Ford http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/34751/all en Ford to add 450 jobs at US engine plant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/ford-add-450-jobs-at-us-engine-plant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ford announced plans Thursday to add 450 jobs and invest nearly $200 million at an Ohio engine plant as it expects to more than double the sale of its fuel efficient 'EcoBoost' engines.</p> <p>The 2.0 liter engines had previously been produced at Ford's plant in Valencia, Spain for use in the North American market.</p> <p>"Overall employment at the Valencia plant will not be impacted," Ford said in a statement.</p> <p>"The Valencia Engine Plant will transfer some employees to Valencia Assembly Plant to support increased production for C-MAX, Kuga, Transit Connect and Tourneo Connect."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/ford-add-450-jobs-at-us-engine-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ford Ford EcoBoost engine Labor Law Private transport Technology Transport AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:01:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762355 at http://www.globalpost.com US agency probing 4 Ford models over engine stalls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/us-agency-probing-4-ford-models-over-engine-stalls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US safety regulators are investigating Ford sedans and sport utility vehicles following complaints of a sudden reduction of engine power.</p> <p> The investigation involves nearly 725,000 cars, covering the 2009-11 models of the Ford Escape and Fusion, and the Mercury Mariner and Milan, according to a notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website.</p> <p>"Consumers have reported incidents of electronic throttle body failure while driving, resulting in sudden reduction of engine power," said the notice by the NHTSA.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/us-agency-probing-4-ford-models-over-engine-stalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ford Green vehicles Private transport Technology Transport AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:17:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766492 at http://www.globalpost.com Ford's European sales slide threatens revival plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/fords-european-sales-slide-threatens-revival-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Deepa Seetharaman and Laurence Frost</p> <p>DETROIT/PARIS (Reuters) - Ford's &lt;F.N&gt; plan to cut jobs and close plants, once hailed as proactive, may not be enough to halt losses in Europe - where moves to rein in margin-crushing discounts have sparked a further sales plunge.</p> <p>The U.S. carmaker initially earned investors' praise, and unions' wrath, for three plant closures and 6,200 layoffs designed to reduce excess production capacity, while rivals including General Motors &lt;GM.N&gt; put off the tough decisions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/fords-european-sales-slide-threatens-revival-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dearborn, Michigan Ford Ford Motor Company Ford of Europe Human Interest Law Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:46:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5790116 at http://www.globalpost.com Ford's European sales slide threatens revival plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/fords-european-sales-slide-threatens-revival-plan-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Deepa Seetharaman and Laurence Frost</p> <p>DETROIT/PARIS (Reuters) - Ford's &lt;F.N&gt; plan to cut jobs and close plants, once hailed as proactive, may not be enough to halt losses in Europe - where moves to rein in margin-crushing discounts have sparked a further sales plunge.</p> <p>The U.S. carmaker initially earned investors' praise, and unions' wrath, for three plant closures and 6,200 layoffs designed to reduce excess production capacity, while rivals including General Motors &lt;GM.N&gt; put off the tough decisions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/fords-european-sales-slide-threatens-revival-plan-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dearborn, Michigan Ford Ford Motor Company Human Interest Law Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:00:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5790324 at http://www.globalpost.com Ford rejects claims in acceleration lawsuit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/ford-rejects-claims-acceleration-lawsuit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US automaker Ford, which faces a lawsuit over claims its vehicles accelerate without warning, dismissed the accusations on Saturday as unscientific.</p> <p>Ford said it had addressed the issue with US regulators, whose work is "far more scientific and trustworthy than work done by personal injury lawyers and their paid experts," according to an email from a company spokesman to AFP.</p> <p>On Friday, vehicle owners in 14 states filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of "potentially millions of purchasers and lessees of Ford vehicles manufactured between 2002 and 2010."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/ford-rejects-claims-acceleration-lawsuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive industry Business Ford Safety Transport AFP Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:15:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797612 at http://www.globalpost.com Ford profits rise on strong North America http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/ford-profits-rise-strong-north-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US auto giant Ford Wednesday reported a solid increase in quarterly earnings thanks to a strong performance in North America, which offset weakness in Europe. </p> <p>Ford reported net earnings of $1.6 billion, 15.4 percent higher than in the year-earlier period of $1.4 billion. Revenues came in at $35.8 billion, up 10.5 percent from the year-ago period of $32.4 billion. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/ford-profits-rise-strong-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dearborn, Michigan Ford Ford Motor Company Transport AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:00:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5824032 at http://www.globalpost.com Ford profits rise on strong North America http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/ford-profits-rise-strong-north-america-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US auto giant Ford reported a solid increase in quarterly earnings Wednesday thanks to a strong performance in North America, which offset weakness in Europe.</p> <p>The results propelled Ford to its 15th straight quarterly profit as a result of the drastic restructuring of its operations -- a process which has been paying dividends in the United States but has not yet been completed in Europe.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/ford-profits-rise-strong-north-america-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dearborn, Michigan Ford Ford Motor Company Technology Transport AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:16:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5824253 at http://www.globalpost.com US safety agency watching Ford, Mercury minivans not covered by rust recall http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130507/us-safety-agency-watching-ford-mercury-minivans-not-covered- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DETROIT - U.S. auto safety regulators are monitoring about 100,000 Ford and Mercury minivans that were not covered by a recall issued earlier this year for rust problems.</p> <p>Ford recalled about 230,000 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans in March to fix rust in the wheel wells that can cause the third-row seats to come loose.