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Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford to Make Electric Power Units in England

Ford logo Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

LONDON — Ford Motor Co. plans to spend up to $315 million to turn a transmission factory in northwest England into a plant that will make electric power units for cars and trucks sold throughout Europe.

October 18, 2021
Business, Fuel, TCA

Ford Plans Three EV Battery Factories, Auto Plant in Ky., Tenn.

A sign welcoming visitors to Glendale, Ky. A sign welcomes visitors to the tiny town of Glendale, Ky., where Ford and SK Innovation will build a $5.8 billion, 1,500-acre campus to hold two battery plants. (Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press)

In the single largest manufacturing investment in its 118-year-history, Ford Motor Co. on Sept. 27 said it and a partner will invest $11.4 billion and create 11,000 new jobs to build electric vehicles and batteries at two new sprawling campuses in Tennessee and Kentucky.

September 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford Expands Electric-Truck Factory in Michigan as Demand Surges

Ford Expands Electric-Truck Factory in Michigan as Demand Surges Ford F-150 Lightning electric vehicle. (Al Drago/Bloomberg)

Ford Motor Co. is spending $250 million to expand its new factory producing the battery-powered F-150 Lightning as demand surges for the pickup truck, which goes on sale next year.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
September 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

GM, Ford Halt Some Production as Chip Shortage Worsens

GM Idles Truck Plants Again on Chip Shortage After August Sales Slump GM will be closing several plants due to chip shortages. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

DETROIT — The global shortage of computer chips is getting worse, forcing automakers to temporarily close factories including those that build popular pickup trucks..

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
September 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM Sues Ford in Fight Over Branding of Self-Driving Cars

Cruise Origin shuttle logo A logo of the GM Cruise Origin electric driverless shuttle is displayed on the vehicle's door. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

General Motors Co. is suing its competitor Ford Motor Co. for violating a trademarked driver-assist technology that’s used for hands-free features, according to a lawsuit.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2021

Ford Sees Improved Q2 Outlook

Ford marque Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Ford’s second-quarter outlook is improving, with large numbers of customers making reservations for four of its new vehicles.

June 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Analysts Expect Electric F-150 to Capture Commercial Sales

Ford F-150 Lightning 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro. (Ford)

Commercial buyers will be among the fastest adopters of electric pickup trucks like the Ford F-150 Lightning that will go on sale next year, according to industry analysts.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 28, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Ford: Electric Vehicles to Be 40% of Global Sales by 2030

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

Ford expects 40% of its global sales to be battery-electric vehicles by 2030 as it adds billions to what it’s spending to develop them.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
May 28, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

At Ford Visit, Biden Says Future of Autos Is Electric

President Joe Biden speaks at the Ford Rouge EV Center in Dearborn, Mich. President Joe Biden speaks at the Ford Rouge EV Center in Dearborn, Mich. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Without mentioning his predecessor’s name, President Joe Biden criticized former President Donald Trump while visiting a Ford Motor Co. plant in Dearborn, Mich., on May 18, saying Trump’s rollback of fuel standards delayed an inevitable move to electric vehicles.

Todd Spangler and Eric D. Lawrence | Detroit Free Press
May 18, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Biden Takes Spin in Ford’s Electric F-150

President Biden takes the electric Ford F-150 for a test drive President Biden stops to talk to the media as he drives a Ford F-150 Lightning truck at the Ford Dearborn Development Center in Dearborn, Mich., May 18. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

President Joe Biden made an unscheduled stop at a Ford Motor Co. test track outside Detroit on May 18, where he hopped into the company’s new all-electric F-150 pickup truck and took a spin.

Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2021