Ford Motor

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
Business, Technology, Autonomous

VW Board Puts Ford Alliance on Agenda for July Meeting

vw Justin Merriman/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board plans to discuss and possibly approve next steps toward expanding an alliance with Ford Motor Co. when it meets in two weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.

June 26, 2019

Car-Parts Plant for Ford, Tesla Resuming Work After Brief Strike

Tesla Noah Berger/Bloomberg News

Workers at a major auto parts plant in Michigan are poised to return to work after a brief strike June 21, alleviating the threat of a supply disruption for carmakers Ford Motor Co., Tesla Inc. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

Kyle Lahucik | Bloomberg News
June 21, 2019

Ford Truck Profits Hide Need for More Cuts, Morgan Stanley Says

Sean Proctor/Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co. may need to cut more than the recently announced 7,000 salaried workers to compensate for slowing auto sales, a situation that’s not readily apparent because its F-Series pickup helped “cover industry blemishes” with $10 billion in pretax earnings last year, Morgan Stanley said.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
May 21, 2019
Business, Technology

Ford Slashing 7,000 Jobs as Disruption Sweeps Auto Industry

Ford A 2017 Ford Motor Co. Super Duty F-250 truck stands near an American flag at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. plans to eliminate about 7,000 salaried jobs — about 10% of its global white-collar workforce — as pressures mount on automakers to keep pace with massive technological shifts amid signs global car demand has peaked.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
May 20, 2019
Business, TCA

Ford Sticks With Hybrids as Other Automakers Rush to All-Electric Vehicles

Woman fuels Ford hybrid Ford 2020 Escape hybrid by

DETROIT — While other automakers — notably crosstown rival General Motors and German giant Volkswagen — shift their focus to vehicles powered by electricity alone, Ford continues to develop and invest in hybrids, which combine gasoline engines with electric batteries.

Mark Phelan | Detroit Free Press
May 17, 2019