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Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company's core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford has nearly two decades of experience in electrification and today is America's top-selling plug-in hybrid brand and second best seller in overall electrified vehicle sales.
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2019
25 Apr

Rivian announces $500 million investment from Ford

Rivian has announced an equity investment of $500 million from Ford Motor Company. In addition to the investment, the companies have agreed to work together to develop an all-new, next-generation battery electric vehicle for Ford's growing EV portfolio using Rivian's skateboard platform.
19 Apr

Partners to develop solid state batteries for future electric vehicles

Solid Power is teaming up with Ford Motor Company to develop all solid-state batteries for next-generation electric vehicles.
11 Feb

Carbon and Ford expand collaboration on parts

Carbon has showed the first digitally manufactured polymer parts in production for Ford Motor Company. Carbon and Ford have expanded their collaboration to design and produce several new digitally manufactured, end-use parts.
2018
12 Oct

Tritium announces Gilbarco Veeder-Root makes minority investment

Tritium Pty Ltd, the Australian DC electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions specialists, has announced that Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a Fortive Corporation business, has taken a minority investment in the company.
11 Oct

Graphene for vehicle parts

Graphene is a material used in coating, cell phones and even some sporting goods - and soon, will be used under the hood in Ford vehicles, a first in automotive. Ford, along with Eagle Industries and XG Sciences, has found a way to use a very small amount of graphene while achieving major property improvements - more lightweight, better heat conductivity and noise reduction.
7 Aug

Tritium presents its new High Power Charging solution

Tritium will showcase its unique HPC system, a scalable, flexible system for commercial operators, capable of charging an electric vehicle up to 475kW.
31 Jul

SPD Control Systems

26 Jul

Ford creates autonomous vehicle subdivision

Ford Motor Company has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, a new organization charged with accelerating its AV business to capitalize on market opportunities.
6 Jul

Tritium signs deal with IONITY for 100 high-power charging sites

IONITY has chosen Tritium as its technology partner for the construction of 100 high-power charging sites across Germany, France, UK, Norway and Sweden. The dedicated electric vehicle charging stations will have an average of up to six user units, each capable of delivering 350 kW of power for fast charging of modern EVs.
12 Jun

IPG Photonics Corporation

11 Jun

Convergent Photonics

YAG laser for drilling.
3 May

All electric vehicles for ride hailing services in China

Ford Smart Mobility LLC and Zotye Auto have signed an MOU to establish a new 50:50 joint venture that will focus on providing smart, customized all-electric vehicle solutions to fleet operators and drivers in China's fast-growing ride-hailing market. F
9 Mar

New all-electric Ford Transit

Lightning Systems is on schedule for March deliveries of its new zero-emissions LightningElectric system for Ford Transit and that it has developed a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell range extender for the product.
9 Feb

Porsche doubles e-mobility investment

Porsche has been putting together an unprecedented future development plan: By 2022, the sports car manufacturer will invest more than six billion euros in e-mobility, focusing on both plug-in hybrids and purely electric vehicles.
21 Jan

LG Chem

1 Jan

Geely Holding acquires strategic stake in AB Volvo

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group announced it has reached agreement with Cevian Capital to acquire its entire 8.2% share capital holding and 15.6% voting rights in AB Volvo, the leading Swedish manufacturer of trucks, buses, construction equipment, diesel engines, and marine and industrial engines.
2017
19 Dec

Alvant Ltd

Alvant (formerly Composite Metal Technology) are manufacturers of continuous fibre reinforced aluminium matrix composites (CFR-AMC). Jack Taylor (Commercial Manager) was interviewed by IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Richard Collins.
12 Dec

Strong demand for the Panamera with hybrid drive

Around 60 per cent of all new Panamera models that have been delivered in Europe were equipped with a hybrid drive. The new Panamera plug-in hybrid models were launched on the European market in June 2017.
29 Nov

Fast charging station network starts to take shape

IONITY, which was founded only a few weeks ago, is taking off quickly. The joint venture of BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen with Audi and Porsche has formed initial strategic partnerships for the realization of its "High-Power-Charging" network for electric vehicles in Europe.
8 Nov

Launch of pan-European high-power charging network IONITY

Launching approximately 400 HPC stations by 2020, IONITY will make long-distance journeys easier and marks an important step for electric vehicles.
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