Ever the social media maven among automakers, Ford has done it again. The Detroit Free Press reports that Ford has produced an application for Facebook entitled Plug N Play in Electric City with the 2012 Focus Electric. The app allows consumers to take a virtual trip in a Focus Electric, with the hope that it Read on! →


Automotive News reports that Ford Motor Co. will soon be in a position to improve its financial liquidity. The financially hamstrung automaker, which continues to reel from the effects of the auto industry bailouts, announced Thursday that it is expanding and extending its revolving credit facility. Ford’s aim is to improve its balance sheet totals Read on! →


After 35 years of service in various engineering and management positions for Ford and Chrysler, Susan Cischke will retire by Feb. 1. The Detroit Free Press reports that Cischke, 57, who has been the automaker’s environmental and safety executive since 2001, was Ford’s top-ranking female executive. Sue Cischke reflects on her career Susan Cischke was Read on! →


According to Green Car Reports, the Ford Motor Co. has an image problem. While the automaker produces some of the more fuel-efficient vehicles on the market, public perception is that Ford’s fuel economy efforts are lacking. The automaker’s own consumer poll found that 68 percent of U.S. consumers see Fords as gas guzzlers. No Fiesta Read on! →


Ford and Toyota have decided to team up to bring a new wave of light hybrid trucks to the driving public. Extensive hybrid truck lines are expected to be available well before the U.S. doubles fuel economy requirements by 2025 to 54.5 mpg. Ford and Toyota SUVs, trucks go hybrid Automotive News reports that the Read on! →


Ford, Chrysler and General Motors are expected to side against granting annual raises to their 107,000 hourly employees as auto worker contract negotiations soon commence Tuesday, reports Automotive News. The Detroit 3 are allegedly prepared to offer productivity and quality bonuses of up to $10,000 per year. If auto workers agree to proposed profit-sharing measures Read on! →


The Ford Motor Company has announced a recall of more than 140,000 F-15o trucks because of an airbag defect in the 2004 and 2005 F-150 models. This is the second recall of the most popular vehicle in the United States in the past six weeks. The newest recall concerns faulty wires that can cause the Read on! →


More Ford trucks are on the road than nearly every other automaker. The most popular full size pickup in North America is the F150, and for good reason. There have been other truck models that have sold well in the past. The Ford Ranger was the best selling light pickup for a while, but the Read on! →