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 […]

General Motors, Ford and Fiat target May 18 restart date in the US

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General Motors, Ford Motor and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are targeting May 18 to restart some production at their U.S. plants after shutting down plants in March because of the spread of the coronavirus, the Wall Street Journal reported. Executives from the companies in recent times tentatively settled on the timeline after talks with the leaders […]

Airbus and Ford say they can make more ventilators if UK ups order

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A group of companies, including Airbus and Ford, could make more than the current government order of 20,000 ventilators and keep making once normal operations begin to restart, the head of the project informed Reuters on Tuesday. Several engineering, aerospace, automotive and Formula One companies have joined each other to produce the equipment in order […]

Ford converts Michigan plant into ventilator factory, promising 50,000 devices by July

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The Ford Motor’s Rawsonville Plant located in Michigan is being converted into a ventilator factory, as hospitals fighting the coronavirus have reported about shortages of the life-saving devices. Ford expects to start building the devices this month and increasing it to 7,200 a week.  The company has promised to provide 50,000 ventilators by July 4, which may be […]

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 […]