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    1. April 28, 2016

      Fiat Chrysler and Alphabet in self-driving car talks

      Fiat Chrysler is in talks with Alphabet, Google’s parent, about a technology collaboration focused on self-driving...

    2. April 28, 2016

      Ford profits more than double to $2.45bn

      Ford has reported the most profitable start to a year in its history, after surging North American sales and better...

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    1. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Ford produces record profits

      Surging North American profits and a comeback in Europe helped Ford to record its most profitable quarter ever in the...

    2. February 18, 2016

      Car-sharing concept tests boundaries of the motor industry

      In some ways, Orto is the worst car business in the world. It has sold only half a BMW. But then again, it could be...

    3. January 28, 2016

      Ford posts record earnings as demand for SUVs soars

      Ford reported its best ever earnings on Thursday, marking a significant comeback for the US carmaker after it narrowly...

    4. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      IBM appoints Ford CEO to board

      Tech and cars are cosying up. IBM has named Mark Fields, chief executive of Ford, to its board. The appointment comes...

    5. January 12, 2016

      Carmakers accelerate into US luxury sector

      Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand and Honda’s upmarket Acura brand on Tuesday set out plans to grab a bigger slice of the US...

    6. January 8, 2016

      Carmakers: A new direction of travel

      This week the world’s biggest carmaker contemplated a world beyond cars. While most companies facing digital disruption...

    7. January 5, 2016

      CES 2016: Ford chief Mark Fields maps out self-driving route

      Ford’s chief executive has said he is determined that the carmaker will be a leader in autonomous vehicles — which he...

    8. December 14, 2015

      Ford seeks to satisfy younger consumers’ tastes

      When people working at Ford’s main technology centre in Michigan want to go to another part of the complex, they have a...

    9. December 10, 2015

      Ford to spend $4.5bn on electric car range

      Ford plans to invest $4.5bn to more than double the proportion of its vehicles that it offers with electric propulsion...

    10. October 27, 2015

      Strong Ford profits leave investors cold

      Ford on Tuesday struggled to overcome investors’ scepticism about its prospects as its shares fell sharply even though...

    11. April 28, 2015

      Ford’s net income falls after truck switchover halts production

      A product switchover that reduced supplies of key new vehicles cut first-quarter net income at Ford, despite decreased...

    12. February 6, 2015

      Detroit hits the road to Silicon Valley

      They are often cast as the dinosaurs in the great disruption playing out across the motor industry. But established...

    13. January 29, 2015

      Ford and GM reveal impact of Russian downturn

      A rampant US car market and rising demand in Asia bolstered Ford’s full-year earnings but failed to hide reversals...

    14. November 12, 2014

      Ford in vanguard of aluminium revolution

      Visiting the body shop at Ford’s vast River Rouge site is a disorienting experience. The factory in Dearborn, near...

    15. November 11, 2014

      Ford unveils aluminium-bodied F150 pick-up truck

      Mark Fields, Ford Motor’s chief executive, on Tuesday insisted the company had silenced sceptics after it started...

    16. November 7, 2014

      Ford replaces head of European arm

      Ford has replaced the head of its lossmaking European division in one of the first big management changes at the US...

    17. November 4, 2014

      Start-ups making waves in Chicago’s derivatives industry

      Last month, the world’s largest futures exchange played host to a meeting of tech workers, venture investors and...

    18. October 24, 2014

      Ford profits drop sharply as Europe disappoints

      Ford on Friday reported a 34 per cent fall in net profit for the third quarter as the US carmaker’s lossmaking European...

    19. September 30, 2014

      Fields aiming to pursue twin roads in One Ford strategy

      As he delivered his first detailed vision for the company on Monday, Mark Fields, Ford’s new chief executive, stood...

    20. May 2, 2014

      Outgoing Ford chief weighs up career options

      Alan Mulally, the departing Ford chief executive, has said he will consider new jobs at other companies when he steps...

    21. May 1, 2014

      Fields to maintain Ford’s new culture

      Ford’s leadership shift In his office at the top of Ford's global headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, Alan Mulally...

    22. May 1, 2014

      Mark Fields moves into driving seat at Ford

      Ford’s leadership shift Mark Fields will be Ford’s new chief executive following the retirement of Alan Mulally, the...

    23. May 1, 2014

      New CEO Mark Fields won the Ford prize by showing steel

      There were hugs and gushing tributes as Alan Mulally handed over the leadership of Ford to Mark Fields, in a succession...

    24. April 25, 2014

      Ford Q1 earnings down 39 per cent

      A harsh US winter, higher warranty costs and tumbling South American currencies led Ford to report lower than expected...

    25. January 14, 2014

      Ford says more cars are not the answer to cities’ problems

      Ford Motor, which pioneered the affordable mass-produced motor car, is looking to play a bigger role in building public...

    26. FT Alphaville

      November 1, 2012

      The Closer

      ROUND-UP US stocks posted their biggest day of advances since mid-September. The S&P 500 rose 1.1 per cent to close at...

    27. November 1, 2012

      Ford rejects talk of Mulally exit

      Ford Motor has rejected speculation of an imminent change to its leadership, saying chief executive Alan Mulally...

    28. September 18, 2012

      Ford reports 29% plunge in European sales

      The chief executive of Ford Motor said European market conditions were a “real concern” after the company recorded a 29...

    29. September 12, 2012

      Ford – succession speculation

      Speculation is swirling about a succession plan for Alan Mulally, Ford’s revered chief executive, in advance of a board...

    30. April 4, 2012

      Spirits up as New York hosts car show

      US consumers’ optimism and their revived appetite for new cars will be on display at the New York Auto Show, which...

    31. March 30, 2012

      Ford discloses $29.5m pay for Mulally

      Ford Motor said it awarded Alan Mulally a package worth $29.5m in 2011 – an unusually rich return for the car industry,...

    32. January 11, 2012

      Obama promises tax breaks to bring back jobs

      President Barack Obama has raised the prospect of tax breaks for businesses that keep jobs in the US, portraying...

    33. FT Alphaville

      December 6, 2011

      Ford searching for new leader

      Ford has begun a search to replace chief executive Alan Mulally, who is expected to step down within two years, the WSJ...

    34. June 23, 2011

      Carmakers struggle to maintain quality

      Carmakers are struggling to maintain the quality of new vehicles as they install increasingly complex fuel-saving and...

    35. February 20, 2011

      Ford Motor chief to deliver CeBIT speech

      Ford Motor’s chief executive will be skipping next week’s Geneva auto show in order to attend CeBIT, the digital...

    36. June 3, 2010

      Ford axes Mercury in favour of Lincoln

      Ford Motor on Wednesday announced a plan to expand its luxury Lincoln brand to compete more aggressively against...

    37. June 13, 2008

      Ford calls on US to jump-start electric car market

      Ford Motor has joined General Motors in calling for US government intervention to jump-start the market for plug-in...

    38. June 12, 2008

      Ford calls for US help on electric cars

      Ford Motor has joined General Motors in calling for direct US government intervention to boost the market for plug-in...

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