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    Ces feux haute résolution de Ford pourraient révolutionner la conduite de nuit

    news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · 14:35

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Ford teste une technologie de feux avant pour aider les conducteurs à ne pas quitter la route des yeux !

Ces feux haute résolution de Ford pourraient révolutionner la conduite de nuit

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    It’s possible no electric vehicles will qualify for the new tax credit

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Monday, 8 August - 22:11 · 1 minute

Volkswagen is one of several automakers that are already assembling their EV battery packs locally. But the value of the materials that go into the pack will determine whether it qualifies for the revised clean vehicle tax credit.

Enlarge / Volkswagen is one of several automakers that are already assembling their EV battery packs locally. But the value of the materials that go into the pack will determine whether it qualifies for the revised clean vehicle tax credit. (credit: Volkswagen)

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 passed the United States Senate on Sunday and heads to the House of Representatives, where it is expected to pass easily. It contains numerous changes to the tax code, meant in large part to prevent the worst effects of climate change.

Among these is a revision to the existing tax credit for new plug-in electric vehicles. As we detailed last week , the IRA introduces income caps for the tax credit, and it will only apply to sedans that cost less than $55,000 and other EVs that cost less than $80,000. The bill also drops the 200,000 vehicle-per-OEM cap on the tax credit, which would benefit both General Motors and Tesla.

At least it will if their EV batteries are mostly made within North America, with at least 40 percent of the materials used having been extracted and processed within North America or a country with a free trade agreement. Now, instead of being based on battery capacity, half the credit ($3,750) is tied to where the pack is made, and the other half its supply chain. And that will be a problem if you're looking to buy an EV in 2023.

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    Ford propose une borne de recharge robotisée conçue pour aider les conducteurs en situation de handicap

    news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Wednesday, 27 July - 10:45

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Si, pour la plupart d’entre nous, faire le plein de carburant ou recharger un véhicule électrique n’a rien de compliqué, la tâche peut s’avérer très difficile pour les personnes âgées ou à mobilité réduite. Face à cette problématique, Ford a mis au point un prototype de borne de recharge robotisée que les conducteurs activent à l’aide de leur smartphone, sans sortir de leur véhicule électrique. Grâce à cette technologie, toutes les opérations nécessaires à la recharge sont confiées au robot. Le conducteur est libre de patienter dans ou en dehors de sa voiture.

Ford propose une borne de recharge robotisée conçue pour aider les conducteurs en situation de handicap

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    Ford secures battery supplies for 600,000 EVs a year from 2023

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 21 July - 13:36 · 1 minute

Ford's electric F-150 Lighting (L), eTransit (M), and Mustang Mach-E (R) battery-electric vehicles have all been such successes that they're all sold out for the rest of the year.

Enlarge / Ford's electric F-150 Lighting (L), eTransit (M), and Mustang Mach-E (R) battery-electric vehicles have all been such successes that they're all sold out for the rest of the year. (credit: Ford)

On Thursday, Ford Motor Company announced that it has secured 60 GWh of battery cells that will allow it to build 600,000 electric vehicles by late 2023. And it says it has contracts for cells that will allow it to build 1.4 million EVs by 2026, 70 percent of the 2 million EVs it plans to build globally that year.

"Ford's new electric vehicle lineup has generated huge enthusiasm and demand, and now we are putting the industrial system in place to scale quickly," said Jim Farley, Ford’s president and CEO and president of Ford Model e. "Our Model e team has moved with speed, focus, and creativity to secure the battery capacity and raw materials we need to deliver breakthrough EVs for millions of customers."

The automaker says that its plan for 2023 will consist of 270,000 Mustang Mach-Es for North America, Europe, and China, 150,000 F-150 Lightnings for North America, 150,000 e-Transit vans for North America and Europe, and it will launch an additional electric SUV in Europe, building 30,000 in 2023 before ramping up production significantly in 2024.

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    Five automakers tell the Feds they want California emissions rules

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 9 June - 15:05

Five automakers tell the Feds they want California emissions rules

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California's ability to regulate its own air quality is being defended by five automakers this week. BMW, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen Group, and Volvo have filed a motion to defend the Golden State's waiver, issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency, that allows the state to limit the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by vehicles sold within its borders.

As a result of severe air pollution in the 1960s, then-California Governor and future Republican hero Ronald Reagan created the California Air Resources Board to set a statewide approach to managing air quality. But in recent years, the party of Reagan has been working double-time to undo the move.

Former President Donald Trump was determined to prevent CARB from regulating California's air . In September 2019, Trump revoked California's waiver under the clean air act, with the intention of bringing it under an Environmental Protection Agency that had been weakened by executive branch edict. Trump's attack on California's air was backed by automakers like Toyota and GM , who have sought to water down fuel efficiency standards.

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    Megane e-Tech, i4, MX-30 : les eTrophées 2022 des voitures électriques ont réservé des surprises

    news.movim.eu / Numerama · Tuesday, 7 June - 07:59

23 voitures essayées en 2 jours pour établir un palmarès : c’est le défi relevé par une vingtaine de jurés pour les premiers eTrophées organisés par l’Association des Médias Auto & Moto (AMAM). Certains résultats peuvent paraître surprenants. [Lire la suite]

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    No more dealer markups: Ford wants to move to online-only sales for EVs

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 2 June - 18:40 · 1 minute

Ford's electric F-150 Lighting (L), eTransit (M), and Mustang Mach-E (R) battery-electric vehicles have all been such successes that they're all sold out for the rest of the year. And that's prompting the company to rethink how it goes about the whole process.

Enlarge / Ford's electric F-150 Lighting (L), eTransit (M), and Mustang Mach-E (R) battery-electric vehicles have all been such successes that they're all sold out for the rest of the year. And that's prompting the company to rethink how it goes about the whole process. (credit: Ford)

Few Americans enjoyed the car-buying process even before supply chain chaos, and the chip shortage led dealerships to mark up inventory by thousands of dollars . But buying a Ford electric vehicle might be a lot less painful in the future, if Ford CEO Jim Farley gets his way. On Wednesday, Farley said that he wants the company's EVs to be sold online-only, with no dealer markups or other price negotiations, according to the Detroit Free Press .

"We've got to go to non-negotiated price. We've got to go to 100 percent online. There's no inventory (at dealerships), it goes directly to the customer. And 100 percent remote pickup and delivery," Farley said while speaking at a conference in New York.

One of Tesla's most popular innovations was to eschew traditional dealerships and sell its products directly to customers. But traditional manufacturers like Ford are usually prohibited from selling their products directly to customers , a legacy of fears over vertical integration written into state laws during the early 20th century. As such, Ford's franchised dealers will almost certainly still have a role to play.

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    Pourquoi Ford pourrait voir ses ventes bloquées en Allemagne à cause de ses modèles connectés

    news.movim.eu / Numerama · Monday, 23 May - 10:03

Proposer toujours plus de technologies embarquées à bord des voitures n’est apparemment pas sans risque. Suite à une décision de justice rendue ce vendredi 20 mai en Allemagne, Ford pourrait être amené à suspendre la commercialisation de ses véhicules connectés sur le territoire allemand. [Lire la suite]

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