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Lucid looking for savior, perhaps, after Ford declines to buy company

Lucid looking for savior, perhaps, after Ford declines to buy company

The image of the electric car as the future of passenger vehicles has led to a wealth of start-up companies hoping to cash in on the newest type of automotive propulsion. Starting a company—an automobile company at that—is not an easy task, however. Now Lucid Motors (nee Atieva) may be... read more

July 19, 2017 by -
 
Mark Fields

Ford fires CEO Fields, in part, for lagging on electric cars

It's all the buzz of the auto industry this morning: Ford has fired its CEO Mark Fields and will replace him with Jim Hackett, former CEO of Michigan furniture maker... read more May 22, 2017 by


 
1914 Ford Model T

Alt-fuel history: Ford Model T wasn't designed for multiple fuels, really

The myth surrounding the car that's credited with putting America on wheels simply isn't true: the Ford Model T was never meant to run fuels other than gasoline. The myth has... read more April 28, 2017 by


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric launch, New York City, January 2011 - Nancy Gioia

Most Fords will be hybrid or electric by 2025 ... in China

Ford has aggressive electrification plans for China. In a recent announcement, the U.S. automaker said that 70 percent of the vehicles it sells in the country by 2025 will be... read more April 20, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Q: Why is Tesla worth more than GM? A: The sins of Detroit

It remains unclear whether Tesla will survive as an independent company, given that it's had exactly two profitable quarters in its 12-plus years of existence. And yet, last... read more April 13, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan pursuit-rated police car

What does it take to turn a Ford Fusion Hybrid into a Police Responder?

The hybrid mid-size sedans sold today by Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Toyota are all tuned to provide maximum fuel economy. So what did it take to fashion a... read more April 11, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan pursuit-rated police car

Ford Fusion becomes first police pursuit-rated hybrid car

Ford made a big splash last year when it announced it would launch 13 new electrified vehicles within five years. That was widely misreported as 13 new "electric" vehicles... read more April 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford Focus Electric

Industry should standardize electric-car trip data, Ford says

As in other industries, "big data" is an increasingly common buzzword these days in discussions of electric cars. Last November, several research entities presented relevant... read more February 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla has become a U.S. Big Three carmaker (by market value)

Tesla Motors has spent more than 10 years beating the odds for startup automakers. Most new, independent makers barely survive long enough to produce a handful of vehicles... read more February 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford Escape Titanium 4WD, Kingston, NY, Feb 2017

2017 Ford Escape AWD 1.5-liter gas mileage review

Smaller engines with turbochargers have spread throughout new vehicles as a way to meet the increasingly stringent fuel-efficiency rules that started in 2012. But no maker... read more February 16, 2017 by


 
Ford CEO Mark Fields at CES 2015

Emissions rules could cost 1 million jobs, Ford CEO tells Trump: what's behind that number? (further updated)

Among his actions during a whirlwind first week in office, U.S. President Donald Trump met last week with the CEOs of U.S. automakers Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors... read more February 2, 2017 by


 
Inventev and New Eagle Ford Transit electric conversion

Electric Ford Transit van conversion shown by Inventev at Detroit Auto Show

When an automaker doesn't offer a vehicle for a specific market segment, sometimes the aftermarket will fill in the gap. In the U.S., all-electric commercial vans are one of... read more January 26, 2017 by


 
Ford Transit Custom plug-in hybrid

Ford to test plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van in London

Earlier this month, Ford announced a host of new electrified vehicles, including prototype and production hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric models. Before its... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford F-150

Ford F-150 pickup to get V-6 diesel engine in spring 2018 (updated)

Formerly the domain of heavy-duty pickups, diesel engines are slowly creeping into smaller trucks. Ram arguably started the most recent trend with the 1500's 3.0-liter... read more January 15, 2017 by


 
New Ford GT

When the 'eco' in EcoBoost is so low that gas-guzzler taxes apply

Since Ford launched its line of downsized EcoBoost engines in 2009, the "eco" part of that name has often required an asterisk. That's because some owners have found that... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford Escape SE 4WD Grille

Ford's 13 'electrified' cars are all hybrids, plug-ins, or electric after all

In recent years, Ford has acquired a bit of a reputation for opacity in its dealings with the media. One example was its promise in December 2015 that it would introduce 13... read more January 4, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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