Ford announces ‘Hands-Free’ mode with driver-facing camera for Mustang Mach-E

The auto industry’s shift to electric vehicles and driver-assist technology go hand in hand. Recognizing these combined trends, Ford will use its all-electric Mach-E SUV as the first vehicle with Ford Co-Pilot 360 2.0. The main innovation is the system’s use of a driver-facing camera for enhanced safety.

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Tesla builds a neat off-grid system to power SailGP boat racing

Tesla has built a neat solar power and energy storage off-grid system to power the SailGP boat racing series. more…

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Ford Mustang Mach-E buyers to receive free fill-ups from Electrify America

Ford has announced that buyers of its upcoming Mustang Mach-E will receive a little welcome-to-electric-driving present: 250 kWh of complimentary charging at Electrify America fast charging stations. This amounts to from three to five full charges, depending on battery size.

Mustang Mach-E customers also get two years of free charging at stations participating in the FordPass Charging Network. This includes over 13,500 charging stations belonging to various networks, including Electrify America.

Ford also aims to make home charging easy. The Mach-E comes with a standard Ford Mobile Charger, a portable Level 2 charger. Ford’s Connected Charge Station, a wall-mounted charger, can be ordered together with a vehicle, at prices starting at $799. Installation will be offered through Amazon Home Services.

“One of the main opportunities we have is educating our potential customers about road trip readiness,” said Ford Director of Charging Matt Stover. “The 250 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging will give our Mustang Mach-E customers confidence in their ability to plan trips, no matter their destination.”

Florida youths’ climate change lawsuit dismissed, will appeal

A circuit judge in Leon County, Florida, dismissed a lawsuit earlier in June that was filed by eight young people against the state of Florida over burning fossil fuels and thus causing climate change.

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Lyft commits to 100% electric vehicles by 2030, but ends carbon-neutral rides

Today, ride-hailing service Lyft announced in a blog post that it will transition every vehicle on its platform to 100% electric operation by 2030. This applies to all cars that use any Lyft platform — including “Express Drive” rental cars, autonomous vehicles, and drivers’ personal cars.

It also announced an end to its carbon-neutral ride program, which will result in a significant increase in Lyft’s emissions over the next decade before reaching all-electric.

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