• Ford ups electric vehicle plans to $11 billion by 2022: executive

    One year ago - By Reuters

    Ford Motor Co will increase significantly its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022, Chairman Bill Ford told reporters on Sunday at the Detroit auto show.
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  • The Latest: Chao says industry must calm autonomous car fear

    One year ago - By Chron

    DETROIT - The Latest on the Detroit auto show :
    2:45 p.m.
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says the auto and tech industries need to allay public fears of self-driving vehicles.
    During a speech at the start of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Chao cited polling that shows 78 percent of Americans are afraid to ride in a driverless car.
    After the speech, she told reporters that "it's really incumbent on the manufacturers and the high-tech industry to assuage those concerns." She said the technology won't be successful unless consumers accept it.
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  • Brawny pickups, futuristic SUVs star at Detroit auto show

    One year ago - By Chron

    DETROIT - It's the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford unveil new trucks in a fast-growing and highly competitive U.S. auto market.
    Fiat Chrysler will roll out a redesigned Ram truck, while GM's Chevrolet brand is showing off the new Silverado. It's the first time in at least 29 years that show organizers can remember two Detroit automakers unveiling new full-size trucks at the same Detroit event. Also, Ford is re-entering the small pickup market with a new version of the Ranger.
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