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Could Ford’s Electric Fleet Sales Be Slower Than Expected?

Despite most automakers proudly proclaiming their intention to shift toward EV-dominant portfolios, customers haven’t been sharing their enthusiasm. While there’s a subset of loyal early adopters that are eager to see electrification become the norm, the relative infancy of the technology and prevalent gaps in the charging infrastructure has kept them from becoming a majority. […]

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Don’t Be So Fast to Get Charged Up: Ford Lightning Orders Delayed. Maybe.

The same forum that told us to anticipate the order bank opening for the 2022 Ford Lightning next week is now saying “not so fast, my friend” (apologies to Lee Corso). A forum user saw a note from a dealer suggesting that the order-bank opening has been delayed to December. The note was posted in […]

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Report: Rivian Van Names Leaked

A VIN decoder appears to have revealed the names of Rivian’s planned vans. The filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seems to indicate they will be called 500 Van and 700 Van. Additionally, it appears the 500 will be available with both left-hand and right-hand drive. The number refers to cargo capacity. So […]

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Report: Apple Car Suffers Another Setback

Following several months of news that Apple Inc. was in talks with battery suppliers to set the company up with the necessary hardware and know-how to manufacture electric vehicles, it looks like the iPhone purveyor is back to square one. Reports have emerged claiming the discussions with China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) and BYD have […]

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Rare Rides Icons: The History of Imperial, More Than Just a Car (Part II)

Rare Rides Icons continues the history of Imperial today, after Part I left us neatly at what would become an unfortunate aerodynamic turning point. Ready for some Airflow? Imperial’s big sweeping fenders lead into wide running boards while driving lamps presented themselves on stalks in front of superbly upright and formal chrome grille work. Bodies […]

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