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Amazon's Ford Bronco merch will have you reaching for your credit card on Cyber Monday

Ford has opened a shop on Amazon selling Bronco merchandise.

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Last week, AutomotiveMap told you about the engine that Ford has confirmed will go in the new Bronco. This week, there's more Bronco news. A new Ford Bronco store has opened on Amazon.com with apparel, toys, and accessories that will make enthusiast hearts go pitty-pat.

Arriving just in time for Cyber Monday, here are the coolest items you can shop for in the Ford Bronco store (sorry fellas, no onsies).

1966-92 Ford Bronco Truck Evolution Classic Outline Design Tshirt - $15.99

Ford Bronco Truck Evolution Classic Outline Design Tshirt

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Bronco design is evolving and while we have yet to see the new Bronco, it's safe to say that it will fit in nicely with the others on this t-shirt. This heavy weight pre-shrunk cotton tee is available in unisex sizes small through 3XL.

Graphics & More Ford Bronco Chrome Logo Dog Pet Bandana - $10.99

GRAPHICS & MORE Ford Bronco Chrome Logo Dog Pet Bandana

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This cotton poly blend bandana is perfect for nearly any pup that isn't named Chevy, Dodge, or Ram. It measures approximately 21-inches by 21-inches.

Traxxas TRX-4 Ford Bronco 1/10 Trail and Scale Crawler, Sunset - $459.95

Traxxas TRX-4 Ford Bronco 1/10 Trail and Scale Crawler, Sunset

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This 1:10 scale model of the Ford Bronco is far less costly than a new (or used) model. Sporting a rad retro color scheme and big, beefy tires, the truck has some of the design and functionality of the real thing. Its differentials operate the high/low range transmission remotely from the transmitter. The model's bumpers and wheels are chrome, and it has side mirrors, wipers, and grille. The Bronco's electronics are waterproof.

Ford Bronco Lightning Bronco Pullover Hoodie - $44.99

Ford Bronco Lightning Bronco Pullover Hoodie

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This classic-looking hoodie is available in black, navy, royal blue, and dark heather - all with the same golden Bronco design on the front. Different colors have different Available in unisex sizes small through 2XL.

Dennis Carpenter Ford Restoration Parts1966-1977 Bronco U-Series Tailgate - Compatible with Ford - $425

Dennis Carpenter Ford Restoration Parts1966-1977 Bronco U-Series Tailgate - Compatible with Ford

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It could be the tailgate you've been searching for. Or, it could be a really cool piece of office or man cave artwork. This tailgate fits 1966-1977 Ford Bronco U-Series models and was crafted using Ford's original tailgate dies. It's 58 inches wide and 21.5 inches tall and made of OEM-grade rust resistant metal.

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Archer Aviation wants to become the first all-electric airline.

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CES is all about the technology of the future. The future of transportation may be all-electric airships. Archer Aviation, a Silicon Valley startup is partnering with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for the manufacturing and production of its composite, electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Production is set to kick off in 2023.

As part of the deal, Archer will benefit from FCA's positioning in the supply chain, advanced composite material capabilities, and design experience. The agreement accelerates Archer's timeline in development of the aircraft, which is set to be part of a fleet that makes the world's first all-electric airline.

Delta shouldn't be worried, however. The 100-percent electric aircrafts Archer will produce are designed to travel 60 miles at just 150 mph. Think of it as light rail for the sky.

"We've been hyper-focused on a customer-first approach to vehicle design and aircraft operations," said Brett Adcock, co-founder and co-CEO of Archer. "Now we are working with a seasoned, industry-leading automotive partner to leverage cost benefits and experience that will allow Archer to produce thousands of aircraft reliably and affordably every single year."

The first eVOTL aircraft from Archer will be publicly shown in early 2021. It will include cockpit design elements from FCA.

"Electrification within the transportation sector whether on roads or in the air is the future and with any new and rapidly developing technology, scale is important," said Doug Ostermann, vice president and head of global business development of FCA. "Our partnership with Archer has mutual benefits and will enable innovative, environmentally friendly transportation solutions to be brought to market at an accelerated pace.

"We are excited to team up with one of the world's largest automotive companies on our mission of advancing the benefits of sustainable air mobility," said Adam Goldstein, co-founder and co-CEO of Archer. "This is a first-of-its-kind deal for one of Detroit's Big Three automakers in moving into the urban air mobility space. There is now a clear path for Archer to bring mass production to this industry, changing the way people travel in and around cities forever."

Late last year, Lilium laid out plans to put an eVOTL-only airport in Orlando, Florida. At last year's CES Hyundai and Uber showcased the potential of an air taxi partnership.

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A new ad puts DJ D-Nice in the driver's seat of a 2021 Ford F-150.

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A new ad campaign from Ford Motor Company taps into a bit of hip hop history for its latest TV spot promoting the 2021 Ford F-150. The commercial features Derrick Jones, better known by his stage name D-Nice, a legendary music artist, producer and DJ in its main role.

Jones's history doesn't go as far back as Ford's, but there's some notable entries that fans of pre-Diddy hip hop will look fondly on. The Harlem and Bronx native formed Boogie Down Productions in 1986. He soon signed a deal with Jive Records and his debut record featured collaborations by KRS-One, Naughty by Nature, and Too Short.

In the late 90s and early 2000s Jones transferring out of the music world, forming a creative services company. In March 2020, Jones began hosting "Homeschool at Club Quarantine" on Instagram Live. He won a Webby Award for the effort.

The All-New 2021 F-150: Work It Out | Ford (:30) www.youtube.com

"The 'More Than Tough' campaign recognizes and celebrates the spirit of American ingenuity," said Dibrie Guerrero, multicultural marketing manager, Ford Motor Company. "By developing many innovative features to accommodate the diverse needs of its F-150 owners, Ford elevates what's possible with a little creativity and the right pickup truck."

The "Work It Out" 3-second television spot airs today on OWN, BET and TV One. It features Jones driving to a gig in a 2021 F-150 filled with DJ equipment. Respecting social distancing rules and his responsibilities toward masking up, D-Nice brings the party to the partygoers, utilizing the F-150's available Pro Power Onboard generator to run his equipment.

The ad runs with the hip-hop classic "Call Me D-Nice" serving as the soundtrack.

"Being tough has new meaning to me after partying in Club Quarantine with some of the strongest people I have ever met," said D-Nice. "I'm proud to help introduce the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 that they built tougher to take your hustle to the next level."

The new F-150 has unique features including a fold-out work self, fold-down shifter, tailgate with designated clamp-down areas, and the on-board generator.

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