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Ford F-150 Lightning’s Frunk Started as a Cardboard Model

Ford F-150 Lightning’s Frunk Started as a Cardboard Model
One of the most exciting products Ford is working on is the F-150 Lightning electric pickup. While that truck is full of exciting features, one of the most appealing is the Mega Power Frunk. For those unfamiliar with the term “frunk,” it’s a front trunk that offers storage space where the combustion engine normally would sit.
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Ford Working with Purdue Scientists to Speed EV Charging

Ford Working with Purdue Scientists to Speed EV Charging
One of the biggest bottlenecks to the adoption of electric vehicles today is the slow charging rates. While some models out there can recharge significantly over about 20 minutes at a Fast DC charging station, some take many hours to charge.
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Ford F-150 Lightning: Strike Anywhere AR Teaches Buyers About the Electric Truck

Ford F-150 Lightning: Strike Anywhere AR Teaches Buyers About the Electric Truck
With the F-150 being the most popular pickup in the country, Ford has a lot riding on getting people to adopt its new electric Lightning truck. To this end, Ford teamed up with Google to develop a new augmented reality app to help educate consumers about the electric pickup’s features and benefits.
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Ford Eluminator EV Crate Motor Sold Out in Four Days

Ford Eluminator EV Crate Motor Sold Out in Four Days
Ford Performance has been selling crate motors for a long time. These engines are typically complete and ready to be installed under the hood of a project car as soon as it’s out of the box.
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Amazon SEC Filing Shows It Owns 20 Percent of Rivian

Amazon SEC Filing Shows It Owns 20 Percent of Rivian
Recently Amazon made an SEC filing that disclosed its ownership stake in the electric vehicle maker called Rivian. Rivian has been seen as a serious contender to the electric vehicle crown that Tesla currently wears. Rivian has two electric vehicles that will be sold to consumers, including the R1S SUV and R1T electric pickup.
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Jeep Wranglers Take Top Three Spots in the 2021 Rebelle Rally

Jeep Wranglers Take Top Three Spots in the 2021 Rebelle Rally
Jeep is celebrating sweeping the podium at the sixth annual Rebelle Rally. First-place in the event went to Nena Barlow and Teralin Peteriet of Team 4xEventure. The duo was behind the wheel of a standard 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe.
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Toyota Mirai Grabs a Guinness World Record

Toyota Mirai Grabs a Guinness World Record
Toyota has landed itself in the Guinness World Records book for the longest distance driven by a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle without refueling. Toyota used the 2021 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to set the record.
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Tesla Increases Prices for its Cheapest Models Again

Tesla Increases Prices for its Cheapest Models Again
Over the years, Tesla has promised to build mass-market and affordable electric vehicles. So far, that promise hasn’t really materialized, and pricing continues to get pushed ever higher for its most affordable models. This week, Tesla increased pricing for its Model 3 and Model Y EVs.
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Volkswagen ID.4 AWD EV Racing in the Rebelle Rally

Volkswagen ID.4 AWD EV Racing in the Rebelle Rally
The Rebelle Rally is an annual off-road rally driven and navigated by talented women, and it marks the first time Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover will participate in off-road competition. The driver behind the wheel if the ID.4 will be Mercedes Lilienthal, joined by navigator Emily Winslow.
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Ford’s Blue Oval City to Bring EV Production to Tennessee

Ford’s Blue Oval City to Bring EV Production to Tennessee
This week, Ford announced what it’s calling its most advanced, most efficient, and largest automotive construction complex in its history. The facility will be called Blue Oval City and is designed to enable Ford to produce electric vehicles at scale for customers in America.
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Lotus Project LEVA is a New Lightweight EV Architecture

Lotus Project LEVA is a New Lightweight EV Architecture
Like many automakers around the world, Lotus is currently working on eliminating combustion-engine cars. Part of its march towards that full electric goal is the reveal of Project LEVA, the new lightweight EV structure Lotus will use moving forward.
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LG Resumes Battery Production for the Chevrolet Bolt EV

LG Resumes Battery Production for the Chevrolet Bolt EV
GM has been hit very hard financially and in reputation with a massive recall of its Bolt EV. The costs of the recall are somewhere around $2 billion so far. A bit of good news for owners of Bolt electric vehicles who have been worried about driving or charging them has been announced.
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Pre-production Ford F-150 Lightning Trucks Rolling Off the Assembly Line

Pre-production Ford F-150 Lightning Trucks Rolling Off the Assembly Line
Ford has confirmed that pre-production has begun on its all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup. The trucks are being made at at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford says the first sample trucks are now leaving the factory.
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AC Ace RS Electric Has Classic Looks and Modern Powertrain

AC Ace RS Electric Has Classic Looks and Modern Powertrain
British sports carmaker AC has revealed a new electric model called the AC Ace RS Electric. The car looks exactly like its old-school combustion-engine powered brethren. However, rather than having a gasoline-burning engine under its hood, it has a 230 kW electric motor that produces 369 lb-ft.
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2022 Kia Niro Hybrid Prices and Fuel Economy Figures Announced

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid Prices and Fuel Economy Figures Announced
Kia has confirmed some details on the 2022 Niro Hybrid. As far as changes go compared to last year, it appears the only real change is the addition of a new Kia logo badge on the interior and exterior of the vehicle.
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