August 17th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Ford says it will have self driving cars on the road by 2021. Like the Google car, they will have no controls for human drivers. At first, they will be available only to ride hailing and car sharing services in selected cities.
August 16th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Ganesh Srivats, Tesla's vice president for sales in North America, hints that the company is ready to introduce a complete rethink of its sales model. As tantalizing as that may be, Srivats declined to offer any details or timeline.
August 3rd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
The Chevy Volt is the first car with a plug to sell more than 100,000 units in the US market. The LEAF is second and the Tesla Model S is third in sales volume.
August 1st, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Ford says its business and profits may be down considerably for the rest of this year, due in part to new incentive programs needed to keep its F 150 pickup trucks selling in high volumes.
July 22nd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
A new program will make $4.5 billion in federal loan guarantees available to promote a new system of nationwide EV charging stations. The objective is to reduce range anxiety for EV drivers.
July 19th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Ford Motor Company is researching ways to use the byproducts of tequila production to make bioplastic parts for its cars. Bioplastics could significantly reduce the world's need for oil.
June 9th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Jim Farley, who is the head of European operations at Ford, says that the regulations imposed by the European Union [&hellip
May 9th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Pickup truck sales are booming and so are profits. Manufacturers are making plans to boost production. But are we beginning to see the beginning of "peak pickup" in America
April 29th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Ford CEO Mark Fields says his company wants to be a leader in electric car manufacturing. If so, the company is keeping its plans super secret.
April 28th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Ford, Volvo, Uber, Lyft, and Google have formed a new group that will lobby federal regulators regarding regulations for self driving cars. They worry about individual states creating a confusing patchwork of contrary rules
April 18th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Ford says it has no plans to offer an electric car with 200 miles of range to compete with the Tesla Model 3 or Chevy Bolt. Instead, it will increase the range of the Focus Electric from 76 mile to 100 miles.
April 13th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Ford says it will spend a billion dollars to build a new, state of the art Design Center in Dearborn, Michigan near its world headquarters. The 7.5 million square foot facility will take 10 years to complete.
April 12th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Ford may use a new factory in Mexico to build its Model E. The car will use one chassis for hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric models.