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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    Ford Motor plans to assemble new generation EVs in Valencia, Spain for Europe
    US carmaker Ford Motor has selected its plant located in Valencia, Spain as the suitable facility to assemble vehicles based on its next generation electric vehicle (EV) architecture for Europe, the company announced on 22 June 2022. “Pending product approval, the Valencia plant could produce b...
    23-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Ford recalls vehicles in North America citing roll away concerns in ‘park’ position
    Ford is recalling vehicles in the US and Canada that can roll away due to a faulty or missing component that prevents the vehicle from shifting into the intended gear or when the driver selects the ‘park’ position, Reuters reported on 15 June. According to a filing to the National Highwa...
    16-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    Ford recalls around 49,000 Mustang Mach-Es over safety defect resulting in power loss
    Ford Motor is recalling about 49,000 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States caused by an overheating issue, which could result in a loss of propulsion power, Reuters reported on 14 June. DC fast charging and repeated wide-open pedal events could cause the battery main contactors...
    15-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    Solid Power plans to ship first solid-state battery cells to BMW, Ford by end-2022
    Solid Power, Inc., a leading developer of solid-state battery cells for electric vehicles, announced on 6 June 2022 that it plans to ship solid-state battery cells to BMW and Ford Motor Company by the end of 2022 as part of automotive qualification testing. However, prior to that the company plan...
    07-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Ford plans to invest USD3.7 billion across Michigan, Ohio and Missouri plants
    The maker of all-electric F-150 Lightning pick-up trucks Ford Motor Company has announced that it plans to invest USD3.7 billion on its manufacturing facilities located in Michigan, Ohio and Missouri in the US as part of its strategy to increase production capacity for electric vehicles (EVs) and de...
    03-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Avanci enters patent license agreement for wireless technologies with Ford Motor
    Avanci has announced a patent license agreement with Ford Motor Company, according to a company press release dated 31 May. Under the agreement, Ford will have access to all 4G, 3G, and 2G standard essential patents provided by the 49 participating patent holders through Avanci's licensing program. ...
    Tata Motors acquires Ford’s Sanand factory in Gujarat, India to expand production
    Indian automaker Tata Motors’ subsidiary Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd (TPEML) has signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ford India Pvt Ltd (FIPL) and the Government of Gujarat for acquiring the latter’s passenger vehicle manufacturing plant in Sanand, Gujarat, news p...
    German court bans sales and production of connected Ford vehicles
    A court in Germany has banned the sales and production of Ford connected cars, Reuters reported on 21 May. The decision is part of a lawsuit over the violation of wireless technology patents. While the verdict by the Munich regional court is not legally binding and can be appealed, an EUR227...
    Ford commits to 10% of steel and aluminum purchases to be near-zero carbon by 2030
    Detroit automaker Ford announced via press release on 25 May that it was committing to purchase a minimum of 10% near-zero carbon neutral steel and aluminum by 2030 as part of its new membership within the First Movers Coalition global initiative. The Coalition aims to harness purchasing power an...
    Ford trials connected vehicle technology using geofencing in Germany
    Ford has announced that it is trialing connected vehicle technology using geofencing, according to its press release on 24 May. Ford’s Geofencing Speed Limit Control system could help drivers avoid speeding fines and make roads safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and other vulnerable road users (VRUs...
    Ford recalls select Mustang Mach-E EVs over software issue
    Ford has recalled 464 dual-motor all-wheel-drive (AWD) Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles (EVs) due to software snag which could result in the EV entering “a speed limited state.” According to the CNET report on 23 May, the recall affects 464 vehicles manufactured from model year (MY) 2021 onward....
    24-May-2022 News Recalls
    Ford recalls F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks in the US over faulty driver’s airbag
    Ford Motor is recalling more than 310,000 F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks citing faulty driver’s airbag that may not deploy during an impact, Autoevolution reported on 19 May. The faulty deployment is due to dust ingress into the steering wheel resulting in friction at the clock spring ribbon ca...
