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Have you ever given thought to buying an electrified vehicle but realized what you wanted in terms of body style or features simply did not exist? We can’t tell you how many times we’ve spoken with people who – not knowing how limited the green car market is – have said they’d buy an electrified […]

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Perhaps befitting its status as a relative newcomer to the industry, Tesla is facing high warranty costs due to problems with quality. Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised investors that the company will be profitable in 2016, but in order to do so, the company must cut down on warranty costs that are higher than those […]

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Ford has revealed its all-new EcoBlue diesel engine, saying that it is cleaner and more efficient than its predecessor. The new 2.0-liter EcoBlue is taking over from the 2.2-liter Duratorq powerplant, and Ford says that fuel efficiency has been improved by 13 percent thanks to a new crankshaft, camshaft and belt-in-oil system. A new turbocharger […]

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Ford was one of the first customers to receive a Tesla Model X and the brand paid a $55,000 markup to make it happen. In total, Ford spent $199,950 on a Model X according to Bloomberg, which is about $55,000 over what the MSRP is for the vehicle. Ford’s Model X was the 64th unit […]

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Ford has announced plans to transform its Dearborn headquarters in Michigan. The goal is to make the American automaker’s Dearborn facilities into a modern, green and high-tech campus, helping foster innovation to drive Ford’s transition to an auto and mobility company. The transformation is expected to take 10 years to complete and will colocate 30,000 […]

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Tesla wanted to call the Model 3 the Model E, but Ford, which trademarked the name in 2013 before Tesla did, blocked that, and new reports suggest why this was. Ford is reportedly working on a hybrid model under that name that is meant to be a Toyota-Prius fighter, and it’s possible this car could […]

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Ford is making a bold claim with its newest service, FordPass. As the company focuses on transforming into an auto and mobility company, the American automaker has announced FordPass, a platform that “aims to do for car owners what iTunes did for music fans,” Ford said. The service will launch in April and will be […]

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Ford and Google are in discussions that may lead to plans for Ford to build autonomous cars for Google. According to a report published yesterday by Automotive News, sources with knowledge of the project said the two companies have been in negotiations “for a long time,” and an announcement regarding the venture could come as […]

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Hybrid technology patent holder Paice and the affiliated Abell Foundation have settled an infringement suit with Hyundai and Kia over technology used in their hybrid Sonata and Optima. After an eight-day jury trial in October, Maryland-based Paice said its suit filed in 2012 over 2011 model year cars was ruled in its favor and it […]

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Today Ford said that a hybrid version of its popular F-series trucks would be built by the end of the decade. The revelation came while CEO Mark Fields was discussing the company’s recent announcement of a $4.5 billion investment in developing 13 new electrified vehicles, and he gave the briefest mention of the hybridized F-Series […]

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