</p> <p>The vans from the 2004 through 2007 model years were sold or registered in 20 cold-weather states and Canada where salt is used on roads in the winter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130507/us-safety-agency-watching-ford-mercury-minivans-not-covered-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ford Land transport Private transport Technology Transport The Canadian Press Tue, 07 May 2013 12:45:16 +0000 The Canadian Press 5832426 at http://www.globalpost.com Government investigating Ford pickups, says EcoBoost engines can lost power http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130526/government-investigating-ford-pickups-says-ecoboost-engines- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DETROIT - The federal government is investigating Ford F-150 pickups with EcoBoost engines after drivers reported that the engines lost power during acceleration.</p> <p>The government estimates around 400,000 F-150 pickups from the 2011 through 2013 model years are involved.</p> <p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received 95 reports of engines losing power during hard acceleration, such as when passing. The incidents often occurred in rainy or humid weather. NHTSA has no reports of crashes or injuries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130526/government-investigating-ford-pickups-says-ecoboost-engines-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ford Land transport Private transport Social Issues Transport The Canadian Press Sun, 26 May 2013 20:00:04 +0000 The Canadian Press 5846518 at http://www.globalpost.com Ford uses infrared images to soundproof its cars http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130629/ford-uses-infrared-images-soundproof-its-cars <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Toronto, Jun 29 (EFE).- Ford said it is using the same thermal imaging technology that security forces use in order to detect and repair air leaks in its autos, and in that way reduce the sound level inside the vehicle for a quieter ride.</p> <p>"We are using thermal imaging to further improve quietness so customers can enjoy the other features our vehicles offer, such as audio systems...and even the sounds of silence," William Dedecker, Ford's noise, vibration and harshness engineering supervisor, said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130629/ford-uses-infrared-images-soundproof-its-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electromagnetic radiation Ford Infrared imaging Surveillance Agencia EFE Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:32:01 +0000 Agencia EFE 5871425 at http://www.globalpost.com Ford, Chrysler post solid gains in June US auto sales http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/ford-chrysler-post-solid-gains-june-us-auto-sales <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ford and Chrysler posted solid gains in June US auto sales Tuesday as analysts forecast a strong close to the first half of the year and more growth in the months to come.</p> <p>Ford's sales rose 13 percent to 235,643 vehicles in its best June performance since 2006. Sales for the first half of the year were also up 13 percent at 1.3 million vehicles.</p> <p>"In June, we continued to see strong demand across the entire lineup," said Ken Czubay, Ford's sales chief.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/ford-chrysler-post-solid-gains-june-us-auto-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auburn Hills, Michigan Business Chrysler Ford Technology Transport AFP Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:02:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5873564 at http://www.globalpost.com Toyota, Ford end collaboration but will still make hybrid systems for trucks and SUVs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130723/toyota-ford-end-collaboration-will-still-make-hybrid-systems <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford and Toyota are ending joint research into hybrid systems for trucks and SUVs.</p> <p>The companies said Tuesday that they will each develop the systems independently.</p> <p>Ford and Toyota agreed to the partnership two years ago after the CEOs of both companies met by chance in an airport. Engineers talked frequently and paid visits to each other's labs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130723/toyota-ford-end-collaboration-will-still-make-hybrid-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car classifications Dearborn, Michigan Ford Technology Transport The Canadian Press Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:33:45 +0000 The Canadian Press 5891657 at http://www.globalpost.com Toyota, Ford end hybrid partnership http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130723/toyota-ford-end-hybrid-partnership <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Toyota and Ford have ended a partnership to jointly develop gas-electric hybrid systems for trucks and sport utility vehicles, the automakers said Tuesday.</p> <p>"We know what it takes to build world-class hybrids, and we now will build and leverage that expertise in-house," said Raj Nair, Ford's chief of global product development. </p> <p>"By continuing to develop a rear-wheel-drive hybrid system on our own, we can extend our advanced hybrid technologies to new vehicle segments and deliver even better fuel economy across our lineup."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130723/toyota-ford-end-hybrid-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electric vehicles Ford Green vehicles Technology Toyota Transport AFP Tue, 23 Jul 2013 23:34:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5891811 at http://www.globalpost.com Ford pays government safety agency $17.35M fine to settle dispute over recall delays http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130801/ford-pays-government-safety-agency-1735m-fine-settle-dispute <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DETROIT - Ford has paid the top penalty of $17.35 million to settle government allegations that the company was slow to recall nearly a half-million SUVs last year.</p> <p>The fine announced Thursday is linked to the July 2012 recall of nearly 485,000 Ford Escape SUVs from the 2001 to 2004 model years. The SUVs, equipped with 3-Liter V-6 engines, were recalled to fix sticking gas pedals that could cause crashes. It's the maximum fine that safety regulators are allowed to levy against an automaker.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130801/ford-pays-government-safety-agency-1735m-fine-settle-dispute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive industry Ford Land transport Politics Transport The Canadian Press Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:02:19 +0000 The Canadian Press 5900291 at http://www.globalpost.com Ford's Vignale to join European upmarket car chase http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130904/fords-vignale-join-european-upmarket-car-chase <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Christiaan Hetzner</p> <p>FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Ford &lt;F.N&gt; has drawn on the latest European design trends with its new luxury concept car, tempting the driver with a quilted cream-colored Nappa leather interior to complement its chrome and mocha-hued bodywork.</p> <p>The Vignale, which makes its first public appearance at the Frankfurt auto show next week and launches in Europe early in 2015, is the latest attempt by a mass-market carmaker to woo affluent customers more interested in a lifestyle than a bargain.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130904/fords-vignale-join-european-upmarket-car-chase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dearborn, Michigan Ford Private transport Transport Thomson Reuters Wed, 04 Sep 2013 06:07:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5923799 at http://www.globalpost.com