Ford spins-out autonomous vehicles organization

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, a new organization charged with accelerating Ford’s autonomous vehicles (AV) business to capitalize on market opportunities.

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2013 Ford Focus Electric Test Drive

Electric Cars are for Girls

"After a spin around FedExField in the new Focus EV, I think Ford has definitely upped their game." - Eric Caldwell

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Ford reveals production version of Transit Custom PHEV at IAA Commercial Vehicles

Green Car Congress

Ford revealed the production version of the new Transit Custom plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany. Ford is the first volume manufacturer to offer PHEV technology in this segment of the van market.

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2013 Ford Escape Review

Hybrid SUV Blog

2013 Ford Escape. Ford is increasing its commitment to fuel-efficient SUVs by discontinuing the production of the Ford Escape Hybrid, one of the most popular hybrid SUV’s on the market. Hybrids accounted for 22 percent of Escape sales at their peak, according to Ford.

Ford Model T: what was its fuel economy, really?

Green Car Reports

In a recent video posted to YouTube, environmental advocacy group The Sierra Club dialed up production values to call out Ford's lobbying efforts to roll back fuel-economy standards. The video showed a man getting into a modern-day Ford, starting the engine, then noting the shift lever had an array of reverse gears but no forward drive. History Fuel Economy Ford Model T

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Ford Starts EV Test Drives

Revenge of the Electric Car

Ford is starting EV trials in Germany. For more details, follow the link … Ford Plans to Start Electric-Car Tests in Germany Next Month. “Ford Motor Co. The 25 vehicles will be driven under normal traffic conditions in Cologne, where Ford’s European division is based, said Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer, director of the Center for Automotive Research at Germany’s University of Duisburg-Essen, which is overseeing the 15 million-euro ($22 million) study.

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Ford introduces two new taxis: diesel and hybrid

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Ford introduced two new taxis: the new 2019 Transit Connect Taxi and Ford’s most fuel-efficient, purpose-built taxi, the 2019 Fusion Hybrid Taxi. The new taxi can be made wheelchair accessible through the Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier program.

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California Air Resources Board approves sales of XL’s electrified Ford F-250

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XL received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to sell hybrid electric Ford F-250 pickup trucks in California, marking the 14 th CARB executive order achieved by the company.

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Ford reorganizing mobility solutions efforts; acquires Autonomic, TransLoc to boost mobility group

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As part of this acceleration, Ford’s mobility unit’s subsidiary Ford Smart Mobility LLC is acquiring Autonomic , a technology company that specializes in scale, architecture and leverage for transportation solutions. Autonomic CEO Sunny Madra will be leader of its new Ford X team.

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Ford Electric Car: Ford Focus Electric 2012

Electric Cars are for Girls

The Ford electric car contender is based on their Focus, and I have to say, it seems to be doing its best to blend in. Not a bad thing

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Ford releases photo of electric not-Mach 1 SUV

Green Car Reports

Ford released a teaser image of its hotly-anticipated 300-mile electric SUV, which it says will no longer be called the Mach 1. The company previewed the car at a closed event in March, but wouldn't allow photographs or sketches. The sketch released Thursday of the rear of the car hasn't evolved much from the design the company showed in March

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Ford returning to Le Mans in 2016 with Ford GT

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Ford will return to Le Mans in 2016 with the all-new Ford GT supercar ( earlier post ) to compete in the LM GTE Pro class, commemorating the 50 th anniversary of Ford’s 1966 overall victory. The Ford GT race car will debut in 2016, and will be campaigned by Chip Ganassi Racing.

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Volkswagen AG, Ford explore strategic alliance

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Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding and are exploring a strategic alliance designed to strengthen each company’s competitiveness and better serve customers globally. Ford is committed to improving our fitness as a business and leveraging adaptive business models—which include working with partners to improve our effectiveness and efficiency. —Jim Farley, Ford’s president of Global Markets. “.

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Ford recalls Focus Electric, Fusion Energi, and C-Max Energi charge cords

Green Car Reports

Ford announced a recall on Wednesday of the 120-volt charge cords supplied with nearly all of the plug-in hybrid and electric cars it built through 2015. The cars affected include the 2012 to 2015 Focus Electric, the 2013 to 2015 Ford C-Max Energi, and the 2013 to 2015 Ford Fusion Energi. Ford says that if the included charge cords are plugged.

