June 14, 2013

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • Ford Cuts CO2 Emissions 37 Percent Per Vehicle; New Report Highlights Another 30 Percent Reduction by 2025
  • 2014 Ford Fiesta Earns Best-in-Class 41 MPG on the Highway
  • Go Further: Ford Motor Company Fund Opens New Center in Southwest Detroit, Creates Unique Community Hub in Key Neighborhood
  • Video Snack: Power Liftgate Release
  • Outside Voices: (Bloomberg) Ford's CFO Sustainability Call Emphasizes Greener Profit

 




Announcements

Lincoln Sales Event

Five models: MKZ, MKS, MKX, MKT and Navigator. Efficiency, performance, technology and luxury all in one place. And now, during the Lincoln Spring Sales Event, attractive purchase and lease offers help make driving a new Lincoln very attractive.

Click here for more information.


Top Stories
CO2 Emissions Report
Ford Cuts CO2 Emissions 37 Percent Per Vehicle; New Report Highlights Another 30 Percent Reduction by 2025

Ford cut CO2 emissions at its global facilities by 37 percent per vehicle between 2000 and 2012 and plans for a 30 percent reduction from 2010 to 2025 by addressing everything from new products and technologies to manufacturing processes.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford News

2014 Ford Fiesta
2014 Ford Fiesta Earns Best-in-Class 41 MPG on the Highway

The new 2014 Ford Fiesta has achieved 41 mpg in EPA testing. Fiesta is the only subcompact car to surpass 40 mpg.

To read the full article, click here.


Aaron Paul
Ford Mustang Adds to Nearly 3,000 Credits with Leading Hero Car Role in Upcoming 'Need for Speed' Movie

From appearances in James Bond's "Goldfinger" to Steve McQueen's "Bullitt" and now "Need for Speed," the Ford Mustang has had one of the most prolific entertainment careers, with appearances in nearly 3,000 feature films and TV shows and a global fan following.

To read the full article, click here.


Bayne Wins 200th Race
Ford Racing Wins 200th NASCAR Nationwide Series Race

The win by Trevor Bayne at Iowa Speedway is the 200th for Ford Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the 999th all-time victory for Ford Motor Company in the NASCAR's top three series combined.


Click here to visit the Motorsports page for all the latest news and information.

To read the full article, click here.

Go Further
New Center Ribbon Cutting
Go Further: Ford Motor Company Fund Opens New Center in Southwest Detroit, Creates Unique Community Hub in Key Neighborhood

Ford Motor Company Fund recently opened a new community center – the Ford Resource and Engagement Center – in southwest Detroit to strengthen a key city neighborhood and offer diverse cultural and community programs provided by nonprofits with the support of the Fund.

To read the full article, click here

Global Notes
Dianne Craig
Retirees Gather for Town Hall Led By Ford of Canada President and CEO

Recently, Ford of Canada's Dianne Craig, president and CEO; Bob Eaton, vice president, Finance and Jack Palazzolo, vice president, Marketing welcomed about 100 Ford of Canada retirees for an info packed town hall. Ford of Canada retirees are strong advocates of the brand in the community, and this group was eager to hear the presentation.

To read the full article, click here.

Manufacturing Improvement Awards
Ford's Commercial Vehicle Business Partner Wins 2013 Manufacturing Improvement Awards

Two creative manufacturing projects from Jiangling Motors Co., Ltd, Ford's commercial vehicle business partner in China, won two top prizes at the 2013 Kaizen (meaning continuous improvement) Expo.

To read the full article, click here.

Henry Ford Anniversary Tour
Henry Ford Anniversary Tour Takes a Trip Through Industrial Rhineland

Ford of Germany employees are embarking on a seven day road trip this month to commemorate the150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford.

To read the full article, click here.

Fiesta ST
Ford Launches Fiesta ST in South Africa

Ford of Southern Africa has successfully launched the Fiesta ST. A total of 70 automotive and lifestyle media separated into three groups, spent the day racing, handbrake parking and enjoying the Monster Fiesta over three days.

To read the full article, click here.

Video Corner

Power Liftgate Release
Video Snack: Power Liftgate Release

Learn how the power liftgate feature functions on your vehicle, and how to adjust the liftgate's opening height.

Click here to view the video.

 

Outside Voices

Ford's CFO Sustainability Call Emphasizes Greener Profit
(Bloomberg) Ford Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks's call today concerning the No. 2 U.S. carmaker’s sustainability efforts shows that going green is falling into the laps of those who control purse strings at more of the world’s largest companies. To read the full article, click here.

Why are Toyota, Ford and Honda the Best Green Global Brands?
(WardsAuto) Ford says the regenerative-brake system used on its hybrid and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles has recaptured enough kinetic energy to save owners an estimated 100 million gallons (378 million L) of gasoline over the past 15 years, enough to drive around the world nearly 100,000 times. To read the full article, click here.

GM CEO Calls on Programmers to Develop Apps for Vehicles
(Detroit Free Press) General Motors CEO Dan Akerson issued a personal invitation to software programmers to develop applications for GM vehicles. To read the full article, click here.

Chrysler Recalling 1,200 2013 Ram Pickups for Software Glitch
(The Detroit News) Chrysler said Friday it will recall more than 1,200 2013 heavy-duty Ram pickups to fix a headlight software glitch — the company's sixth recall campaign in the last two weeks. To read the full article, click here.

Apple's 'iOS in the Car' Lets Drivers Access Their iPhone via the Dashboard Screen
(Forbes) Apple is enhancing iPhone integration in cars with its latest software update, iOS 7. But not every new car will benefit from the added functionality. To read the full article, click here.



 

FERA
Ford Employees Recreation Association (FERA)

Location:
East Concourse (between the cafeteria and auditorium) Ford World Headquarters Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ford Conference Event Center Wednesday (on Village Road across from The Henry Ford)

Desk hours:
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Club Information:
Find a club that's right for you we have 45 Clubs!
If you don't find what you are looking for we can help you organize one!

Fun and Travel FERA Discounts:
Cedar Point Tickets
Kings Island Tickets
Golf Michigan Play Books
Travel Cruises and Resorts

For more FERA information, click to http://www.fera.org/.


 

Directory
Directory Information
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For benefit questions, please contact the NESC at 1-800-248-4444 or email NESC@ford.com.


Retiree Club Info
Retiree Club Information Now Online

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Click here to check out the listing of retiree clubs and groups, as well as upcoming meeting dates shared with the Blue Oval Connect team.

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