The all-new Mustang Mach-E gets an extra jolt when it comes to charging time. 

The rear drive, extended range Mustang Mach-E will be able to regain 61 miles of range after just 10 minutes at one of electrify America’s DC fast charging stations. The blue oval says that’s 30 percent quicker than their previous estimates. While DC fast chargers are not available at every Electrify America location, there are around 4 hundred stations across the country. And the FordPass charging network is growing too.  An additional 1,000 EV stations have been added to the network, bringing the total to over 13,500.

Collaboration is key when it comes to the acceleration of self-driving cars..and Fiat Chrysler is the latest to enter into a partnership.

 Self-driving start-up “voyage” has been ferrying seniors around retirement communities in Florida and California using modified Chrysler Pacifica hybrids. Under this new deal, they will now get custom versions of the minivan that have been specifically created for autonomous driving. By integrating voyage’s self-driving technology into a purpose-built Chrysler Pacifica hybrid, Fiat Chrysler says this collaboration will reduce the learning curve and help guide future vehicle development.

General Motors will use the sun to run its largest manufacturing facility in North America. 

GM expects their Spring Hill manufacturing plant in Tennessee to be powered one hundred percent by solar energy by late 2022. The GMC Acadia, Cadillac XT5 and XT6, as well as several engines are all built at the plant. This green energy move brings the company closer to its goal of sourcing one hundred percent of its electricity from renewables by 2030 at all of its US sites.

And that does it for this week’s Motor News update!