    23-May-2022 News Recalls
    BMW joins Ford, GM in DTE Energy’s Smart Charge Program
    DTE Energy has announced that the German automaker BMW has joined General Motors and Ford Motor Company in the second year of the DTE Smart Charge program, an initiative to optimize electric vehicle (EV) charging to help reduce stress on the energy grid, according to a press release published by DTE...
    Ford recalls over 250,000 units of Explorer SUVs in US over driveshaft issue
    Ford Motor Co. has announced a recall for more than 250,000 Explorer sport utility vehicles (SUVs), citing a faulty driveshaft that when parked into shift can roll away unexpectedly, The Associated Press reported on 29 April. The roll away is caused by the rear axle horizontal mounting bolt that may...
    04-May-2022 News Recalls
    Ford to suspend production at Flat Rock plant amid chip shortage
    Ford Motor Co. has announced that the automaker will suspend production at its Flat Rock plant in Michigan, US, where it assembles the Mustang citing shortage of semiconductor chips, Reuters reported on 28 April. The automaker has delayed shipping of 53,000 vehicles as it awaits final parts held ...
    Ford Motors begins mass production of F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck
    Michigan based automaker Ford Motor Company announced on 16 April 2022 that the company has started mass production of its first ever electric pick-up truck, the all-new F-150 Lightning at its Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, located within Ford’s historic Rouge Complex. The company said that the F-...
    27-Apr-2022 News New Products
    Ford recalls 652,996 pickups, SUVs in US over faulty windshield wipers
    Ford has issued a recall for 652,996 vehicles in the United States over inoperable windshield wipers, saying the wiper arms may break and detach from the vehicle, Automotive News reported on 21 April. The faulty wipers include both the driver- and passenger-side wiper arms.   The recall...
    22-Apr-2022 News Recalls
    Ford Motor’s luxury car arm Lincoln to launch four all-new electric cars by 2026
    Ford Motor Company’s luxury car arm Lincoln plans to launch three all-electric vehicles by 2025 and fourth all-electric model by the end of 2026, the company said on the sidelines of global debut of the Lincoln Star concept on 20 April 2022. The concept of electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) Star...
    22-Apr-2022 News New Products
    Ford Europe joins RSCI, Catena-X Automotive network to create sustainable supply chain
    Ford of Europe announced that the automaker has signed on to two key supply chain initiatives, which aim to establish industry standards for data-sharing between partners and the assessment of sustainability of production sites, according to a press release published by the automaker on 19 April. ...
    Ford inks lithium supply deal with Lake Resources in Argentina
    Ford Motor has signed a preliminary deal to purchase lithium from a Lake Resources facility in Argentina, Reuters reported on 11 April. The development marks the first time Ford has announced its source for the electric vehicle (EV) battery metal, according to the report.  General Motors, BM...
    Ford vehicles with Amazon Alexa get enhanced car control functions
    Ford has announced that customers whose cars feature Amazon Alexa built-in can teach the voice assistant to perform functions based on preferred phrasing due to enhanced Car Control capabilities, a company press release dated 7 April read. The feature uses Alexa’s teachable AI technology. Custo...
    Apple Maps with EV Routing to feature in Ford Mach-E models via Carplay
    Ford Mustang Mach-E owners will be able to use Apple Maps’ electric vehicle (EV) routing, The Verge reported on 21 March. The feature looks at charge level, elevation, and compatible charging stops along the route. MY2022 Mach-E vehicles will have the option to leverage EV route planning using Car...
    Ford recalls 737,000 vehicles in US over issues on software and oil leak
    Ford Motor is set to recall 737,000 vehicles in the United States due to a software snag that could affect braking and a faulty engine oil separator housing that could crack and develop an oil leak potentially leading to an engine fire, Reuters reported on 1 April. The US carmaker is reportedly reca...
    04-Apr-2022 News Recalls
    Ford to halt production at Michigan plant in US due to semiconductor shortage
    Ford Motor Company will suspend their production at the Michigan plant due to parts and semiconductor shortages, according to a report published by Reuters on 31 March 2021. The company is going to halt production in the coming week at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant, which produces the Mustang, owi...
