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Ford Wants to Be First in the Affordable Electric Vehicle Market

The latest wave of popular electric vehicles, think Teslas and GMC Hummer EVs, are well outside of the price range of normal, thrifty Americans. Ford wants to change that.

November 9, 2020 - CleanTechnica

Electric Car Charging Station

U.S. Automakers Have Been Undermining Climate Science Since the 1960s, Investigation Reveals

It's been 50 years since researchers at General Motors and Ford Motor Co. warned the automakers about the effects of auto emissions on the planet's climate.

October 29, 2020 - E&E News

Ford's City Insights Platform Expands to Six New Cities

After a pilot in Ann Arbor, Ford Motor Company is expanding its City Insights Platform to six new cities:

October 7, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Electric Pickup Truck Manufacturer Scores Huge 'Climate' Order from Amazon

To show his company's commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2040, Jeff Bezos announced Thursday that Amazon would purchase 100,000 battery-electric delivery vans from Michigan-based Rivian. The trucks will begin service in 2021.

September 23, 2019 - Bloomberg News via Transport Topics


Four Automakers Make Private Deal with California on Emissions Standards

Next month, the Trump administration rolls out one of their most significant environmental rollbacks, freezing auto emission and fuel efficiency standards at 2020 levels. The deal unveiled by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday may upend Trump's plans.

July 29, 2019 - The Washington Post

On Demand Shuttle Operator to Cease Operations in Nine Cities

San Francisco-based shuttle operator Chariot, acquired by Ford Motor Company in 2016, will end its operations by March in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, New York, Columbus, Detroit, Denver, and London.

January 12, 2019 - San Francisco Examiner

Twin Cities Assembly Plant

Plans for Massive St. Paul Mixed-Income Development Revealed

Occupying a site where Ford once manufactured automobiles, the eco-friendly, mixed-income development seeks to add 3,800 units of housing over the next decade.

October 12, 2018 - Twin Cities

Boise, Idao

A Call to 'Reconnect With Our Streets'

Allison Arieff writes a passionate plea for Americans to ditch the car and reconnect with pedestrian experiences. There's even a car company helping pave the way for a new approach to streets.

July 17, 2018 - The New York Times

Twin Cities Assembly Plant

Controversial Green Neighborhood to Rise on Former Auto Plant Site

Plans for a sizable eco-friendly development on the site of St. Paul's Twin Cities Assembly Plant have drawn support from many, including the city's young mayor. But density opponents remain unconvinced.

July 11, 2018 - CityLab

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company Touts Carbon Reductions

Ford hit a goal to reduce carbon emissions *from its manufacturing process* eight years ahead of schedule.

June 28, 2018 - Automotive News

Detroit, Michigan

Ford Planning Residential Units in its Detroit Train Station Adaptive Reuse

Ford will treat the Michigan Central Depot to a mixed-use adaptation.

June 21, 2018 - Detroit Free Press

Michigan Central Deport

The Massive Significance of Ford's Move into Detroit's Abandoned Michigan Central Depot

Ford has confirmed its plan to move into the Michigan Central Depot in Detroit.

June 17, 2018 - Detroit Free Press


The Future of the American Auto Industry: Not Cars

The American passenger vehicle fleet is being transformed into bigger, fuel-thirstier, and more dangerous models (for those hit by them). Americans have shown a preference for light trucks, and manufacturers are responding by ditching cars.

May 14, 2018 - Car and Driver


California and 16 States Sue EPA Over Decision to Rollback Vehicle Emissions Rule

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt had announced the rollback of greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards on April 2. While the auto industry supports the move, not all auto executives agreed.

May 3, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

Self-Driving Delivery Vehicle

Ford Readying a Fleet of Self-Driving Cars for 2021

Key features of Ford's plans for a fleet of shared autonomous vehicles potentially telegraph how the first wave of at-scale adoption will take place.

April 16, 2018 - Engadget

Detroit, Michigan

Ford Motor Company Considering Big Move to Historic Detroit

If Ford Motor Co. goes through with a plan to move into the old Michigan Central Depot, it would mark a new phase of the rebirth of Detroit's urban core.

March 28, 2018 - The Detroit News

Both Ways

Ford Coins a New Term to Protect Cars from Pedestrians: 'Petextrians'

The Ford Motor Company picks a side in the traffic safety debate.

September 7, 2017 - Ford

Bridj Van

Bridj Comes to a Halt

Bridj's bet that it could, well, bridge ride-hailing and public transit didn't pay off. Lacking new investment, the company is shutting down.

May 5, 2017 - CityLab

Auto Companies Prepare for Decline of Car Ownership

It's no longer just transit agencies that are trying to meet the first mile-last mile challenge—auto companies have also jumped in by offering "mobility services." And it's more profitable than selling cars!

December 27, 2016 - The New York Times

Chariot Commuter Shuttle in San Francisco Expands 50 Percent After Ford Acquisition

Chariot shuttle service, recently acquired by Ford Motor Company, may soon be a more formidable competitor for San Francisco's public transit provider, Muni, due to an expansion to 150 vans. Expect new routes, five-minute headways, and $4 rides.

December 6, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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