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What is it with Ford and its factory roofs? First in 2010, a 500-kw solar panel system was installed on the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. where — coincidentally of course — the company’s range of electrified compact vehicles are assembled. Next, a living roof was installed on the World HQ building in 2012 […]

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It may have just landed on our shores, but Ford’s small 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine is Europe’s best-selling turbocharged gasoline engine for the first six months of 2014. This statement is based according to Ford’s own figures. Ford explained this year, one in every five vehicles Ford sold in Europe was equipped with a 1.0-liter EcoBoost. […]

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As part of autonomous vehicles’ development, features that can be integrated in today’s cars like brake assist need to work all around the world. With this in mind, Ford went to Paris to test its emergency braking assist system. Ford said it has put its automatic braking technology, Active City Stop, to the test in […]

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Eight major automakers and 15 utilities organized by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are demonstrating a standards-based, open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). The manufacturers involved said the open platform will simplify and streamline vehicle-to-grid (V2G) communications, enabling PEVs to provide grid services and increasing the overall value proposition of plug-in […]

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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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