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Ford isn't shy about making its ambitious plans on electrifying their lineup known to the world. But the automaker had decided to raise the stakes with plans to build an all-electric F-150.

“We’re going to be electrifying the F-Series — battery electric and hybrid,” said Jim Farley, Ford president of global markets at the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive Conference.

Car and Driver was able to get a Ford spokesperson to confirm Farley's comment.

Farley didn't provide any details or a possible timeline as to when the F-150 EV will debut. Car and Driver is speculating that we could see this model with the next-generation F-150, possibly expected to appear sometime early in the next decade. It could be facing some tough in the form of the Rivian R1T that was revealed at the LA Auto Show in November. It promises a max range of 400 miles and max towing capacity of 11,000. The company is planning to begin production in late 2020, but that remains to be seen.

Source: Detroit Free Press, Car and Driver


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I think Ford, GM, Ram, Toyota and Nissan are gonna have to majorly rethink their strategy if both Rivian and Atlis get their trucks into production in the 2020 time frame. 

Both Electric Trucks are going to give the 5 old OEMs above a run for their money especially if Atlis can give the same 3ft water depth that the Rivian has shown can do crossing rivers. 

Heck electric trucks that are designed from the beginning that can handle having their power train submerged for periods of time will take over as emergency vehicles in areas that deal with flooding as we already see too many ICE auto's stuck in a foot of water where these trucks will just go through and rescue peeps and their fluffy friends.

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2020?!?!?!?!?!?
Going by the industry standard September intro, that's 8 months from now.
Atlis just FIRST showed their hand-built concept a few weeks ago- they're not going to have assembled product ready for delivery in even 23 months (Dec 2020).

What'd it take Tesla (which was already in regular production) to get the Model 3 out from it's first showing- something like 30 months?

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The electric f150 is more of an eventuality. They sell F150s in California, and there they banned ICE vehicles by 2030. Stupid move IMO, because free markets determine consumer choice.

I now deeply resent the tax incentives to make electric car makers or electric established OEM cars viable. Billions wasted there, could have fixed the backlog of much needed renewal projects...

I am not an advocate of subsidies to big oil,  but if you want them to have alternative competition - subsidize solar, wind, and other renewables, and rebuild existing electricity distribution infrastructure.  It's a flawed mentality to look at cars as equipment and not consider the tools required to make them work.

You'd want the tools before you get the equipment. Example : an employee of mine I trained to think before acting brought equipment I requested without any of the needed PPE. I sternly told him this is useless without the needed complimentary tools. 

If they electrify F150s by the early mid 2020s, adopting won't be as easy as EcoBoost...owners would absolutely demand fantastic charging experiences that I don't think America will be able to provide consistently at that time either. 

And you sure won't be able to buy the electric version as a base XL..that's for sure.

 

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How about an F150 electric Lighting ?  They could make that run 0-60 in under 3 seconds.  

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9 minutes ago, Suaviloquent said:

The electric f150 is more of an eventuality. They sell F150s in California, and there they banned ICE vehicles by 2030. Stupid move IMO, because free markets determine consumer choice.

I now deeply resent the tax incentives to make electric car makers or electric established OEM cars viable. Billions wasted there, could have fixed the backlog of much needed renewal projects...

I am not an advocate of subsidies to big oil,  but if you want them to have alternative competition - subsidize solar, wind, and other renewables, and rebuild existing electricity distribution infrastructure.  It's a flawed mentality to look at cars as equipment and not consider the tools required to make them work.

You'd want the tools before you get the equipment. Example : an employee of mine I trained to think before acting brought equipment I requested without any of the needed PPE. I sternly told him this is useless without the needed complimentary tools. 

If they electrify F150s by the early mid 2020s, adopting won't be as easy as EcoBoost...owners would absolutely demand fantastic charging experiences that I don't think America will be able to provide consistently at that time either. 

And you sure won't be able to buy the electric version as a base XL..that's for sure.

Yet you are trying to apply the old ICE mentality to electrics, as @Drew Dowdell has time and again pointed out. Electrics is a change in how you think about an auto and having it fueled and ready compared to ICE.

