Electric cars. Emissions targets. Biofuels. Slowly but surely, the auto industry is cruising toward a future of less waste and more potentially sustainable practices. A new partnership between Ford Motor Company and H.J. Heinz shows just how complicated the process can be, though.
There are lots of great ways to make friends: a simple smile, a handshake, offerings of fudge. Upending an entire industry that employs millions of people around the world? Not on the list.
Build your perfect 2015 Ford Mustang with online configuratorEnlarge Photo
Stop whatever it is you’re doing and load up Ford’s online configurator for the 2015 Mustang and build your perfect pony car today. Yes, Ford’s configurator for the 2015 Mustang is now live and includes information on all the options as well as pricing for the car.
McLaren has confirmed that its upcoming track-focused P1 will wear the automaker’s iconic GTR badge last used on the string of McLaren F1 GTR race cars built in the mid-1990s. F1 GTRs have competed in various motorsport competitions but the car’s most famous accomplishment was overall victory at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Meet the new engine that will power the next generation of Mercedes-AMG sports cars: the M178. As expected, the engine is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8, and its first application will be in the new Mercedes-AMG GT.
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, test drive, Catskill Mountains, NY, Mar 2013Enlarge Photo
The news yesterday was simple: Ford has lowered the gas-mileage and efficiency ratings for six of its 2013 and 2014 models. Three are hybrids from Ford and Lincoln, two are Ford plug-in hybrids, and the last is the 2014 Ford Fiesta.
As new, more-efficient cars become available, older models must eventually be taken off the road for a genuine reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions to occur. Yet while U.S. consumers are purchasing plenty of those new cars, they're still keeping the old ones around.
Tesla Motors, the California electric-car maker, won't participate in a patent war over electric cars and associated technology, as it runs counter to the success of EVs. It's one of the messages conveyed in a terse post from CEO Elon Musk on the Tesla Motors Blog. And it could be good news for electric-car drivers, and the electric-car market.