Ford™ Acquires Electriphi To Provide Ford Pro Commercial Customers with Seamless Charging and Energy Management

DEARBORN, Mich., June 17, 2021 – Ford today announced it is acquiring Electriphi, a California-based provider of charging management and fleet monitoring software for electric vehicles. Electriphi’s team and services will be integrated into Ford Pro – a new global business within Ford committed to commercial customer productivity and to developing the most advanced charging and energy management experiences. While more commercial vehicle customers are considering all-electric vehicles, charging management remains a hurdle to mass adoption. Ford Pro plans on leveraging its leadership position in the commercial vehicle market, its vehicle offerings and Electriphi’s…

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Ford Introduces All-Electric F-150 Lightning Pro, Built for Work With Next-Generation Technology, Seamless Overnight Charging

Built Ford Tough for commercial customers Introducing the all-new 2022 F-150 Lightning® Pro – the first-ever all-electric F-Series truck purpose-built for commercial customers; Built Ford Tough, it joins E-Transit in the growing lineup of Ford work-ready electric vehicles, backed by a nationwide network offering EV-certified fleet sales, service and financing, making the transition to zero emissions easy Electric capability, more power on tap at an affordable price Starting at an MSRP* of $39,974, F-150 Lightning Pro offers value and performance with standard range battery and dual motor power 4×4 targeting 426 horsepower** and…

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Ford to Reveal All-Electric F-150 Lightning May 19 with Livestreamed Event at Ford HQ

DEARBORN, Mich., May 10, 2021 – Ford’s smartest, most innovative truck yet will be all- electric and called F-150 Lightning. The all-new F-150 Lightning will be revealed May 19 at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn and livestreamed for millions to watch. The F-150 Lightning brings stunning innovation, technologies and capabilities to the F-Series, America’s best-selling vehicle, combined with the power, payload and towing capability that is the hallmark of all Built Ford Tough trucks. The reveal takes place at 9:30 p.m. EDT, May 19, from Ford World Headquarters and will…

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Designing a Backyard for Entertaining

Designing a Backyard for Entertaining Carving out defined spaces for dining, playing and relaxing is one of many tips for making outdoor space fit for company… Read More Mansion Global https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/designing-a-backyard-for-entertaining-225416

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Good News for Women in Construction: Employment Rising

Good News for Women in Construction: Employment Rising The number of women employed in the construction industry grew substantially in 2019 rising to around 1.2 million, surpassing the peak of pre-recession employment level… Read More Eye On Housing http://eyeonhousing.org/2020/09/good-news-for-women-in-construction-employment-rising/

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8/28: MetroIntelligence Economic Update by P. DUFFY

MetroIntelligence Economic Update by P. DUFFY   Initial unemployment claims dip 8.9 percent to just over 1 million In the week ending August 22, initial claims were 1,006,000, a decrease of 98,000 from the previous week’s revised level. Continued claims during the week ending August 15 was 14,535,000, a decrease of 223,000 from the previous week’s revised level.  The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending August 8 was 27,017,232, a decrease of 1,042,323 from the previous week. https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf   Pending home sales up 5.9 percent in…

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Groups working to lower housing costs through clean energy

Groups working to lower housing costs through clean energy The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) and Community Climate Collaborative (C3) are launching a pilot to see how changing heating systems from fuel oil, propane or natural to electric can lower household costs while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions… Read More CBS 19 https://www.cbs19news.com/story/42529421/groups-working-to-lower-housing-costs-through-clean-energy

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A former Apple designer created a custom $600,000 complex of small homes

A former Apple designer created a custom $600,000 complex of small homes In Sonoma, California, BJ Siegel, a former Apple Design Director, collaborated with Alchemy Architects in designing a customized version of weeHouse design, which is designed similarly to a tiny home… Read More Business Insider https://www.businessinsider.com/former-apple-designer-bj-siegel-tiny-home-design-alchemy-architects-2020-8

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