Tackling the Tour de France – on four wheels

It’s not all about the bikes. The heroes on two wheels rely on a convoy of support vehicles that transport everything from tools to clothes to food and drinks – and more bikes.   The race cars are driven by a sport director, or directeur sportif. It is their responsibility to oversee race tactics, communicate […]

Best seat in the house

Whether it’s an old leather recliner, or a corduroy bean bag, everyone’s got their favourite chair.   So imagine a car with space for six in the rear, where each passenger gets the best seat in the house.   That’s our new Tourneo Custom people mover, with six individual rear seats which can be moved […]

Back on track for Goodwood

Fresh from covering more than 2,800 miles during the Le Mans 24 Hours race, the 1.16-mile Goodwood Hillclimb course should be a breeze for our Ford Chip Ganassi Racing drivers this year.     Racers Billy Johnson, Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell will drive the Ford GT road car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed […]

Special white Focus RS revved up for Tour de France

What better way to announce our extended partnership with Team Sky than with this striking one-off version of our acclaimed hot-hatch – for the 2017 Tour de France?   To celebrate our continuing role as the elite cycling team’s exclusive supplier of cars and vans for a further two years, the Focus RS Option Pack […]

‘Sad’ songs could be key to happy commute – from Abba to Bieber

Songs that sound sad, touch on gloomy themes, or feel melancholy like “Sorry”, Justin Bieber; “The Winner Takes it All”, Abba; and “Mr Brightside” by The Killers, can kick-start your day with a mood boost that is still in effect up to two hours later.   This is among the findings of a new research […]

When Fords Could Fly

Right now the world’s aircraft makers have gathered for the biennial Paris Air Show with multi-billion dollar deals for new airliners taking place and hundreds of new technology reveals including virtual reality based flight simulators. But did you know that between 1925 to 1933 we branched out into commercial aviation? Under founder Henry Ford’s direction […]

Taking the guesswork out of getting out of the way

Trying to locate the source of a siren when you are behind the wheel can be stressful. Worse, it can delay the progress of an emergency vehicle if you do not act quickly and safely.   We have developed technology that sends a signal from the ambulance, fire engine or police car directly to nearby […]

Small engine scores a perfect 10

There’s just no stopping our small but very powerful 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. The mighty motor has just claimed its tenth title from the International Engine of the Year (IEOTY) awards. The latest win is the engine’s sixth in the “Best Engine Under 1-litre” category and follows three overall titles, and a “Best Newcomer” award. We […]

The longest day – just one big yawn?

Deep in darkest winter, looking forward to the longest day – when the time between sunset and sunrise is shortest – it is easy to forget that the shortest night could leave us tired and irritable.   At least that looks like the case for many in the UK this week as the price to […]

Strong lungs, coordination and nerves of steel: what it takes to drive at Le Mans

Hours of sauna-like heat, cornering g-forces akin to riding a roller coaster for three hours and knowing that one false move could spell disaster.   This is what the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing drivers will be facing during their stints in the cockpit of our Ford GT at the world-famous Le Mans 24 Hours race […]

Special delivery

We are helping to develop a fleet of thousands of electric delivery vans based on our Transit. The new battery-powered vehicles will be used by a major company in Germany.   StreetScooter GmbH, part of Deutsche Post – Europe’s largest mail services operator –already produced a small emissions-free van, also called StreetScooter.  They are now […]

Focussed on getting around more easily

We are opening a dedicated Smart Mobility Innovation Office in London specifically for Europe. It will give a dedicated team of specialists easy access to world-class digital companies, leading academic institutions and existing partners. Located on the Here East Campus, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the office will be close to trials in London, including the […]