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Ford Announces 3K Layoffs
Ford Announces 3K Layoffs

Ford Announces 3K Layoffs

Company trims white-collar jobs as part of transition to electric vehicles

(Newser) - Ford Motor Co. is cutting about 3,000 white-collar jobs as it attempts to lower costs and make the transition from internal combustion to electric vehicles, per the AP . Leaders of the automaker made the announcement Monday in a companywide email, saying that 2,000 full-time salaried workers would be...

Ford Jacks the Price on F-150 Lightning

Company will honor MSRP on existing orders, but new customers will pay a lot more

(Newser) - Ford CEO Jim Farley already staked his company’s future on the success of the all-electric F-150 Lightning. Per CNBC, the vehicle generated so much excitement that Ford was forced to cap preorders at 200,000 in January, five months before the first Lightning rolled off an assembly line. So...

What Reviewers Think of Ford's Electric Truck
What Reviewers Think
of Ford's Electric Truck
auto reviews

What Reviewers Think of Ford's Electric Truck

In short, they are very impressed with the Lightning

(Newser) - Automotive journalists got to take the new Ford F-150 electric pickup for a spin, and the reviews are downright glowing. Gas-powered F-series trucks have long been the best-selling vehicles in America, and the electric Lightning may continue the trend if the reviews are any indication. The truck, now in production,...

New Ford Ad Doesn't Mention Musk, but It Doesn't Have To

Spot mocks loudmouths who want to 'fly away on their personal spaceships'

(Newser) - Ford is out with a new TV spot that Advertising Age says "appears to be a subtle shot" at Elon Musk in the auto wars. That might be understating things. While the ad does not mention Musk by name, the implication is clear and full of snark. “Right...

Ford's CEO Stakes Company Future on F-150 Lightning

The whole industry is transforming itself, but Tesla still dominates

(Newser) - The all-electric F-150 “Lightning” weighs 3 tons and does 0 to 60 in 4 seconds. If you’re Ford CEO Jim Farley, you know that because you have access to a test track, where you can catch air and hit 99mph in the home stretch just for fun. Like...

Ford Is Breaking Up
Ford Is Breaking Up

Ford Is Breaking Up

CEO says restructuring will help company beat the competition in electric vehicles

(Newser) - Ford will split its electric vehicle and internal combustion operations into two distinct but strategically interdependent businesses as part of a major restructuring to accelerate its adaptation of new technology, the Detroit automaker said Wednesday, adding its transformation into an EV company is accelerating. Ford Model e—to be led...

Apple Car Project Posts a Loss: Ford Hires the Boss
Rival Hires Away
Apple's Car Boss

Rival Hires Away Apple's Car Boss

Doug Field will lead Ford's technology efforts

(Newser) - Apple has been working on a car project since 2014, but little is publicly known about its progress; the company hasn't acknowledged its existence. However it's doing, Project Titan appears to have been slowed now that Ford has hired the project's top executive, the Guardian reports. Doug...

After George Floyd Death, a Big Ask by Ford Workers

Employee letter wants company to stop making police vehicles; that doesn't look likely

(Newser) - Ford Motor Co. makes about two-thirds of America's police vehicles , so a recent ask by some of the automaker's workers in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd, racism, and police brutality is a significant one: They want the company to consider not making and...

Ford Asks Trump to Wear Mask for Michigan Plant Trip

He says he'll think about it

(Newser) - President Trump has been told to wear a face mask when he visits a Ford factory in Michigan Thursday—but it's not clear whether he plans to comply with the directive. The president has eschewed masks during public appearances, including a visit to a mask factory in Arizona, and...

Ford Sold 2 Models Knowing They Shifted to Neutral on Road

Focus, Fiesta accelerated into intersections, documents show

(Newser) - Ford launched and kept selling its Focus and Fiesta models, insisting they were safe even when their transmissions would slip into neutral on their own on the highway, an investigation has found—or make the car accelerate on its own into traffic. As long as everything else worked, drivers should...

New $110K Lincoln With 'Suicide Doors' Sold Out in 2 Days

Only 80 people got their hands on the new model

(Newser) - The most expensive Lincoln model sold thus far is on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week—and if you're not one of the dozens of people who've already nabbed one of the $110,000 luxury cars, you're out of luck. Per...

Ford Debuts Pickup Truck That Will Cost You $94K

Yes, we said $94K

(Newser) - In a move that's being called " outrageous " and " luxury on steroids ," Ford has debuted a new pickup truck ... that costs $94,445. To be fair, you don't have to spend nearly $100,000 to get your hands on a 2018 F-450 Super Duty Limited...

Ford to Slash Up to 10% of Workforce: Report
Ford to Slash Up
to 20K Jobs: Report

Ford to Slash Up to 20K Jobs: Report

Company aims to become 'as lean and efficient as possible'

(Newser) - Ford is expected to lay off a large chunk of its workforce as part of a plan to cut costs by $3 billion, various media outlets are reporting. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that the cuts, which could be revealed as early as this week, will affect 10% of...

Ford Recalls 850K Cars on Short-Circuit Concerns

Problem could stop the air bags from working in a crash

(Newser) - Ford is recalling about 850,000 cars and SUVs because of a problem that could stop the air bags from working in a crash. The recalled models include the 2013-14 Ford C-Max compact, Fusion midsize, Escape SUV, and the Lincoln MKZ luxury car, all sold in North America. Ford says...

CEO Credited With Saving Ford Retiring

Alan Mulally will be replaced by Mark Fields

(Newser) - Ford CEO Alan Mulally will retire July 1 and be replaced by Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields, the company announced in a news release this morning. The 68-year-old Mulally is credited with saving Ford from financial ruin after being hired away from Boeing in 2006. Fields, who has been running...

Lions Owner, Grandson to Henry Ford, Dead at 88

William Clay Ford ran family business for over 50 years

(Newser) - William Clay Ford, the last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford and owner of the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 88. Ford Motor Co. said in a statement today that Ford died of pneumonia at his home in Grosse Pointe, Mich. Ford helped steer the family business for...

Ford Recalls Escape for Sticking Accelerator

Almost 500k vehicles recalled

(Newser) - At long last someone will feel Toyota's pain. Ford today announced a recall on 484,600 Ford Escapes over a potentially deadly sticking accelerator defect. The recall will affect all 2001 to 2004 models with 3-liter, V-6 engines, ABC News reports. It comes following a local TV investigation into...

Feds Probe 'Lunging' Ford Freestyle

Safety officials receive 238 complaints of lurches while idling, driving slowly

(Newser) - Federal safety officials are investigating the Ford Freestyle after getting 238 complaints that it can suddenly lunge forward when it’s supposed to be idling or moving slowly. Eighteen minor crashes were reported with one minor injury involving 2005 through 2007 Freestyles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the...

Ford to Add 7K US Jobs Over Next 2 Years

Company expands as demand rises

(Newser) - Ford will add more than 7,000 jobs at US factories over the next two years, the Detroit News reports. The auto giant expects to add 4,000 factory jobs in 2011 and another 2,500 in 2012, along with about 750 coordinating positions, as demand continues to grow for...

Ford to Kill Mercury Brand
 Ford to Kill Mercury Brand 

Ford to Kill Mercury Brand

CEO convinces Ford family to dump 71-year-old line

(Newser) - Ford CEO Alan Mulally has convinced members of the Ford family to let him kill off one of the company's oldest brands, the 71-year-old Mercury. Mulally will soon seek official approval from Ford's board to pull the plug, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . Mercury was created in 1939 by...

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