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EVgo Introduces Autocharge+

EVgo Autocharge+ communicates between the registered vehicle and charger to enable plug-and-play charging without the need to sign in or pay with a card. EVgo said that the following models are currently eligible:

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Ford is increasing production of its electric vehicles in response to customer demand

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Ford is boosting production of its popular Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Lightning, and the E-Transit van.

Ford began increasing production of the Mustang Mach-E this past week. Changes at the Cuautitlán Assembly Plant in Izcalli, Mexico will allow Ford to nearly double its hourly production and bring its annual manufacturing run rate to a targeted 210,000 units by year’s end.

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Ford has paused production and shipments of its all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup (Updated)

Ford has paused production and shipments of its all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup due to a potential battery issue.

Ford spokes person Emma Bergg declined to elaborate but wanted to reassure owners.


Ford is unaware of any incidents or issues associated with the potential battery issue, Bergg said. There is no stop-sale for vehicles already on dealer lots, meaning dealers can continue to sell vehicles they have on hand.

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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning reservations are now closed

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Demand for the electric 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning has been so extreme that the automaker poured an extra $250 million into its factory to increase production. Any more than that, though, it seems Ford isn’t yet prepared for—otherwise, it might’ve kept reservations for the Lightning open, rather than close them like it did today.

“As we prepare to make history together, we’ve closed reservations so we can start accepting orders,” reads a passage on the Lightning’s Ford product page. An email from a Ford dealer to an F150Gen14 user reveals the Blue Oval was already planning to close its reservation book on this date, and that Ford will begin making headway on its order bank in January. Come spring 2022, the truck will finally enter production.

Ford apparently has more reservations than it has production capacity for the 2022 model year, as the dealer’s email states “not all reservation holders will receive an invitation to place an order for 22MY.” This becomes even more apparent when you consider Ford CEO Jim Farley told Automotive News that reservation totals were nearing 200,000.

Ford aims to be world’s #2 EV maker within two years, with annual production capacity of nearly 600,000

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The automaker’s optimism stems from increasing demand for its next new EV, the Ford F-150 Lightning pickup, with retail reservations approaching 200,000, Lisa Drake, chief operating officer of Ford North America, said.

Reuters reported on Wednesday that Ford likely would be vying with Stellantis for third place in the EV race by 2025, behind Tesla and the Volkswagen Group, based on production forecast data provided by AutoForecast Solutions.

Speaking at an investor conference, Drake said Ford is working to vertically integrate more EV components, including power electronics and e-drives, at existing facilities that build parts for combustion vehicles – a modern take on founder Henry Ford’s pioneering work in building many of his own components.

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Fisker Ocean wins inaugural “THE ZEVAS” award at LA Auto Show

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The Fisker Ocean has won an inaugural THE ZEVAS zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) award, chosen at the Los Angeles Auto Show in conjunction with Electrify America.

The Fisker Ocean made its global debut at the 2021 LA Auto Show earlier this week. The Fisker Ocean won in the Crossover (US$50,000 and below) category.

The other finalist in the Crossover under $50,000 category were Alpha Motor Company Electric JAX, and the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

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