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Ford Going Global as Chariot Minibus Service Launches in London

Also expanding U.S. service to a sixth city.

by on Feb.01, 2018

Chariot will run its 14-passenger, WiFi-enabled and air conditioned vehicles on four routes in London: Chariot's first foray into Europe.

While rivals including General Motors and Waymo are hoping to launch driverless ride-sharing services next year, Ford is moving in a slightly different direction with its own mobility services campaign, and it is ramping up the expansion of its Chariot minibus service.

The venture, which largely focuses on connecting transportation hubs and other public facilities, already operates in five U.S. cities. This week, Ford is adding London and planning to add a sixth U.S. city “very shortly.”

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“Chariot’s commuter ride-share service will complement the existing public transport system by offering in-app ride booking for first- and last-mile commuting solutions, and the potential to reach underserved areas,” the automaker said in a statement. (more…)

Chevrolet Saddles Up New Silverado

Maker battles Ford, Chrysler for high-priced truck supremacy.

by on May.06, 2013

Chevrolet is staking a new claim in the luxury truck segment with the Silverado High Country.

The Western-themed, high-priced premium truck market dominated by Ford and Chrysler is about to get a new player. Chevrolet is planning a new top-of-the line model pickup truck, the High Country, as its rolls out the new 2014 Silverado lineup.

The 2014 Silverado High Country is designed to compete for buyers, who will to pay for extra features and styling in their pickup trucks, according to Lloyd Biermann, the Silverado marketing manager, who noted that premium pickup trucks now account for about 30% of all light-truck sales.

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Overall, pickup truck sales were up 27% in April.

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