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Lucid Motors is looking for outside investors and may sell the company to Ford. The California-based luxury electric car startup is looking for a new round of capital finance to get its Arizona plant ready for production. One of these talks has been centered on the possibility of an outright buyout by Ford Motor Co. […]

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We’re just 10 years away from most new cars being autonomous, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. “It will be rare for a car to be produced in 10 years’ time that is not autonomous,” he said. Autocar reported that he was speaking at the summer meeting of the National Governance Association. That’s the organization […]

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Ford has been seen testing an Escape plug-in hybrid believed to be coming in the next year or two. The “Escape Energi” builds on lessons learned from a prior generation of experimental plug-in Escapes, and no doubt merges tech from its current plug-in Fusion and C-Max. Tech details are otherwise absent, but without citing a […]

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Today the most efficient gas-powered pickups are rated for only 22 mpg and while plug-in tech could easily double that or more, thus far only startups are announcing plans to do so. While legacy automakers raise prices on incrementally improved conventional tech, and report increased sales for pickups and SUVs – all while petitioning President […]

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Mark Fields was at the helm of Ford since mid-2014. Replacing Fields as Ford CEO is Jim Hackett, former CEO of Steelcase Inc. Hackett has led Ford Smart Mobility LLC since March 2016 and served on the American automaker’s board from 2013 to 2016. Ford said in its official statement that Fields “is retiring,” but […]

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Soon, a fender bender may be repaired by hitting “Print”. Ford is piloting a room-sized 3D printer from Stratasys at its Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn, the company announced yesterday. Designed to print parts of varying sizes and complexity, the initial applications include prototypes for designers and limited-edition runs of panels and parts for […]

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Uber’s self-driving cars returned to the streets of San Francisco yesterday, but this time with their self-driving mode disabled and will be used for mapping purposes only. The five Ford Fusions, which had previously been used in a Pittsburgh, Pa. self-driving pilot program, will have human drivers controlling the cars at all times. “These cars […]

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DETROIT — Ford wants consumers to think of it as both an automotive company and a mobility company. To that end, it used its press conference at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit to discuss its City of Tomorrow plan, among other news. After confirming the return of the Ranger pickup and […]

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Yesterday, kicking off the Detroit auto show a day early, Ford took the wraps off the updated 2018 F-150 half-ton pickup truck that will offer a 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine option. The new engine, called the Lion, will be a variant of the 3.0-liter diesels Ford builds for Land Rover and Jaguar vehicles that […]

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A Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype will take the stage at next week’s North American Auto Show in Detroit. The mention of the hybrid taxi was buried in a Ford announcement earlier this week along with a hybrid F-150 pickup, a 300-mile all-electric SUV, two hybrid police vehicles and a hybrid autonomous car. Ford […]

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