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Tag : Ford

Ford puts focus on SMEs

6 days ago / 0 comments

Ford is to run its first-ever Business Week event (2-10 June) which will see business specialists at the carmaker’s dealership network target drivers at SME firms.

Prices revealed for Fiesta ST and Active

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Ford has extended the Fiesta range to include the sporty ST and SUV-inspired Active versions, available to order from £18,995 and £17,995 respectively.

Ford hints at Kuga PHEV as diesel sales drop

1 month ago / 0 comments

Ford is widening its hybrid drivetrain line-up to include the Escape SUV, sold as the Kuga in Europe, amid declining demand for diesel engines in the … Read More »

Spotlight: Ford Focus

2 months ago / 0 comments

The fourth-generation Focus is a technological showpiece, out to re-assert itself in a segment that’s still a core part of the UK fleet sector. Alex Grant … Read More »

Redesigned Ford Edge gets two-wheel drive

3 months ago / 0 comments

Ford has given the Edge SUV an overhaul for Europe, with refreshed styling and a new line-up of diesel engines including the first with front-wheel drive.

Ford ride-share solution for commuters debuts in London

4 months ago / 0 comments

London commuters can now use a Ford ride-sharing service to plug gaps in public transport under a trial approved by TfL.

Ford drives mobility plans with latest start-up acquisitions

4 months ago / 0 comments

Ford is bolstering its plans for mobility solutions for fleet, private drivers and cities globally with the acquisition of two further start-ups.

Ford to double EV investment

4 months ago / 0 comments

Ford is more than doubling its investment in electric vehicles, reviving the Mach nameplate made famous by early Mustangs on a high-performance electric SUV due in … Read More »

Ford’s SYNC 3 equipped vehicles get Waze navigation

5 months ago / 0 comments

Ford and Waze have teamed up to offer the traffic and navigation app to all Ford vehicles equipped with SYNC 3.

Ford extends scrappage scheme into 2018

5 months ago / 0 comments

Ford’s scrappage scheme for pre-Euro 5 cars and vans is to run into the first quarter of 2018.

Driverless cars will be on UK roads by 2021, chancellor confirms

6 months ago / 0 comments

Chancellor Philip Hammond has said the government is looking to have “fully driverless cars without a safety attendant in the car” on the roads in the … Read More »

Third of London taxi and private hire journeys could be in autonomous vehicles by 2025

8 months ago / 0 comments

Up to 30% of taxi and private hire journeys in the capital could be served by autonomous vehicle (AV) ride-sharing in London by 2025.

Virtual reality app shows consequences of distracted driving

8 months ago / 0 comments

Young drivers can now experience first-hand how mobile phone use and other distractions could cause road fatalities and land them in court.

Ford and Lyft to work on self-driving cars

8 months ago / 0 comments

Ford has become the latest carmaker to sign a deal with ride hailing firm Lyft to develop self-driving vehicles.

Ford smart benches to offer free mobile charging and Wi-Fi access

8 months ago / 0 comments

Pedestrians in London will be able to charge their phone and use Wi-Fi for free and even monitor air pollution with the help of new Ford … Read More »

Revised Mondeo cuts costs, bolsters user-chooser appeal

8 months ago / 1 comments

Ford has restructured the Mondeo range, reducing the number of trim levels, cutting on-the-road pricing and adding equipment to bolster its user-chooser appeal.

Carmakers launch scrappage schemes in time for plate change

9 months ago / 0 comments

Car groups including Renault-Nissan, VW and Kia have become the latest manufacturers to launch scrappage schemes intended to tempt buyers to new, less-polluting vehicles. 

Today in Fleet – Tuesday 22 August

9 months ago / 0 comments

All the key news in fleet… Securitas deploys GreenRoad across fleet by Natalie Middleton - Securitas is rolling out GreenRoad technology to track its entire UK ... Read More »

Ford launches UK scrappage scheme for pre Euro-5 cars and vans

9 months ago / 0 comments

Ford is running a UK scrappage scheme enabling drivers of any make of car or van to upgrade to Euro 6 vehicles…

Today in Fleet – Friday 11 August

10 months ago / 0 comments

All the key news in fleet… The Alexa skill voice command means DriveNow users with an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot can reserve nearby cars using ... Read More »

First Drive: Ford Fiesta

10 months ago / 0 comments

The UK’s best-selling car sets high standards for its ever-growing list of rivals, says Alex Grant.

Today in Fleet – Tuesday 13 June

12 months ago / 0 comments

All the key news in fleet… Ford’s Smart Mobility Innovation Office will be sited within the Here East technology hub on the former Olympic Games site ... Read More »

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

1 year ago / 0 comments

All the key news in fleet from the last week… Last year saw the European Commission publish a list of 19 safety technologies that it is ... Read More »

Today in Fleet: Wednesday 24 May

1 year ago / 0 comments

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Ford rolls out mobile service programme

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ford is launching a nationwide mobile service programme, providing a range of SMR work including warranty and pre-delivery inspections for both cars and vans.

New Ford Fiesta priced from £12,715

1 year ago / 1 comments

Ford’s new Fiesta will be priced from £12,715 when it goes on sale this spring.

Ford to introduce 4G connectivity under Vodafone partnership

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ford is linking up with Vodafone to bring 4G connectivity to vehicles in Europe using a new built-in modem.

Research begins on virtual pothole map for drivers

1 year ago / 0 comments

Work has begun on a new crowd-sourced virtual pothole map that will identify potholes and suggest alternative routes.

Ford invests in AI start-up to develop virtual driver system

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ford is to invest $1bn over the next five years in an autonomous vehicle start-up co-founded by former Google and Uber leaders.

Ford confirms 300-mile electric SUV by 2020

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ford will add a battery-electric SUV to its range by 2020 as part of a 13-strong line-up of electrified vehicles launching before the end of the … Read More »