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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

Automakers, union form joint task force to limit coronavirus in the US

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American automakers General Motors, Ford Motor and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) are forming a coronavirus task force together with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union to enhance protections for their workers and limit the spread of coronavirus. The task force, which would be concentrating on areas consisting of vehicle production plans, is being headed by […]

GM, Ford to have white-collar employees work remotely from Monday

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American automakers General Motors and Ford Motor stated on Friday they will have majority of their white-collar workforce operating remotely as of Monday to protect against the increase of the coronavirus. GM CEO Mary Barra informed workers on Friday the automaker is asking all workers and contract workers to work remotely, adding that the company […]

Ford to pay over $30 million for lawsuit over transmissions

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Ford will pay no less than $30 million in a proposed settlement concerning a class-action lawsuit associated with failing transmissions in its Fiesta and Focus vehicles. The lawsuit represents almost 2 million owners and former owners of the cars, which had bad dual-clutch transmissions, the Detroit Free Press reported the incident, citing court documents. Other than the […]

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

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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 partners with Volkswagen, Amazon to build charging network for cars

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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. […]