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Ford Motor Company Announces a Fully-Electric Transit Van, it Will Debut as a 2022 Model

Ford Motor Company Announces a Fully-Electric Transit Van, it Will Debut as a 2022 Model

Ford Motor Company's Transit van is going fully-electric and will join the upcoming electric Mustang-inspired Mach-E SUV and F-150 pickup as Ford’s latest fully-electric models in development.

FutureCar Staff 2020-03-03 17:00 PT

Ford & EV Startup Rivian are Building the First Fully-Electric Luxury Lincoln SUV

Ford & EV Startup Rivian are Building the First Fully-Electric Luxury Lincoln SUV

With some automakers behind the curve on electric vehicles, forming partnerships with promising EV startups is one way to gain some ground on Tesla. The Ford Motor Company officially announced that it will work with Plymouth, Michigan-based company electric truck startup Rivian to built the first fully-electric SUV under its luxury Lincoln nameplate.

Eric Walz2020-01-29 11:45 PT

Reservations Are Full for the First Edition of Ford’s Electric Mach-E Mustang-inspired Crossover

Reservations Are Full for the First Edition of Ford’s Electric Mach-E Mustang-inspired Crossover

The fully-electric Mach-E crossover will be the first Ford vehicle other than the original Mustang, which debuted in 1964, to wear the iconic pony badge. On Monday, Ford shared some reservation details, which offers a glimpse into just what some of the first Mach-E customers are looking for.

Eric Walz2019-12-30 17:45 PT

Ford Dealerships Across the U.S. Begin Training Technicians to Service the Fully-Electric Mach-E

Ford Dealerships Across the U.S. Begin Training Technicians to Service the Fully-Electric Mach-E

Although the Ford Mach-E doesn’t arrive until later next year, the company's dealership service departments are training technicians to safely service Ford's first mass-market electric vehicle.

FutureCar Staff 2019-12-26 16:00 PT

Ford to Invest $1.45 Billion in Two Michigan Plants to Support Production of the New Bronco and Hybrid & Electric F-150 Pickups

Ford to Invest $1.45 Billion in Two Michigan Plants to Support Production of the New Bronco and Hybrid & Electric F-150 Pickups

Detroit automaker Ford Motor Co is making a significant investment in two Detroit plants to build the new Ford Bronco SUV and to ready production for the first plug-in hybrid and electric F-150 pickups. The investment will add 3,000 new jobs and supports the company’s expansion into electric and autonomous vehicles.

Eric Walz2019-12-17 14:00 PT

Ford Officially Confirms the 'Mustang Mach-E' Name for its First Fully-Electric SUV

Ford Officially Confirms the 'Mustang Mach-E' Name for its First Fully-Electric SUV

Ford Motor Company has confirmed its new Mustang-inspired crossover will be called the “Mustang Mach-E” and the fully-electric SUV will finally be revealed on Sunday at a special event in Los Angeles ahead of the 2019 LA Auto Show.

Eric Walz2019-11-14 10:05 PT

Ford is Launching the Largest EV Charging Network in the U.S.

Ford is Launching the Largest EV Charging Network in the U.S.

Ford announced today is offering its electric vehicle customers access to North America’s largest electric vehicle public charging network that includes more than 12,000 charging locations and more than 35,000 charge plugs, more than any other automaker the company says.

Eric Walz2019-10-17 11:25 PT

Everything We Know About Ford’s Mustang-Inspired Electric Crossover

Everything We Know About Ford’s Mustang-Inspired Electric Crossover

Here's everything we know about the highly anticipated Mustang-inspired e-SUV.

Manish Kharinta2019-10-12 12:30 PT

Ford Motor Co Forms New Joint Venture with Indian Automaker Mahindra

Ford Motor Co Forms New Joint Venture with Indian Automaker Mahindra

Ford Motor Co announced today a new joint venture with Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra. The joint venture will distribute Ford branded vehicles in India, and both Ford and Mahindra vehicles in other “high-growth” markets around the world, Ford said.

FutureCar Staff 2019-10-01 11:45 PT

Ford Motor Co to Deploy its Self-Driving Cars in Austin, TX with Argo AI

Ford Motor Co to Deploy its Self-Driving Cars in Austin, TX with Argo AI

Ford Motor Co announced today it has selected the city of Austin, Texas as the third launch market for its self-driving vehicles. The Texas city joins Miami-Dade County and Washington, D.C. where the company is testing its driverless cars.

