Saturday, May 15, 2021

The All-Electric F-150 Lightning | It’s Time | Ford


Trusted for more than a century. Innovated and electrified for the next century. Get ready for the all-electric F-150. Learn more about the Ford F-150 here: https://ford.to/3f1vbri
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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

FORD, HEALTH IN THE HOOD, WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN MOBILIZE TO DELIVER 5K MEALS TO MIAMI FAMILIES


  • Ford and its philanthropic arm Ford Fund, in collaboration with Health in the Hood and World Central Kitchen launch an eight-week program to deliver 5,000 fresh meals to families in the Miami-Dade County to provide additional access to healthy foods
  • To kick-off the program, Ford is contributing $25,000 to the nonprofit Health in the Hood and Ford and Spin employees in Miami-Dade will volunteer in a day of service at the nonprofit
  • This collaboration offers a unique opportunity for Ford and Ford Fund to continue strengthening communities, like Miami-Dade, and provide additional access to healthy foods

Miami MAY 7, 2021 – As part of Ford’s commitment to strengthen local communities, the company is joining forces with Health in the Hood and World Central Kitchen to deliver 5,000 fresh, healthy, pre-prepared meals to families in Miami-Dade County. The mobilized delivery service will run for eight weeks and complement Health in the Hood’s existing distribution program, with Ford delivering meals via Ford Transit Connect vans to over 60 families weekly who are living in food deserts. 

“Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen an increase in food insecurity in Miami due to job loss,” said Asha Walker, Founder and CEO, Health in the Hood. “By teaming up with corporate community partners like Ford, we are able to mobilize our food pantry and provide additional access to families who might have otherwise not have been able to receive the meals.”

Administered by Ford Fund – the automaker’s philanthropic arm – Ford is contributing $25,000 to kick off the effort led by Health in the Hood, a nonprofit whose mission is to fight food insecurity. World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that uses the power of food to nourish communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond, is providing the pre-prepared, fresh meals in addition to their ongoing Miami efforts. Ford’s mobility team is also providing support via its Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS) software platform to help manage the delivery vehicles and notify recipients when their food is on the way. 

The Ford Volunteer Corps will set the stage for meal delivery with a day of service at Health in the Hood.  As part of the day of service, local employees across Ford’s  mobility business and Ford’s micromobility unit Spin, will help harvest and plant vegetables at its urban gardens. Spin is operating a fleet of dockless scooters in the City of Miami and City of Coral Gables and Ford, in partnership with Argo AI, is currently building an autonomous vehicle service in Miami Dade. 

“This program builds on Ford and Ford Fund’s long-term commitment to the Miami community,” said Joe Avila, manager, U.S. & Latin America, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Using our collective resources and expertise, we are able to provide a much-needed service for local families, who now have access to quality meals provided by Health in the Hood and World Central Kitchen.” 

Ford Fund and local Ford dealers have invested more than $8 million in Miami-Dade County and the Miami area to boost education, provide disaster relief and advance social entrepreneurship. More recently, 1 million masks were donated to local nonprofits, first responders and the public as part of Ford and Ford Fund’s effort to donate 120 million masks to communities across the U.S.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford trucks, utility vehicles, and cars – increasingly including electrified versions – and Lincoln luxury vehicles; provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company; and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected vehicle services.  Ford employs approximately 186,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com.

About Ford Motor Company Fund

As the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, Ford Fund’s mission is to strengthen communities and help make people’s lives better. Working with Ford employees, dealers and nonprofit partners in more than 50 countries, Ford Fund provides access to opportunities and resources that help people reach their full potential. Since 1949, Ford Fund has invested more than $2.1 billion in programs that support education, promote safe driving, enrich community life and encourage employee volunteering. For more information, visit www.fordfund.org or join us at @FordFund on Facebook, Instagram and .Twitter.