I know the electrical grid on the east coast needs a major rebuild and change, but that change is happening where the redundant systems and support for EVs are in place in the west.  So charging when out on the road is not a big deal as you can find charge points everywhere.

As @balthazar has pointed out, in use cases where say  a truck plowing snow needs to refuel to keep working, ICE wins out for quick refueling at this time compared to the long charge times.

For the average user, who can easily just plug into their 110 outlet at home and let the auto charge up overnight, you have a full battery pack in the morning. A BOLT or Tesla 3 is more than enough to go to and from work, run errands and still have plenty of power to get back home for the night.

We have to stop attempting to apply how we use ICE auto's to electrics.

Those that go home and remember to plug in their cell phone or laptop for the next day will find electric auto's very easy to own and use with much less maintenance.

Choices are coming and exciting times ahead for a new chapter in the auto industry.

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24 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Yet you are trying to apply the old ICE mentality to electrics, as @Drew Dowdell has time and again pointed out. Electrics is a change in how you think about an auto and having it fueled and ready compared to ICE.

I know the electrical grid on the east coast needs a major rebuild and change, but that change is happening where the redundant systems and support for EVs are in place in the west.  So charging when out on the road is not a big deal as you can find charge points everywhere.

As @balthazar has pointed out, in use cases where say  a truck plowing snow needs to refuel to keep working, ICE wins out for quick refueling at this time compared to the long charge times.

For the average user, who can easily just plug into their 110 outlet at home and let the auto charge up overnight, you have a full battery pack in the morning. A BOLT or Tesla 3 is more than enough to go to and from work, run errands and still have plenty of power to get back home for the night.

We have to stop attempting to apply how we use ICE auto's to electrics.

Those that go home and remember to plug in their cell phone or laptop for the next day will find electric auto's very easy to own and use with much less maintenance.

Choices are coming and exciting times ahead for a new chapter in the auto industry.

Agreed and probably there are people that drive their Tesla all week and re-charge it once.  You could charge a Model S once a week and still drive 15,000 miles per year.  

Not to mention that Model S is faster than a Corvette ZR-1, Ferrari 488, or Lamborghini Hurcan.  You get more performance with an electric.  I feel like the range anxiety argument is just made up by auto companies that want to sell ICE engines and the oil companies and oil lobbyists of course.

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6 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

Agreed and probably there are people that drive their Tesla all week and re-charge it once.  You could charge a Model S once a week and still drive 15,000 miles per year.  

Not to mention that Model S is faster than a Corvette ZR-1, Ferrari 488, or Lamborghini Hurcan.  You get more performance with an electric.  I feel like the range anxiety argument is just made up by auto companies that want to sell ICE engines and the oil companies and oil lobbyists of course.

There is for sure those that are older and do not like change just like there are those that are younger and find it easier to also not change and just accept their parents or grand parents old ways of thinking. 

People who EMBRACE change are the ones that will lead the future of auto enjoyment and change in society.

I agree that the Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode is faster than a Corvette ZR-1 or pretty much any of the AMG family, or any other ICE auto out there including the exotics from Europe.

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Interesting what people are thinking. I have to agree, I think Rivian will get their pickup out before Ford will or anyone else.

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Ford at the Brussels auto show this week announced a new Mondeo Wagon Hybrid.

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/01/18/2019-ford-mondeo-revealed-at-brussels-motor-show-adds-hybrid-wa/

2019-ford-mondeo-update-1.jpg

Have to say this is a Sharp Looking Station Wagon.

@balthazar @A Horse With No Name @Robert Hall

What do you think?

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10 hours ago, smk4565 said:

electric Lighting

 

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Easy to predict it will be a minuscule percentage of overall F-150 sales.

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12 hours ago, dfelt said:

Ford at the Brussels auto show this week announced a new Mondeo Wagon Hybrid.

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/01/18/2019-ford-mondeo-revealed-at-brussels-motor-show-adds-hybrid-wa/

 

Have to say this is a Sharp Looking Station Wagon.

@balthazar @A Horse With No Name @Robert Hall

What do you think?