    Magna expands battery enclosure business to support supplies to Ford F-150 Lightning
    Canadian automotive supplier Magna International said on 30 March 2022 that the company is expanding its operations that are of its St. Thomas based facility into the Chatham unit to support a new business from Ford Motor Company. The ongoing expansion comprises a new 170,000-square-foot facility in...
    31-Mar-2022 News New Products
    Ford forms unit to work on autonomous driving and new technologies
    A Bloomberg report dated 24 March has stated that US carmaker Ford has rejigged its internal operations and created a unit late last year to accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles and new technologies. The report states that CEO Jim Farley was instrumental in executing the formation of...
    Ford to ship Explorer SUVs without chips that power rear air-conditioning controls
    Ford will deliver new Explorer without certain semiconductor chips resulting in the vehicle losing its rear heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) controls and hence will be sold at a reduced price, Automotive News reported on 12 March. Consumers will be able to visit their dealership wit...
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Semiconductor shortage disrupts Ford's vehicle production in Europe
    The United States based Ford Motor Company’s vehicle production has been disrupted by the global semiconductor shortage and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis, according to a report published by Reuters on 21 March 2022. The US carmaker said that it will shut its German operations in Saarlouis a...
    Volkswagen, Ford Motor deepen collaboration on MEB EV platform
    Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group plan to expand their electric mobility partnership as the US carmaker aims to produce another electric model for the European market based on VW’s MEB platform, the German company said on 14 March 2022. VW’s MEB platform, also known as modular electric too...
    Ford Motor announces plan to launch seven new electric, connected vehicles in Europe by 2024
    Announcing its EV roadmap for Europe on 14 March 2022, Ford Motor Company said it plans to launch a new generation of seven, all-electric, fully connected passenger vehicles and vans by 2024. The announcement builds on the company’s latest decision of creating a new unit, Ford Model e, focusing on...
    15-Mar-2022 News New Products
    SK-On, Ford and Koc Holding sign MoU to set up EV battery production plant in Turkey
    SK On and Ford Motor Company have expanded their EV battery alliance to Europe as the two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Koc Holding to establish a joint venture (JV) for production of EV batteries in Turkey, SK On said on 14 March 2022. SK On, which is the EV batt...
    Ford Motor launches an all-new suite of commercial chargers for electric vehicles
    Ford Motor Company has launched an all-new suite of commercial chargers for electric vehicles (EVs) with an aim to provide a smooth transition to its customers looking to purchase EVs, the company said on 8 March 2022. Under its Ford Pro service umbrella, the company said it plans to provide a one-s...
    10-Mar-2022 News New Products
    Verisk partners with Ford to offer connected car data in Europe
    Verisk has partnered with Ford Motor, under which Verisk will offer standardized telematics data from connected Ford vehicles in Europe to assist insurers with assessing driving behavior, and developing usage-based insurance programs, the company said in a press release on 8 March. The service will ...
    Ford Motor restructures operations, creates distinct business units for EVs and ICE vehicles
    Restructuring its business operations with an intent to accelerate the development of electric and connected vehicles while leveraging its popular nameplates and strengthen its operating performance, taking full advantage of engineering and industrial capabilities, Ford Motor Company said on 2 March...
    OCTO Telematics partners with Ford for data management services in Europe
    OCTO Telematics has extended its partnership with Ford Motor Company for data streaming services in Europe, the company said in a press release on 25 February. Using Ford’s connected vehicle data, OCTO will enhance its telematics services in insurance and analytical services in the United Kingdom,...
    Ford tests directional audio driver alerts in Europe
    Ford is testing a smart driver alert technology that could indicate the direction from which vehicles or pedestrians are approaching, Green Car Congress reported on 20 February. Ford is testing sounds such as bicycle bells, footsteps and vehicle noises to warn drivers when road users are nearby. ...
    Redwood Materials teams up with Ford, Volvo to recycle EV batteries in California
    Battery recycling startup Redwood Materials announced on 17 February 2022 that it has teamed up with Ford Motor Company and Volvo Cars as it launched its EV battery recycling program, beginning in California, US. The startup aims to establish efficient, safe, and effective recovery pathways for the ...
