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Ford forecasts better quarterly profit on 'breathtaking' higher vehicle prices

Posted in REVIEWS on June 18, 2021
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Ford Motor Co said on Thursday its second-quarter operating profit will exceed expectations due to lower costs and rising prices for new and used vehicles amid the global semiconductor chip shortage. Ford Chief Executive Jim Farley also said at a Deutsche Bank conference that the No. 2 U.S. automaker will eventually raise its spending on electric vehicles beyond the $30 billion-plus through 2025 that it outlined last month. He added the Argo AI self-driving software Read More »

Ford acquires EV fleet management firm Electriphi

Posted in REVIEWS on June 17, 2021
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Ford announced Thursday morning that it has acquired California-based fleet management firm Electriphi. The EV charging management and fleet monitoring software will be integrated into the new Ford Pro suite for commercial and "flee-tail" customers who purchase the company's new electrified vehicles, such as the E-Transit delivery van and F-150 Lightning Pro. Gee, it's like they planned that.  "Charging management remains a hurdle to mass adoption," Ford's announcement acknowledged. "Ford Pro plans on leveraging its Read More »