Post-crisis support for U.S. customers ‘would be appropriate’, says Ford

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Ford Motor’s U.S. sales chief stated on Thursday the automaker believes some level of government encouragement will be needed for consumers once the coronavirus pandemic is diminished and that the crisis will spur a permanent shift toward more online vehicle sales in the country. “It’s hard to figure out how long and what the lingering […]

Fiat Chrysler, GM try discounts, online buying to lift declining U.S. sales

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With auto showrooms closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors moved to reboot demand with seven-year, no-interest loans and programs permitting customers to purchase vehicles online. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s new “Drive Forward” marketing program consists of online shopping tools that will for the first time let U.S. consumers to finish […]

Britain orders 10,000 ventilators made by Ford, Airbus and Rolls-Royce

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Britain has placed an order for 10,000 ventilators which will be made by a consortium of companies consisting of Ford Motor, Airbus and Rolls-Royce as part of efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Governments across the world are attempting to increase the number of ventilators which are mechanical breathing devices capable of blowing air and […]

Ford, General Electric to produce 50,000 ventilators in 100 days

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Ford Motor stated on Monday it will produce 50,000 ventilators during the next 100 days at a plant located in Michigan. The automaker will cooperate with General Electric’s healthcare unit, and can then construct 30,000 every month as needed to treat patients affected with the coronavirus. Ford stated the simplified ventilator design, which is licensed […]

Ford, GM, Tesla can go ahead with making ventilators, says Trump

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U.S. President Donald Trump stated on Sunday that American automakers such as Ford Motor, General Motors and Tesla Inc have been given the green light in making ventilators and other objects required during the coronavirus crisis. “Ford, General Motors and Tesla are being given the go ahead to make ventilators and other metal products, FAST! […]

Ford suspending production in Brazil, Argentina due to coronavirus outbreak

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Ford Motor on Thursday stated it will postpone production in Brazil and Argentina starting next week because of the coronavirus outbreak, joining General Motors and Mercedes Benz which have also announced such measures in Brazil. Brazil automakers initially thought they would have to suspend production in April, but the spread of coronavirus has forced faster […]

GM, Ford talking to Trump administration on medical equipment production

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General Motors and Ford Motor stated on Wednesday they were talking with White House officials about how they could support production of medical equipment such as ventilators that may be required to combat the coronavirus outbreak. GM CEO Mary Barra talked with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow about the issue after the automaker announced […]

Ford suspends American production through March 30 due to coronavirus

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Production at sites in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will be affected. After Thursday evening shifts, Ford will temporarily suspend production at manufacturing sites located in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. through March 30. The automaker said they will “thoroughly clean its facilities to protect its workforce and boost containment efforts for the COVID-19 coronavirus“. Roughly 4,100 […]