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    Exclusive: Ford COO Mark Fields: electrified vehicles could be up to 25% of sales by 2020
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    I was fortunate to get one-on-one chats with two top GM technology leaders (John Lauckner and Larry Nitz) at this year's Detroit North American International Auto Show, but no other automaker offered that opportunity. However, while I was resting and enjoying lunch in Ford's media lounge, in ...

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    Future Fuel Economy Mandates, Part II: Ford
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    In response to my last column on this subject – Future Fuel Economy Mandates, Part I: 54.5 mpg is going to be hard to reach – commenter TxPatriot wondered why (non-hybrid) modern cars can't deliver the 53-58-mpg fuel economy he says his 1989 Geo Metro does. "I've yet to receive a ...

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    Ford's Mark Fields: $4 gas could be the tipping point
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    2012 Ford Focus – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Paul Taylor, chief economist for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), may think that $4.50 gas is the point when consumer interest will shift towards more fuel efficient-rides, but Mark Fields, Ford's president of the ...

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    Report: Mark Fields tells dealers new compact Mercury coming in 2011
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    Lincoln Concept C - Click for high-res image gallery
    At the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Orlando, FL on Sunday, Ford's President of the Americas Mark Fields announced the first new product for Mercury in several years. The fate of Ford's middle brand has been in doubt for ...

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    Ford will increase SUV production because of "low supplies," increased demand
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    It wasn't all that long ago that Ford was temporarily idling plants that were building SUVs and shifting some over to smaller cars because of low demand for the gas guzzlers. Those days are apparently over, because Ford Americas president Mark Fields told Automotive News [sub. req.] that FoMoCo ...

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    REPORT: Ford's Mark Fields implies company makes no money on hybrids
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    2009 Ford Escape Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last week, our friends from Consumer Reports got the chance to sit down with Mark Fields, Ford's vice president of North American operations, and some interesting information was gleaned. For instance, CR says Fields "implied the ...

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    Denise McCluggage: Ford's "Mark Fields is a wuss" on diesels
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    Denise McCluggage has been writing about the auto industry for a long time. She's known most of the people in the business over the last several decades and she has earned a lot of respect for her opinions. In her latest column in AutoWeek, McCluggage lays into Ford's president of the Americas Mark ...

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    Ford's Fields to explain plan for making money on small cars
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    As the U.S. market finally makes the inexorable shift to more rationally-sized cars, Ford's President for the Americas, Mark Fields, will explain how his company plans to make money with smaller cars. Ford will apparently focus on doing what might seem intuitively obvious to some, but has not ...

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    Ford's Mark Fields calls for government aid in PHEV development
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    According to Ford's President of the Americas, Mark Fields, plug-in hybrid vehicles need to be a "national priority" and the United States government should be offering assistance for their development. Fields goes on to say that the governments of competing nations are funding the development of ...

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    Ford's Mark Fields wants more flex-fuel, less California regulations
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    Ford's President of the Americas, Mark Fields, wants the company to build more E85 capable flex-fuel vehicles but he doesn't want to have to deal with state level fuel economy or carbon dioxide regulations. The former should be no surprise as every car and truck so equipped gets a credit of 1.2mpg ...

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    Ford's latest press release touts greener cars and, well, just read...
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    Is there an echo in here, or is that just the shameless self-promotion I'm hearing? In my work for AutoblogGreen, I'm dealt a number of press releases every day. These one-sided stories are useful in a lot of ways, so I get what I need from 'em and move on. But with one particular release I saw ...

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