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Ford Secures Batteries to Build 600,000 EVs a Year by 2023

July 21, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Ford Motor Co. has secured enough battery supply to build more than half a million electric vehicles annually by late next year, a quantum leap above the 27,140 battery-powered cars it sold in the U.S. last year. The automaker has […]


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Ford Sales Tops Again; Poised to Outsell GM’s EVs

December 3, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Ford Motor Co. claimed it was the best-selling automaker in the U.S. for the third consecutive month in November, a streak it hasn’t achieved since 1974, as it reported a 5.9% year-over-year sales boost for the month. The Dearborn, Mich., […]


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Electric Vehicles Rank Low in Consumer Reports Reliability Study

November 18, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

When it comes to reliable cars, the newest and latest aren’t always best. Electric vehicles fare poorly in the latest reliability study from Consumer Reports, with Tesla Inc. and its battery-powered lineup finishing second to last for the second straight […]


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Ford to Go All Electric in Europe by 2030

February 17, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Ford announced a major push into electric vehicles in Europe, vowing to convert its entire passenger car lineup on the continent to electrics by 2030. Ford will spend $1 billion to revamp its factory in Cologne, Germany, and make it […]


Infrastructure

Ford announces inclusive, walkable mobility innovation district

November 20, 2020

Via: Transportation Today

Ford Motor Company revealed Tuesday its plans for an inclusive, walkable mobility innovation district in Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood. At a community meeting, the automobile manufacturer presented its site plan for Michigan Central, including plans to restore the iconic Michigan […]


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Ford Doubles Down on Testing Autonomous Cars in Miami-Dade

October 27, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

After landing in Miami-Dade in 2018 with a fleet of self-driving cars, Ford announced Oct. 26 that it plans to broaden its presence in the area as it explores the frontiers of autonomous vehicles. The Michigan-based automaker said it now […]


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Ford Builds Its Most Advanced Factory to Make Electric Pickup

September 17, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Ford Motor Co., facing an onslaught of competition for its new battery-powered F-150 pickup, unveiled the high-tech factory that will produce the electric truck using self-driving transport sleds and robots collaborating with human workers. The plant is going up inside […]


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Ford to Cut 1,400 US Salaried Jobs in Reorganization

September 2, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Ford Motor Co. is cutting about 5% of its U.S. salaried workers as part of a sweeping reorganization, which could include layoffs, in a move to help the automaker reverse its declining fortunes. The automaker is offering its white-collar workers […]


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Ford to Promote Farley to CEO After Hackett’s Failed Turnaround Bid

August 4, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Ford Motor Co. will promote Jim Farley to CEO on Oct. 1 to replace Jim Hackett, who has elected to retire after his three-year bid to turn around the automaker failed to gain traction. Farley, 58, became chief operating officer […]


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Ford made a ludicrous 1,400-horsepower electric Mustang Mach-E

July 21, 2020

Via: The Verge

About a year ago, before the Mustang Mach-E broke cover, Ford’s motorsports division quietly started work on something outrageous: a one-off version of the electric vehicle that makes 1,400 horsepower. Now, the company is showing it off for the first […]


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Ford Sees Plants Resuming Pre-Virus Production Within Weeks

June 10, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Ford Motor Co. expects its U.S. plants will come all the way back from coronavirus-related shutdowns within the next month, a top executive said. The factories will be producing at levels they were prior to the COVID-19 outbreak by July […]


Travel & Public Transit

Transit agencies invest in propane vehicles

April 30, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Transit fleets looking to decrease their emissions, save budget, and choose a sustainable fuel turn propane autogas. Across America, dozens of transit agencies operate these clean advanced technology vehicles, from Florida’s Broward County Transit and Lee County Transit to Michigan’s […]


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Ford, Rivian Put Plans for Electric Lincoln on Back Burner

April 29, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Ford and Rivian put their plans on ice to jointly develop a Lincoln-brand electric vehicle, a Lincoln spokeswoman confirmed April 28. Ford said the current economy has created new and unexpected challenges, so this particular project is being postponed, said […]


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Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Toyota Seek to Restart Factories

March 26, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Toyota took steps March 26 to restart North American factories that have been closed to protect workers from the coronavirus. The plants would reopen in early or mid-April, restoring the largest source of cash for […]


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Want a Tax Credit for Buying an Electric Vehicle? Move Fast

December 18, 2019

Via: Wired

For many Americans, New Year’s Day means a new set of resolutions, a slight headache, and a refreshing tabula rasa. At Tesla, the electric vehicle maker, January 1, 2020 will mark something else: the official end of its vehicles’ eligibility […]


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Ford Will Make an Electric F-150 Pickup, but Won’t Say When

July 23, 2019

Via: Wired

ON JULY 10, a Ford crew showed up at a Canadian National Railway yard in Montreal with 43 F-150 pickup trucks. They loaded 42 trucks into 10 double-decker rail cars. The 43rd, they left outside. This was a special version […]


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Ford Self-Driving Vans Will Use Legged Robots to Make Deliveries

May 22, 2019

Via: IEEE Spectrum

Ford is adding legs to its robocars—sort of. The automaker is announcing today that its fleet of autonomous delivery vans will carry more than just packages: Riding along with the boxes in the back there will be a two-legged robot. […]


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The Detroit Auto Show Proves Americans Sure Love SUVs

January 17, 2019

Via: Wired

THE DETROIT AUTO Show circa 2004: Gas prices are low. Auto sales are is good. Bigger is better. The only electrics on the floor are the hybrids brought along by the Japanese automakers like Toyota and Honda. Tesla is a […]


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Booming Model 3 Sales Are Taking Tesla Mainstream

November 7, 2018

Via: Wired

Look at the latest data on US car sales, and you won’t find much in the way of surprises. Ford’s F-Series pickups reign supreme. SUVs and other pickups dominate the 20 most popular models in the country, along with cheaper […]


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Robotaxis Are Coming. So Why Are We Still So Unprepared?

November 2, 2018

Via: Wired

IN A FEW weeks, Waymo will launch America’s first commercial robotaxi service. GM and Ford are both developing competing fleets. The grand vision? Fewer road fatalities, less congestion, and cleaner air, as human drivers cede control of their cars to […]