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The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Ford Motor Company its 2008 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award.  This is Ford's third consecutive year winning an ENERGY STAR Award.   Ford improved energy efficiency in the U.S. by 4.5 percent in 2007 and nearly ...
Ford Motor Company will excite and entertain at Auto China 2008 with a line-up of fun-for-everyone activities. The huge 1460 square meters Ford stand will be alive with interactive displays, real-life interviews and a few surprises. Ford promises to "Make Everyday Exciting." Ford will blend the fantastic and the futuristic ...
Marcus Marshall drives the No. 26 Irwin Ford Falcon in the Australian V8 Supercar Series.  He’s visiting Martinsville Speedway this weekend to get a taste of stock car racing in America.  Marshall stopped by the infield media center for a Q&A session to talk about his experience. MARCUS MARSHALL ...
Wood Brothers Racing co-owner Eddie Wood is breathing a little bit easier this week since he knows his team will be racing on Sunday.  Bill Elliott is serving as the team’s driver this weekend and has the past champion’s provisional to fall back on, if he doesn’t make the field on speed.  Wood spoke ...
Ford Escape Hybrid Plug In The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Ford Motor Company today announced a three year agreement to develop and evaluate technical approaches for integrating plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) into the nation’s electric grid system, a key requirement to facilitate widespread adoption of the vehicles. EPRI will form a collaborative ...
Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Jaguar Land Rover operations to Tata Motors.  The transaction is the culmination of Ford’s decision last August to explore strategic options for the Jaguar Land Rover business, as the company accelerates its focus on ...
HOW WERE YOU ON FUEL?  “We were pretty close.  We had a half a gallon left.  We get really good fuel mileage and I was hoping those guys would run out.  It’s great for Scott [Wimmer], though, he’s a really good guy.  It’s cool to see him win.”   ...
2009 'Warriors In Pink' Edition Mustang Ford unveils new ‘Warriors in Pink’ edition Mustang at the New York International Auto Show to raise money for breast cancer education and research. The company is doubling its contribution to the Susan G. Komen Race for the ...
Young buyers hungry for new technology and strong fuel economy are driving higher retail sales of the new 2008 Ford Focus. Focus’ retail sales have been up year-over-year for the past three months – and February retail sales also are tracking above year-ago levels.  The small car’s sales were up ...
Ford Motor Co. has picked India's Tata Motors Ltd. as the top bidder to buy Ford's Jaguar and Land Rover units, the U.S. automaker said Thursday. Ford said it has entered into ``focused negotiations at a more detailed level'' with Tata, which means Tata has been picked as a preferred bidder for the storied British ...
Ford Motor Co. is still evaluating bids from three suitors for its Jaguar and Land Rover units, and a sale is not likely until early in 2008, according to a person who has been briefed on the negotiations. Indian automakers Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and Tata Motors Ltd., as well as U.S. private equity firm ...
Ford Motor Co. is recalling 1.17 million trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans to fix an engine sensor that could lead to engine stalling. The recalled vehicles are all from the 1997-2003 model years with 7.3-litre diesel engines, including the Ford E-Series van, Excursion full-size sport utility vehicle, and F-450 Super Duty and F-550 Super Duty ...
Automakers reported mixed U.S. sales results for November on Monday, with some new or more fuel-efficient models performing well despite consumer malaise over high gas prices and the weak economy. But even with rising sales of small cars and crossovers, the industry is predicting things will get worse in 2008. General Motors Corp. said Monday it ...
Automobile maker Volvo Cars is recalling 56,000 vehicles because of two separate problems. Volvo Cars spokeswoman Maria Bohlin said 38,000 diesel cars of the S60, V 70 XC 70 and XC 90 models made in 2006 were being called back in Europe due to a material fault that could cause the motor catching fire. The second ...
The number of new cars considered the safest by the U.S. insurance industry nearly tripled in the last year, helped by automakers' push to make certain safety equipment more widely available. Ford Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. had the most vehicles on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's annual list of the safest cars for ...
United Auto Workers members have ratified a four-year contract with Ford Motor Co. that sets lower pay for some newly hired workers and puts the company's huge retiree health care debt into a UAW-run trust. The UAW, which represents about 54,000 workers at Ford, said Wednesday that 79 per cent of those voting favoured the ...
Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday that parts used to fix 1.25 million passenger cars involved in a high-profile recall will not be fully available until later this year. The automaker said it was working to supply the parts to dealers to be installed on a cruise control switch system in the vehicles. Ford's recall of ...
As they assembled cars Thursday, workers at Chrysler's Sterling Heights assembly plant were talking about their new labour contract, wondering if Wednesday's six-hour strike was enough to get a good deal from the company. Even as they waited to hear the details, industry analysts were predicting crosstown rival Ford will try to get more concessions ...
