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Ford To Continue Prioritizing Fuel-Efficiency And Mobility, Regardless Of Trump

Ford Motor Company is planning to stay on target, continuing to prioritize fuel-efficiency and mobility despite the uncertainty that comes with a Donald Trump presidency.

Speaking to reporters after his speech at the first-ever AutoMobility LA event earlier this week, Ford CEO Mark Fields stated that the automaker would continue to forge ahead with investments in green motoring technologies – not just to appease government CAFE standards, but consumer demand, as well. “When you look at fuel economy, at the end of the day, whether it’s $4 a gallon or $2 a gallon, customers still want good fuel economy,” he said, according to Forbes. “They remember the days of $4 and $5 a gallon for gas. They know that things change.”

The automaker will also continue betting on its autonomous driving technology, as well as its broader mobility business. Ford announced over the summer that it plans to put a fully-autonomous production on the road in taxi and rideshare services sometime in 2021; that plan, and others relating to offering mobility services like shuttles in urban centers around the globe, are still in place.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. Don

    I’m always reading praises regarding the Edge. My wife’s vehicle is a 2017 Edge sport which she loves. My
    Daughter in law recently purchased a new 2022 Edge Platinum and finds it to be the perfect 2 roll SUV, Yet Ford is looking to discontinue it. When you’re building a vehicle that owners are really happy with. Why would you drop it from your lineup. I’m driving a Chrysler 300C because Ford dropped their sedans. My wife doesn’t see another vehicle in the current Ford lineup to replace her Edge. It’s simply a bad decision

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    1. Dave

      The leftist ceo is just concerned about going green. He Could care less wheather we like this vehicle. These people are so brainwashed they totally lose track of reality and is the reason our country is going downhill . What a shame

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