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  • Bidenflation: Ford Boosts Price of Electric F-150 Lightning Truck Due to ‘Significant Material Cost Increases’

    08/10/2022 9:51:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/10/2022 | Lucas Nolan
    Ford is increasing the starting prices of its electric F-150 Lightning truck by as much as $8,500 due to “significant material cost increases and other factors.” CNBC reports that Ford said on Tuesday that it would be increasing the starting prices of its electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck due to “significant material cost increases and other factors.” The automaker said that the price increases, which are between $6,000 and $8,500, will not impact customers who have already ordered the vehicle and are awaiting delivery. President Joe Biden infamously test drove an electric F-150 in 2021. Biden shared his opinion on...
  • Journalists Hook RV Up to $93K Electric Truck, Found It Wouldn't Even Make 100 Miles Before Needing a Recharge

    08/05/2022 5:02:36 AM PDT · by DFG · 93 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 082/02/2022 | Grant Atkinson
    Democrats have touted electric vehicles as the way of the future, but they have failed to address the setbacks of the still-developing technology. A new experiment has once again highlighted the problems leftists have failed to address. Journalists from MotorTrend set out to test the towing capacity of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck, and their findings were less than inspiring. From the start, journalist Eric Tingwall was less than confident in the truck’s towing abilities. “With the largest available battery pack, a fully charged 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck has less energy onboard than a regular F-150...
  • Ford electrifies law enforcement with F-150 Lightning police edition

    07/28/2022 12:46:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 115 replies
    New Atlas ^ | July 28, 2022 | By Paul Ridden
    A preproduction F-150 Lightning Pro SSV fitted out for police duty Back in 2016, Ford fitted out a special F-150 truck for serve-and-protect duty as a police service vehicle. Now the company has done something similar with the new all-electric version of the pickup, which has been dubbed the F-150 Lightning Pro SSV. Ford notes that it has supplied police departments with vehicles for more than 70 years, with its police vehicle lineup actually outselling those supplied by all of its combined competitors. The latest addition to its lineup, the 2023 F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle (or SSV for...
  • Ford Plans to Build 600,000 EVs Annually by 2023, Over 2 Million by 2026

    07/28/2022 10:55:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 112 replies
    CNet ^ | July 21, 2022 1:17 p.m. PT | Antuan Goodwin
    F 150 Lightning charging a Mustang Mach E Ford expects demand for its F-150 Lightning, Mach-E and the rest of its EV portfolio to grow significantly over the next few year. Ford What's happening Ford announced its plans to ramp global electric truck, van and SUV production up to 600,000 units annually by 2023. Why it matters Demand for EVs (and the batteries that power them) is expected to accelerate dramatically over the next few years. What's next Ford will begin using new, less expensive batteries in the Mustang Mach-E next year and in the F-150 Lightning by 2024. A...
  • Ford plans to cut 8,000 jobs to focus on electric vehicles

    07/21/2022 12:58:00 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 91 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 21 July 2022 | Breanne Deppisch
    Ford Motor Co. is planning to cut as many as 8,000 jobs from its internal combustion engine division as it seeks to channel more funding into its electric vehicle division. The cuts, reported by Bloomberg, follow Ford CEO Jim Farley's previously announced plans to cut $3 billion in company costs by 2026, including through employee layoffs, as well as his efforts to restructure the company radically. To that end, Farley has separated Ford into two separate units: “Ford Blue,” which focuses on traditional, industrial combustion engine vehicles, as well as the newer “Model E” division that focuses solely on EV...
  • Michigan wheel manufacturer raided by FBI (Chinese owned)

    07/18/2022 6:20:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 7-18-22 | BYRON HURD
    Dicastal North America makes wheels for Ford, GM, Stellantis and others The FBI raided western Michigan wheel manufacturing outfit Dicastal North America on Monday. The Chinese-owned manufacturer is a major supplier of automotive wheels and has been operating in Greenville, Mich., since 2015, the local Daily News newspaper reported. The FBI has not released any information about the raid apart from acknowledging that it was executing a warrant at the company's Michigan location. According to the Detroit Free Press, agents sent employees home and seized office
  • CATL (China) Looks To Mexico For Battery Factories To Supply Tesla And Ford

