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Ford Looks at Variations on a Car Sharing Theme Through Time


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29. July 2014

Ford has created an infographic on the subject of for-hire transportation which is both informative and somewhat mystifying.

That is, the whole concept of owning cars or renting cars or sharing cars or taking cabs or taking a service like Uber or Lyft is something that a whole lot of people—both individuals looking for a way to get from A to B in a reliable way as well as automotive OEMs that are either starting their own vehicle-sharing services (Mercedes car2go) or are working with an existing one (Ford and Zipcar)—are talking about more and more often of late.

So that’s the informative part.

The somewhat mystifying part is how Ford calls out that it ended production of the Ford Crown Victoria and the Lincoln Town Car—the ne plus ultra of cabs and black cars—back in 2011, arguably one of the greatest puzzles or gaffes in recent automotive history.

Still, it is worth taking a look.

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