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 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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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 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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2013 Ford Escape Review

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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 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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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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2013 Ford Focus Electric Test Drive

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

2013 128

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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First drive review: Ford Edge

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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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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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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 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.

2015 85

Ford Motor replaces CEO Fields

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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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How Ford got back in the EV game

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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.

2009 130

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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Ford, VW Ante Up

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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.

2007 130

Review: Ford Mondeo Vignale

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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

XL Hybrids unveils first hybrid-electric Ford F-250 at 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show

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Both trucks in XL’s booth will be displayed on vehicle lifts so attendees can step under the trucks and see how easily XL systems integrate with the Ford trucks. The company begins production on the XLH hybrid electric system for model year 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in March.

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

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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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Ford Edge Follows

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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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Lightning Systems’ battery-electric Ford Transit on schedule for March deliveries; fuel cell range extender option

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of efficiency and emissions improvement solutions for fleets, announced that it is on schedule for March deliveries of its new battery-electric LightningElectric conversion system for Ford Transit.

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Ford’s redesigned Transit Connect Wagon gets 1.5L EcoBlue diesel option in US

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Ford unveiled the redesigned Transit Connect Wagon at the Chicago Auto Show. Ford is targeting the 1.5L In Europe, Ford has been rolling out the 1.5L Ford’s 1.5L The 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon goes on sale in the US this fall.

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Ford Ka+ promises extra room, fun drive and more

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Ford has introduced the all-new Ka+ five-door hatchback, promising to deliver outstanding interior space, fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive dynamics at. Ford KA

2016 58

Mahindra and Ford agree to develop midsize and compact SUV, EV and connected car solutions

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Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company will jointly develop new SUVs, and a small electric vehicle as part of several initiatives announced between the two companies. Under the initiatives, Mahindra and Ford will leverage their strengths in the utility vehicle space to co-develop a midsize sports utility vehicle (C-SUV). Building on the collaboration, Mahindra and Ford also announced plans to co-develop a suite of connected car solutions for consumers.

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Ford and Edison

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Henry Ford and Thomas Edison M omentum for Plug-ins continues to build as two of the biggest names in transportation and energy meet. Bryson said the collaboration will allow Ford and the utility to better see how technology that has been tested in the laboratory works in the real world.

2007 130

Ford Teams Up With Microsoft

Revenge of the Electric Car

Another interesting development : Ford is using Microsoft’s technology in its upcoming EV. Microsoft’s Hohm to Manage Ford’s Electric Cars. The alliance also makes sense because the ongoing Ford-Microsoft Sync alliance gave Ford the industry’s best affordable Bluetooth-and-iPod solution with more than 2 million Sync cars shipped to date. Tags: Production News EV Software Ford Microsoft

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Is Ford First?

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photo by George Lange L ast week, Bill Ford made an announcement at his Stockholder meeting. Ford May Build a Plug-In Hybrid May 11, 2006 Ford Motor Co. Our fleet is getting smaller and we are working hard on ethanol, biofuels and hybrids," Bill Ford told shareholders.

2006 130

Ford reveals EV+ for electric only driving

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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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Ford Rouge Center goes landfill-free

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After two years of hard work and planning, the historical Ford Rouge Center has achieved true landfill-free status. The center is now able to keep more than 14 million pounds of waste out of landfills—enough to fill the beds of more than 4,400 Ford F-150 trucks. Since 2004, the historical Ford Rouge Center has served as the model of 21st century sustainable manufacturing. —Gary Johnson, Ford North America manufacturing vice president.

2016 83

Ford Escape Hybrid Update For 2011

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The 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV continues to offer superior fuel economy as its past years’ models. The Ford Escape Hybrid has been available for about five years. And Ford c laims it is the most fuel-efficient SUV in America. Ford Escape

Ford partnering with Lyft on autonomous driving

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Ford is partnering with Lyft on autonomous driving. Ford continues to make progress on developing self-driving technology through its self-driving vehicle and Argo AI’s virtual driver system. As part of the development of a joint technology platform, Ford will deploy human-driven vehicles on Lyft’s network to test the interface and ensure compatibility with Lyft’s customer-facing platform, the Lyft app.

2017 60

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

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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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Ford and Zotye forming JV in China for EVs; Ford’s third JV in the country

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Ford Motor Company and Zotye have agreed to establish Zotye Ford Automobile Co., The agreement was signed in Beijing today by Peter Fleet, Ford group vice president and president, Ford Asia Pacific, and Ying Jianren, chairman of Tech-New Group Ltd. Ford announced earlier this year that at least 70% of Ford-branded vehicles sold in China will offer electrified powertrain options by 2025.

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2012 Ford Escape Hybrid Available

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The Ford Escape is Ford’s best selling SUV ever. Offering a hybrid version potentially could have both good and bad implications for Ford. On the plus side, the popularity of the gasoline-only version gives Ford a leg up in promoting the hybrid vehicle. Ford Escape

Ford in the PHEV Race, too?

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But there's some news about Ford, too, buried within. Ford is also in the plug-in game and could get to the finish line first. It is already testing two plug-in hybrids, [Ford's Sue] Cischke told the Chicago Tribune, and it expects to deliver the first road-ready vehicles for testing in California by 2009. Tags: Ford plug-in hybrid MSNBC and NBC News have report on plug-in hybrids , focusing on the Volt.

2007 100

Top 10 popular performance cars revealed: Ford Mustang leads the way

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It seems Ford is taking the performance market by storm with its iconic Mustang, as new registration statistics reveal demand for the sports coupe in. Ford Mustang Registrations

2016 65

Ford used Convergent Science advanced modeling tool for EcoBlue diesel

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The global automaker Ford used the combustion modelling tool CONVERGE CFD software package from Convergent Science for the development of its new EcoBlue range of high-efficiency diesel engines.

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New Ford cab take stabs at fuel-efficient powertrains

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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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Ford to produce fully autonomous vehicle by 2021

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Ford has revealed plans to become a leader in autonomous vehicles and pledged to mass-produce one by 2021. Ford Technology Autonomous vehiclesThe car will have an SAE (Society of Autom.

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