    07/18/2022 11:27:07 AM PDT · by proust · 5 replies
    MSN.com ^ | Tue, Jul 19, 2022 | Steven Loveday
    China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. (CATL) is reportedly looking at a minimum of two locations for future battery factories in Mexico. Reports claim that the upcoming facilities will be built to provide batteries for both Tesla and Ford. While most global automakers are now moving forward with EVs, Tesla is still the global leader, and Ford is considered by many – including Tesla CEO Elon Musk – as an emerging leader in the segment.
  • This ‘Illegal’ Cobra Mustang Paint is Rare and Costs $26,000 Per Gallon

    07/13/2022 7:30:26 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 101 replies
    Motor Biscuit ^ | 12 July 2022 | Braden Carlson
    When Mystrichrome was fresh and new, it was not an easy paint to get ahold of. If you owned a Mystichrome Cobra and got into an accident that required paint repair, you were in for a nasty surprise. Only certain body shops around the country could spray the paint, and to do so, a Ford representative had to be present. Not only that, but that Ford rep was responsible for bringing the paint, overseeing the work done, then re-sealing the can and bringing the leftover paint back with them. ...In Patterson’s video, he shows the cost of just 16 ounces...
  • Buyout Begone: Ford Says You Can Never Own Leased EVs

    06/29/2022 8:36:50 AM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 72 replies
    TTAC The Truth About Cars ^ | June 27, 2022 | Matt Posky
    Ford Motor Co. will be suspending end-of-lease buyout options for customers driving all-electric vehicles, provided they took possession of the model after June 15, 2022. Those who nabbed their Mach-E beforehand will still have the option of purchasing the automobile once their lease ends. However, there are some states that won’t be abiding by the updated rules until the end of the year, not that it matters when customers are almost guaranteed to have to wait at least that long on a reserved vehicle. The change, made earlier in the month, cruised under our radar until a reader asked for...
  • Ford’s Mustang Mach-E Profit Wiped Out by Commodity Costs

    06/16/2022 10:08:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | June 15, 2022 | Keith Naughton
    Ford Motor Co.’s hot-selling Mustang Mach-E electric SUV and other plug-in models are being rendered unprofitable by rising raw material costs. “We actually had a positive bottom line profit when we launched the Mach-E, commodity costs have wiped that out,” Chief Financial Officer John Lawler said Wednesday at the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive Conference, referring to 2020, when the vehicle went on sale. “You’re going to see pressure on the bottom line when we launch our EVs, they’re not going to be positive.”
  • Ford Pulls Plug on Pete Buttigieg’s $44K Electric SUV (Made in Mexico)

    06/15/2022 10:59:54 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 40 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 15, 2022 | Andrew Stiles
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg might have to start biking to work again like a total nerd. That's because the Mexican-made electric SUV he purchased last year for his security detail is being recalled due to a safety defect that "could result in a loss of power [while driving], which could cause a crash," according to Consumer Reports. Ford announced Tuesday that it was instructing car dealers to stop selling the Mustang Mach-E in response to the safety concern affecting nearly 49,000 of the 100,000 vehicles manufactured at the automaker's Cuautitlan plant in Mexico between 2020 and 2022. The company decided...
  • Ford issues stop-sale of electric Mustang Mach-E crossovers due to potential safety defect

    06/15/2022 7:05:17 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 52 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6-14-22 | Michael Wayland
    Ford is instructing dealers to temporarily stop selling electric Mustang Mach-E crossovers due to a potential safety defect that could cause the vehicles to become immobile. The issue can lead to a malfunction that could cause the vehicle not to start or immediately lose propulsion power while in motion, a dealer notice states. The problem is notable, as automakers continue to have problems launching new electric vehicles. Ford, in recent years, also has experienced problematic vehicle launches.
  • Treasury Secretary Confesses: "I Don't Understand Inflation" [semi-satire]

    06/08/2022 10:09:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 June 2022 | John Semmens
    During an interview aired on CNN's "Situation Room," Biden Administration Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen admitted "I don't understand inflation. Everyone in the Administration is dead set against inflation. It's not like there are disagreements regarding its negative effects. Yet, despite this unanimity among those of us making economic policy inflation is wrecking the lives of ordinary Americans." Yellen's admission was stunning considering she has a PhD in economics from Harvard University, spent nearly twenty years at the Federal Reserve—serving as its Chairperson for five years—helping manage the nation's money supply, and was on President Clinton's Council of Economic...
  • Ford plans to add 6,200 jobs in Ohio, Michigan and Missouri

