Ford, GE To Collaborate on Electric Car Rollouts
(F) and General Electric (GE) each have a few horses in the race when it comes to alternative fuel vehicles.
General Electric has committed to having 25,000 alternative fuel vehicles and sells electric vehicle charging stations and compressed natural gas as a CNG In A Box system for fueling stations.
Ford, on the other hand, is launching a total of six EVs across the U.S. and Europe. The carmaker already has a partner with Leviton for its consumer car sales, but will market GE’s Wattstation EV charger for commercial applications as part of the new collaboration.
As part of GE’s push to overhaul its own fleet, the company will purchase 2,000 Ford C-MAX Energi cars. Just as GE is also purchasing other EVs, the partnership with Ford is hardly exclusive. The announcement is the first agreement of a commercial charging partner for Ford, but it might not be the last.
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