Ford Reaches CO2 Manufacturing Emissions Reduction Goal—8 Years Early

Ford Reaches CO2 Manufacturing Emissions Reduction Goal—8 Years Early

Back in 2010, Ford set a lofty CO2 manufacturing emissions reduction goal for itself: It aimed to reduce its global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from its manufacturing operations by a whopping 30% in 15 years. As of last month, Ford hit that goal a full eight years ahead of schedule, more than twice as fast as expected. In total, Ford has reduced global manufacturing CO2 emissions by more than 3.4 million metric tons since 2010. How? A number of initiatives brought Ford success, including updates to paint operations, the introduction of Minimum Quantity Lubrication, and the installation of more than 100,000 LED light fixtures. “We are proud of the work

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

For about four decades, the Ford F-150 has been America’s best-selling pickup truck (and its best-selling vehicle in general), though the Chevy Silverado 1500 continues to act as though it is anywhere in its league. When it comes down to it, there’s a reason more buyers choose the F-150 than they do the Silverado 1500. For 2018, with Ford’s aluminum body and the off-road Raptor option, the F-150 continues that distinction above the Silverado 1500. Here are just a few of the areas in which the F-150 beats out the competition: Price: The base F-150 is priced nearly $1,000 cheaper than the base Silverado 1500. Interior: The interior of the

Is the Ford F-150 Diesel Too Late?

Is the Ford F-150 Diesel Too Late?

  The Ford F-150 Diesel has been a long time coming, and now it’s finally arrived. The model offers high efficiency and capability on par with the full-size trucks with conventional gasoline engines. That’s great and all, but is the F-150 Diesel pickup arriving too late to the game? Our answer to that question should be obvious. The Ford F-150 Diesel isn’t too late. In fact, it’s arriving just in time to offer true competition in the pickup segment. A 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine that produces 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque powers the F-150 Diesel. It comes mated to an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission that was jointly developed

Ford’s Detroit Presence to Expand

Ford’s Detroit Presence to Expand

  Some automakers are looking at expanding in foreign markets, but Ford is keeping its focus right here in the United States. The automaker confirmed to shareholders that the manufacturing facilities in Detroit weren’t going anywhere. In fact, Ford’s Detroit presence will expand in the near future. Ford’s Detroit presence is expanding, and it appears the automaker is starting by buying the long-vacant Michigan Central Station. Officials didn’t provide much information into how the company intends to use the train station, but we expect it has something to do with putting a greater focus on all kinds of mobility. “As a company we are in a race for talent when

Routine Car Maintenance

Routine Car Maintenance

Want to keep your car in great condition? Of course you do! And to do that, it’s important to get in the habit of keeping up with some routine car maintenance. Here’s a good schedule to follow based on your mileage. Every 5,000 Miles Most manufacturers recommend getting an oil change every 5,000 – 7,000 miles. Each time you get your oil changed, you should also get a new oil filter. Now is also a good time to have your other fluid levels checked and your tires rotated. Every 15,000 – 20,000 Miles Replace your air filter as frequently as your manual recommends. In many cases, this is around every