This generation has been around about 5 years in Europe...basically a Fusion wagon.  The Vignale trim in brown looks quite pleasant..

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16 hours ago, ocnblu said:

 

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Easy to predict it will be a minuscule percentage of overall F-150 sales.

Disagree as I expect it to sell very well especially to county and city governments that want a truck with minimal maintenance and minimal cost to fuel. I see the EV Pickup truck doing very well for the large OEMs.

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8 minutes ago, Suaviloquent said:

What is dis.

 

 

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F150 EV concept

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I think it will still be a mix of EV and ICE for a while. 

I can see cities using EV for a mix of things, while ranchers will still want to use their ICE for the ranch....

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The very tangible obstacle, ESP with regards to municipal budgeting, is the common ultra high cost of EVs. Remains to be seen what Ford would price an F-150 EV at, but with modern vehicles' uber-long service intervals, the possible $25000 or more cost penalty would pay for 100 years of maintenance.

dave 87rs is correct- the mix will go for many many decades. And with 19 out of 42 gallons of a barrel of crude going to gas/diesel production, as EVs grow in market share, fuel prices will fall sharply, further extending IC demand (currently 98% of the USDM).

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Seems Ford has confirmed that an electric truck exists and then we now also have the mules in testing with fake tail pipe and clearly a higher running cab as they try to cover the battery pack under the cab and bed with using a running board.

Electric Ford F-150

More pictures and a little more writting at the following link: https://www.autoblog.com/2019/02/05/electric-ford-f-150-prototype-spy-photos/#slide-7514178

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An electric F-series is going to do 4 things right off the bat- reduce ground clearance, reduce payload, increase weight and increase cost.

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On 1/19/2019 at 12:54 AM, balthazar said:

It's not ugly or anything, it just has no personality in profile. It could be any brand.

Actually I find it quite attractive.

24 minutes ago, balthazar said:

An electric F-series is going to do 4 things right off the bat- reduce ground clearance, reduce payload, increase weight and increase cost.

More importantly, trigger lots of infighting for comedy value here at C and G.

