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Ford Unveils Updated F-150, Adds Hybrid Model

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

Ford Motor Co. has unveiled the updated version of its flagship F-150 pickup, revealing a truck almost identical in size with the previous model but with far more technology.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
June 26, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Ford Recalls About 2.5 Million Vehicles for Latch, Brake Troubles

The Ford company logo stands over a row of vehicles in a Colorado dealership. The Ford company logo stands over a row of vehicles in a Colorado dealership. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

Ford is recalling about 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because of a nagging door latch problem and a brake fluid leak.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
June 11, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford Plans Electric Version of Transit Cargo Van

Ford Transit cargo van A gasoline-powered version of Ford's Transit van. The company plans to start selling an electric model. (Ford Motor Co.)

Ford Motor Co. plans to manufacture an electric version of its popular Transit cargo van for the 2022 model year.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
March 3, 2020

Ford COO Sees 2009 Crisis Flashback on Faces of Colleagues

Jim Farley Jim Farley by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Ford Motor Co.’s recently appointed chief operating officer said the struggling automaker is operating with the same sense of urgency and crisis that kept the company out of bankruptcy a decade ago.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2020
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

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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