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 […]

What’s super strong, fast growing, and potentially going to be part of cars? Bamboo!

You’ve probably sat on it, built with it, and maybe even eaten it, but did you know that cars could be next to benefit from bamboo – one of the world’s strongest natural materials? While investment in research has led to breakthroughs in new materials like super strong carbon fibre and lightweight aluminium, nature’s wonder material […]

Welcome to ‘City of Tomorrow’

Every year, more than 100,000 people from 200+ countries descend on Barcelona to witness the latest trends in the mobile industry.   Mobile World Congress is the world’s biggest mobile event, and this year we’re presenting our vision for the “City of Tomorrow” and revealing new connectivity technology.   Ken Washington, our vice president, Research […]

Now you can fast-charge our Focus Electric

Our new Focus Electric car will travel up to 140 miles on a single charge and you can charge it from 0 per cent to 80 per cent full in just 30 minutes. It’s also got our SYNC 3 connectivity system that can help you find somewhere to recharge your own batteries simply by saying […]

London trials our new plug-in hybrid vans

We are launching a multi-million pound project designed to help improve air quality in London as part of a global electrified vehicle push.   The project, supported by Transport for London, features a 12-month trial of 20 new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Transit Custom vans.   Commercial vehicles cover 8 million miles in London on a […]

Taking a shot at making car parts from tequila plant

We’re teaming up with tequila maker Jose Cuervo® to see if we can use the leftovers from their production process to make parts for our cars. Jose Cuervo® roasts and grinds agave plants to produce the juices for the famous drink. The waste fibres can be recycled into a tough but attractive material that could […]

Taking the squeeze out of The Tube

What if you could find your way around London on foot using a giant map of The Tube superimposed onto the city’s pavements? This is the brainchild of student Jamie Quantrill, whose Streetlines idea is designed to reduce crowding on London Underground, and promote healthier lifestyles by encouraging people to walk rather than ride between […]