Ford and ADT team up to prevent theft from vehicles

Automaker Ford and ADT, a company that provides home and business security and alarm monitoring services, have launched a joint venture called Canopy that aims to address vulnerabilities in current vehicle security offerings. Canopy will initially offer an aftermarket accessory that can be mounted onto a vehicle to monitor its surroundings and alert drivers of […]

Ford signs 5-year agreement with Stripe to scale e-commerce

Ford Motor Company has signed a five year agreement with Stripe, an online payment processor, to scale the automaker’s e-commerce capabilities. Stripe will facilitate transactions for vehicle orders and reservations, handle financing options for Ford’s commercial customers and route customer’s payments from the automaker’s website to the correct local Ford or Lincoln dealer. Ford plans […]

Dallas wants to be the site of Ford and Argo AI’s next autonomous vehicle facility

Dallas council members will vote Wednesday on whether to approve an economic development agreement with Ford in the hopes of being home to the automaker’s next autonomous vehicle facility, reported The Dallas Morning News. Ford, an investor and customer of AV technology company Argo AI, is working with Argo to commercialize the self-driving technology. The two […]

The Station: A special CES galaxy brain edition

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers and Happy New Year (I was gone last week): Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people […]

The Chevy Silverado finally goes electric

General Motors just pulled the sheet off the Chevrolet Silverado EV. It has a range of 400 miles, up to 664 horsepower, and a starting price of $39,900 for a basic work truck edition. The fully loaded, four-wheel steering RST First Edition costs $105,000. Both will hit production lines in 2023. Can’t wait? Get in […]

Mobileye and Zeekr plan to build an autonomous EV for Chinese consumers

Intel subsidiary Mobileye is partnering with Chinese automaker Zeekr to develop an all-electric autonomous vehicle for consumers. The vehicle will be sold in China starting in 2024 and eventually roll out to other markets, the companies said Tuesday without naming specific countries or timeline. The companies made the announcement Tuesday at the 2022 CES tech […]

Ford to double production capacity of its all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck

Ford said Tuesday it will nearly double production capacity of its upcoming electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck to 150,000 vehicles a year by mid-2023 in response to customer demand. The F-150 Lightning trucks, which will have a base price of $39,974 before tax incentives are applied and not including the destination fee, will be produced […]

Proterra to build commercial EV battery factory in South Carolina, its third in US

Proterra, an American commercial electric vehicle company that produces transit buses, delivery and work trucks and electric charging systems, is opening up its third battery factory in Greer, South Carolina. The factory should begin production in the second half of 2022 with “multiple gigawatt hours of annual battery system production capacity,” according to the company. […]

Ford to triple production capacity for the all-electric Mustang Mach E by 2023

Ford plans to increase production of the all-electric Mustang Mach E next year with the goal of tripling its current capacity by 2023 to meet “incredible demand,” CEO Jim Farley tweeted late Friday. This is the first time the automaker has provided specific outlook for the Mustang Mach E. Ford said in November that it […]

Solid Power ramps up solid-state battery race with public market debut

Solid Power, the solid-state battery developer backed by Ford and BMW, is hitting the public markets running with a spike in stock price shortly after trading opened Thursday. The company is one of a handful in the electric mobility space to have gone public via a merger with a blank-check firm. Solid Power announced the […]