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Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford’s Maverick Hybrid Pickup Truck Nearly Sold Out for 2022 Model Year

Ford’s Maverick Hybrid Pickup Truck Nearly Sold Out for 2022 Model Year 2022 Ford Maverick. (Ford Motor Company)

Ford Motor Co.’s new Maverick tiny truck is nearly sold out for the 2022 model year in its standard setup with a gas-electric hybrid propulsion system.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
October 21, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford Exits Rivian Board Ahead of Startup’s IPO

Rivian's R1T pickup truck Rivian's R1T pickup truck. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. has vacated its seat on the board of Rivian Automotive Inc. as the electric truck startup prepares to go public with an expected valuation of $80 billion.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
October 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Ford, Redwood to Partner on Recycling EV Battery Materials

Ford The all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg News)

Redwood Materials Inc., the startup founded by Tesla alum J.B. Straubel, has formed a partnership with Ford Motor Co. to recycle and reuse key ingredients within the lithium-ion batteries that will power the automaker’s burgeoning fleet of electric vehicles.

David R. Baker | Bloomberg News
September 22, 2021
Business

Ford Will Cease Making Cars in India, Take $2 Billion Charge

Ford Will Cease Making Cars in India, Take $2 Billion Charge Ford Motor Co. employees work on the final assembly of vehicles at the company's factory on the outskirts of Chennai, India. (Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. will shut its car factories in India and record roughly $2 billion in restructuring charges, scaling back significantly in a country that past management saw becoming one of its three biggest markets.

September 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Ford Posts Surprise Profit on Surging Prices of Scarce Cars

Ford Robotic arms operate on the bed frame of a truck at a Ford Motor Co. facility. (Sean Proctor/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. overcame a critical parts shortage and managed to post a surprise profit in the second quarter, thanks to surging prices on models that have become harder to find on dealer lots.

July 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford CEO Farley Stokes Stock With His $30 Billion Bid in EV Race

Ford CEO Jim Farley. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) Ford CEO Jim Farley. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Farley made a bold bid for electric supremacy May 26 by boosting his company’s bet on plug-in models by more than a third, to $30 billion, and promising to electrify virtually the entire lineup.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
May 26, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Ford Pressured to Provide Path to All-Electric Future

Ford The Ford Electric F-150 Lightning pickup. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Riding a rising stock price, a splashy new model intro and a friendly presidential visit, new Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Farley faces his biggest test yet: explaining his strategy for making the 118-year-old automaker relevant in the electric age.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
May 25, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford’s High-Stakes Electric F-150 Will Start Under $40,000

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will look to compete with other electric pickups from Tesla, GM and Rivian.(Ford Motor Company) The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will look to compete with other electric pickups from Tesla, GM and Rivian. (Ford Motor Company)

Linda Zhang, chief engineer of Ford Motor Co.’s new electric F-150 pickup, steers a 3-ton rig onto a test track at the automaker’s suburban Detroit proving grounds and mashes the accelerator.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
May 20, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Ford Visit Offers Symbolic Backdrop for Biden’s EV Agenda

The 2021 Ford F-150 The F-150 has been America’s best-selling vehicle for decades running. (Ford Motor Co.)

President Joe Biden’s planned visit May 18 to the Dearborn, Mich., Ford Motor Co. Rouge Electric Vehicle Center that will build an electric version of the F-150 pickup will showcase what experts say is a powerfully symbolic example of a zero-emission vehicle with mass market appeal, built in the U.S. by union workers.

May 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

Ford Boosts Investment in Solid-State Battery Maker

Ford Motor Co. headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. (Dreamstime/TNS) Ford Motor Co. headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. (Dreamstime/Tribune Content Agency)

Ford Motor Co. announced May 3 it is increasing its investment in a producer of solid-state batteries, yet another move in the automaker’s push to establish a sustainable supply of the components needed to power a coming wave of electric vehicles.

Jordyn Grzelewski | The Detroit News
May 3, 2021

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