About Spin

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Spin is the micromobility unit of Ford Motor Company. Spin has been recognized for launching the first stationless mobility program in the United States and was instrumental in crafting the world’s first mobility permit system. As a trusted and reliable partner, Spin currently operates electric scooters in many cities and universities in North America and Europe. Spin consists of a diverse team of experienced professionals from government and private sectors, and the transportation advocacy world, all of whom are committed to fulfilling the company’s mission--giving people the freedom to move. https://www.spin.app/

Sunday, May 9, 2021

FORD OPENS E-TRANSIT REGISTRATION SITE, RELEASES NEW TARGETED MSRP AS TOP FLEET CUSTOMERS LINE UP FOR ALL-ELECTRIC VAN


E-Transit is backed by 645 Ford Commercial Vehicle Center dealers across the U.S. – about 90 percent of which are electric vehicle-certified – for easy sales and service.

Interest is growing in the all-new, all-electric Ford E-Transit, with more than 450 commercial customers spanning 45 vocations already raising their hands to share purchase intentions

E-Transit registration site opens today for commercial customers, with new pricing for all configurations at a targeted starting MSRP of $43,295 – up to $52,690; visit Fleet.Ford.com for full pricing and range options across eight versatile configurations

Early-production E-Transit vans to be tested in challenging real-world conditions by select fleet customers in telecommunications, delivery, utility services and more this summer; order banks will be open by July

DEARBORN, Mich., May 4, 2021 – With customer interest growing in the all-new E-Transit, Ford today opens its website for hand-raisers to register their interest in learning more about the company’s first-ever full-size all-electric van ahead of order banks opening by July.

Along with the registration site, E-Transit has updated pricing, with a targeted starting MSRP of $43,295 for the cutaway – lower than originally announced – to $52,690 for the high-roof extended-wheelbase cargo van.

To date, more than 450 commercial customers in North America, including 200 top fleets and fleet management companies, have said they’re interested in purchasing the all-new E-Transit.

E-Transit is an electrified version of Ford Transit, America’s best-selling commercial van1. It will be built alongside the Transit at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri. With the zero-emission E-Transit, Ford is helping businesses achieve their sustainability goals and lower costs of ownership, while providing a familiar vehicle layout, driver experience, connectivity and dealer support.

Demand for all-electric vans is growing. Ford data shows that in the U.S., 70 percent of the full-size bus and van business is going all-electric by 2030 – that represents more than 300,000 vehicles annually. As America’s best-selling commercial van brand for 42 years2, Ford intends to maintain this strong share of market into a new era of electrification.

Versatility makes E-Transit a likely choice for commercial customers, as the vehicle offers eight configurations, including cargo van with three roof heights and three lengths, plus chassis cab and cutaway models, lending itself to a wide array of applications. Preliminary conversations with commercial customers indicate a healthy mix for demand across all eight configurations, with roughly 40 percent leaning toward high-roof vans and 60 percent pointing to medium-roof, low-roof, cutaway and chassis cab versions.

“We’ve had so much interest early on, we wanted to open this registration site to serve customers with a build mix for their needs across all van body styles,” says Ted Cannis, general manager, North American commercial business. “Some customers want high-roof vans to maximize internal cargo space, while others need to install bodies on cutaways and chassis cabs. Customers will have an all-electric solution – from box truck delivery to parking structure-friendly utility service vans and everything in between.”

Internal data shows early order indicators favor the delivery segment – ranging from wholesale goods to packages, groceries to replacement parts – with many other vocations in the hand-raisers group looking to take advantage of E-Transit versatility. These include equipment rental; local, state and federal government agencies; utility services; and telecommunications. Customers have shared plans to use E-Transit for recreational vehicles, school buses, automotive service, carpet cleaning, service vans and other commercial applications. More unusual applications offered include armored transport, blood donation units and prisoner transport.

Customers can sign up at the new E-Transit registration site on Fleet.Ford.com to review the targeted starting MSRP and targeted driving range for all configurations for E-Transit cargo van3. Customers can also indicate their desired versions and receive the latest news on E-Transit, including notification when order banks open. No deposit or purchase commitment is required.

“Customers should be thrilled to see that the starting price is well under what we announced at the E-Transit reveal in November,” says Cannis. “We want to make these products accessible and turnkey because, as the trusted leader we are today, we know customers need electric products that fit their business – not the other way around. And E-Transit can further help save on operating costs compared to gas-only vans.”

