Ford building EV cars and infrastructure

Ford is building an infrastructure for all-electric cars Ford is offering its all-electric vehicle customers North America’s largest electric vehicle public charging network. There will be more than 12,000 places to charge, including fast charging, and more than 35,000 charge plugs. That is more than any other automotive manufacturer, addressing a big concern for those [...]

By |2019-11-15T09:07:41-08:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: Ford|Tags: |0 Comments

Chicago Mayor cuts red-tape for more jobs

When Chicago's Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, explains how the city was able to procure more police vehicles it makes sense, "When I first became Mayor they (companies) had to pay a head-tax. I eliminated the head-tax in the first year of my tenure." "We changed the law so that if you manufactured something in [...]

By |2019-02-13T16:31:37-08:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Chicago Auto Show cars news photos and tickets Drivechicago, Ford|Tags: |0 Comments

Plug-in hybrids Chrysler Ford Mitsubishi

Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid Good Morning Warren and friends, This is not the first time I have felt this way, but this is the first time I need to tell you. I really enjoy this chat and look forward to it each week. Whatever I am doing during the week I think about whether I [...]

Magna’s Trailer Reverse Guidance on Ford Super Duty

Akinyele Ikuseru, Magna's system engineer shows off the 2017 Ford Super Duty with Trailer Reverse Guidance System. You can see the trailer through the NAV system as well as the trajectory of the trailer as the steering wheel is turned. The system is supported by Magna's multi-patented EYERIS driver-assistance technology developed jointly by [...]

Is auto leasing the new car sharing?

Car companies talk about car-sharing as a new experience, but consumers have already started the process, just in the form of automobile leasing. Leasing vehicles have been on the rise, and the Experian analyst group says that there is a strong resurgence in leasing, versus owning. Anecdotally, some of this has to do with people [...]

By |2019-12-18T16:30:06-08:00March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, car buying tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

Clean air CES Washington Post carchat

Good Morning Warren and friends, It's been a busy New Years for me, but before we get to that let me give you the good news. The Washington Auto Show has given us some tickets to give to you! If you can go to the show on January 22, send me an email at lou [...]

Ford opens Research lab in Silicon Valley CA

Ford Research and Innovation "We don't have all the answers, because we don't even know all the questions" Venkatesh Prasad, group and senior technical leader, Vehicle Design and Infotronics, Ford Research and Innovation “At Ford, we view ourselves as both a mobility and an auto company, as we drive innovation in every part of our [...]

By |2020-03-27T13:28:48-07:00January 23rd, 2015|Categories: #youtube, Automobiles and Energy, Ford, Technology, Video|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

2016 Ford Explorer and the new Platinum on Driving the Nation

Matt Zuehlk, Ford Explorer brand manager, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the 2016 Ford Explorer that was shown at a preview before the Los Angeles auto show. Zuehlk describes the Platinum as the "highest execution of Explorer ever". “Bringing Explorer Platinum to market is a natural extension of the Explorer [...]

By |2018-04-26T11:09:26-07:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: #youtube, Automobiles and Energy, Ford, Video|Tags: |0 Comments

Sheryl Connelly, Ford futurist, looks into her crystal ball on Driving the Nation

As manager of Ford Global Trends and Futuring, Sheryl Connelly tracks consumer trends. Connelly then works with the rest of Ford to implement what she sees as growing trends that can be implemented in cars and trucks to make them more valuable to the consumer. Is her goal to predict the future? What has Ford [...]

By |2019-10-14T12:02:25-07:00January 19th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Ford, Video,|Tags: |0 Comments
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