Alibaba's cat could transform test drives

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba has created a giant cat-shaped vending machine to help consumers book and take out vehicles for test drives. Ford is heavily involved in the project.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Ford, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

10th January, 2018        

Automakers push API to early spec, but SN testing under pressure

API has agreed a 1st January 2018 date to set a new oil standard for the fast developing vehicle engine market. But the organisation revealed the whole SN category is under pressure for testing.

Tags: API, Ford, Lubes tech, Lubricants

7th September, 2017        

The future remains bright for the internal combustion engine

Experts at the Detroit Fuel Economy conference believe there is a bright future for the internal combustion engine with greater efficiencies to come.

Tags: automotive industry, Ford, Lubes tech

4th April, 2016        

Ford to invest in new China R&D plant

The US car giant is doubling its efforts to crack the Chinese market with a focus on EVs

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Ford, OEM Equipment

24th October, 2015        

VW hit by fraud and emissions crisis

German carmaker VW has been rocked by an apparently wide-ranging crisis involving alleged fraud through use of 'defeat devices' in the US and Europe.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Europe, Ford, GM, N America, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

30th September, 2015        

US sales of performance vehicles is accelerating

US sales of performance vehicles is faster than global growth despite emissions laws and fuel economy requirements.

Tags: automotive industry, Ford, Lubes marketing, N America

9th June, 2015        

SUVs the key to China's automarket

Foreign and domestic automakers enjoy strong SUV sales growth

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Ford, OEM Equipment

19th April, 2015        

OEM mixed response to Russia's plunging auto market

Russia's poor automarket will see GM idle its plant in St. Petersburg while Nissan has suspended its production for 16 days, but Ford is deepening its ties in the country.

Tags: automotive industry, Ford, GM, Nissan, OEM Equipment, Russia

24th March, 2015        

Ford and a German University to collaborate on personal mobility

Ford and RWTH Aachen University have collaborated to launch the Personal Mobility Experience Innovation project.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Ford, Mobile technology, OEM Equipment

9th February, 2015        

Foreign carmakers continue building spree

Ford, Hyundai and VW have all slated new plants for construction in China

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, Ford, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

18th September, 2014        

F1 goes off-highway

F1 technology is now set to benefit the off-highway sector with new funding

Tags: Europe, Ford, GKN, Lubes tech

9th June, 2014        

1984-2014 - Ford celebrates 30 years of small diesel units

Ford is celebrating a milestone of diesel engine production in the UK.

Tags: Europe, Ford, OEM Equipment

6th June, 2014        

Weight loss for cars

Ford has unveiled its latest Lightweight Concept vehicle in its drive to increase vehicle efficiency

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Ford, N America, OEM and automotive

5th June, 2014        

Chinese auto industry strong in 2013, but not without its challenges

Car sales growth fell below projections in January, with domestic manufacturers’ market share slipping

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Ford, General Motors, hydraulics, OEM Equipment, Toyota

20th February, 2014        

Ford Fiesta joins the social media mix

Ford relaunches Fiesta in US using social media campaign in 2014.

Tags: automotive industry, Ford, Internet marketing, N America, Twitter

11th February, 2014        

Sales of light vehicles jump 16% in November

China's car market continues to grow, helped by recovery of Japanese brands

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Ford, GM, Great Wall, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

15th December, 2013        

Ford doesn't 'escape' recalls

Ford forced to recall more of its Escape crossover after fire reports.

Tags: automotive industry, Ford, N America, OEM Equipment

28th November, 2013        

Ford's self-parking car

Ford has unveiled its first self-parking (and un-parking) car

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, Ford

30th October, 2013        

Vehicle research awarded $45M grant

US Energy Department has awarded $45M in grants for vehicle research.

Tags: automotive industry, electric vehicles, Ford, Lubes tech, N America

9th September, 2013        

Henry Ford - mobility to the masses

The world celebrates the 150th anniversary of Henry Ford's birth

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, Ford, North America

9th August, 2013        

New challenges for marketers

Customer-obsessed content marketing brings results. according to new research.