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      Ford Performance-developed all-new Focus ST enhanced with advanced sports technologies will go on sale in the summer in five-door and wagon body styles Powerful, free-revving powertrains include 280 PS, 420 Nm, 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol with twin-scroll turbo and anti-lag; 190 PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel with 400 Nm from 2,000 rpm First Ford front-wheel drive electronic limited-slip differential improves traction and stability. Rev-matching offered for short-shift six-speed manual gearbox. Seven-speed auto available Selectable Drive Modes a first for Focus ST, adjusting features including Electronic Brake Booster and fastest Ford electric power-assisted steering to match performance to scenario Comfort and driving experience optimised with Recaro sports seats and advanced independent rear suspension configuration with available Continuously Controlled Damping COLOGNE, Germany, Feb. 18, 2019 – Ford today revealed the all-new Focus ST – developed by Ford Performance to deliver nimble hot-hatchback thrills in a stylish, comfortable and practical family car.
      The all-new Focus ST builds on the class-leading driving dynamics of the fourth generation Focus in five-door and wagon body styles. Ford’s new C2 architecture is enhanced with unique suspension, braking and powertrain configurations for the most responsive and agile Focus ST driving experience ever – on road and track.
      A new engine line-up makes available to drivers up to 12 per cent more power and 17 per cent more torque compared with the previous generation Focus ST. Ford’s 280 PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol and 190 PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engines* both deliver a broad spread of power and torque across the rev-range, for fast-revving sports performance.
      Ford’s first application of an electronic limited-slip differential (eLSD) for a front-wheel drive vehicle further enhances as standard the cornering and stability of the EcoBoost-powered variant – sharpening responses to changing grip levels and driver inputs using computer-controlled pre-emptive actuation.
      A choice of six-speed manual or quick-shifting new seven-speed automatic transmissions is offered, and Selectable Drive Modes technology is introduced to the Focus ST for the first time, enabling drivers to adjust the vehicle’s character to suit the driving scenario. Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) – standard for five-door EcoBoost variants – enhances the short long arm (SLA) independent rear suspension configuration for ultimate refinement.
      “Intelligent technologies like eLSD and CCD make our all-new Focus ST the most ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ yet, able to switch from refined tourer to focussed performance car at the push of a button,” said Leo Roeks, Ford Performance director, Europe. “We’ve incorporated learnings from programmes including our Ford GT supercar and the acclaimed Focus RS to develop a mid-size performance car with a degree of flexibility that’s unique in its segment.”
      The all-new Focus ST will be manufactured with best-ever craftsmanship and quality following a €600 million investment at Ford’s Saarlouis assembly facility, Germany.
      Responsive power delivery
      A new generation of Ford’s 2.3-litre EcoBoost all-aluminium engine is the most powerful ever offered for a Focus ST. Using advanced turbocharging technology to deliver 280 PS power at 5,500 rpm and 420 Nm of torque from 3,000 rpm to 4,000 rpm, it is also the most free-revving Focus ST engine ever, and supports anticipated 0‑100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration in less than 6 seconds.
      Engine response is enhanced using a low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger, which scavenges exhaust gas energy more effectively using separated channels to minimise interference between gas pulses. An electronically actuated waste-gate allows closer control of boost pressures for optimised engine performance. In addition, a unique exhaust system that reduces back pressure, bespoke air intake system and optimised intercooler further improve breathing.
      Innovative anti-lag technology developed for the Ford GT supercar and F-150 Raptor pick-up is introduced to the Focus ST, for immediate power delivery in Sport and Track Drive Modes. Anti‑lag keeps the throttle open when the driver lifts off the accelerator pedal, alleviating the reversal of air flow from the turbocharger to maintain compressor wheel speed and enabling boost pressure to build faster on demand.
      Ford’s 190 PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue is the most powerful diesel engine ever offered for a Ford Focus model, delivering peak power at 3,500 rpm and 400 Nm of torque between 2,000 rpm and 3,000 rpm – and 360 Nm from 1,500 rpm – for immediate and linear acceleration.
      A low-inertia variable geometry turbocharger; steel pistons for less expansion when hot; and an integrated intake system with innovative mirror-image porting for optimised combustion help to deliver a diesel powertrain that produces 10 per cent more power and more than twice as much torque as the 2.0‑litre Duratec ST petrol engine in the first generation Focus ST.
      The Focus ST’s six-speed manual transmission enables more urgent gear-changes and provides a sportier feel with a shift-throw reduction of 7 per cent compared with the standard all-new Focus. Ford’s new rev-matching technology that debuted on the new Ford Mustang is also introduced as part of an optional Performance Pack for 2.3-litre EcoBoost manual models.
