The federal electric vehicle charging network begins to take shape with 35 state plans approved and funded. Ford is offering its dealers the choice of electric vehicle sales, but that means prices are non-negotiable. And could a dual chemistry approach to EV batteries make the 600-mile range more accessible? This and more, here Green Car Report.
Ford has revealed new rules for selling electric vehicles in its Model E business unit, and they mean that, starting at least 2024, Marking and haggling on a Ford EV could be history. Dealers now face a decision between two levels of electric vehicle sales, both on non-negotiable prices, or they can opt out and continue selling Ford’s ICE vehicles.
The Biden administration announced yesterday that 35 states toll plans approved, towards a $7.5 billion national electric vehicle charging network. Those states are now good to start installing stations, en route to a network capable of including 500,000 chargers.
And charging company Our Next Energy (ONE) has revealed the cell technology behind a dual chemistry battery pack it claims could be 600-mile electric vehicle platform, even in the form of trucks and SUVs. Its Gemini dual chemistry setup will combine anode-free chemistry with lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) cells, combining two cell types with some very different properties.