A smart workhorse for U.S. cities, the zero-emission E-Transit was designed with insight from 30 million miles of customer telematics data showing that the average commercial van drives 74 miles per day. With a usable battery capacity of 67 kilowatt-hours4, the low-roof E-Transit cargo van has a targeted driving range of 126 miles3.

Available Pro Power Onboard turns E-Transit into a mobile generator with up to 2.4 kilowatts of available power to help customers use and recharge job site tools ranging from belt sanders to miter saws. When paired with an activated standard embedded modem, standard SYNC® 4 brings connected solutions that unlock software subscriptions to help fleets manage charging transactions, telematics services and more.

E-Transit offers the same cargo dimensions and standard mounting points as the gas-powered van so fleets can continue to use the same upfits, racks, bins and accessories they have now, while taking advantage of the improvements in uptime and productivity provided by the fully electric powertrain, new software solutions and Pro Power Onboard options.


Potential savings are expected from day one, as scheduled maintenance costs over eight years/100,000 miles are projected to be 40 percent less than for the gas-powered Transit based on recommended service schedules published in 2019 and 2020 owner’s manuals. E-Transit is backed by 645 Ford Commercial Vehicle Center dealers across the U.S. – about 90 percent of which are electric vehicle-certified – for easy sales and service.

Expect to see early production E-Transit vans on job sites and in communities across North America this summer as Ford rolls out a pilot program in which key customers test the electric van across a variety of vocational use cases. More information about the pilot will be available at a later date.

E-Transit, the first all-electric cargo van from a full-line automaker in North America, is part of Ford’s more than $22 billion investment in electrification through 2025. The all-new, all-electric Mustang Mach-E is on sale now, E-Transit is available later this year, and the all-electric F-150 hits dealerships in 2022.

Customers can register for E-Transit by visiting fleet.ford.com.

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1 Based on total U.S. reported sales (2020 calendar year).

2 Based on total U.S. reported sales (1979-2020 calendar year). Includes Ford E-Series, formerly called Econoline, van and chassis; Club Wagon; Transit Connect cargo van and passenger wagon; Transit cargo van, passenger van and chassis.

3 Based on full charge. U.S. targeted range reflecting current capability based on analytical projection consistent with U.S. EPA MCT drive cycle methodology (www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/pdfs/EPA test procedure for EVs-PHEVs-11-14-2017.pdf). Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, upfits and alterations, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.

4 Based on manufacturer calculation using computer engineering simulations. Your results may vary.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford trucks, utility vehicles, and cars – increasingly including electrified versions – and Lincoln luxury vehicles; provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company; and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected vehicle services.  Ford employs approximately 186,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Dispatch | Built for America | Ford


Our Super Duty trucks have undergone 20 million miles of testing. That’s why the Americans we all depend on can depend on us. Learn more about Built for America, here: https://ford.to/33PUGq7

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The Harbor Black Boss Flatbed/Stakebed


Platform bodies promise unyielding quality and reliability. Whether your business is hauling stuff or you’re hauling stuff for business, these platform bodies go the distance!
  • Choice of diamond/smooth plate steel deck, aluminum iso-mounted deck, or 7/8" hardwood aptiton deck (aptiton deck only available for CA, AZ, and NV customers)
  • Square turret-punched headboard, made of a tough 12 gauge galvanized sheet and 2" x 2" tubular frame
  • Stainless rear apron between the dock bumper uprigths to hide unsightly clutter under the bed
  • Glossy black coating
Learn more at: 
http://harbortruckandvan.com/

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Ranger Design Max Rack Low Roof - Drop Down Ladder Rack


The Ranger Design Max Rack Low Roof drop down ladder rack is designed for low roof cargo vans.  Perfect for the Transit Low Roof, Metris and Savana. It is TOUGH - Made of military grade aluminum and stainless steel components. There will be no corrosion over the lifetime of the rack.  It is SAFE -  Easy access from the ground.   It is SIMPLE to use  -  Single stage operation for fast loading and unloading of ladders on low roof vans.