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  • DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. plans to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations for its North American employees from 200 to 600 over the next three years as it places a greater emphasis on electrification. The automaker said this week that it's been studying employee charging habits for three years and has found that access to workplace charging is crucial for EV owners and often influences their purchasing decision. "Work is the second most likely place people charge their electric vehicles," said Steve Henderson, Ford sustainability and vehicle environmental matters manager, in a statement. "If we give people the ability to charge when they're at work, we can significantly up the potential for mass market adoption of electrified vehicle technology." Through early August, Ford said its network has provided about 2 million miles of pure electric driving for its workers. Ford hopes that its employees' habits will offer insight into what the larger buying ..

    Ford to triple number of employee-only EV charging stations in North America

    DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. plans to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations for its North American employees from 200 to 600 over the next three years as it places a greater emphasis on electrification. The automaker said this week that it's been studying employee charging habits for three years and has found that access to workplace charging is crucial for EV owners and often influences their purchasing decision. "Work is the second most likely place people charge their electric vehicles," said Steve Henderson, Ford sustainability and vehicle environmental matters manager, in a statement. "If we give people the ability to charge when they're at work, we can significantly up the potential for mass market adoption of electrified vehicle technology." Through early August, Ford said its network has provided about 2 million miles of pure electric driving for its workers. Ford hopes that its employees' habits will offer insight into what the larger buying ..
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  • Here is a real quickie on the European Central Bank / Swiss National Bank cross (it sure seems that way)

    ‪Bank of America / Merrill Lynch on EURCHF

    Here is a real quickie on the European Central Bank / Swiss National Bank cross (it sure seems that way)
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  • The majority of North American car manufacturing might no longer belong to the unionized Detroit "Big Three" automakers, Reuters reports citing IHS Markit. According to the prediction, three companies, Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler, are expected to build 8.6 million vehicles in North America, while foreign carmakers and local industry disrupter Tesla could build a total of 8.7 million vehicles.The same anaylsis says that the gap will get bigger in the next few years. By 2024, Tesla and car companies from Europe and Asia could build almost 10 million cars in North America while production by the established Detroit brands could fall slightly to 8.1 million vehicles.Manufacturing presence by foreign automakers has been on the rise. Nissan’s U.S. manufacturing has shot up 78 percent since 2011 and just last year, Honda built its 12th American manufacturing plant in Marysville, Ohio. Both of those brands built more than a million cars each in the U.S. in 2016. Then there’s Tesl..

    Detroit’s Big 3 Losing Dominance in North America

    The majority of North American car manufacturing might no longer belong to the unionized Detroit "Big Three" automakers, Reuters reports citing IHS Markit. According to the prediction, three companies, Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler, are expected to build 8.6 million vehicles in North America, while foreign carmakers and local industry disrupter Tesla could build a total of 8.7 million vehicles.The same anaylsis says that the gap will get bigger in the next few years. By 2024, Tesla and car companies from Europe and Asia could build almost 10 million cars in North America while production by the established Detroit brands could fall slightly to 8.1 million vehicles.Manufacturing presence by foreign automakers has been on the rise. Nissan’s U.S. manufacturing has shot up 78 percent since 2011 and just last year, Honda built its 12th American manufacturing plant in Marysville, Ohio. Both of those brands built more than a million cars each in the U.S. in 2016. Then there’s Tesl..
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