      Delivering smoother, faster downshifts, the technology is accompanied by a shift indicator light, and uses the engine’s electronic control system to briefly “blip” the throttle as the driver engages a lower gear – matching the engine rotation speed to that of the gear that is being selected.
      Rev-matching enables less-experienced performance drivers to benefit from the seamless, momentum-maintaining gearshifts delivered by the “heel-and-toe” driving technique, while also enabling experienced performance drivers to deactivate the system if they prefer.
      A new seven-speed variant of Ford’s latest intelligent automatic transmission family complements the rewarding, engaging and sporty 2.3-litre EcoBoost driving experience. Gear differentiation is optimised for performance, and Adaptive Shift Scheduling – which assesses individual driving styles to optimise gearshift timings – is enhanced to offer more flexibility and the ability to differentiate between road and track use. Drivers can select gears manually using steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifters.
      “The EcoBoost petrol and EcoBlue diesel powertrains have unique characters, but are equally charismatic,” Roeks said. “The Focus ST’s sporty ‘pops and bangs’ soundtrack perfectly matches the car’s feisty performance and is an essential part of the ST experience.” 
      Intuitive dynamics enhanced with technology
      Building on accomplished Ford Focus driving dynamics, the new Focus ST was developed to blend B-road fun-to-drive, legitimate track-day performance, and everyday usability better than any vehicle in its class.
      The SLA suspension configuration helps optimise the vehicle’s responses to driver inputs without sacrificing comfort, and includes a unique geometry for wagon models that repositions the dampers helping the vehicle remain nimble and responsive even when fully loaded. The agile and energetic character of the standard Focus is retained using the original spring specifications, with damping stiffness increased up to 20 per cent at the front and 13 per cent at the rear, and ride height reduced by 10 mm, to improve road-holding and response in performance driving scenarios.
      Ford’s sophisticated CCD technology every 2 milliseconds monitors suspension, body, steering and braking inputs to adjust damping responses for outstanding ride quality and driving dynamics.
      The driving experience is further enhanced using eLSD technology for Focus ST 2.3 litre EcoBoost models. Incorporated into the transmission, the system uses hydraulically activated clutches to limit the engine torque delivered to a wheel that has reduced traction on the road surface, and redistributes up to 100 per cent of available torque to the wheel with more traction to counteract wheelspin that can hamper acceleration through, and out of, corners.
      The Borg Warner-developed technology is faster to deploy and offers greater precision than a traditional mechanical LSD. The system can pre-emptively adjust torque distribution using inputs from powertrain and vehicle dynamics sensors, rather than responding to wheelspin as it occurs, and can apply differential locking gradually for fine-tuning performance.
      Focus ST 2.0-litre EcoBlue models feature Torque Vectoring Control technology, which improves road holding and reduces understeer by applying brake force to the inside front wheel when cornering.
      The all-new Focus ST steals Ford’s fastest-steering-response crown from the acclaimed Fiesta ST. The electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) system is 15 per cent faster than the standard Focus, requiring just two turns lock-to-lock.
      Class-leading connected feel is supported by unique steering knuckle geometry, with a rod attachment point 9 mm further forward and 6.5 mm higher than the standard Focus for sharper responses. New Steering Torque Disturbance Reduction software for EPAS also helps reduce torque steer, making it even easier to deploy with precision the Focus ST’s power and torque via bespoke-specification Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres.
      Larger front and rear brake components provide the foundation for a high performance braking system with improved stopping power and fade resistance. Front disc dimensions have grown to 330 mm x 27 mm and feature dual-piston callipers. Rear discs now measure 302 mm x 11 mm. Focus ST braking performance was verified using the same demanding test procedures as the Ford GT supercar, and achieved almost four-times the fade resistance performance of the previous generation Focus ST in testing.
      The C2 architecture’s Electric Brake Booster (EBB) further demonstrates its advantages in the Focus ST application. The technology builds brake pressure faster than a hydraulic system for a more connected, confident and consistent pedal feel across a broader range of operating conditions. For the Focus ST, this means the system can both mitigate for changes in braking behaviour experienced during high performance driving, and can adjust the braking feel and dynamics to match the selected Drive Mode.
      In addition, Slippery/Wet, Normal, Sport and – for models equipped with the Performance Pack – Track Drive Modes adjust eLSD, CCD, EPAS, throttle mapping, automatic transmission shift scheduling, electronic stability control, electronic sound enhancement (ESE) and climate settings to suit the driving scenario. A dedicated “Sport” button on the flat-bottomed steering wheel gives direct access to Sport mode, and an additional “Mode” button allows drivers to quickly scroll through the Drive Mode options.
