Ford

20th January 2020

Weekly Brief: Hyundai and Kia Gamble on Multi-Model EV Platform

EV start-up Arrival came out of stealth mode with a bang last week. The UK company announced a cash infusion of $112M from South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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17th January 2020

Ford to Ramp Up European Electrified Production

Ford is to ramp up its electrification strategy in the key European market with a large investment in production capacity. On top of the pledge to pump $48M into...

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9th December 2019

Weekly Brief: Waymo One Celebrates Birthday with Apple App Store Launch

Waymo One turned one year old last week, and hardly anyone bothered to notice. It was a stark contrast from Waymo One’s launch a year ago, when it was...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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29th November 2019

Tested: Ford Mondeo Vignale HEV Estate – Built Tough By Mechanics

Who doesn’t enjoy a good long drive? Many passengers, that’s for sure, but for the dedicated motorist there are few greater pleasures than a ‘mission’ drive in a car...

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18th November 2019

Weekly Brief: Ford’s First EV Talk of the Town in LA

One of America’s iconic sports cars is about to go electric. All eyes will be trained this week on the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which is set to debut at...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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14th November 2019

Mobility Start-ups Shine in TechStars Detroit Class of 2019

Getting in front of the right people is one of the biggest challenges for any start-up. With a new name and wider focus, Techstars Detroit condenses three years of...

By Susan Kuchinskas

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6th November 2019

Ford’s Hypercar Mustang BEV a Taster of its Future

Almost as a taster for its upcoming Mustang-inspired SUV all-electric car, Ford has lashed-up a real Mustang BEV boasting hypercar performance. The “concept” was revealed at the SEMA Show...

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14th October 2019

Weekly Brief: Waymo Pledges No Drivers in Its Robo-Taxis

Waymo will soon go where no robo-taxi fleet has gone before. Last week the tech company reached out to members of its Early Rider pilot program with a letter...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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9th October 2019

Flexible Charge Point Access Key to EV Adoption, Says Ford

The ability to plug in a BEV wherever there is a charge point is one of the key factors in persuading consumers to go electric. That’s the opinion of...

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30th September 2019

Weekly Brief: Driverless Dreamers Need to Get a Grip on Reality

This is beginning to sound like a broken record. Another carmaker, another tech company, another multi-billion-dollar partnership for self-driving cars. Last week Hyundai announced that it has teamed up...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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23rd September 2019

Weekly Brief: Amazon Takes 100,000 EV Punt on Start-Up With No Sales

Delivery vehicles are a fixture of the US landscape. From brown UPS trucks to boxy white US Postal Service vans, from the glaring yellow of DHL to the purple...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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19th September 2019

Not Yet Time for Mass Market BEVs, Says Ford

Ford believes the automotive mass market is not yet ready for a BEV rollout across its product range. The carmaker has defended it electrification strategy against criticism from some...

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