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Ford to layoff 12,000 workers
in Europe, introduce new
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Posted By: DVC, 6/27/2019 2:51:13 PM

Ford Motor Co. Opens a New Window. is overhauling its European business, the carmaker said on Thursday, pushing out a new vehicle line-up Opens a New Window. , laying off workers and realigning its operations Opens a New Window. in an effort to improve its financial performance in the region. “Ford will be a more targeted business in Europe, consistent with the company’s global redesign,” said European president Stuart Rowley. Ford expects to release three new models in the market over the next five years, including an all-electric Mustang-inspired vehicle, part of a broader shift for the Dearborn, Michigan-based company towards emissions-free options. “Our future is rooted in electrification,” Rowley said.

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They are totally nuts. Nobody's future is 'in electricfication', that is a dead end joke unless mandated by government. It will never win out more than a modest percentage in a fair market with even handed competition with gasoline and diesel vehicles.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 6/27/2019 2:52:09 PM (No. 108207)
“Our future is rooted in electrification” Well, then - - BUH-BYE!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: red1066 6/27/2019 3:50:41 PM (No. 108250)
Are they pushing the all trucks line up in Europe as well?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: F15 Gork 6/27/2019 4:04:38 PM (No. 108264)
Never owned a Ford, never will....
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 6/27/2019 4:07:29 PM (No. 108266)
I have an old F150 2003, it is not like the totally ridiculous things they sell now, which would require a stepladder to climb up to the cab or bed, apparently are suppose to make you feel like you are driving a semi. Mine has been a good PU, but I only drive it for hauling loads and every two weeks or so to exercise it and charge the battery. it will last me forever, thank goodness. I despise those silly current things, wouldn't take one for free. And electric? Ridiculous, not EVER.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: karo 6/27/2019 5:20:36 PM (No. 108319)
I own two Fords: a 1966 Mustang convertible (289 V-8) and a 1986 Ranger (2.9L V-6), both of which have gasoline engines and are perfect in their own way (cruising and looking cool for the Mustang, chores for the Ranger). They are simple and reliable machines and you will have to pry them from my hands with great effort!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: franq 6/27/2019 5:52:35 PM (No. 108338)
Electric is a fancy, a whimsy. God help us. My company builds connectors for those blasted things.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MDConservative 6/27/2019 6:48:17 PM (No. 108364)
Gasoline and diesel powered vehicles will be mandated and taxed off the roads in favor of "green" electric and public transport within 25 years. It's that simple. They will do with carbon-fuel vehicles what was done with cigarettes, and the carmakers will be happy to comply.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: cor-vet 6/27/2019 9:56:39 PM (No. 108471)
I've only owned one Ford in my 76 years. It's a Sonic Blue, 2003, F-150 Lightning in like new condition. I guess I'll have to keep it. It's one of my toys, along with an old 'Vette that I won't get rid of either. Can't stand the new stuff on the market, too big, too ugly and way, way too expensive. I don't believe electric will ever be viable in cars. The pollution in the manufacture and disposal of the batteries, plus the fact that they have no range and it still takes fossil fuel generated electricity to charge them, makes them a no brainer for me.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: RenoVet68 6/27/2019 11:06:58 PM (No. 108514)
Just spent 3K on my 2003 F-150; I'm keepin' it unless someone offers me a 2019 V6 with Turbo boost. Whatever happened to cracking the hydrogen molecule into energy and water? Canada used it on some of it's buses. I think Detroit killed the idea.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Strike3 6/27/2019 11:21:46 PM (No. 108531)
General Motors and Ford, racing toward the cliff together. No wonder Japanese vehicles kick ass every year in every category.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2 6/28/2019 4:02:56 AM (No. 108590)
Ford can take their electric vehicles and stuff them where the sun doesn't shine. All these companies pushing electric vehicles must get huge fed goobermint subsidies or else they're just plain stupid.
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