    Canada truck protest’s forces Toyota, Ford, and Stellantis to halt operations
    Automakers Toyota, Ford and Stellantis have halted some production as anti-COVID-19 mandate protestors blocked the US-Canada border crossing, reported Reuters on 10 February. Copycat protests spread to New Zealand, France, and Australia. Jen Psaki White House spokesperson, said, "I think it's imp...
    Siemens, Ford collaborate on customized EV chargers for F-150 Lightning electric pickup
    Siemens eMobility announced on 9 February 2022 that the company has worked with Ford Motor Company on Ford Charge Station Pro, which is a custom electric vehicle (EV) charger for the automaker’s all-new pure electric pickup truck, the Ford F-150 Lightning. Siemens eMobility said that the innova...
    10-Feb-2022 News New Products
    Ford launches full-fledged design center in Shanghai
    Ford’s new China Design Center reflects the automakers’ commitment to its China 2.0 plan to deliver “Best of Ford, Best of China” vehicles and customer experience, the company said in a press release on 17 January. The design center expands Ford’s existing studio to incorporate a showroom ...
    04-Feb-2022 News Investments
    Ford Motor Company partners Sunrun on EV charging, home energy management solutions
    Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Sunrun, a leading solar energy company, to enhance home energy management, leveraging the onboard battery capability of the all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck, the company said on 2 February. “F-150 Lightning brings new innovations to customers, incl...
    03-Feb-2022 News New Products
    Ford plans additional investments of up to USD20 billion to accelerate EV transition
    Ford Motor Company is planning a major restructuring and as part of that the company could make an additional investment of up to USD20 billion to accelerate transition to electric vehicles, Bloomberg reported on 2 February, citing sources familiar with the carmaker’s electric vehicle (EV) pl...
    03-Feb-2022 News Investments
    Ford recalls 200,000 vehicles in the US over brake lights issue
    Ford will recall around 200,000 vehicles in the US over a brake light issue, the Associated Press reported on 19 January. The report says Ford is recalling the models to fix a problem that can stop the brake lights from turning off. The recall covers certain MY 2014 and 2015 Fusion and Linco...
    26-Jan-2022 News Recalls
    Ford selects Telenav’s SmartHorizon application to enable ADAS features in its vehicles
    Telenav has announced that American carmaker Ford Motor Company has selected its SmartHorizon application to enable critical advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features in vehicles in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, a company press release dated 20 January read. SmartHorizo...
    Ford and ADT to form JV for vehicle security solutions
    Ford has announced that it will form a new joint venture (JV) with ADT, a company press release dated 18 January read. The JV will be called Canopy and will combine ADT’s professional security monitoring and Ford’s artificial intelligence (AI)–driven video camera technology. Canopy will lau...
    Ford equips Mach-E GT Performance Edition with Pirelli P Zero tires
    Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli announced via press release on 11 January that it will be equipping the new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition with its Ultra High Performance (UHP) P Zero tire. According to Pirelli, the tire it will fit on the electric sport utility vehicle (S...
    Ford recalls nearly 200,000 older models over faulty brake pedal modules
    Ford is recalling close to 200,000 older-model vehicles due to potential separated brake pedal bumper according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Automotive News said on 19 January. Some of the affected models include MY 2014–15 Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, and certain MY 201...
    20-Jan-2022 News Recalls
    Ford signs agreement with Stripe to scale up its e-commerce capabilities
    Ford Motor Company has signed a five-year agreement with Stripe to scale its e-commerce business, the automaker said in a press release on 17 January. Stripe and Ford will grow the online payments infrastructure, serving customers and dealers in the North American and European markets. “As part...
    Ford Motor plans to ramp up F-150 Lightning production capacity
    Ford Motor Company plans to further ramp up production of its all-electric pick-up F-150 Lightning at its Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, nearly doubling the capacity to 150,000 trucks per year to meet the high demand, the company said on 4 January 2022. “With nearly 200,000 reservat...
    05-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Ford begins deliveries of Mustang Mach-E in China
    Ford Motor Company has commenced delivering its all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV in China, the carmaker said on 26 December 2021. The locally produced Mustang Mach-E is being sold Ford China’s BEV division’s growing network of direct-to-customer stores. The company’s direct-to-customer stores a...