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First drive review: Ford Edge

Green Cars News

If you’re looking at this and thinking ‘that car looks quite American’ then you won’t be surprised to learn that the Ford Edge has been sold in the US. Ford First Drive Edge Reviews Editors Picks

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Ford to show production version of new Transit PHEV and 48V mHEV version

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Ford will present its latest generation of connected and electrified Transit products at the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany, from 20-27 September 2018. Ford’s Transit Custom plug-in hybrid (PHEV) will make its show debut in production form, and the new Transit with a segment-first 48-volt mild hybrid (mHEV) powertrain. Ford will announce two new connected vehicle fleet solutions at Hannover, developed in-house by Ford Smart Mobility.

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And Ford makes three

Plugs and Cars

In Congressional testimony last week, Alan Mullaly, head of Ford, committed the company to developing plug-in cars. Next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, we will discuss in detail Ford’s accelerated vehicle electrification plan, which includes bringing a family of hybrids, plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles to market by 2012. Tags: Ford plug-in hybrid battery electric car

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Ford exploring use of bamboo in cars

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Over the past several years, has Ford worked with suppliers to evaluate the viability of using bamboo in vehicle interiors and to make extra strong parts by combining it with plastic. While tests on bamboo continue, Ford is already making use of sustainable and recycled materials.

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Ford launches first Focus Electric ad

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Almost 4 years after the car’s market introduction (December 2011) and after selling some 5,500 units, Ford has launched its first Focus Electric ad.

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How Ford got back in the EV game

Plugs and Cars

Ford has done it's share of electric cars, including the Ranger EV and Th!nk Of course Ford needed some plan to deal with last year's high gas prices. The surprise appearance at the Detroit Auto Show last month of an electric Focus may be evidence of a new day (again) at Ford.

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Ford reveals EV+ for electric only driving

Green Cars News

That’s because Ford has revealed EV+, designed to help drivers of hybrid cars and [.]. Electric cars Ford Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid Ford C-MAX Hybrid Ford EV+ Ford Fusion Hybrid green cars

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Revolve Technologies working with Ford for hybrid ECUs

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Ford has appointed UK-based Revolve Technologies , a specialist powertrain, engineering and development business, as its sole European Quality Calibration Modifier (QCM), giving the company access to Ford engine technical information. Revolve has been granted access to the complete engine data, and is one of only five companies in the world to partner with Ford in this way. —Paul McDermott, Sales Director of Ford Component Sales.

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Ford plans 300-mile electric SUV, hybrid F-150 and Mustang, more U.S. production: BREAKING

Green Car Reports

Ford released plans today for its future portfolio of electified vehicles, including an all-electric SUV with 300 miles of range Perhaps more remarkable, it will offer hybrid versions of both the F-150 pickup truck—previously discussed for 2019 or so—and the Mustang sport coupe. Ford Motor Company Plug-In Hybrids Mustang mexico F-150

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2019 Ford Fusion Energi gets longer electric range

Green Car Reports

Ford is boosting the battery size and electric range of its Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan for 2019. The new battery will store 9 kwh, up from 7 kwh, to give the 2019 Fusion Energi a range of 25 electric miles, up from 21 miles. The bigger battery should make the Fusion Energi more competitive with alternatives such as the Toyota Prius Prime. plug-in cars

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XL trucks' Ford F-250 Hybrid gets California approval

Green Car Reports

That's what XL Hybrids aims to do by adding hybrid and even plug-in hybrid systems to Ford pickups. There's no way to save more fuel than to do it in something that already uses a lot of it. On Tuesday, the Massachusetts-based "upfitter" announced that it received certification to sell its F-250 Hybrid in California, which has stricter emissions. Pickups XL Hybrids

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Driven: Ford Focus Electric

Green Cars News

Ford has been astonishingly quiet when it comes to electric cars, which is surprising for a company professing to be one of the biggest in the business. Electric cars Ford Editor Pick

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Ford Motor replaces CEO Fields

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company has appointed Jim Hackett as Ford Motor Company president and CEO, replacing Mark Fields, who is retiring, effective immediately. s turnaround, served as interim Athletic Director at University of Michigan, and has led Ford Smart Mobility LLC since March 2016. He served on Ford’s board from 2013 to 2016. Ford’s US sales are down 5.1% Ford falls into the trap of betting too much on one individual. Ford also shuffled its executive suite.

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Ford introducing new midsize SUV in China; Territory will offer 48V mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants

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Ford has released the first images of the new Territory, a mid-size SUV targeted at new buyers in emerging cities in China. Ford developed the Territory together with its joint venture partner, Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC).

