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Are Ford and SunPower About to Make the Grid Irrelevant for EV Charging?

January 4, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

EV Charging

A couple months ago, we asked if electric vehicle services could help an automaker like Ford disrupt the relationship between electric utilities and their customers. The answer, according to Mike Tinskey, director of Ford's global electrification division, was probably not.[read more]

Have You Visited Ford's Gigantic Living Roof Lately?

October 24, 2013 by Tina Casey

Ford Green Roof

We’ve been so busy checking out Ford’s rapidly growing fleet of electric vehicles that we let this one slip under our radar, but the largest green roof, or “living roof” as Ford calls it, in North America has been flourishing atop the company’s Dearborn Truck Plant for the past ten years.[read more]

Ford Cuts Carbon Emissions 37 Percent Per Vehicle

June 15, 2013 by Zachary Shahan

Just two days ago I was praising Ford for its plugin electric vehicle options. Well, those clean vehicles aren’t the only things that are cleaner around Ford headquarters and factories these days.[read more]

Ford to Buy Solar Energy from Mexican Power Plant

June 2, 2013 by Zachary Shahan

Mexican solar energy

Ford has signed an agreement to consume 15 percent of the electricity produced by Sonora80M Group’s 20 MW solar park, which is anticipated to get up to 80 MW after all four phases are complete.[read more]

Ford Fusion Named the Green Car of the Year 2013

November 30, 2012 by Amy Sinatra Ayres

With two of its cars among the five finalists, Ford took the Green Car of the Year Award for its 2013 Fusion on Thursday at the LA Auto Show.The newly redesigned, midsize sedan is offered with three different engines: gas-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid and gasoline. The base model starts at $21,700, while the gas-electric hybrid, rated...[read more]

Ford discusses their Electric Vehicle and smart grid integration plans

January 13, 2010 by Tom Raftery

Just before Christmas I had a chat with Ford’s head of battery electric vehicle applications, Greg Frenette. We discussed how Ford has been working with utilities and industry organisations to ready its electric vehicles for deep integration into smart grids. It was fascinating for me to see just how far Ford have proceeded with...[read more]

Test-driving Ford's Model T of electric cars

October 23, 2009 by Todd Woody

photo: Todd Woody Ford executives brought a battery-powered Focus sedan to San Francisco on Thursday (along with a plug-in hybrid Escape). It was clear from the presentation by Nancy Gioia, Ford’s director of global electrification, that the automaker is aiming for a mass market and is spending a great deal of effort on helping create...[read more]

Ford’s thinking on Electric Vehicles

October 6, 2009 by Tom Raftery

Photo of Thomas Edison and Henry ford courtesy of Ford Motor Company Recently I spoke with Greg Frenette, the manager of Ford’s Electric Vehicle program and he filled me in on just how long Ford have been working on electric vehicles and vehicle-to-grid technologies. Although not as long as may be indicated in the photo above, Ford’s...[read more]

Dream of hydrogen car goes down in flames

November 21, 2007 by Joseph Romm

Ballard — the Canadian fuel cell company that once hoped to be the Intel inside of the hydrogen car revolution — has sold off its automotive fuel cell business to Daimler and Ford. You can listen to a good CBC radio story on it, which includes an interview of me (click on “Listen to the Current,” Part 2). You can read Toronto Star...[read more]

Is the fuel-cell car dead?

November 6, 2007 by Tyler Hamilton

It's been a long time coming, but Ballard Power is finally reading the tea leaves and realizing that the dream of a fuel-cell car powered by hydrogen is a dream that only a million-dollar prototype can occupy. The Vancouver-based fuel cell company, an industry pioneer and leader, confirmed today that it was in talks with part owners...[read more]