Ford

Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Ford Partners With University of Michigan on Robotics

Ford robot Robots walk across the floor of the University of Michigan's Ford Motor Co. Robotics Building. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

A grand opening was held March 16 for the four-story, $75 million, 134,000-square-foot Ford Motor Co. Robotics Building at the University of Michigan.

Corey Williams | Associated Press
March 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford to Go All Electric in Europe by 2030

Ford van assembly In this Oct. 9, 2018, file photo, workers assemble the Deutsche Post StreetScooter Work XL electric delivery van at the Ford car plant in Cologne, Germany. (Martin Meissner/AP)

FRANKFURT, Germany — 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.

Tom Krisher and David McHugh | Associated Press
February 17, 2021
Business

Ford Overhauls Pricey Raptor Truck to Take On Surging New Rivals

Ford's off-road capable and connected F-150 Raptor Ford will produce what it calls its most off-road capable and connected F-150 Raptor ever. (Ford Motor Co.)

With new competition nipping at its wheels, Ford Motor Co. has overhauled its rugged F-150 Raptor model, a pricey and profitable pickup the company calls its “trophy truck.”

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
February 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford May Build Batteries to Power New Wave of EV Models

Ford logo. Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

Ford Motor Co. is considering building the batteries to power a fleet of new electric vehicles as it prepares to cut back production of engines for its traditional gasoline-powered models.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
November 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Ford Announces Michigan Investments, Plans to Debut New Electric Van

Ford will make the E-Transit van at its Kansas City Assembly Plant. Ford will make the E-Transit van at its Kansas City Assembly Plant. (Ford via TCA)

Ford’s newest electric vehicle — a commercial van called the E-Transit — will be unveiled by the company Nov. 12, assembled at Ford’s Kansas City, Mo., plant and be available by late 2021.

Taylor DesOrmeau | MLive.com (Walker, Mich.)
November 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Ford’s October Sales Fall as F-150 Factory Retooling Takes Toll

Ford F-150 Ford F-150 by Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co.’s U.S. sales fell 6.1% in October, dragged down in part by a factory overhaul to produce the redesigned version of its top-selling F-150 pickup.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
November 4, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Ford Doubles Down on Testing Autonomous Cars in Miami-Dade

A test vehicle from Argo AI, Ford's autonomous vehicle unit, navigates a street in Pittsburgh. A test vehicle from Argo AI, Ford's autonomous vehicle unit, navigates a street in Pittsburgh in December 2018. (Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

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.

Rob Wile | Miami Herald
October 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Jim Farley Becomes New Ford CEO, Pledges Stronger Profit Margins

Jim Farley, new Ford CEO, speaks during the New York International Auto Show in March 2018. Jim Farley, new Ford CEO, speaks during the New York International Auto Show in March 2018. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

On his first day in Ford’s top job, CEO Jim Farley is replacing the company’s chief financial officer and announcing other structural and management changes.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
October 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford Builds Its Most Advanced Factory to Make Electric Pickup

The Ford Rouge assembly plant stands in Dearborn, Mich., on May 18. The Ford Rouge assembly plant stands in Dearborn, Mich., on May 18. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg News)

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.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2020
Business

Ford to Cut 1,400 US Salaried Jobs in Reorganization

Ford is cutting 1,400 salaried jobs. (Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg News)

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.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
September 2, 2020

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