Further With Ford: 6 Things To Look Forward To From Ford

A couple of weeks ago I was flown out to Dearborn, Michigan to spend a few days with Ford Motor Company at their Further with Ford conference. This was my fourth conference that Ford paid to bring me to, and right up front I want to let you, the readers, know that Ford paid for my flight, hotel, and all the warmed-over catering I could eat.

This was more than a blogger day camp, though at times that is what it felt like as Ford trotted out big names like Bill Ford Jr. and CEO Alan Mulally to talk shop with us. That said, I’ve come up with a list of six things I learned at the conference, and what to look for from Ford in the coming years.

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EXCLUSIVE: Next Ford Escape to Use Recycled Plastic Bottles for Carpeting

Ford has just announced that the next-generation Ford Escape will use 25 recycled 20-ounce plastic bottles in the carpeting of

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Giveaway Alert: Win A 1-Year Membership/$250 Drive Time for Car Sharing Service Zipcar

One of the nice things about being a part of the automotive media(however small a part that is) are the perks, and a chance to pass on the generosity of major automakers. In an attempt to curry favor with the public, and offer people an opportunity to explore car sharing for themselves,car sharing service ZipCar is offering a one-year membership to its car sharing service, with Ford providing $250 of drive time!

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Toyota, Ford Team Up On Truck Hybrid Tech

Despite the recent influx of hybrid and electric cars, there’s been virtually no news on hybridized large vehicles i.e. SUVs and trucks. Until today’s joint announcement from Ford and Toyota, that is. The two automakers have pledged to join forces and develop a rear-wheel drive hybrid system for large vehicles that will maintain their utility.

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