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It's not easy being a car company — just ask Ford

by Jack Stewart Sep 10, 2019
Like all automakers, Ford's trying to balance selling profit-making vehicles and preparing for an uncertain future.
The chassis of a 2018 Ford F-150 truck on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
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VW, Ford broaden alliance to autonomous, electric vehicles

by Associated Press Jul 12, 2019
The two automakers will become equal owners of Argo AI, a robocar firm that was majority-owned by Ford, with plans to put autonomous vehicles on the roads in the U.S. and Europe.
Jim Hackett (R), president and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company, and Herbert Diess, chief executive officer, Volkswagen Group, pose for a picture ahead of a press conference July 12, 2019 in New York City.
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Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has died at age 94

by Associated Press Jul 3, 2019
In his 32-year career at Ford and then Chrysler, Iacocca helped launch some of Detroit’s best-selling and most significant vehicles, including the minivan, the Chrysler K-cars and the Ford Escort.
Lee Iacocca, Founding Chairman of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., speaks during the 2004 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards April 21, 2004 at the Ellis Island Museum in New York City.
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With Ford plant set to close, Welsh town braces for impact

by Stephen Beard Jun 27, 2019
Ford’s plan to close a 40-year-old engine factory at Bridgend, South Wales has angered and alarmed the local community.
A Ford drives past the Ford Engine plant, which is set to close in fall of 2020, on June 7 in Bridgend, Wales.
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Ford invests $500 million in Rivian EV pickup truck

by Meghan McCarty Carino Apr 24, 2019
Will battery charge pose a challenge?
Rivian Unveils First-Ever Electric Adventure Vehicle Before Its Official Reveal At The LA Auto Show at Griffith Observatory on November 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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Why Detroit is going all-in on heavy-duty trucks

by Ben Bradford Feb 6, 2019
General Motors this week announced plans to build a new heavy-duty Chevy Silverado pickup truck in Michigan as it cut 4,000 jobs.
The heavy-duty chassis of the new General Motors 2020 Chevy Silverado HD is shown at the GM Flint Assembly Plant on February 5, 2019 in Flint, Michigan.
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Kansas City’s auto industry is thriving thanks to the popularity of trucks

by Peggy Lowe Jan 24, 2019
While layoffs in the auto industry have dominated headlines, there are places where the U.S. automotive industry is doing pretty well.
Kansas City's auto industry is booming thanks, in part, to the popularity of pickup trucks like the Ford F-150.
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Ford plans to close plants and slash its workforce in Europe

by Justin Ho Jan 10, 2019
The Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday morning that it’s going to “transform” its operations in Europe. That means the automaker will close plants, stop producing some models and lay off what a Ford executive called a “significant number” of its…

Why is the Motor City encouraging e-scooters?

by Eli Newman Dec 28, 2018
For a city that built its name on car production, it might seem a little counterintuitive that Detroit would take such a liking to electric scooters. But Ford Motor Co. is getting into the game with its recent acquisition of e-scooter…
A user rides a Spin scooter in San Francisco.
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Why American auto companies no longer want to sell actual cars

by Janet Nguyen Nov 26, 2018
The Big Three — Ford, GM and Chrysler — are moving away from car sales in the U.S. and instead focusing on bigger vehicles like SUVs and pickup trucks for the American market.
Chevrolet Cruze cars offered for sale in Lyons, Illinois.
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