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Sane in the Great Plains: Wyoming Has No plans to Adopt Electric Vehicles

The Wyoming Department of Transportation and other state agencies maintain fleets of thousands of vehicles but recently confirmed that no EVs will be added to its fleets anytime soon due to a lack of infrastructure to support electric vehicles, a position that makes a lot of sense as incidents of battery failures and poor mileage continue to mount.

President Joe Biden stops to talk to the media as he drives a Ford F-150 Lightning truck at Ford Dearborn Development Center, Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Dearborn, Mich. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

‘Complete and Total Disaster:’ Ford Electric Truck Utterly Fails YouTuber’s Towing Test

A YouTuber with 1.4 million followers attempted to tow a 1930 Ford Model A truck with his brand new 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck, but it ended in “a complete and total disaster.” “If a truck towing 3,500 pounds can’t even go 100 miles — that is ridiculously stupid,” Tyler “Hoovie” Hoover says in his video. “This truck can’t do normal truck things. You would be stopping every hour to recharge, which would take about 45 minutes a pop, and that is absolutely not practical.”

TOPSHOT - US President Joe Biden drives the new electric Ford F-150 Lightning at the Ford Dearborn Development Center in Dearborn, Michigan on May 18, 2021. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

Thanks, Biden!: Ford Increases Price for Electric Mustang Mach-E by as Much as $8,000

Ford is reportedly raising the price of the 2023 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle by as much as $8,000 just a few weeks after increasing the price of its planned electric pickup truck the F-150 Lightning. Although the company blames inflation, supply chain problems, and “rapidly evolving market conditions,” the price hikes come just after Joe Biden’s climate and spending bill passed including electric vehicle rebates eerily similar to Ford’s price increases.

TOPSHOT - US President Joe Biden drives the new electric Ford F-150 Lightning at the Ford Dearborn Development Center in Dearborn, Michigan on May 18, 2021. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

Ford CEO Jim Farley: A ‘Huge Price War’ Is Coming to Electric Car Market

Ford CEO Jim Farley recently stated that he believes that the electric car market will soon enter a price war with upcoming models costing as little as $25,000. Farley seems thrilled with the prospects of manufacturing electric vehicles, which may impact manufacturing employment. He describes EVs as “Half the fixtures, half the work stations, half the welds, 20% less fasteners. We designed it, because it’s such a simple product, to radically change the manufacturability.”

James Farley, president and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Co., speaks during a launch event for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning all-electric truck at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan, U.S., on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Ford has 200,000 reservations for the F-150 Lightning and is expanding …

IOU 1 Microchip: Ford to Ship Explorer SUVs Missing Chips Due to Shortage

Ford will reportedly soon begin shipping some Ford Explorers without the chips that control rear air conditioning and heating controls among other features not considered critical. The decision to ship vehicles missing chips is the latest development in the ongoing worldwide microchip shortage that is plaguing automakers and manufacturers of all types.

Workers assemble cars at the newly renovated Ford's Assembly Plant in Chicago, June 24, 2019. - The plant was revamped to build the Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility and Lincoln Aviator. (Photo by JIM YOUNG / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM YOUNG/AFP via Getty Images)

New York City Purchases 184 Electric Ford Mustangs for NYPD

New York City is moving towards the use of electric vehicles with the announcement that it is adding 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E Electric SUVs to its vehicle fleet and approving the option to purchase 250 Tesla Model 3 electric sedans. The majority of the vehicles will be assigned to the NYPD and various emergency service departments. 

Ford Mustang Mach-E