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"Leading in CHINESE Electrification" in the other thread...
...but I want to know if Fomoco's $4.5BILLION is partly invested over there?


Ford, China's Zotye Auto plan joint venture to build EVs
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- Brenda Goh - Aug 22nd 2017

SHANGHAI — Ford has plans for a joint venture with Chinese firm Anhui Zotye Automobile to build electric vehicles in China under a new brand, tapping into a boom for EVs in the world's top auto market.

China, struggling with alarming pollution levels in major cities, is aggressively pushing plug-in vehicles and has poured in tens of billions in investment, research funding and subsidies, drawing many new automakers to launch projects.

Tesla, Daimler AG and General Motors are among firms that have already announced plans for making electric vehicles in China, which wants electric and plug-in hybrid cars to make up at least a fifth of the country's auto sales by 2025.

Ford, whose overall China sales are down 7 percent this year, said in a statement on Tuesday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Zotye Auto to build a new brand under which the electric vehicles will be sold. Both firms will hold a 50-50 stake in the JV, it said.

It did not provide details of financial commitments nor say by when it will take a firm decision on the JV.

Ford sees China as the fastest-growing market in the world for new energy vehicles (NEV) and forecasts that segment to grow to 6 million vehicles per year by 2025, of which approximately 4 million would be all-electric.

The potential JV with Zotye Auto would represent a deepening of commitment to electric vehicles in China by Ford. In April, it outlined plans to offer by 2025 hybrid or fully electric versions of all models built in China with its domestic joint venture partner, Chongqing Changan Automobile.

However, it also said at the time that it would take a cautious approach to the market due to uncertainty about consumer interest and government policy.

Zotye, which Ford described as the market leader in China's all-electric small vehicle segment, sold more than 16,000 all-electric vehicles this year through July, representing a year-on-year growth of 56 percent, it said.

The privately-owned company, which is headquartered in China's coastal Zhejiang province, also makes sport utility vehicles and cargo trucks. On Monday, it reported a near six-fold jump in first-half profits.

Ford said it would release details about the brand, products and production volumes at a later date, pending a final agreement and regulatory approvals.
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Now I remember where I heard about Zotye before....

While China's Zotye has made a (bad) name for itself in Western press for ripping off designs like its Porsche Macan (SR8), Lambo Urus Concept and Audi Q3 clones, they also produce more original cars like the E200, a two-seater EV. http://www.carscoops.com/2017/09/zot...potted-on.html

And this is who Ford decided to get in bed with?? They alrady got caught cheating 3 times.
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GKN Driveline has previewed an advanced all-electric axle concept it will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The British company, which provides Jeep with drivelines, has dubbed its concept ‘eTwinsterX’ and claims it has more capabilities than any other electrified driveline on the market.

For starters, eTwinsterX is adaptable to front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles and could be used for anything from affordable electric city cars through to electric all-wheel drive hypercars.
http://www.carscoops.com/2017/09/gkn...tric-axle.html

Hummmmmm.......GKN and Ford created the Twinster Performance AWD system for the current Focus RS. Could this be what Ford's new drivetrain for it's first EVs will be based on? And I do remember the Ford engineer in an interview talking about electric drivetrains needing a 2 or 3-speed transmission. Ford does need a partner for electric drivetrains, like they did for the new 8 and 10-speed transmissions with GM. And Ford already has a 'relationship' with GKN. Just sayin....
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“The new eTwinsterX axle is a combination of GKN Driveline technologies that will deliver unrivaled capabilities for the next generation of electric vehicles. It takes multiple award-winning elements from our driveline portfolio and applies the principles in a single state-of- the-art electrified system. Furthermore, our capability as a complete systems integration partner will allow us to calibrate this eAxle to deliver fully brand-aligned experiences for our OEM customers.”

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don't those^wheels look like the Lincoln C-Concept's?
now put the e-axle in back and a small EcoBoost up front
with ONLY wires connecting front & back
= Plug-In with VirtualAWD... can use either or both for power as needed
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use e-drives for both F & R
= pure BEV to take on Tesla

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Vacuum Giant Dyson Is Building An Electric Car
By Brad Anderson
Sep 27, 2017 at 1:09 am
http://www.carscoops.com/2017/09/vac...-electric.html

In news you probably never expected to read, Dyson, the world-famous manufacturer of vacuum cleaners, has just announced that it is building an electric car.

Company founder James Dyson revealed the news in a letter addressed to the company’s staff, saying that the EV will be launched by 2020.

“Rather than filtering emissions at the exhaust pipe, today we have the ability to solve it at the source. So I wanted you to hear it directly from me: Dyson has begun work on a battery electric vehicle, due to be launched by 2020,” Dyson’s letter read
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Let's see if Ford can beat the vacuum cleaner company to market with an EV on a dedicated EV platform.
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California Considers Banning ICE Vehicles
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Sep 27, 2017 at 7:59 am
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Officials in California are considering a ban on internal combustion engine vehicles in a move which could mimic what select countries around the world have already announced.

During an interview late last week, chairman of the California Air Resources Board Mary Nichols said that California Governor Jerry Brown has recently expressed an interest in banning the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles in the future, Automotive News reports.

“I've gotten messages from the governor asking, 'Why haven't we done something already? The governor has certainly indicated an interest in why China can do this and not California,” Nichols said.
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"China is joining the UK, France, and Norway in banning vehicles powered by fossil fuels."

"German chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested that Germany may follow its European neighbors on the fossil-fuel vehicle ban."

"India has tentative phase-out plans. If the government does issue a mandate, it will have a major impact on the nation that’s expected to soon surpass China in population and that has been seeing new vehicle sales grow in recent years

http://www.businessinsider.com/china...-market-2017-9

Big oil is about to become small oil in a matter of years, with the next 5 - 10 years being the most impactful as EVs spread across the globe.
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I like my Dyson vacuum cleaner, but why not. Who next, Duracell?

Just goes to show how simplistic these go carts are. Anyone can cough one up.

Now, let's see who hangs around longest, after selling products that yield no profit.

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