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Ford made a super-stealthy plug-in hybrid cop car

Ford made a super-stealthy plug-in hybrid cop car

The boys in blue are going green, with Ford's latest police vehicle promising a zero-emissions model that it claims could save plenty on fuel costs. The Ford Special Service Plug-In Hybrid looks like a regular sedan, but it has a 7.6 kilowatt hour li-ion battery which can go for up to 21 miles on a charge.

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Ford exoskeleton gives workers super-arms

Ford exoskeleton gives workers super-arms

Once the sole preserve of science-fiction, exoskeletons giving their human operators boosted strength are now increasingly commonplace, with Ford the latest to make use of the high-tech wearables. Dubbed the EksoVest, Ford's new system sadly isn't going to give any of its workers super-human strength or the ability to run faster than the Six Million Dollar Man. Instead, it's intended to support staff with repetitive tasks.

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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab Review: Really trucking good

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab Review: Really trucking good

The impractical is often entertaining, and little is greater evidence of that fact than Ford's F-150 Raptor. The performance truck dropped jaws back in 2010 with its first generation, and then kept mouths gaping ever since with its combination of America's best selling pickup and more horsepower in each subsequent generation. If you think that makes it misunderstood, you're not wrong.

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BMW, Ford, Daimler, and VW form Ionity for European EV charging network

BMW, Ford, Daimler, and VW form Ionity for European EV charging network

When it comes to the future of the electric car market and its growth, one of the biggest difficulties is the need for a wide range of charging stations that will support vehicles from different manufacturers. Well, four of the biggest automakers are now working together to form a solution — for Europe, at least. BMW, Daimler, Ford, and the Volkswagen Group have announced a joint partnership in Ionity, a venture that aims to build a huge network of fast chargers across Europe.

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Ford’s seat testing robot butt is called “Robutt”

Ford’s seat testing robot butt is called “Robutt”

When you think of all the tech that Ford uses to build and test out components that are going into its cars and trucks, you might think of robots. I’d bet you don't think of robotic butts for testing seats though. The robot is called, naturally enough, Robutt and it is designed to mimic a human sitting in a Ford seat.

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Hennessey Velociraptor 6×6 costs $349,000

Hennessey Velociraptor 6×6 costs $349,000

Hennessey has a long history of taking cars and trucks that are already cool and turning them into beasts of a different color. One of the vehicles that Hennessey famously upgrades is the Ford Raptor truck. This truck is already an expensive and high performing ride, but the new Hennessey VelociRaptor 6x6 takes that up five or six notches. The VelociRaptor is based on the 2018 Raptor truck.

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Watch Ken Block go wild with the genius Ford Focus RS “Drift Stick”

Watch Ken Block go wild with the genius Ford Focus RS “Drift Stick”

Ford's Focus RS got us excited with its Drift Mode, and now Ford Performance is adding a handbrake, though this is no normal lever. The Ford Performance Drift Stick is the first electronic handbrake, designed to work with the Focus RS' all-wheel-drive and antilock brake system. Apparently it's so good, notorious hooner Ken Block has given his seal of approval.

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Argo AI just spent Ford’s cash on a key driverless sensor tech

Argo AI just spent Ford’s cash on a key driverless sensor tech

Autonomous car developer Argo AI has snapped up a key developer of the sensors driverless vehicles rely on to see the road, as the industry ponders on how to make self-driving cars affordable. Argo AI was the brainchild of former Google and Uber experts, and caught the attention of automaker heavyweight Ford in the process. Earlier this year, Ford said it would invest $1bn in the startup over the next five years.

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Ford shows off seven custom Mustangs headed for SEMA

Ford shows off seven custom Mustangs headed for SEMA

Ford has seven different highly customized Mustangs that will be on the floor at the SEMA show. The first of the seven is a 2018 Mustang Convertible created by MAD Industries. This car is the white with green and black stripes convertible and uses a 2.3L EcoBoost engine and manual transmission. The car has custom exhaust, interior, suspension, wheels, and body kit.

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Ford Chariot commuter shuttle service temporarily suspended in San Francisco

Ford Chariot commuter shuttle service temporarily suspended in San Francisco

Around this time last year, Ford Smart Mobility announced the acquisition of Chariot, a transportation company based out of San Francisco. Chariot offers shuttle buses that give commuters another option for getting around while helping alleviate road congestion. News coming out of San Francisco reveals that Chariot operations have been temporarily suspended in the city due to inspection failures.

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Ford’s $87,000 F-450 Super Duty Limited packs luxury fit for a cowboy king

Ford’s $87,000 F-450 Super Duty Limited packs luxury fit for a cowboy king

Ford has announced one of the most expensive and luxurious trucks ever to roll the streets with the unveiling of the new F-Series Super Duty Limited promising new levels of luxury for truck fans that need to tow lots of stuff (up to 30,000 pounds) in style and comfort. The starting MSRPs for the Super Duty Limited line are all over $80,000. The F-250 Super Duty Limited 4x4 starts at $80,835.

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Ford and Lyft team on autonomous cars with the goal of going mainstream

Ford and Lyft team on autonomous cars with the goal of going mainstream

Ford and Lyft have announced that they have teamed up to bring autonomous cars into the mainstream. Ford says that its tie up with Lyft is a significant step in bringing self-driving cars to the masses. The goal of the partnership is to bring affordable, dependable, and accessible transportation to the future.

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