      “Selecting Track mode instantly makes braking response more direct and edgy; introduces higher steering efforts for more feedback; tunes the throttle to be more aggressive; instructs the eLSD to deliver maximum traction; and gives drivers more leeway within the ESC system,” said David Put, Ford Performance vehicle dynamics. “Drivers can have full confidence in the Focus ST’s ability to deliver on the track.”
      The traditional Focus ST gauge cluster benefits from a contemporary execution inspired by the Ford GT supercar. Digital turbocharger boost pressure, oil pressure and oil temperature gauges are now displayed in a bespoke Ford Performance screen on the 4.2-inch, TFT colour instrument display. Launch Control for consistently fast standing starts on track is also delivered via the Performance Pack for 2.3-litre EcoBoost models.
      Developed for form and function
      Developed to be as comfortable as it is fun-to-drive, the all-new Focus ST exploits the class-leading roominess and exceptional refinement of the standard Focus range, and features an upscale interior that balances everyday practicality and a true sporty driving experience.
      Ford Performance engineers fine-tuned the positioning of supportive Recaro front seats to complement the connected and in-control feel for the driver, while ESE technology amplifies genuine engine and exhaust noise in Sport and Track modes – heightening the sports driving sensation and delivering additional feedback to assist performance drivers.
      Tuned engine mounts and an isolated subframe – alongside available CCD technology – increase refinement for all occupants. Generous front shoulder room and best-in-class rear knee clearance combine with maximum 1,653-litre wagon luggage capacity and a boot space that can comfortably accommodate a large dog crate, for maximum comfort and practicality.
      In addition to the sports steering wheel and Ebony coloured Recaro seats with a choice of high-quality cloth, leather, or partial leather and Miko Dinamica materials, the unique Focus ST interior intensifies the sporty atmosphere with an ST-embossed aluminium gear knob and scuff plates; alloy pedals; metallic hexagonal and satin silver decorative elements; and metal grey stitching for the seats, door inserts and centre console soft side pads.
      The Focus ST builds on the premium, sporting Focus silhouette with subtle, functional styling changes and unique alloy wheel designs. Revised upper and lower front grille designs are optimised for increased cooling capability, and bold signature lower wing elements channel air in to the air-curtain inlets for improved aerodynamic performance.
      A larger, more steeply angled rear roof spoiler increases downforce to support the Focus ST’s driving dynamics. A twin exit tailpipe configuration borders the aggressively styled rear diffuser element, and improves practicality by delivering the towing capability that was prevented by the centre-exit tailpipes of the previous generation Focus ST. The Performance Pack also adds red brake callipers.
      Exterior colour options chosen to emphasise the Focus ST’s dynamic styling include exclusive Ford Performance Blue and Orange Fury, alongside Frozen White, Magnetic grey, Race Red, Ruby Red and Shadow Black. Bold alloy wheel options include 18-inch Dark Sparkle and Magnetite designs, with a 19-inch wheel also offered in Magnetite.
      The Focus ST also benefits from the comprehensive range of sophisticated Ford driver assistance technologies that have helped the all-new Focus win 13 awards and a 5-star safety rating since going on sale in 2018.
      Seamlessly integrated technologies that enable an intuitive, stress-reducing and refined driving experience include:
      Adaptive Cruise Control now enhanced with Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition and Lane-Centring for effortlessly negotiating stop-start traffic Ford’s Adaptive Front Lighting System with new camera-based predictive curve light and sign-based light that pre-adjust headlamp patterns for improved visibility by monitoring bends in the road and – for the first time in the industry – road signs Active Park Assist 2 that operates gear selection, acceleration and braking in addition to steering, to enable fully-automated manoeuvres at the push of a button Ford’s first Head-up display to be offered in Europe, helping drivers focus their attention on the road ahead Evasive Steering Assist, a segment-first technology that helps drivers steer around stopped or slower vehicles to help avoid collisions Ford’s SYNC 3 connectivity system allows drivers to control audio, navigation and climate functions plus connected smartphones using simple voice commands supported by an 8-inch colour touchscreen. The system provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ compatibility free of charge, and available FordPass Connect embedded modem technology turns the vehicle into a mobile WiFi hotspot with connectivity for up to 10 devices
      “Our target was to deliver an all-new Focus ST that is as effortless to drive day-to-day as the rest of the Focus line-up,” Roeks said. “The model’s comprehensive range of technologies means customers gain exhilarating ST performance without sacrifice.”
      The all-new Focus ST will go on sale across Europe in summer 2019.
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      The Soul EV is capable of using DC fast charging to get to 80% charge in as little as an hour.  Level 2 charging from empty will take 9 hours, while charging on a standard household plug will take 59 hours from zero.  Buyers of the Kia Soul EV will want a Level 2 charger at their house. 
      The Soul EV packs an electric motor rated for 201 HP and 291 lb-ft of torque, a substantial upgrade from the prior model's 109/210 respectively. 
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