Tags: Customer relations, e-commerce, Ford, Forrester, Internet marketing

30th May, 2013        

Ford CAVES in to virtual design

Ford engineers are using 3-D glasses and a sophisticated simulator to design cars and save costs.

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, Ford

23rd May, 2013        

China vehicle sales and output explode in January

New vehicle sales and production still buoyant despite expanding used-car market.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Ford, GM, Holly, Nissan, OEM and automotive

22nd February, 2013        

Ford-Mazda split spins new partnerships

One joint venture ends but another begins for Sino-US carmakers

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Ford, Japan, Mazda, OEM Equipment

24th December, 2012        

NDRC approves Ford-Mazda split

Joint venture between US and Japanese car makers is positive for Ford.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Ford, Mazda, OEM and automotive

25th September, 2012        

Ford to launch Lincoln in China

Ford is set to sell its luxury brand in China within two years.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Ford, Forecasts, innovation

25th September, 2012        

China's automakers face serious consolidation

More than half of China's car brands may disappear within five years according to analysts

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Ford, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

21st July, 2012        

Ford continues to build in China

New CNY 4.8bn plant planned for Hangzhou along with Chongquing expansion

Tags: automotive industry, China, Ford, Mazda, OEM and automotive

21st April, 2012        

Ford reveals new EcoBoost lubes spec

Ford increased awareness of its new 'bespoke' lubes standard for its EcoBoost engine.

Tags: automotive industry, BP, Castrol, Europe, Ford, innovation

8th March, 2012        

Ford builds third China plant

US car giant set to increase Chinese production by a third.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Ford, OEM and automotive

27th February, 2012        

January vehicle sales drop in China

A slowing economy and New Year celebrations have slowed the auto market in China.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Ford, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

23rd February, 2012        

Ford sets tough green targets for manufacturing

Ford production plants will be subject to ambitious plans to reduce water and landfill.

Tags: automotive industry, Environment and Regulatory watch, Europe, Ford

8th February, 2012        

China to limit foreign investment in auto sector

Overseas car makers are set to have their ambitions trimmed when it comes to investing in China's auto industry.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Ford, GM, OEM and automotive, Toyota, Volkswagen

23rd January, 2012        

China Vehicle Sales Up in September

Pace accelerates on Chinese vehicle sales despite government restrictions.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Ford, General Motors, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

20th October, 2011        

Volvo sales boosted by China

Volvo's global sales have been boosted by a buoyant Chinese market, along with Ford and Mercedes, but GM dips slightly.

Tags: Chevrolet, China, Corporate News, Ford, GM, OEM and automotive, Volvo

16th June, 2011        

Conference shows China auto strength

Major auto manufacturers and OEMs look ahead to a prosperous Chinese market at a Shanghai conference

Tags: automotive industry, China, Ford, GM, innovation, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

11th May, 2011        

Lubes News - Bulletin 112 (Apr 10)

API's SN standard faces challenges; Dexos fees to change as Infineum is first in line; Ford joins the myth-busters; UAE sets the base oil pace in Middle East; and Gulf takes marine operation to the Americas.

Tags: AOCA, API, Dexos, Ford, GF-5, GM, ILSAC, Infineum

1st April, 2010        

Corporate news - Bulletin 112 (Apr 10)

Aramco expands its Yanbu refinery; Shell and BP consolidate in Africa; Chevron contracts but expands in Sri Lanka; better news for Fuchs; Ford sells Volvo to China; Renault-Nissan join forces with Daimler; and Afton buys Polartech.

Tags: Africa, Afton Chemicals, Aramco, Asia, automotive industry, BP, Chevron, Europe, Ford, Fuchs, Helix, Nissan, Renault, S America, Shell, Volvo

1st April, 2010        


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