Ford electrifies China, demo fleet coming to country later this year

2012 Ford C-MAX Energi
2012 Ford C-MAX Energi

Ford is charging up its display at the 2011 Shanghai Motor Show today and is revealing its electrified plan in China for the first time with the Asian debut of the company’s latest electric-vehicles. At the show, Ford is showcasing the Ford Focus Electric, Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid and the Ford Fusion Hybrid.

Ford said that it will give customers in China the opportunity to come up close with Ford’s electrified vehicles and will be making a demo fleet of new energy vehicles available in the country later this year.

The award-winning Ford Fusion Hybrid will be one of the vehicles in the trial fleet.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to bring some of Ford’s latest electrified vehicles to China for a trial,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s group vice president and president, Asia Pacific and Africa. He is also the chairman and CEO of Ford China. “With China aiming to go green on the road with new-energy vehicles, the country is the perfect platform to showcase Ford’s advanced technologies in its electrification plan.”

No word on when Ford’s hybrid, plug-in hybrids and electric-cars will go on sale in China. The Ford Focus Electric will go on sale in the United States later this year followed by the Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid in 2012.

2012 Ford Focus Electric:

– By: Omar Rana