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    Ford Mobility Studio Supports Start-Up EV Innovation

    Each week, our veteran radio news journalist, Laura Reynolds, brings interviews with top auto industry execs to CarProUSA. You can hear her latest Auto News shorts right here. In a hurry? Then you'll love these 1-2 minute interview segments.

    Segment Transcript

    I’m Laura Reynolds with CarProUSA. Ford Startup and Entrepreneur Engagement, Michigan Central Roshni Shokar talks about how they are working with start-up businesses to transition to EVs. Shokar: "The goal of this program is really to get these technologies in front of the different teams at Ford to see how they could complement what we're doing at Ford. So as we get our EVs out with fleet customers, there's a whole suite of other services those fleet customers may need and we might not already have everything in house so we're working with these startups we can kind of ... partner.... or bring other solutions in where our customers uh might be able to benefit.  We're hoping to have uh, be testing these things like in real life, real time, so most of the pilots are going to be taking place with like real customers, and real people and then it will kind of be like a report out back to Ford I guess. but yeah the solutions are being tested live.” For more information on these and other vehicles, check out CarProUSA. With Today’s Auto News, I’m Laura Reynolds.

    Photo Credit:  “Currently,” by SparkCharge – a charging-as-a-service platform – is a mobile, on-demand electric vehicle charging network built to make charging easy and convenient while addressing gaps in the charging infrastructure. It's one of the start-ups participating in the Ford and New Lab EV Innovation program.Photo: Ford.