Eric Walz2019-09-25 11:30 PT

Ford Motor Co is Selling its Canvas Car Subscription Business

Ford Motor Co is Selling its Canvas Car Subscription Business

Ford announced today it is selling off its Canvas vehicle subscription service, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Credit Company. Ford is selling Canvas to vehicle subscription app Fair. As part of the deal, California-based Fair will acquire all of the assets of Canvas.

FutureCar Staff 2019-09-12 15:45 PT

Ford Motor Co Develops a Unique Way to Keep Self-Driving Vehicle Sensors Bug-Free

Ford Motor Co Develops a Unique Way to Keep Self-Driving Vehicle Sensors Bug-Free

In a recent blog post, Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle Systems Core Supervisor, Venky Krishnan shared some details of how the company working to keep insects away from it autonomous vehicle sensors.

Eric Walz2019-09-11 19:03 PT

U.S. Launches Antitrust Probe into California Automaker Emissions Agreement

U.S. Launches Antitrust Probe into California Automaker Emissions Agreement

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the decision of four automakers in July to reach a voluntary agreement with California to adopt state emissions standards violated antitrust law, people briefed on the matter said on Friday.

FutureCar Staff 2019-09-06 09:00 PT

Ford Acquires Robotics Company to Speed up the Development of Self-Driving Cars

Ford Acquires Robotics Company to Speed up the Development of Self-Driving Cars

The Ford Motor Company, with its recently acquired autonomous driving arm Argo.AI, is racing to be the first major automaker to mass-deploy self-driving cars by 2021—the company’s self-imposed deadline. To help Ford achieve its goal, the Detroit automaker has acquired a relatively unknown Michigan defense contractor with experience in robotics.

Eric Walz2019-07-30 11:45 PT

Ford to Upgrade Chicago Plant to Produce SUVs, Hiring 450 Workers

Ford to Upgrade Chicago Plant to Produce SUVs, Hiring 450 Workers

On Monday, the Ford Motor Co said it would invest $50 million upgrading a Chicago facility to partially assemble hybrid electric SUVs and vehicles for police use, adding 450 jobs.

FutureCar Staff 2019-07-22 16:05 PT

Ford, Volkswagen Promise Details on Electric & Autonomous Vehicle Partnership

Ford, Volkswagen Promise Details on Electric & Autonomous Vehicle Partnership

Automakers Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG said on Thursday they are expanding their global alliance. Further details on a technology-sharing agreement are expected to be announced at New York press conference on Friday.

FutureCar Staff 2019-07-11 17:42 PT

Ford Invests $500 Million in Electric Truck Startup Rivian, Is There an Electric F-150 Coming Soon?

Ford Invests $500 Million in Electric Truck Startup Rivian, Is There an Electric F-150 Coming Soon?

Electric adventure vehicle maker Rivian is set to become a major player in the electric vehicle space after announcing a $500 million strategic investment from the Ford Motor Company. The two companies will work together on new electric truck that will be built on Rivian’s flexible EV “skateboard platform.”

Eric Walz2019-04-24 12:21 PT

Ford & Baidu to Test Self-Driving Cars in China

Ford & Baidu to Test Self-Driving Cars in China

The Ford Motor Company and China’s Baidu launched a two-year project on Wednesday to test self-driving vehicles on Chinese roads. The move is another partnership between a tech company and established automaker in the race to develop autonomous driving technology.

Eric Walz2018-10-31 10:50 PT

Ford Motor Co to Invest $4 Billion in a New Division for Autonomous Vehicle Development

Ford Motor Co to Invest $4 Billion in a New Division for Autonomous Vehicle Development

U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co is committing billions of dollars to develop self-driving technology. The company announced today a new division, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, designed to speed up and capitalize on the development of electric vehicles, self-driving technology and smart mobility services.

Derrick Smith2018-07-24 11:41 PT

Ford Motor Co Teaming up with Baidu on AI-Powered Smart Cars

Ford Motor Co Teaming up with Baidu on AI-Powered Smart Cars

U.S. carmaker Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it signed a letter of intent with China’s internet search giant Baidu to develop artificial intelligence (AI) and smart connectivity in cars.

Eric Walz2018-06-27 16:45 PT

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