Ford recently announced plans to introduce both a hybrid and pure electric BEV version of its iconic F-150. The hybrid (unclear whether it will be a regular or plug-in hybrid and no indications yet on potential range) is expected to arrive at US dealers in 2020, but no timeline for the BEV version has been revealed. My own guess is for 2022-2023.
Would A Pure Electric (BEV) F-150 Be A Mistake For Ford?
But is that the right move by Ford, even 3 to 4 years from now? In my latest EVAdoption article, Would A Pure Electric (BEV) F-150 Be A Mistake For Ford?, I share some background on the potential intersection of EVs and pickups in the US and offer up four potential alternatives to Ford’s first BEV pickup being the F-150. Let me know your thoughts on my suggestions.
My Recent Articles or Site Updates You May Have Missed
Open Letter To Toyota USA: Go All In On The Prius Prime, Kill The Regular Prius Hybrid - CleanTechnica, January 20
Forecast: 2019 US EV Sales Growth Will Drop To ~12% - - CleanTechnica, January 20
15 Charts Covering US Electric Vehicle Sales in 2018
What I'm Reading
Another oil company acquisition of an EVSE, several V2G developments, another country to ban gas and diesel engines and more.
PG&E bankruptcy plan threatens California’s electric car goals - SFChronicle.com January 17
Sweden to ban sales of fossil-fuel powered cars by 2030 - Electrive, January 22
The Future of Electric Vehicle Charging: Executives At EVgo Weigh In - Forbes, January 21
Tesla Model 3 Battery Pack & Battery Cell Teardown Highlights Performance Improvements - CleanTechnica, January 28
Chevron Invests In Natron To Develop ESS For EV Charging Stations - InsideEVs, January 30
Batteries on wheels will change the grid and the way we use electricity - The Driven, January 30
Nissan V2G project in Germany shows results - Electricrive, January 29
EIA - Annual Energy Outlook 2019
Connected Kerb Introduces Curbside EV Charging Station - InsideEVs, January 30
Shell Acquires Greenlots To Accelerate EV Efforts - InsideEVs, January 31
Electric Vehicle-To-Grid Technology Gears Up For The Mass Market (#CleanTechnica Interview) - January 26
As always, would love to hear from you - send me an email with your comments and suggestions.
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