    03-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Ford ties up with NavInfo for location-based services
    NavInfo has tied up with Ford to co-develop Location Based Services platform for future intelligent connected vehicles, NewsBreak reported on 27 December. The companies will build on NavInfo’s capabilities to conduct LBS-related applications, data analysis, and model training to build an ecosystem...
    Ford recalls Bronco Sports and Escapes over faulty rear-brake-lining issue
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Safety Recall Report 21V-922 submitted on 23 November, Detroit automaker Ford Motors is recalling 114,996 vehicles, specifically model year (MY) 21 and MY 22 Bronco Sport and Escape models, over a faulty rear-brake-lining issue....
    23-Dec-2021 News Recalls
    Ford highlights vehicle-to-vehicle charging capabilities in F-150 Lightning pickup trucks
    Demonstrating vehicle-to-vehicle charging capabilities on its all-new F-150 Lightning pickup truck on 21 December 2021, Ford Motor Company said that with the available Pro Power Onboard, the owners of the 2022 F-150 Lightning and F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid trucks can help other electric vehicle (EV) ow...
    22-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Ford introduces zero-carbon EV home charging initiative in California
    Ford Motor Company is introducing a new sustainable EV charging program that offers the plug-in EV owners in California to opt for carbon-neutral charging at home, reducing their carbon footprint in the process, the company announced on 17 December 2021. The maker of F-150 Lightning electric pick...
    21-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Chip shortage: Automakers’ plan to ensure supply of chips and guide their design
    Ford Motor took a step toward in addressing the chip shortage challenge in November, announcing a collaboration that will allow GlobalFoundries (GF) to increase supplies of semiconductors for Ford for its current vehicle lineup, as well as research and development (R&D) purposes. Ford already pu...
    Ford partners with HellermannTyton to develop car parts made of recycled ocean plastic
    Detroit automaker Ford Motor Company announced via press release on 8 December that it had become the first automaker to use 100% recycled ocean plastics to produce car parts. According to the press release, Ford used ocean-harvested plastic—commonly referred to as ‘ghost gear’—to ma...
    Ford Motor plans to expand production of Mustang Mach-E for US, Europe markets
    Ford Motor Company’s CEO Jim Farley said on microblogging site twitter on 11 December 2021 that the carmaker plans to ramp up the production of its all-electric Mustang Mach-E to more than 200,000 units per year for North America and Europe by 2023. “It’s hard to produce Mustang Mach-Es fas...
    14-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Vehicles with Geotab Integrated Solution for Ford becomes compatible Geotab Drive ELD app
    Geotab has announced that vehicles with Geotab Integrated Solution for Ford are compatible with the Geotab Drive electronic logging device (ELD) app, according to an 8 December press release. This allows drivers to record their hours-of-service status and complete vehicle inspections from their tabl...
    Ford Motor Company to invest USD900 million in upgrading its Thailand production plant
    Ford Motor Company announced on 7 December 2021 that it plans to invest USD900 million in modernizing its manufacturing facility in Thailand. Dubbing the plan as the company’s largest-ever single investment in Thailand, Ford said that it is part of the Ford+ plan for growth and value creation and ...
    08-Dec-2021 News Investments
    Ford partners with Salesforce to expand software business
    Ford Motor Company announced plans to launch a new subscription software service aimed at small businesses in collaboration with enterprise software company Salesforce in a press release dated 7 December. The software service, known as VIIZR, will be made available by the automaker's Ford Pr...
    Ford UK tests autonomous vehicles at London Gateway
    According to an official press release dated 2 December, Ford Motor Company and DP World London Gateway conducted a trial with a simulated autonomous vehicle to demonstrate how useful such future technology could be to those managing—and working on—large construction sites. “It was incredib...
    Ford partners with GlobalFoundries for auto chip supply and R&D
    According to a press release issued on 18 November, GlobalFoundries (GF) and Ford Motor Company announced a strategic collaboration to advance semiconductor manufacturing and technology development in the United States, with the goal of increasing chip supplies for Ford and the US automotive industr...
