% I had been seeing in the newswires some serious grumblings about Ford, but
I do not like to post what seemed to be just investor profit loss issues.
But now, Bill Ford cut their CEO like a sports coach who wasn't winning
games. But it took so long for this action, it did not seem right. It was so
late in the game, it looked more like Bill Ford, unhappy with the stock
price drop, did an 'off with his head' / game of thrones kill.
I post these links not for investors, but to note at this point on the EV
history timeline that a change (hopefully for the better) is happening at
Ford. %


http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1110567_ford-fires-ceo-fields-in-part-for-lagging-on-electric-cars
Ford fires CEO Fields, in part, for lagging on electric cars
May 22, 2017 ... will replace him with Jim Hackett, former CEO of Michigan
furniture maker ... Focus Electric since December 2011, but the
battery-electric conversion of the compact hatchback is strictly a
compliance car ... finally boosted battery capacity to give the 2017 Focus
Electric a rated range of 115 miles, adding fast charging as well. But it
declined to re-engineer the placement of the on-board charger in a hump
between the rear wheel wells. That left the car's load bay deeply
compromised, a problem solved by 2013 on the Nissan Leaf (which started with
the same setup) ... 13 new "electrified" vehicles by 2020. While its press
releases didn't define that term—... it means hybrids and plug-in hybrids
... Ford has no plausible approach towards mobility and e-vehicles yet and
lags behind ... Fields simply wasn't up to the job ...

http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2017/05/23/why-bill-ford-handed-jim-hackett-mandate-transform-ford/336964001/
Yet again, Bill Ford makes bold decision to shake up company
May 22, 2017 ... Smart Mobility LLC to re-position the company in a world of
(electric vehicles) ... our obsession over hierarchy," Ford said. "If we
really are going to get the best out of our employees and really get true
teamwork, then we are going to have to bend that notion of hierarchy within
the company ...

http://www.businessinsider.com/ford-stock-price-not-affected-by-ceo-shake-up-2017-5
Ford just fired its CEO - and the stock price is going nowhere
5-22-2017

http://247wallst.com/autos/2017/05/22/fired-ford-ceo-fields-made-59-million-over-past-3-years/
Fired Ford CEO Fields Made $59 Million Over Past 3 Years
May 22, 2017  Fields also has been criticized for being slow to launch
Ford's autonomous and electric car operations ...

http://pppfocus.com/2017/05/21/ford-announces-10-percent-workforce-layoff-worldwide/
Ford announces 10 percent workforce layoff Worldwide
May 21, 2017  But some of Ford's problems are of its own making. And Ford
hasn't kept up with rivals in the electric vehicle market ...

http://www.businessinsider.in/Ford-is-pushing-back-its-hydrogen-car-plans-because-the-tech-isnt-progressing-fast-enough/articleshow/58707553.cms
Ford is pushing back its hydrogen car plans because the tech isn't ...
May 18, 2017
http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/ford-scales-back-its-focus-on-hydrogen-fuel-cells/8532022/

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2017/05/16/ford-considers-thousands-salaried-buyouts/101768766/
Ford considers thousands of salaried buyouts
May 16, 2017

https://www.ft.com/content/97a04f76-3494-11e7-99bd-13beb0903fa3
Motor chief Bill Ford on a Rust Belt reboot for the driverless age
May 12, 2017 ... Ford has been a bit slow off the mark when it comes to
electric cars — General Motors and Tesla have affordable all-electric models
unlike anything it has ...

http://speedlux.com/ford-taking-mindful-approach-electric-car-market-china/
Ford taking mindful approach to electric car market in China
Apr 22, 2017 Ford Motor is taking a mindful approach to producing electric
and plug-in hybrid automobiles for the Chinese market, pointing out
uncertainty about customer ...

http://www.autonews.com/article/20170412/OEM02/170419911/musk-tells-disgruntled-tesla-shareholders-to-buy-ford-stock
Musk tells disgruntled Tesla shareholders to buy Ford stock
Apr 12, 2017 ... referring to how the Ford family controls the automaker
through two classes of stock ...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2017/03/31/ford-ceo-mark-fields-picks-up-nice-pay-increase/99876074/
Ford CEO Mark Fields picks up a nice pay increase 
Mar 31, 2017 - DETROIT -- Ford CEO Mark Fields earned $22.1 million in 2016
— $3.5 million, or 19%, more than the prior year because of a change in the
...
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2017/03/31/ford-mark-fields/99862512/

http://www.nydailynews.com/autos/news/ford-on-the-go-h2o-clean-water-filtration-renewable-system-article-1.3004213
March 21, 2017 ... On-the-Go H2O, Ford can now make a vehicle that can
extract moisture from the air, purify it into drinking water then pump it up
through a spout inside the cabin
https://youtu.be/mxmjdx_Rg_c
http://technologywow.com/2016/09/ford-on-the-go-h2o-system-1522.html

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/01/29/ford-ceo-mark-fields-told-trump-1-million-us-jobs-stake-fuel-economy-rules/
Ford CEO Mark Fields Told Trump 1 Million US Jobs At Stake ...
Jan 30, 2017




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