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Ford Considering Sale of German Plant to China’s BYD, Says Report

Ford may be talking with Chinese automaker BYD about selling its Saarlouis, Germany plant, according to sources familiar with the matter in a report from The Wall Street Journal. Officials at Ford will head to China next week to talk about the potential sale of the German plant, which is currently planning to stop producing […]

Ford Led with the Most Recalls in 2022

Ford issued the most recalls of any automotive manufacturer in 2022, both by the number of recalls and the total volume of cars potentially affected (via Autoblog). The legacy automaker announced a total of 67 recalls over the course of the year. In total, a whopping 8,636,265 vehicles manufactured by Ford were potentially affected — […]

Ford Again Increases Price of F-150 Lightning Electric Truck

Ford Motor has increased the price of its F-150 Lightning Pro electric truck, now from $55,974 USD, a nearly 8% increase. According to a Ford spokesperson in a statement to CNBC, the price hike was related to higher raw material costs for the electric truck. The F-150 Lightning Pro’s starting price increased $4,000 USD for […]

Ford F-150 Lightning Named Motortrend’s 2023 ‘Truck of the Year’

Ford launched its electric F-150 Lightning earlier this year, and the vehicle has already earned its first award in the truck sector. Motortrend has named the Ford F-150 Lightning its 2023 Truck of the Year, calling it “the first electric pickup to appeal directly to the existing truck market.” Ford delivered its first F-150 Lightning […]

Ford Reveals Nearly 66% of Dealers Agree to Join New EV Certification Program

Around two-thirds of the Ford dealership network has registered for the automaker’s electric vehicle (EV) certification program, according to recent statements from the company’s head. Ford CEO Jim Farley said that 1,920 of the automaker’s dealerships have opted into the company’s upgraded EV programs, as stated at the Automotive News Congress event on Monday, out […]

Ford Builds 150,000th Mustang Mach-E; Aims for 600,000 Annually in 2023

Legacy automaker Ford has reached an important production milestone this week, showing that the company has been able to produce a sizable number of Mustang Mach-E units since it was introduced in 2020. Ford CEO @Jim Farley announced on Wednesday that the automaker produced its 150,000th Mustang Mach-E, ahead of the company’s plans to expand […]

Ford Delays Deadline for Dealership EV Spending Requirements

After Ford announced mandatory upgrades to dealerships that want to sell electric vehicles (EVs), and now the company is pushing back its deadline for dealers to decide on the investment. Ford is delaying the deadline for dealers to decide whether to add charging hardware and more at dealerships by about a month, as detailed in […]

Lincoln Dealers Need Extra $900,000 in Upgrades to Sell EVs, Says Ford

The top Lincoln dealerships will need to invest more money up front if they want to sell electric vehicles, says Ford. Ford said Lincoln dealerships hoping to sell electric vehicles (EVs) are facing an extra $900,000 bill, largely dedicated toward installing chargers (via Automotive News). The company is requiring Lincoln dealerships to invest around four […]

Ford Hikes Price of F-150 Lightning Pro by $5,000, Jumping 11%

Ford says it is increasing the price of its electric Ford F-150 Lightning Pro by nearly 11%, set to apply for the 2023 model year. According to a Ford spokesperson speaking with Reuters, the price hikes come as the automaker grapples with supply chain issues and inflation, specifically blaming “”ongoing supply chain constraints, rising material […]

Ford Says Heavy-Duty EV Trucks Not Coming Anytime Soon: CEO

Ford, General Motors (GM) and Fiat Chrysler are planning light-duty EV pickups, but the Detroit 3 may not be planning for a heavy-duty pickup EV anytime soon, as detailed in a new report from Automotive News. The high-margin profit and heavy use cases offered by Ford’s corporate Super Duty customers is greater than Southwest Airlines, […]

Ford Creates New Company in China to Sell More Electric Vehicles

Since Ford’s first electric vehicle launched in China last year, the automaker has sold far fewer electric vehicle (EV) units than some of its fellow automakers, though it’s hoping to change that with a new company and testing entity. Ford established a new company in China called Ford Electric Mach Technologies (FMeT), as detailed in […]