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DETROIT -  JANUARY 12:  Ford Motor Company President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally gives the opening speech at the Automotive News World Congress January 12, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan.  The annual World Congress features many of the auto industry's leaders. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Alan Mulally

Google appoints former Ford CEO Mulally to board

After leaving Ford on July 1, auto and aviation industry giant Alan Mulally is named to Google's board of directors and audit committee.

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Ford and Heinz want to cook up car parts from tomatoes

Heinz sure has a lot of extra tomato skins kicking around. The condiment company and Ford explore turning those skins into bioplastics.

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Stylish Ford Fusion Energi drives electric and hybrid (pictures)

The Ford Fusion Energi adds plug-in capabilities to its hybrid drivetrain, giving it 21 miles of pure electric range before the gasoline engine kicks in.

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Ford Fusion Energi dips foot in the electric-car pool

The 2014 Fusion Energi represents another step toward a fully electric car, adding 19 miles of electric range to a standard hybrid vehicle.

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Ford Advanced Materials Car (pictures)

Ford unveiled a new direction in its research for fuel economy, the Advanced Materials Car. This car uses carbon fiber, aluminum, and other materials in place of traditional steel.

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Ford concept car shows benefits of weight loss

Electrification and efficient drivetrains play a part in increased fuel economy, but making cars lighter delivers the coup de grace.

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2014 Ford Fiesta gets by on three cylinders (pictures)

With the EcoBoost option in the SE-trim Fiesta, Ford cranks 123 horsepower from a tiny 1-liter three-cylinder engine.

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3-cylinder Ford Fiesta gets hybrid fuel economy

Add the 1-liter EcoBoost engine option to the Ford Fiesta and you get an average of 40 mpg, but this car is tricky to drive.

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Ford Fiesta EcoBoost makes tiny tech powerful

Daring to put a 1-liter engine in production, Ford shows that modern tech can get a lot of power out of only three cylinders.

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Alan Mulally: The CEO who mortgaged Ford's legacy for tech's sake

Few automotive CEOs have pushed a company further and faster than Ford's Mulally. As he steps down, we look back at his impact on the Blue Oval.

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New York auto show mixes the mild and the wild

This year's New York auto show saw a slew of everyday, practical cars, but also featured a streak of passion.

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Twitter account parodying mayor leads to heavy police raid

Police In Peoria, Ill., seize phones and computers in search of the authors of a fake Twitter account that mocked the mayor. Though Twitter had already shut the account, as many as seven police officers were deputed to conduct the raid.

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