Ford

Business, Technology, Logistics

Ford CEO’s Vow for Flawless Launches Tested by High-Stakes F-150

The Ford logo appears on F-150 grilles. Ford's incoming CEO Jim Farley will have his first major test of leadership as the company plans to overhaul factories. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. is gearing up for an intricate, two-phase overhaul of factories for its most profitable vehicle, putting to the test a pledge by incoming CEO Jim Farley for flawless execution.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
August 24, 2020
Business, Technology

Ford to Promote Farley to CEO After Hackett’s Failed Turnaround Bid

James Farley speaks as Jim Hackett listens during an event at CES in Las Vegas in 2018. Jim Farley speaks as Jim Hackett listens during an event at CES in Las Vegas in 2018. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. will promote Jim Farley to CEO on Oct. 1 to replace Jim Hackett, who has elected to retire after his three-year bid to turn around the automaker failed to gain traction.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
August 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Ford, VW Electric Models May Be Delayed by Trade-Secret Fight

The Volkswagen logo sits on an alloy wheel on an automobile in Geneva, Switzerland. The Volkswagen logo sits on an alloy wheel on an automobile in Geneva, Switzerland. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG warned a swirling legal dispute between two South Korean battery suppliers could threaten their plans to start producing electric vehicles in the U.S.

July 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Ford Takes on Tesla With Hands-Free Driving for Electric Mustang

The Ford Motor Co. logo. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. plans to install a hands-free driving system on its electric Mustang Mach-E model coming later this year as it attempts to muscle in on the high-tech turf now dominated by Tesla Inc.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Ford Sees Plants Resuming Pre-Virus Production Within Weeks

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

Ford Motor Co. expects its U.S. plants will come all the way back from coronavirus-related shutdowns within the next month, a top executive said.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
June 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Startup Argo Completes $2.6 Billion Tie-Up With VW

Cameras are seen on the roofs of Argo AI modified Ford Fusion autonomous vehicles. Cameras are seen on the roofs of Argo AI modified Ford Fusion autonomous vehicles in the company's headquarters in Pittsburgh. (Justin Merriman/Bloomberg News)

Argo AI, the self-driving startup tightly aligned with Ford Motor Co., completed an expected tie-up with Volkswagen AG involving a $2.6 billion investment from the German automaker.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
June 2, 2020
Business, Technology, TCA

Ford, Rivian Put Plans for Electric Lincoln on Back Burner

The Ford Motor Co. Michigan Assembly plant stands idle in Wayne, Mich., on March 23. The Ford Motor Co. Michigan Assembly plant stands idle in Wayne, Mich., on March 23. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

Ford and Rivian put their plans on ice to jointly develop a Lincoln-brand electric vehicle, a Lincoln spokeswoman confirmed April 28.

Phoebe Wall Howard | Detroit Free Press
April 29, 2020
Business

GM, Ford Credit Arms May Lose Billions on Used-Car Price Plunge

GM Vehicles are displayed at a car dealership in Illinois in 2019. GM vehicles are displayed at a car dealership in Illinois in 2019. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co.’s and Ford Motor Co.’s finance arms likely face multibillion-dollar losses linked to the dramatic drop in used vehicle prices, JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts said.

April 20, 2020
Business

GM’s Draw-Down Preserves Dividend, Signals Edge Over Ford

Pickup truck frames sit on the assembly line at the GM plant in Flint, Mich., in 2019. Pickup truck frames sit on the assembly line at the GM plant in Flint, Mich., in 2019. (Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. joined Ford Motor Co. in tapping its credit lines to stock up on cash, but the bigger automaker is signaling superiority over its Detroit rival by leaving its dividend intact for now.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
March 24, 2020
Business

Ford Helping GE Make Ventilators, 3M Manufacture Respirators

A 3M face mask. (Brent Lewin/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. is throwing its design and production prowess behind two other manufacturers’ efforts to build more ventilators and respirators for health care workers and first responders.

March 24, 2020

Pages