    06/02/2022 11:08:43 AM PDT · by deport · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 2, 2022 | Tom Krisher and Patrick Orsagos
    Ford will add 6,200 factory jobs in Michigan, Missouri and Ohio as it prepares to build more electric vehicles and roll out two redesigned combustion-engine models. The company says it will invest $3.7 billion in the three states between now and 2026. It also will convert about 3,000 temporary workers to full-time status with pay raises and benefits.
  • Abbott CEO Robert Ford ‘sorry,’ vows to supply ‘more baby formula than before recall’

    05/21/2022 5:20:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/21/2022 | By Dean Balsamini
    The beleaguered CEO of Abbott Laboratories penned a mea culpa to consumers Saturday over the controversial nationwide baby formula shortage — and vows to supply “more formula to Americans than we were in January before the recall.” Robert Ford apologized to America in an opinion piece on the Washington Post website titled: “We’re sorry about the formula shortage. Here’s what we’re doing to fix it.”
  • Old Ford Maverick V8 Has Carburetor From A Lawn Mower, Gets 41 MPG...The 5.0-liter engine runs surprisingly well, if a tad underpowered.

    05/10/2022 11:16:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    https://www.motor1.com ^ | May 09, 2022 at 1:54pm ET | By: Christopher Smith
    VIDEO AT LINK....................... V8 With Lawn Mower Carburetor The original Ford Maverick wasn't a small pickup truck. It also didn't have a hybrid four-cylinder engine, but that's not stopping this V8-powered 1974 Maverick sedan from getting a whopping 41 mpg from its 5.0-liter engine. That's considerably better than the brand-new hybrid version Ford offers today, which gets an EPA-combined rating of 37 mpg. But as you can imagine, there's more to this story than just a small carb on a big engine. The experiment comes from ThunderHead289 on YouTube, and it's actually well-thought-out. It starts by finding the smallest lawn...
  • Ford Reports Devastating Losses Thanks to Electric Vehicle Gamble

    05/06/2022 10:18:16 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 158 replies
    Star News Network ^ | May 3, 2022 | Thomas Catenacci
    Major U.S. automaker Ford blamed its sizable investment in electric vehicle (EV) company Rivian for its dramatic revenue decline in the first quarter of 2022. Ford reported revenue of $34.5 billion between January and March, a 5% decline relative to the same period in 2021, and a net loss of $3.1 billion, according to the company’s earnings report released Wednesday. The Detroit automaker said its large investment in Rivian accounted for $5.4 billion in losses during the first quarter. “A net loss of $3.1 billion was primarily attributable to a mark-to-market loss of $5.4 billion on the company’s investment in...
  • Florida Ford GT Owner Crashes Because He's "Unfamiliar" With Manual Transmission

    05/02/2022 3:41:57 PM PDT · by algore · 101 replies
    A Ford GT owner in Boca Raton, Florida crashed his recently purchased supercar into a tree Friday evening because he was "unfamiliar with how to drive stick shift," police say. The driver, 50-year-old Robert J. Guarini, told cops he lost control after downshifting while leaving his housing development at around 6 p.m, a police report says. This led to a head-on collision with a palm tree. Guarini then told a nearby security worker that he did not have his phone and needed a ride back to his house, where he spoke to authorities via landline after leaving the vehicle unattended,...
  • This Ford F-7 Big Job Is An Epic Pickup Truck That Ford Never Made

    04/13/2022 12:13:48 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    https://jalopnik.com ^ | April 13, 2022 | By Mercedes Streeter
    Someone converted a vintage commercial truck into a one-of-a-kind pickup. Sometimes when a commercial truck gets retired from service, someone comes around and converts it into a pickup. The result is often garish, with feet of ground clearance and a bed that doesn’t fit the cab’s design. For a time, this niche was just popular enough that even commercial truck manufacturers joined in on the madness. But despite its handsome looks, this 1952 Ford F-7 Big Job never left the factory looking as good as it does now. Converting a commercial truck into a pickup is a creative way to...
  • Mustang And Camaro Production Paused Due To Parts Shortage

    04/04/2022 9:54:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    CarScoops ^ | April 4, 2022 | Alex Reid
    The Mustang and Camaro are the two of the biggest names in the muscle car world, and production of both vehicles is now temporarily suspended due to parts supply issues. Ford and General Motors both announced that they would be idling the factories that make the Mustang and the Camaro for one week, following issues with the parts supply chain. GM will be idling its Lansing Grand River Assembly facility which currently builds both the Camaro, Cadillac CT4, and CT5, which are all based on the same platform. GM did not specify what parts it was missing in order to...