Ford discusses its electrification strategy for the U.K. and Europe

Sean Keywood, Business Car » The Mach-E, Ford’s first modern mainstream pure EV, is a large, high-performance SUV for which prices will start at around £42,000, in contrast to the new electric entry points from rivals such as Vauxhall, Peugeot and Honda, which are launching far more modest, and therefore cheaper, superminis. While saying that … Continue reading Ford discusses its electrification strategy for the U.K. and Europe

The Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV reserved in all 50 U.S. states, deliveries in US and Europe to coincide

Sean Szymkowski, CNET » Ford‘s electric pony, the upcoming Mustang Mach-E, proves electric cars aren’t a regional love affair. The automaker shared on Tuesday that buyers have placed orders for the electric SUV in every single US state. The Blue Oval still won’t discuss how many reservations it’s actually received, but the first full year … Continue reading The Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV reserved in all 50 U.S. states, deliveries in US and Europe to coincide

Ford has priced its all-electric Mustang Mach-E at CDN$52,345 in Canada » That disqualifies it from the federal green incentive program

  To qualify for the CDN$5,000 federal incentive in Canada, electric vehicles must have six seats or fewer, along with a base-model trim manufacturer’s suggested retail price of less than $45,000. Greg Layson reports that the Ford Mustang Mach-E does qualify for provincial rebates in British Columbia and Quebec, where owners can receive $3,000 and … Continue reading Ford has priced its all-electric Mustang Mach-E at CDN$52,345 in Canada » That disqualifies it from the federal green incentive program

Ford will offer an electric Transit van starting with the 2022 model-year

Paul A. Eisenstein, The Detroit Bureau » It will join an expanding line-up of all-electric models from the second-largest Detroit automaker, including the Ford Mustang Mach-E and all-electric version of the F-150 pickup. Ford had previously offered a plug-in hybrid Transit in some markets and originally signaled it would have a long-range, battery-powered version of … Continue reading Ford will offer an electric Transit van starting with the 2022 model-year

By the end of 2021, BMW will be offering five all-electric EVs. By the end of 2023, they may have a new BMW 7 Series, with an all-electric option

The BMW Group reports it is living up to its commitment to reduce CO2 levels for its European new car registrations. They also report they are increasing their number of all-electric and plug-in hybrid drivetrains. Oliver Zipse, chairman of the board, confirmed that the flagship Series 7 sedan will be offered as an all-electric model. … Continue reading By the end of 2021, BMW will be offering five all-electric EVs. By the end of 2023, they may have a new BMW 7 Series, with an all-electric option

U.K. Dept for Transport plans to deploy 4,000+ zero-emission buses over the next 5 years

The U.K. Government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has stated they are working on a 5-year, €5 billion (US$5.65 billion) plan to enhance bus and bicycle infrastructure in the country – including new routes, expanded bus lanes, more affordable fares together with deployment of at least 4,000 zero-emission buses. Full details of the bus funding program, … Continue reading U.K. Dept for Transport plans to deploy 4,000+ zero-emission buses over the next 5 years

BMW Group to offer five ‘all-electric’ models by end of 2021, 25 ‘electrified’ models by 2023

The BMW Group includes BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce. From BMW Group’s fourth-quarter results statement » By the end of 2021, the company intends to have more than one million vehicles with all-electric or plug-in hybrid drivetrains on the roads. At that stage, the BMW Group will offer five all-electric series production vehicles. Alongside the BMW … Continue reading BMW Group to offer five ‘all-electric’ models by end of 2021, 25 ‘electrified’ models by 2023