The European Commission said Wednesday it will examine if the Romanian government undersold a car plant to Ford Motor Co. last month and offered to write off the factory's debts in return for Ford's promise to keep on workers and turn out a specific number of vehicles. If EU regulators find that Ford was planning ...
Ford Motor Co. and Mazda Motor Corp. say their Thai joint venture will invest more than $500 million in a new small car production plant. It's the largest foreign investment in Thailand since last September's coup. The companies say in a statement the investment, which will be split evenly between Ford and Mazda, will increase the ...
Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler LLC are negotiating with the United Auto Workers over the amount they would put into a retiree health care trust and may not contribute as much as General Motors Corp. did, two people briefed on the talks said Friday. The issues is one of several differences that could derail ...
Ford's U.S. sales plummeted 21 per cent in September on deep cuts in sales to car rental agencies. Toyota sales slipped four per cent, but General Motors and Honda fared better in a tough economic climate. General Motors Corp. said sales were flat compared with last September. The biggest U.S. automaker got a boost from ...
Ford Motor's U.S. sales plummeted 21 per cent in September on a steep dropoff in car sales, while Toyota reported a four per cent decline, according to results released Tuesday. But Honda Motor Co. reported a U.S. sales increase of more than nine per cent for the month. Ford's car sales dropped 39 per cent ...
DETROIT (AP) _ Ford Motor Co. is trying to sell its Jaguar and Land Rover units to raise needed cash and it's too soon to say if it would keep a stake in either luxury vehicle unit, the head of Ford's European operations said Wednesday. ``We're selling the business because we need the money ...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) _ Ford Motor Co. will pay US$77.9 million for a 72 per cent stake in the state-owned Romanian assembly plant Automobile Craiova, a Finance Ministry official said Friday. Ford of Europe produced 1.86 million vehicles at seven assembly plants in 2006 and additional manufacturing space is needed to meet ambitious new product ...
NEW DELHI(AP) _ The chairman of India's Tata Group has confirmed his company's interest in acquiring the Jaguar and Land Rover units of Ford Motor Co. ``We certainly have an interest in that,'' Chairman Ratan Tata told the CNN-IBN television channel in an interview, excerpts of which were telecast Friday. The company had previously refused comment ...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) _ What's in a name? For German automaker DaimlerChrysler AG, it's a lot of history and a brand identity nurtured carefully for the greater part of a century. When it moved to sell its money-losing Chrysler Group and unwind the $36 billion takeover that created the company in 1998, it fought to ...
DETROIT (AP) _ Another former Ford Motor Co. executive has joined the bidding for Ford's Jaguar and Land Rover brands, a person familiar with the negotiations said Friday. Sir Nick Scheele has joined New York-based Ripplewood Holdings LLC in its bid for the luxury brands that cash-strapped Ford is trying to sell, according to the ...
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Ford Motor Co. said Friday it is recalling 3.6 million passenger cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans to address concerns about a cruise control switch that has led to previous recalls based on reports of fires. Ford said the recall covered more than a dozen vehicle models built from 1992-2007 in ...
DETROIT (AP) _ Ford Motor Co. has received several bids for its Jaguar and Land Rover units, but a spokesman said they were preliminary and no sale of either British automaking business is imminent. Thursday was a deadline to submit early bids on the two units, but a decision is likely several months away. ``We've had ...
LONDON (AP) _ Ford Motor Co. is preparing to sell Volvo, a British newspaper reported Sunday. The Sunday Times, citing unnamed sources in London, said the decision to sell Volvo was made in the past two weeks, but that the timing of the sale had yet to be decided. No bank had been appointed to ...
LONDON (AP) _ Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it was reviewing its position on Jaguar and Land Rover, fuelling speculation that the Dearborn, Michigan-based company is getting closer to selling them. John Gardiner, a spokesman for Ford's Premier Automotive Group, which includes the two brands plus Volvo, said Ford has been reviewing all of its ...
LONDON (AP) _ Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it was reviewing its position on Jaguar and Land Rover, and union officials pressed for more information amid reports that the two brands were up for sale. John Gardiner, a spokesman for Ford's Premier Automotive Group which includes the two brands, said Ford had been reviewing ...
BURNABY, B.C. (CP) _ With the Hydrogen Highway still largely a dream outside California, Ford Motor Co. sees plug-in hybrid fuel-cell cars as a transitional step, says one of the automaker's top engineers in the field. People ultimately will demand fuel-cell vehicles that provide the same performance and flexibility as conventional autos powered by internal-combustion engines, ...
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it was recalling more than 500,000 Ford Escape sport utility vehicles after receiving reports of engine fires linked to corrosion on antilock brake connectors. Ford said the recall involved 444,880 Escapes from the 2001-2004 model years in the United States, and about ...

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