Stories tagged: "Ford"


Jim Farley, Ford Motor Company's chief executive officer, stands next to the company's new Ford F-150 Lightning, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in Dearborn, Mich. On the outside, the electric version of Ford's F-150 pickup looks about the same as the wildly popular gas-powered truck. The new truck called the F-150 Lightning can go up to 300 miles per charge, with a starting price of just under $40,000.
Ford’s F-150 Lightning Is a Watershed Moment for the Industry, Says CEO

The president test-drove an F-150 Lightning, and in a Q&A with reporters, Ford CEO Jim Farley said it’s future is even more ambitious.

President Joe Biden stops to talk to the media as he drives a Ford F-150 Lightning truck at Ford Dearborn Development Center, Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Dearborn, Mich..
What Does Michigan Need to Become the Electric Vehicle Capital of the World?

Having a car guy in the White House is exciting to car designer-turned-state Sen. Mallory McMorrow, who knows what it'll take to base the electric vehicle revolution in Michigan.

Mark Reuss, General Motors president speaks at their Detroit- Hamtramck assembly plant on January 27, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. - GM announced a $2.2 billion USD investment at its Detroit- Hamtramck assembly plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs. GM's first all-electric truck will be a pickup with production scheduled to begin in late 2021. Detroit-Hamtramck will be GM's first fully-dedicated electric vehicle assembly plant. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)
Big Three Commit to Electrifying Auto Industry Under Biden

The commitments from General Motors, Ford and Fiat-Chrysler to pivot toward electric gives Michigan drivers hope for a greener future.

These Michigan Companies Don’t Just Want to Tweet About Racism — They Want to Combat It Head-On

But the companies choosing to stay silent, including some of the state's top employers of Black Michiganders, might surprise you.

President Donald J. Trump arrives at Joint Base Andrews Air Force Base Saturday, January 19, 2019, in Maryland, en route Dover, Delaware.  (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
What Trump Is Going To Do When He Visits Michigan On Thursday

President Trump is expected to praise Ford and GE’s efforts to produce ventilators in his Thursday visit to Ypsilanti.

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo a United Auto Workers assemblymen work on a 2018 Ford F-150 trucks being assembled at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. The United Auto Workers union wants Detroit's three automakers to shut down their factories for two weeks to keep its members safe from the spreading coronavirus. But union President Rory Gamble says in an email to members obtained by The Associated Press that the companies were not willing to shut factories down. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Reigniting the Auto Industry: The Big Three Automakers’ Plan to Reopen

The Big Three automakers have Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's clear to open May 11. That’s a full week earlier than their anticipated start date.

Ford is investing $1 billion in Chicago Assembly and Stamping Plants and adding 500 jobs to expand capacity for the production of all-new Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility and Lincoln Aviator. The new investments include advanced manufacturing technologies and workforce training at the plants to help Ford deliver better quality vehicles to customers more quickly. The company spending $40 million to make the Chicago Assembly and Stamping better places to work, including new LED lighting and cafeteria updates, new break areas, and parking lot security upgrades. Photo by: Sam VarnHagen courtesy Ford Motor Company
Behind the Numbers: Ford Spent Nearly $8 Billion in April — And That Was With Factories Idled

Coronavirus has rocked the auto industry at a very bad time for Ford. But smart moves might help the automaker weather the storm.