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Hybrids and EVs are great, but what about those who need a full-size SUV and would still have environmental and fuel consumption concerns? There’s no hybrid for them yet, or at least since the demise of the Chevy Tahoe’s hybrid version. Ford has redeveloped the powertrain of its Expedition SUV to bring this vehicle more […]

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Have you, or has anyone you know ever bought a car hoping to enjoy high mpg claims and then had a hard time meeting the exalted numbers? If a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal has its way, this may become less likely as it will require automakers to road test and prove their presently self-certified […]

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One great way to experience an EV is to show up at one of various test drive events held across the country. One such event will be held this coming weekend in Berkeley, California. The “Experience Electric – The Better Ride” campaign will offer free test drives of the latest electric cars on Saturday, June […]

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Ford Motor Company released its 15th annual Sustainability Report highlighting its commitment to environmentally responsible manufacturing. According to this report, Ford is furthering its commitment to aggressively step up water conservation programs at its global facilities and among the company’s suppliers. Leaders at the company say it is a basic human right to have clean, […]

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Two U.S. retail giants have found a unique way to make cars parts in a more sustainable way: Ford and Heinz. It might seem that tomatoes and cars have nothing in common, aside form the ketchup stains left by your kids. But researchers at Ford Motor Company and H.J. Heinz Company see the possibility of […]

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Ford and Samsung are working together on a dual battery system for hybrid and conventional vehicles. Ford Motor Company and Samsung SDI, an affiliate of Samsung Group, announced June 3 research on different levels of hybrid technology that they said could one day be produced in high volume on non-hybrid vehicles for greater fuel savings. […]

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Self-driving cars as well as new types of driver assistance have a huge impact on the technology needed in a vehicle’s steering wheel. Ford Motor Company announced it is bringing to market a new generation of steering technology that will help make vehicles easier to maneuver at low speeds and in tight spaces. At higher […]

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Ford is putting a lot at stake by switching to aluminum for its new F-150 pickup truck and took unique measures to make sure the new truck would withstand jobsite usage. The move to aluminum is led by the need to save fuel. The company said it sent six prototype pickups – each with an […]

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While reducing engine emissions are one way to reduce a vehicle’s environmental footprint, reducing the manufacturing environmental footprint is also important. The all-new Ford Transit makes its North American debut with more durable paint, thanks to an industry first paint technology now in use at its Kansas City Assembly Plant. This paint also happens to […]

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A consortium of organizations involved in California’s Bay Area wants people to discover electric cars. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and a consortium of electric vehicle organizations launched May 14 a new electric vehicle awareness campaign: “Experience Electric — The Better Ride.” The regional initiative is designed to […]

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