    US, China, others avoid signing COP26 ZEV declaration
    Even as several economies have committed to phasing out the sale of petrol- and diesel-powered cars and vans by 2040, large developed markets such as the United States, China, Germany, Japan, France, and Italy, among many others, have not signed the COP26 ZEV declaration, a UK government p...
    Ford Motor, Purdue University collaborate on fast-charging cables to shorten EV charging times
    Ford Motor Company is collaborating with researchers at the Purdue University to develop a new, patent-pending charging station cable that could ensure faster charging of electric vehicles (EVs), the company said on 10 November. Ford said that the new charging cable would combine with in-develo...
    Magna to supply aluminum battery enclosures to Ford for F-150 Lightning electric pickup
    Canadian automotive component supplier Magna International will provide battery enclosures to Ford Motor’s upcoming all-electric pickup truck F-150 Lightning, the company said on 9 November. The company said that the battery enclosures, in an electric vehicle, provide protection to the hig...
    NXP partners with Ford for connected car services
    NXP Semiconductors has collaborated with Ford Motor Company to deliver enhanced driver experiences and services in vehicles including the Ford F-150 pickup, Mustang Mach-E, and Bronco SUVs, it said in a press release on 10 November. The automaker’s new vehicle architecture uses NXP’s vehicle ...
    Ford collaborates with Google to provide AR experience of F-150 Lightning
    Ford Motor Company has collaborated with Google to launch the ‘F-150 Lightning: Strike Anywhere’ visual experience for reservation holders, prospective buyers and enthusiasts, the company said on 9 November. ‘F-150 Lightning: Strike Anywhere’ is a 3D and augmented reality (AR) experience tha...
    10-Nov-2021 News New Products
    Ford Motor and Newlab select five startups to pilot new EV technology programs
    Ford Motor Company and Newlab have handpicked five startups that will now participate in the inaugural cohort of the Mobility Studio, which is a new clean transportation focused program aimed at supporting the advancement of technologies, product collaborations and business models, the company said ...
    Ford and Ansys to partner on next generation predictive headlight technology
    Ford and Ansys will collaborate to develop next generation predictive headlight technology, Ansys said in a press release on 20 October. The use of high fidelity, physics-based lighting capabilities help simulate the headlight performance virtually, driving down costs and real-world night drives. &n...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Ford begins manufacturing Mustang Mach-E in China
    Ford Motor Company said that it has started manufacturing the Mustang Mach-E in China. The locally produced electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) officially rolled off the assembly line at Changan Ford’s manufacturing plant in Chongqing, the company announced on 18 October. Mustang Mach-E will b...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Ford Motor to invest around USD316 million to produce EV parts at UK plant
    Ford Motor Company plans to invest USD316 million to produce EV components at its Halewood factory in northern England, Reuters reported on 18 October, citing a company announcement. It said that the Ford factory will be retooled to start manufacturing around 2,50,000 power units a year from mid-...
    19-Oct-2021 News Investments
    Ford recalls 2011–13 Explorers over rear knuckle assembly manufacturing issue
    According to NHTSA Safety Recall Report 21V-746 submitted on 24 September, automaker Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2011–12 Explorers to address a ZF rear knuckle manufacturing issue. According to the report, vehicles included in this action were originally bu...
    14-Oct-2021 News Recalls
    Xcel Energy announces EV smart charging pilot program with carmakers
    Excel Energy has announced a new electric vehicle (EV) smart charging pilot project that will enable users in Colorado, US, to make a switch to EVs at a time when production of renewable energy is high and demand on the energy grid is low, according to a press release on 30 September. “Achievin...
    MiX Telematics partners with Ford Pro Intelligence in North America
    MiX Telematics has announced a collaboration with Ford Pro Intelligence to provide its North America customers with richer data sets, it said in a press release on 5 October. The partnership could potentially eliminate the need for the installation of aftermarket hardware in vehicles. The collabo...
    Ford develops new RoadSafe concept to alert drivers to higher risk locations
    Ford has developed a new ‘RoadSafe’ concept to help alert drivers of higher risk locations and offer insights for safety, the American automaker said in a press release on 22 September. RoadSafe uses a smart algorithm for data from connected vehicles, roadside sensors and accident reports to loc...
