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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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Yesterday Ford said it will invest $4.5 billion for electrified vehicle technologies in plans that include bringing 13 new electrified cars to market by 2020. At a press conference held at its Dearborn, Mich. headquarters, Ford CEO Mark Fields reaffirmed the auto giant’s commitment to electrified vehicles as he discussed plans to electrify over 40 […]

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Ford has already produced five million EcoBoost-powered engines. Ford announced it has hit a production milestone with its fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine technology: late last week, the 5-millionth vehicle powered by a Ford EcoBoost engine rolled off the assembly line at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. EcoBoost was first launched in 2009 on the Ford […]

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Ford’s Fusion Hybrid has been named U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hybrid Car for Families. This is the fourth year in a row the hybrid version of the Fusion receives this recognition. The award is said to be based on professional automotive reviews, safety and reliability ratings, seating and cargo volume, and the availability […]

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Ford is now building the all-new twin-scroll 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines in the U.S. The official U.S. production start was celebrated Friday, March 6. The units destined to find a spot under the hood of North American Ford products will be built at the company’s Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio. Production of these engines […]

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Ford announced the all-new Focus RS, a high-performance road car that debuts Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control, which contributes to performance never before seen in a Focus RS. The all-new Focus RS is equipped with a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine producing, per Ford, well in excess of 315 horsepower. EcoBoost is […]

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Ford is expanding its Silicon Valley presence with the opening of its Palo Alto’s Research and Innovation Center. Ford said the opening of this new Research and Innovation Center allows the company to grow its global research team and accelerate its innovation in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data. SEE ALSO: Ford […]

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