2018 88

Ford electric SUV image, Volvo 360c concept, and electric cars steal hybrid sales: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Ford teases its forthcoming Mustang-inspired electric crossover SUV once expected to be called the Mach 1. And Ford requests an exception to electric-car noise rules. Volvo introduces its idea for self-driving electric cars with the 360c concept. Electric cars steal sales from hybrid vehicles. All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

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2017 Ford Focus Electric preview

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Ford Focus Electric has been one of last electric cars remaining in the current model year for which we haven't had information. Now Ford has released a few specifications, and a photo of a 2017 Focus Electric window sticker sent by a reader fills in more of the gaps. The good news: after several years with a bottom-of-the-list range of. Preview plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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New Ford Fiesta Van tops fuel economy charts

Green Cars News

It’s not often we talk about vans on however, when it comes to green vans there has arguably never been a more attractive option than the new Ford Fiesta Van (pictured).

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Ford hits CO2 manufacturing emissions reduction target of 30% per vehicle 8 years early

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Ford Motor Company has met its goal to reduce manufacturing CO 2 emissions eight years ahead of schedule. As described in its 19 th annual Sustainability Report , Ford hit the target twice as fast as expected. Ford reduced its emissions footprint through energy conservation and efficiency changes at Ford’s manufacturing facilities, such as installing more than 100,000 LED light fixtures and updating paint operations.

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Alt-fuel history: Ford Model T wasn't designed for multiple fuels, really

Green Car Reports

The myth surrounding the car that's credited with putting America on wheels simply isn't true: the Ford Model T was never meant to run fuels other than gasoline. It has mostly taken the form of a legend in which Henry Ford supposedly included a switch on. History myths alternative fuel vehicles Ford Model TThe myth has circulated throughout the car's history, most recently thanks to the internet.

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Ford S-MAX and Galaxy now feature advanced EcoBlue diesel engines; new eight-speed automatic gearbox for ACC with Stop & Go

Green Car Congress

In Europe, Ford has enhanced the S-MAX sports activity vehicle and Galaxy people mover to deliver more fuel efficiency, performance and refinement.

2018 94

Ford, VW Ante Up

Plug In Partners

Ford to bring back ESCORT in 2010 with 100 mpg Hybrid Next Energy News Sept. 2007 Ford Motor Company has embarked on a bold mission to bring back the Escort name in a revolutionary new Plug-in Hybrid vehicle. Ford is invested in the U.S. M omentum for a Plug in Future continues.

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Review: Ford Mondeo Vignale

Green Cars News

Ford’s decision to launch the luxury Vignale sub-brand was always going to be a bold move. Ford Mondeo ReviewsBreaking into a market segment that’s already dominated by.

2016 41

Ford takes 3D approach to sand printing

Green Cars News

Additive manufacturing is being embraced by Ford with many components of the Ford EcoBoost 3.5litre engine [.]. Ford Green cars Latest news Ford 3D sand printing Ford EcoBoost green cars sand printing

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Lightning Systems expands all-electric model lineup for Ford Transit with 150-mile-range version

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emissions solutions for commercial fleets, announced the LightningElectric Ford Transit product line ( earlier post ) will expand to include a 150-mile range version, adding to the 50-mile and 100-mile versions.

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Ford sets sights on top spot with Focus – EcoBoost success

Green Cars News

The Ford Fiesta is on track to be this year’s top selling global car on the B-platform: and now Ford wants its Focus model (pictured) to take the overall top-selling global nameplate prize too. Ford Green cars Latest news ecoboost Ford EcoBoost Ford Fiesta Ford Focus green cars

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Lightning Systems battery-electric heavy-duty Ford Transit showing 61 MPGe city, 66 MPGe highway

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emissions solutions for commercial fleets, is taking its new Ford Transit LightningElectric model ( earlier post ) on the road, showcasing the recently released vehicle efficiency ratings of 61 MPGe on in-town routes and 66 MPGe on highway.

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Ford Edge Follows

Plug In Partners

Ford is now getting the word out that the Ford Edge crossover platform gives the company "the ultimate in flexibility in researching advanced propulsion technology" and thus could easily use a small gasoline or downsized diesel engine in lieu of the fuel cell.

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New Ford cab take stabs at fuel-efficient powertrains

Green Car Reports

If you're like us, you can remember seas of yellow Ford Crown Victorias dashing through cramped city streets, shuttling tourists and Carrie Bradshaws through New York City. Ford on Thursday debuted two new taxis for fleet service next year with twists: one is a hybrid and the other is a diesel. If you're like us, you're also probably old. Diesels

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What is Ford Vignale? What does a Vignale Ford get?

Green Cars News

Ford makes some fantastic cars, but if you’re after something with a little cache it’s not necessarily the first manufacturer that springs to mind. Ford Fiesta Mondeo Kuga S-MAX Edge

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