    28-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Ford Motor, SK Innovation plan to invest USD11.4 billion to set up EV, battery plants in the US
    Announcing its largest ever investment in the US in electric vehicles (EVs) on 27 September, Ford Motor Company and its South Korean battery partner SK Innovation plans to invest USD11.4 billion in setting up production sites at Tennessee and Kentucky, creating nearly 11,000 new jobs. The plan in...
    28-Sep-2021 News Investments
    Ford recalls select MY2021 Mustang Mach-E models in Canada over issues with glass roof and windshield
    Ford has issued a recall of nearly 5,000 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles (EVs) in Canada owing to a risk of the glass roof and windshield potentially coming loose and falling off, Electrek reported on 21 September. The American automaker mentioned that it has issued a recall of 1,812 MY2021...
    24-Sep-2021 News Recalls
    Constellium to supply aluminum structural components for Ford’s upcoming EV, F-150 Lightning
    Global supplier of aluminum components Constellium SE announced on 23 September that it will supply aluminum structural components to Ford Motor Company for its upcoming electric pickup truck, the Ford F-150 Lightning. The electric vehicle (EV) is expected to be launched early next year. The...
    Ford Motor and Redwood Materials partner to build closed-loop battery recycling
    US vehicle manufacturer Ford Motor Company and battery materials company Redwood Materials have teamed up to build closed-loop battery recycling capabilities while contributing to the domestic battery supply chain for EVs, the Michigan-based OEM said in a press release on 22 September. Ford and R...
    Ford to invest another USD250 million at Rouge EV Center to add capacity of F-150 Lightning
    Ford Motor Company plans to invest an additional USD250 million and add another 450 direct jobs across its facilities located in Michigan, including the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, Van Dyke Electric Powertrain Center and Rawsonville components plant, the company said in a press release on 16 Sept...
    23-Sep-2021 News Investments
    Ford, Walmart and Argo AI team up to launch autonomous vehicle delivery service
    Argo AI, Ford Motor Company, and Walmart are collaborating to launch an autonomous vehicle delivery service in Miami, Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C. — Walmart's first multi-city autonomous delivery collaboration in the United States, according to an official press release dated September 15th...
    Ford to stop manufacturing cars in India
    Michigan-based vehicle manufacturer Ford Motor Company has announced on 9 September that the company will stop manufacturing cars in India. The move comes as part of a larger restructuring exercise wherein the company plans to continue its operations in India via its Chennai-based Business Solutions...
    Ford equips Bronco SUV with high-performance off-road stability suspension (HOSS) systems
    American carmaker Ford has equipped its new Bronco models with its High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) system. According to a press release issued by Ford on 20 August, this system features independent front suspension, taller coil springs on every corner for added articulation and...
    30-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Ford doubles production target of electric pickup truck on strong demand
    Ford Motor Company has doubled its production target for its upcoming electric pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning, as it is witnessing a strong early demand, according to a report filed by Reuters on 23 August. It said that Ford is now targeting an annual production of over 80,000 units in 2024, u...
    24-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Ford unveils 2022 Lincoln Navigator with hands-free driving, OTA software updates
    Lincoln has revealed a refreshed 2022 Navigator with a hands-free advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) option, according to an official press release issued on 18 August. The system enables hands-free driving on more than 130,000 miles of dedicated North American highways. It regulates the ve...
    24-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Ford Bronco production delayed due to hardtop supply constraints
    Ford’s all-new, on- and off-road sport utility vehicle (SUV) Bronco is witnessing delay in mass production due to quality issues with its hardtops across the two and four-door models, a news report published by Car and Driver said on 14 August. “The Ford Bronco is being plagued by delays once...
    19-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Lincoln launches new Navigator SUV with advanced connectivity
    Lincoln has announced the launch of its Navigator sports utility vehicle (SUV) with multiple connected and safety services, according to its official statement on 18 August. Among safety services, the Navigator is the first Lincoln car to offer ActiveGlide, an enhancement of intelligent adaptiv...
