Trump nominates former Ford executive to be new U.S. energy secretary

The U.S. Department of Energy stated on Thursday that President Donald Trump had officially nominated Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, a former vice president of Ford Motor and Louisiana state energy regulator, to lead the department. If confirmed by the Senate, Brouillette will take the position of Rick Perry, who stated last month he would […]

Ford has other plans for electric cars, new UAW agreement tells

Ford logo in their auto plant

Ford may be moving its electric car strategy, the recent agreement with UAW tells Ford Motor’s tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers (UAW) suggests that a plan to bring electric vehicle production to Flat Rock, Michigan, factory that produces the Ford Mustang and Lincoln Continental has been modified. Ford announced in March that the factory would start building […]

Ford to slash 450 jobs at Canada plant on Flex, Lincoln MKT production halt

Ford logo in their auto plant

Ford Motor will slash about 450 jobs at its Oakville assembly plant in Ontario, as the automaker discontinues production of the Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT, Canada’s largest private-sector union Unifor stated on Monday. Ford’s move to halt production of the crossovers comes as the company is increasing its truck and utility lineup and shedding […]

Ford partners with Volkswagen, Amazon to build charging network for cars

Amazon

Ford Motor stated on Thursday it was collaborating with Volkswagen AG and Amazon.com to give its future electric car consumers a range of charging options from highways to homes. The network of charging stations are going to be the largest in North America with 12,000 locations and over 35,000 charge plugs, Ford stated. The No. […]

Ex Ford and Tesla officials join German electric van maker

StreetScooter

The German electric van maker StreetScooter has recruited executives from Tesla and Ford to assist drive its worldwide expansion. Peter Bardenfleth-Hansen, who worked in Tesla’s first European Tesla team, and Ulrich Stuhec, has joined the Streetscooter, the company stated in a news release. Streetscooter is a subsidiary of the German company Deutsche Post. Bardenfleth-Hansen is going […]

Ford self-driving cars to be introduced in Austin in 2021

Ford self-driving cars

Ford Motor stated on Wednesday it will include Austin, Texas, to the short list of cities where it prepares to start a commercial transportation service utilizing automated vehicles in 2021. The U.S. automaker earlier stated it would start transporting people and goods in automated vehicles in Miami and Washington. Ford’s self-driving system, currently being tested […]

Ford recalls 322,000 cars due to battery fire risk

Ford is recalling about 322,000 cars whose batteries could catch fire because of acid leakage, trade publication kfz-betrieb reported on Monday, mentioning Germany’s KBA federal motor authority. According to the report, the recall covers Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy vehicles made between Feb. 13, 2014 and Feb. 11, 2019, including about 101,000 cars were affected in […]