Tag Archives: Ford Focus BEV Concept

Ford Focus Electric to use liquid-cooled lithium-ion for maximum driving range

Ford is ready to bring five new electrified vehicles to the North American and European markets over the next three years. One of the first EVs will be the all-new Ford Focus Electric, which will debut later next year. FoMoCo says that the Ford Focus Electric will be powered by a lithium-ion battery system that […]

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Ford picks Compact Power Inc. to supply it with lithium-ion batteries for Focus Electric

The Ford Focus electric is on its way to the U.S. market in 2011. The Dearborn automaker announced today that it has picked Troy, Mich., based Compact Power Inc., a subsidiary of LG Chem, to supply it with lithium-ion batteries for the electric Focus. “We are very excited to be partnering with Ford on their […]

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25% of FoMoCo global sales will be hybrids, plug-in hybrids, EVs by 2020

By 2020 we could expect to see as much as 25% of FoMoCo”s global sales volume from hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric vehicles, or any combination thereof according to Nancy Gioia, Ford”s director of global electrification. The figure could be as low as 10% however, said Gioia, as the technology is rapidly changing and demand is […]

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Ford to build battery packs for EVs in Ypsilanti

According to a letter given to hourly workers at the company’s Rawsonville Components Plant in Ypsilanti Township, FoMoCo will build battery packs for its new generation of electrified vehicles there. The move is a part of a $450 million investment that will bring new jobs to the area and protect hundreds of current jobs. Details […]

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Video: Rush Limbaugh hits Al Gore in Jay Leno’s Green Car Challenge

We haven’t really been keeping up with the new Jay Leno Show or his Green Car Challenge much, but last night Rush Limbaugh was on the show and decided to mess around during his quick lap in the Ford Focus BEV. As instructed by Jay, Rush was to be penalized if he ran over a poster […]

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Video: Drew Barrymore kicks off Jay Leno’s Green Car Challenge

Last week we got our first look at Jay Leno’s Ford Focus battery electric vehicle that will be used in his new shows Green Car Challenge. As mentioned before, Drew Barrymore would kick off the Green Car Challenge and we now have a video of her “racing” around the mini track. Check out the video […]

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Video: Jay Leno’s Ford Focus BEV in Action

Just this morning Ford released details of the new battery electric Focus that will take place tonight on Jay Leno’s new self-named show during the Green Car Challenge segment. Ford has now released a video of the electric Focus in action. Check it out after the jump. Refresher: Power comes from a “permanent magnetic electric motor” […]

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Ford releases details on Jay Leno Show’s Green Car Challenge Focus BEV

Get your TiVos ready; later tonight (10-11 p.m. ET to be exact) The Jay Leno Show will kick of a new segment called “Green Car Challenge,” with Drew Barrymore to be the first of many celebrities to race for the best lap time in a battery-electric Ford Focus. Ford today released details on the Green […]

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Drew Barrymore will be first to race battery electric Focus on Jay Leno’s new show

Last week Ford announced that it will be providing Jay Leno with a battery electric version of the Ford Focus sedan for his new self-named show. Celebrities visiting Jay Leno on the show will drive the Focus BEV as they compete in the “Green Car Challenge” segment of the show and will compete for best […]

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Ford’s battery electric Focus to be exclusive vehicle of Jay Leno Show’s Green Car Challenge

Jay Leno will be premiering his self-named show next called “The Jay Leno Show” on September 14. Influenced by Top Gear, a part of the show will require celebrities to compete in the “Green Car Challenge” for best track times. Ford announced today that its battery electric Focus concept will be the show’s exclusive vehicle […]

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