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January 5, 2010

Ford to Test EVs in Germany

DEARBORN, MI --- Ford Motor Co. will launch a two-year test program of electric-powered Focus cars and Transit Connect vans in Germany this week, Bloomberg reported.

November 17, 2009

Ford to Develop All-New Police Interceptor

DEARBORN, MI - Ford will produce an all-new, purpose-built Police Interceptor specially designed and engineered to replace the Ford Crown Victoria law enforcement vehicle lineup in 2011.

October 14, 2009

Ford Recalls 4.5 Million Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Ford Motor Co. is recalling 4.5 million vehicles because a cruise control off switch poses a fire risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

May 7, 2009

Free Ford Work Solutions Web Seminar May 14

TORRANCE, CA – Learn about the Ford Work Solutions In-Dash Computer and 'Crew Chief,' the industry's only OEM telematics solution in a free Web seminar May 14.

April 22, 2009

Interactive Web Seminar Series in May

TORRANCE, CA - Join us in May for two FREE interactive seminars to understand the functionality of the Ford Work Solutions In-Dash Computer and "Crew Chief," the only OEM telematics solution in the industry.

February 26, 2009

Ford's Transit Connect Brings 22 City, 25 Highway MPG

DEARBORN, MI – The Transit Connect offers a Duratec 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 engine, delivering an estimated 136 horsepower at 6,300 rpm, according to the automaker.

January 20, 2009

Ford Launches Plan for Battery-Electric Vehicles and Next-Generation Hybrids

DETROIT --- Ford Motor Co. has launched a plan to bring pure battery-electric vehicles, next-generation hybrids and a plug-in hybrid to market quickly and more affordably during the next four years.

January 12, 2009

Ford's Planned Electric Car Expected to be in Showrooms by 2011

DETROIT --- Ford Motor Co. plans to bring a fully electric car to showrooms by 2011, the automaker announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

August 12, 2008

Ford Introduces Blind Spot Mirror

DEARBORN, MI --- Ford unveiled plans to introduce a side mirror design on the 2009 Edge that minimizes blind spot risk.

May 22, 2008

NHTSA Investigates Windstar Fire Complaints

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said this week it has launched a preliminary investigation into the safety of 1.7 million Ford Windstar vans equipped with the same cruise control deactivation switch that's led to the recall of nearly 10 million other Ford vehicles.

April 4, 2008

Hydrogen Car Prospects Sputter

NEW YORK – California regulators have realized that manufacturers won't be able to make as many hydrogen-fueled cars by 2014 as regulators had once hoped, according to Forbes.

April 1, 2008

Ford Fleet Previews New Offerings

Ford Fleet customers benefit from the efficiencies of a single-source contact and find value in exclusive benefits tailored to the needs of managing an automotive fleet.

March 4, 2008

2009 Ford E-Series Upgraded To Manage Fleets

ATLANTA – Ford introduced an upgraded E-Series for 2009 at the NTEA 2008 Work Truck Show, featuring an improved interior and the automaker’s new Ford Work Solutions, a collection of electronic tools to manage fleets more efficiently, track and secure tools, and enhance productivity.

March 1, 2008

Productivity Not a Problem with New Ford Work Solutions

Ford worked with customers and class-leading partners to develop functional solutions for increased productivity and efficient time management.

February 6, 2008

Peotone Police Cut Costs With Hybrid Vehicle

PEOTONE, IL– The Peotone Police Department is on the cutting edge of what could become a statewide trend: The department added a hybrid car to its fleet of sedans and SUVs.

February 6, 2008

Ford Work Solutions: Expanding The Capability and Productivity of Trucks

CHICAGO — Ford is further expanding its ‘smart’ features for truck customers, announcing a collection of industry-exclusive technologies for F-Series trucks and commercial E-Series vans.

August 7, 2007

Not Covered by DOT? Think Again

Most companies operating vehicles under 10,001 lbs. gross vehicle weight (GVW) believe they are not covered by DOT (U.S. Department of Transportation) regulations. However, this may not be the case if vehicles are towing a trailer or equipment.

December 19, 2006

Ford Appoints Director of North American Fleet, Lease & Remarketing Operations

John V. Felice, general marketing manager, Ford Division, has been named to replace Hal Feder as director of Ford North American Fleet, Lease & Remarketing Operations.

January 26, 2006

Ford Spotlights Escape Hybrid E85 at Auto Show

At the Washington Auto Show, Ford unveiled the Ford Escape Hybrid E85, a research vehicle marrying two petroleum-saving technologies --- hybrid electric power and flexible-fuel capability.

July 16, 2002

New Feature for Ford's Quality Fleet Care Program

Ford Motor Company's Quality Fleet Care (QFC) program, its centralized fleet service billing program for Ford fleet customers, has added electronic funds transfer (EFT) as a payment option for their customers.

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