    19-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Ford to redesign Niehl assembly plant in Germany to establish the Cologne Electrification Center
    Ford has commenced the initial construction work to transform its Niehl assembly plant in Cologne, Germany, into the new Cologne Electrification Center. According to a press release issued by Ford on 18 August, the company stated that this new facility will be used for the preparation of vehicle bod...
    19-Aug-2021 News Investments
    Suppliers to the new Lincoln Aviator
    The second-generation Lincoln Aviator is assembled at Ford’s facility in Chicago SHO, United States. Output of the new mid-sized luxury SUV is expected to peak at more than 2,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car ...
    Continental develops EcoContact 6 tires with reduced rolling resistance
    German automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has developed a new tire with reduced rolling resistance. According to a press release issued by Continental on 12 August, the company’s EcoContact 6 summer tire, which was designed for Ford, has surpassed the EU Tire Label’s “Cla...
    16-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Ford partners with Bedrock and Bosch to launch test site for Detroit Smart Parking Lab
    Ford has partnered with Bedrock, Bosch and Michigan state to launch a real-world test site for emerging parking technology called the Detroit Smart Parking Lab, it said in a 5 August press release. The lab is set to open in September for companies to test parking-related mobility, logistics and elec...
    Ford Motor to set up USD100 million global battery R&D lab in Michigan
    Ford Motor Company plans to set up a new global battery center of excellence called Ford Ion Park with the intent to accelerate the company’s research and development of battery and battery cell technologies, it said in a press release on 27 July. Anand Sankaran, Ford Ion Park director said, ...
    29-Jul-2021 News Investments
    Ford hires M&A veteran to drive inorganic growth in electrification, new business
    Michigan-based vehicle manufacturer, Ford Motor Company has hired a corporate merger and acquisition (M&A) veteran, Doug Power, 52, to accelerate its Ford+ plan for securing growth in electric vehicles (EVs), connectivity and innovative services, the company said in a press announcement on 19 Ju...
    Ford unveils new Refresh95 standard-certified cabin air filter
    According to an official press release dated 22 July, Ford announced the release of all-new standard certified cabin air filters known as Ford Refresh95, with plans to cover the majority of its lineup by the end of 2023. Ford Refresh95 is Ford's new standard advanced cabin air filter, built in th...
    28-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Ford to launch autonomous vehicle fleet with Lyft and Argo AI by end-2021
    According to an official press release dated 21 July, Ford, Argo AI, and Lyft have collaborated to commercialize autonomous ride-hailing on a large scale. In Miami, self-driving rides with safety drivers will begin in 2021. The companies stated that they intend to expand to Austin,...
    Ford issues three safety recalls impacting more than 850,000 vehicles globally
    Ford announced three safety recalls in a 16 July press release. The first recall is for certain model year (MY) 2020–21 F-350 pickup trucks with 6.7L engine and single rear wheel axle for a rear axle housing spring seat interface weld issue. The American automaker also recalled select MY...
    19-Jul-2021 News Recalls
    Ford opens order books in UK for Mustang Mach-E GT
    American car maker Ford has opened online orders for its new high-performance electric vehicle (EV), the Mustang Mach-E, for prospective customers in Europe. According to a press release issued by Ford on 9 July, deliveries of this vehicle will commence later this year. Two AC motors individ...
    13-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Lincoln to have fully electrified portfolio by 2030
    Ford-owned American premium carmaker, Lincoln, has announced that it will debut its first global fully electric vehicle (EV) next year. According to a press release issued by Lincoln on 16 June, the company will electrify its entire portfolio of vehicles by the end of the decade. By the middle of...
    Origin Materials, Ford to develop carbon negative materials for automotive
    Origin Materials has launched its net zero automotive program with American carmaker Ford Motor Company wherein the two companies would pursue drop-in applications for carbon negative PET plastic (polyethylene terephthalate) produced from sustainable wood residues using the former’s technology, Or...
    Ford launches SecuriAlert car alarm for vehicle owners
    Ford has announced that its smartphone-based security system SecuriAlert is available to vehicle owners, according to a company press release on 10 June. SecuriAlert sends a notification to the vehicle owner’s smartphone if it identifies any vehicle activity, such as attempts to open doors or gain...
    14-Jun-2021 News New Products
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