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Ford is finally ready to ship thousands of F-150 trucks

The microchip shortage has been a problem for many industries, particularly for the automotive industry. Microprocessors are used in all sorts of sensors and other equipment required for the vehicles to operate. That means that some extremely popular and high-volume vehicles, such as the Ford F-150, have been unable to ship to dealers. Ford has now confirmed that it has secured a supply of semiconductor chips.

With the new chip supply secured, Ford is now ready to ship thousands of F-Series pickups that had been previously built and then parked in Michigan, Kentucky, and Missouri. Ford had opted a while back to continue to produce the pickups minus critical components that required the microprocessors.

By continuing to produce the pickups even though they couldn’t be sold, Ford kept its factories open and its employees working. The automaker also ensured that it had a ready-to-go supply of trucks that only

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Chicago Auto Show 2021 to feature Ford debut of ‘Built Wild,’ ‘Built to Electrify’ outdoor experiences

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago Auto Show attendees will have the chance to experience the latest models from the automotive industry in a new, outdoor area this year, organizers said Wednesday.

Ford will debut its “Built Wild” and “Built to Electrify” custom outdoor experiences at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show, scheduled this July 15 to 19 at McCormick Place.

The outdoor feature is possible because of the show’s move from its traditional February dates.

The new outdoor setting, immediately adjacent to McCormick Place’s West Building, gives Ford the opportunity to reveal the new experiences. It’s also the first opportunity for the public to experience in-person the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning, Ford’s newly unveiled all-electric pickup.

Built Wild is making its global debut in Chicago, and will feature a 30,000-square-foot custom experience, where auto show attendees can participate in a series of hands-on activations to help them understand accessorization, modularity and connectivity

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Why you’ll never catch a Ford pickup driver in a Chevy

Why you’ll never catch a Ford pickup driver in a Chevy


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Ford Bronco, Tesla Cybertruck among most awaited

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While 2021 could be the year of the electric pickup, a back-from-the-dead, gas-powered SUV is occupying center stage in the automotive world.

While Tesla, General Motors and others are poised to make a splash with the release of battery-driven trucks, Ford has seized the spotlight with its much-awaited revival of the Ford Bronco.

The Bronco leads the list of 2021’s most anticipated new vehicles, according to analysts and a USA TODAY analysis of industry buzz.

“I would say the Bronco is definitely in the lead,” said Jessica Caldwell, executive director of insights at car-research site Edmunds. “They’ve put so much product muscle behind it.”

Bronco delayed: COVID-19 leads to supplier bottlenecks

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Much like the Bronco, there are several other cases of automakers reviving the nameplates of vehicles from

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