Ford Motor

Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Ford Puts Iconic Mustang Name on First Electric Crossover

Ford Mustang logo Ford Mustang logo by Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co., which pioneered the racy pony-car body style 55 years ago, will use the Mustang name and insignia on an electric crossover utility vehicle coming next year.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2019

Ford, UAW Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Bernie Ricke and Joseph Hinrichs United Auto Workers Local 600 President Bernie Ricke (left) talks with Ford Motor Co. President of Automotive Joseph R. Hinrichs after opening contract talks on July 15 in Dearborn, Mich. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

DETROIT — The United Auto Workers union has reached a tentative contract agreement with Ford after three days of intense bargaining.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
October 31, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Ford to Debut New Electric Vehicle Nov. 17

Ford concept Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co. will debut its first battery-electric crossover Nov. 17, the automaker said Oct. 24.

Ian Thibodeau | The Detroit News
October 24, 2019

GM and Ford Can’t Shake Anguish Over US Sales

General Motors Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

General Motors Co. posted a quarterly sales gain, and Ford Motor Co. sales fell less than expected. But both are having trouble shrugging off concerns that the U.S. auto market is taking a turn for the worse.

October 2, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Ford to Begin Autonomous Vehicle Testing in Texas

Ford Logo Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co. will begin testing self-driving cars in Austin, Texas. The automaker said Sept. 25 it will begin testing there in November, when hybrid Ford Fusions equipped with hardware and software developed by self-driving partner Argo AI will hit Austin roads.

Ian Thibodeau | The Detroit News
September 30, 2019
Business, Logistics

GM Is Now Detroit’s Smallest Auto-Making Employer

General Motors plant Outside of the Lordstown plant in Ohio. (Maddie McGarvey/Bloomberg New)

General Motors Co. now employs fewer union-represented American workers than its domestic rivals for the first time since the United Auto Workers started organizing Detroit’s carmakers eight decades ago.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
August 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

VW, Ford Extend Collaboration to Electric, Self-Driving Cars

Argo Justin Merriman/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. will cooperate on electric and self-driving car technology, sharing costs on a global scale to take a major step forward in the industry’s disruptive transformation.

July 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Ford-VW Alliance Seen Amping Up Pressure on Other Automakers

VW Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

The soon-to-expand alliance between Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG has the potential to transform the global auto industry and increase pressure on other manufacturers developing electric and self-driving cars, analysts said.

Kyle Lahucik | Bloomberg News
July 11, 2019
Business, Technology

Ford Looks to Cash In on Off-Roader Appetite for Fatter Tires

Ford Ford pickup truck (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. is going after a greater cut of a lucrative business: those willing to pay big bucks for pricey pickup accessories such as big, off-road tires and kits to jack up their trucks.

June 27, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Ford to Cut 20% of European Workforce in Sweeping Overhaul

Ford Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co. will eliminate about 20% of its workforce across Europe in a sweeping overhaul to tackle the carmaker’s falling sales in the region and lift weak profitability.

Oliver Sachgau | Bloomberg News
June 27, 2019