#FORD

Economics

F-Series: The 2021 Launch, Going Electric and Solidly American

Ford launches the 2021 F-150, talks about the electric F-150, and calibrates the F-Series impact on the U.S economy
#Ford

Interiors & Electronics

McLaren Carbon Fiber and an Appealing UI

McLaren offers more carbon fiber for a carbon fiber-intensive car; Visteon provides F-150 digital gauge screen
#Ford #McLaren #Visteon

Batteries

General Motors and Nikola Corporation Form Strategic Partnership

Remember when GM was in the running for a deal with Rivian that Ford got? Maybe this is its answer to that
#Ford #Honda #GeneralMotors

Hybrid

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: Electrifying

Bringing a plug to the capable off-roader
#ZF #Jeep #Ford

Sales

Generators and Sales That Need a Charge

Clever tech for generators and what August sales might portend
#Ford #Honda #Toyota

Marketing

Geely, GM Venture Jump into China’s Pickup Truck Market

A bet on growing demand in a 2% segment of the market
#asia #SAIC #GeneralMotors

Labor

Canadian Auto Workers Want Pre-Vote Look at Next Labor Pacts

Unifor workers petition for time to review the deals in detail this autumn.
#GeneralMotors #FiatChryslerAutomobiles #Chrysler

Sales

Report: Ford to Cut 1,000 Salaried Jobs in U.S.

Latest step in 3-year restructuring effort as the carmaker is expected to post its first full-year loss in more than a decade. 
#Ford #people

Production

Who Needs an EV Battery Plant? Not Ford

Company sees more pros than cons to shopping around
#Chevrolet #LG #facilities

Batteries

Rivian Lands Former Tesla Engineering Exec

Nick Kalayjian to helm the company’s engineering operations as it prepares to launch its first EVs
#Rivian #Lotus #Ford

Autonomous Vehicles

Ford, Bosch and Bedrock Collaborate on Automated Parking

Using self-driving technology for something people don’t really care for: Parking
#Daimler #MercedesBenz #Ford

Aluminum

Cars, COVID-19 and Climate Change: Driving Sustainability Forward

Life cycle assessments show vehicles designed with lightweight aluminum result in reduced emissions without product sacrifices
#covid-19 #Magna #Ford

Production

Home Work Continues for Salaried Staffs

Big 3 target 2021 return to offices as GM deploys salaried volunteers at Missouri truck plant.
#Honda #Chevrolet #GeneralMotors

Design

Engineering the Ram TRX

The chief engineer of what is claimed to be the “quickest, fastest and most-powerful mass-produced truck in the world” explains how they did it.
#chassis #Chevrolet #Ford

Interiors & Electronics

Ford Gets Real (Time) on Parking, Fueling and Charging Info

Partnership with Inrix brings embedded technology to Sync 4 interface
#Ford #tech #Apple

Connectivity

Nokia Wins Patent Ruling on Connectivity Tech

Defends cellular connectivity patents in German lawsuit against Daimler
#europe #tech #legal

Business

Bollinger Expands Operations Ahead of Late-2021 EV Launch

Startup moves to new headquarters in Michigan and plans to double its staff
#covid-19 #Bollinger #people

Regulations

Calif., 5 Carmakers Agree on Tougher Emission Rules

Seeking middle ground between Obama, Trump era standards
#Ford #Volkswagen #Volvo

Design

Ram Goes Raptor Hunting with Off-Road Pickup

It’s the fastest. Most powerful. The Ram 1500 TRX is all truck from top to bottom.
#tech #HP #Ford

Aluminum

More Aluminum on Tap for Future Cars

North American content per vehicle due to jump 24% by 2030
#Ford #Jeep #Novelis