DEARBORN, MI – The far-reaching plan Ford Motor Co. recently submitted to lawmakers in Washington outlining how it would increase fuel economy across its lineup was not cobbled together in an effort to secure the promise of government loans, says the auto maker’s top engineer. “Those plans were well under development,” Derrick Kuzak, group vice president-global product development, tells Ward’s at a recent event here. “We had already recognized one of our most important needs to satisfy ...

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