Tag: ford

Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process, Production

Ford to Close Plants in India, a Tough Market for Auto Giants

September 10, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Ford Motor Co. ’s decision to stop making cars in India deals a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s domestic manufacturing drive while highlighting the difficulty foreign auto makers have gaining a foothold in the market. On Thursday, Ford said […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Electric-Vehicle Sales Growth Outpaces Broader Auto Industry

July 23, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The auto industry’s push into electric vehicles has gained traction this year with sales of these models growing at a faster clip than the broader U.S. car business. While still a sliver of the overall market, sales of plug-in vehicles […]

Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Engineering Solutions by Design News Talks F-150 Lightning Keeping its Cool

June 8, 2021

Via: Design News

Ford has vast experience with designing hard-working pickup trucks. But designing a pickup truck to do that work using purely electric power stored in its battery pack and driving through electric motors presented new challenges for the team working on […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford Expects 40% of Global Vehicle Volume to Be Fully Electric By 2030

May 26, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Ford Motor Co. plans to boost spending on electric-vehicle development by billions of dollars beyond previous plans and expects 40% of its global sales to be fully electric by 2030, as Chief Executive Jim Farley bets bigger on plug-in cars. […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford Visit Offers Symbolic Backdrop for Biden’s EV Agenda

May 17, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden’s planned visit May 18 to the Dearborn, Mich., Ford Motor Co. Rouge Electric Vehicle Center that will build an electric version of the F-150 pickup will showcase what experts say is a powerfully symbolic example of a […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford plans to launch technology for over-the-air upgrades to millions of cars — just like Tesla

May 13, 2021


DETROIT – Ford Motor said Thursday it has launched the technology to make significant remote upgrades to its cars and trucks, and it plans to roll it out to 33 million vehicles by 2028. The new technology would create a […]

Process, R & D

Ford, ExOne collaboration generates additive manufacturing breakthrough

April 26, 2021

Via: Plant Services

The fruits of Ford’s commitment to additive innovation shine bright when looking at the results of a project it co-funded with ExOne. The goal of the collaboration was to bring together a team of engineers, material scientists and manufacturing experts […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Chip shortage causes more disruptions in auto production, but trader has a hedge play

April 9, 2021


General Motors announced a halt in production at several North American plants and Ford announced additional downtime at two plants, the latest disruptions to the auto supply chain because of a chip shortage. Shares for GM were down 1% on […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford, GM and Volkswagen Shares Are Hot. Thank Electric-Vehicle Mania.

March 18, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

BERLIN—Investors are piling into a long-neglected sector: old-school car makers that are reinventing themselves as electric-vehicle producers. After years lamenting that their shares were undervalued, Ford Motor Co. , General Motors Co., Volkswagen AG and other blue-chip car manufacturers are […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford invests $1 billion in German plant, targets move to ‘all-electric’ passenger vehicles in Europe by 2030

February 17, 2021


Ford is investing $1 billion in an electric vehicle production facility in Cologne, Germany, with the European arm of the automotive giant committing to go “all-in” on electric vehicles in the years ahead. In plans announced Wednesday morning, Ford said […]