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Ford on EVs: Think of us as a startup

Mar 23, 2023
The company expects to lose another $3 billion this year in its transition from internal combustion cars to electric.
Ford expects its EV business to start turning a profit by 2026. Above, an electric F-150 charges.
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Vehicle sales tell story of separate economic realities

Jan 15, 2021
The average selling price of new vehicles reached a record high in late 2020. Last year also saw vehicle loan debt increase to record levels.
Prices rose in both the new and used vehicle markets last year.
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Vehicle sales crash in April, analysts say, dropping by half

May 1, 2020
Pickup truck sales are holding up better than some other vehicles, spurred by incentives like zero-percent financing deals.
A line of Ford F-150 trucks. Dealer incentives tend to work well with truck buyers.
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Auto execs are at the White House to talk fuel rules

May 11, 2018
President Donald Trump has promised to roll back fuel efficiency rules, but there is still no firm decision. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Will a national charging-station network boost electric vehicle sales?

Nov 3, 2016
Low EV sales has sparked action from the White House.
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Just how healthy is the auto loan industry?

Sep 7, 2016
Experian says borrowers are "very prime," but not everyone agrees.
The delinquency rate on car loans is up slightly but subprime car loans are shrinking.