Volkswagen board officially agrees with Ford alliance projects

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Volkswagen stated on Thursday its supervisory board had accepted several projects in a multibillion-dollar alliance with Ford Motor that was first declared last July. The German automaker said various contracts between the two automakers were nearing completion and would be signed soon. Among the shared projects specified by Volkswagen include a midsize pickup to be […]

General Motors, Ford turn to fast-payment programs to aid suppliers

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General Motors and Ford Motor are utilizing fast-payment programs set up with financial lenders to help cash-strapped small suppliers survive production shutdowns caused by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Keeping small suppliers afloat financially is important for the automakers as they try to resume North American factories and generate cash from sales of large […]

Ford closes two U.S. assembly plants because of COVID-19 infections

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Ford Motor on Wednesday shut down two U.S. assembly plants as the coronavirus pandemic is wreaking early havoc with the automaker’s plan to resume North American production and start making its most profitable automobiles again. Ford closed its Dearborn, Michigan, plant because of a positive COVID-19 test by one worker, while its Chicago assembly plant […]

Ford issues three safety recalls in North America

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Ford Motor is issuing three safety recalls in North America. The three recalls are as follows:  Select 2020 Ford Expedition and 2020 Lincoln Navigator vehiclesAffected vehicles are geared up with nonfunctioning Pre-Collision Assist features, consisting of Forward Collision Warning, Dynamic Brake Support and Automatic Emergency Braking. This condition may avoid notifications to the driver showing […]

Most U.S. dealers of Ford got federal payroll protection loans

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Most of Ford Motor’s U.S. dealers got payroll protection loans from the U.S. government during this ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the automaker’s chief operating officer stated on Thursday. Early in the outbreak, Ford made sure that its American dealers applied with the U.S. Small Business Administration for federal loans to protect their payrolls and workers, Jim […]

Ford ventures saw sales growth in April in China as market rebounds

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Two ventures of U.S. automaker Ford Motor in China have reported year-on-year sales increase for April, showing that the world’s biggest auto market has started to recover from coronavirus crisis. Ford’s major joint venture with Chongqing Changan Automobile sold 20,465 vehicles in April, increasing 38.3% from the same period a year earlier, Changan stated in […]

Ford makes face masks, face shields in the UK to allow workers in Europe to work safely

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Ford Motor is producing face masks in the U.K. and face shields at other Ford plants in Europe as part of initiatives to provide a safe working environment for workers performing essential roles at Ford facilities in Europe during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.  Production of personal protective equipment is currently underway at Ford centers in […]