Ford Motor Company

  • 2017 Ford F-150

    Ford released plans today for its future portfolio of electified vehicles, including an all-electric SUV with 300 miles of range Perhaps more remarkable, it will offer hybrid versions of both the F-150 pickup truck—previously discussed for 2019 or so—and the Mustang sport coupe. It will also build a plug-in hybrid version of its "Transit Custom," a smaller 1-ton version of the commercial delivery van that's sold in Europe. DON'T MISS: Ford F-150 Hybrid Pickup Truck By 2020 Reconfirmed And in a move sure to please incoming president Donald Trump, it says it will cancel plans for a...

  • 2012 Tesla Model S
    Who Will Own Model E Trademark: Tesla, Or Ford?

    Perhaps the auto world is Wonderland--for, as Alice famously said, it gets curiouser and curiouser. The latest oddity is a report last Sunday from the enthusiast site Ford Authority that Ford Motor Company has filed for a trademark on "Model E." It's odd because reports last summer indicated that...

  • 2013 Ford Focus Electric
    Ford To Partner With University Of Michigan On Electric-Car Battery Lab

    To launch its Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, General Motors chose to build and expand its very own battery lab. Crosstown rival Ford is taking a different route. According to the Detroit News, it will partner with the University of Michigan by helping to fund a laboratory where car...

  • 2014 Ford Fiesta: EcoBoost (European version)
    Sharing Savvy: Smart & Ford Discuss Fuel-Efficient Three-Cylinder Engines

    In spy movies, information is used as a form of currency; it's traded for hostages, treasure, and occasionally, more information. But the practice isn't just limited to films. It takes place in the business world, too, and the auto industry is no exception. According to AutoNews, Ford and Daimler...

  • Tesla Model S with DISRUPT license plate, March 2013 [photo: Sam Villella]
    Should Apple Buy Tesla? Or Would Ford Be A Better Buyer?

    Electric-car maker Tesla is on a roll--its first quarter was profitable, its stock price is soaring, and Consumer Reports gave its Model S a rave review. That has led many writers to compare the company to Apple Inc. [NSDQ:AAPL]. Now one analyst has taken it further: In a Bloomberg column, Chamath...

  • 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012
    Can Ford's C-Max And Fusion Hybrids Really Outsell Toyota?

    Ford's hybrid sales have been on a roll this year, with two new models for 2013 now in showrooms across the country. The company sold almost 30,000 Ford and Lincoln hybrids from January through April, just about triple the number in its best comparable previous period, which was 2011. That led some...

  • Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine. Image: Ford Motor Company

    Ford is showing off the latest addition to its EcoBoost family, using the Frankfurt Auto Show to highlight the technology behind its 1.0-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine.

  • Ford And Toyota To Collaborate On Future Hybrid Development: Breaking

    In a startling announcement, Ford and Toyota announced this morning that the two companies would jointly develop a hybrid system for rear-wheel-drive light trucks and sport utility vehicles. The system would be roughly competitive with the General Motors Two-Mode Hybrid system now used in...

  • Ford Start Concept
    Ford's Gas Mileage Goals Spawn 3-Cylinder Engine, New Hybrids

    Smaller, more efficient engines that equal the power of larger, lazier ones are how automakers all over the world plan to raise fuel economy. Today Ford [NYSE:F] doubled down on engineering as the best way to boost gas mileage, with announcements about three separate technologies it plans to use in...

  • Ford C-Max Energi, first revealed at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show
    Now, You Can Like Ford's Electric Vehicles On Facebook (But Will You Like Them In Real Life?)

    Ford has been burning the midnight oil for several years now, and its hard work is paying off. The automaker's One Ford philosophy has resulted in a slimmer product lineup, two fewer brands, and a healthy bottom line. Ford also boasts a much spiffier brand image among shoppers these days, thanks in...

  • Ford Rouge Assembly Plant, Michigan, where Ford F-150 pickup trucks are built
    Greening The Rouge: Ford's More Sustainable Pickup Plant

    A green roof is not at its most photogenic in a Michigan winter. In fact, it's hardly green at all--more like gray and brown--though it still insulates the building below just as well. But while some of the green aspects of Ford's showcase Rouge assembly plant have succumbed to the January weather...

  • Brighton Earthship Solar Panels by Flickr user Dominic's Pics
    Solar Array, Lithium Cells To Power Part of Ford Focus Plant

    Many houses, stores, and factories across the U.S. now have arrays of photovoltaic solar cells mounted on their roofs. These days, that's hardly news. But Ford's announcement that it will install half a megawatt of power-generating solar panels at its Wayne, Michigan, assembly plant has a new...

  • 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

    Just yesterday, we reported on Ford's first-ever 300 hp/30 mpg ratings for the 2011 Mustang. The company has vowed to achieve best-in-class fuel economy numbers for every new model it launches. Certainly the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid clears that bar, trouncing any other mid-size sedan with an EPA fuel economy rating of 41 mpg city, 36 mpg highway. Camry Hybrid lags behind By comparison, the Toyota Camry Hybrid gets 33/34 mpg, and the Nissan Altima hybrid is rated at 35/33 mpg. Now Ford [NYSE:F] sales data shows that the Fusion Hybrid is bringing in more buyers new to Ford than ever before, with...

  • Small cars as share of overall U.S. industry, 2000-2009, Ford Motor Co.
    Small Vehicles Will Be Largest Part Of U.S. Market By 2013, Ford Says

    Today we were in Michigan to learn quite a lot about the 2011 Ford Fiesta--absolutely none of which we're allowed to share with you today. (Soon, soon!) Yesterday, though, Ford's George Pipas presented data to journalists in New York that shows what Ford thinks about the future of small vehicles...

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