightning

Ford messes with its own U.S. dealers - over the F-150 Lightning

High demand for the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning has apparently led to some dealers in the U.S. charging customers thousands of dollars more than the list price for early delivery dates, with isolated reports of a markup of up to $30,000. Ford is now threatening that dealers will be charged with such sales practices at [...]

Winnebago Industries introduces all-electric motorhome concept

Winnebago Industries introduces all-electric motorhome concept

US manufacturer Winnebago Industries has unveiled its concept for a future electric-powered RV at the Florida RV Super Show. The e-RV Concept is based on the Ford Transit, with the powertrain coming from Lightning eMotors.

Ford may be planning more eMobility investments

Ford may be planning more eMobility investments

Ford is looking to increase its investment in electric mobility again to convert more plants to produce electric vehicles, according to an agency report, and Ford is also reportedly considering spinning off part of its EV business into a separate company.

Lincoln likely plans five E-SUVs by 2025

Lincoln likely plans five E-SUVs by 2025

Ford's Lincoln brand plans to launch at least five battery-electric SUV models by 2026, according to an agency report, including BEV models that will replace or complement Lincoln's Corsair, Nautilus, Aviator and Navigator models.

Ford plans seven new e-cars in Europe by 2024

Ford plans seven new e-cars in Europe by 2024

Ford has announced plans to introduce three new electric passenger cars and four new electric commercial vehicles in Europe by 2024, with a goal of selling more than 600,000 electric vehicles annually in Europe starting in 2026. There are also details on Ford's MEB model.

Ford raises prices for Mustang Mach-E significantly

Ford raises prices for Mustang Mach-E significantly

Ford has raised the prices for the all-electric Mustang Mach-E in Germany substantially - by up to 9,000 euros for the base version, which now costs at least 56,500 euros compared to the previous 47,500 euros and thus no longer qualifies for the full amount of the environmental bonus.

Ford imposes US order freeze for Mustang Mach-E

Ford imposes US order freeze for Mustang Mach-E

Ford has placed an order freeze on all variants of the current model year of its all-electric Mustang Mach-E in the U.S. - due to high demand, according to the manufacturer's website.

Lincoln shows study for electric car design

Lincoln shows study for electric car design

Ford's Lincoln brand has previewed the design language of its future electric cars with the Star Concept. Lincoln is also officially announcing four e-models by 2026 and plans to have more than half of its sales come from BEVs by the middle of the decade.

VWN plans E-version of the pickup Amarok

VWN plans E-version of the pickup Amarok

VW Commercial Vehicles is also planning an all-electric version for the next generation of its Amarok pickup. The new Amarok is being developed in cooperation with Ford and will be a Ford Ranger with its own engines.

Ford builds first production example of the F-150 Lightning

Ford builds first production example of the F-150 Lightning

Ford has started series production of the F-150 Lightning. The all-electric pickup truck is being built at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn in the US state of Michigan. Bill Ford even calls it the "Model T of the 21st century".

Mustang Mach-E: Ford improves towing capacity and load curve

Mustang Mach-E: Ford improves towing capacity and load curve

Ford has unveiled some detail improvements for its Mustang Mach-E e-SUV, including an increase in towing capacity for vehicles with the large battery and a significant improvement in the charging curve above 80 percent. There's also a tweak to the suspension and ESC tuning.

Ford E-Transit Custom coming in 2023

Ford E-Transit Custom coming in 2023

Ford Pro has unveiled the all-electric E-Transit Custom, which will go into production in the second half of 2023. The E-Transit Custom is expected to offer a range of up to 380 kilometres and a towing capacity similar to the diesel version.

United Rentals buys 530 e-vehicles from Ford

United Rentals buys 530 e-vehicles from Ford

US-based United Rentals has signed an agreement with Ford Pro to purchase 530 all-electric vehicles for its North American rental and corporate fleets, comprising 500 units of the F-150 Lightning pickup truck and 30 units of the E-Transit van.

Rivian widens quarterly loss year over year

Rivian widens quarterly loss year over year

US-based electric car startup Rivian has reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2022. Net loss for the first three months of the year was $1.59 billion, compared to $414 million in the year-ago quarter. However, the loss narrowed compared to Q4 2021.