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Video: Ford educates you about hybrids, EVs, plug-in hybrids

What’s the difference between a hybrid, an electric-vehicle and a plug-in hybrid? As the electrification process to make its way into mainstream vehicles many consumers are looking for information to understand how the new technologies work and which is right for them. Ford has put together this short, easy to understand animation on the difference […]

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Ford looking to learn from GM and Nissan on plug-in hybrids, EVs

FoMoCo has big plans to compete in the electric-vehicle and plug-in hybrid market. The Dearborn automaker plans on bringing five new electrified vehicles to market including the Transit Connect Electric later this year and the Focus Electric in late 2011. Those will be followed by two third-generation lithium-ion battery hybrids (2012) and a plug-in hybrid […]

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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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Ford Transit Connect BEV to debut at 2010 Chicago Auto Show

FoMoCo has confirmed that it will unveil a new all-electric version of the Ford Transit Connect van at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show next week. The battery-powered Transit Connect will be the first in a series of electric-vehicles from the Dearborn automaker and will be available to fleet customers later this year. “Ford Transit Connect […]

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EPA: Ford leads industry in fuel-economy gains and CO2 reductions

FoMoCo announced today that according to a recent report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Blue Oval brand records the largest increase in fuel-economy gains and CO2 emission reductions over the past 5 years. Ford says that it credits the gains in fuel-economy to the introduction of the Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner hybrids […]

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Ford teams up with Azure for battery-electric Transit Connect, due out in 2010

FoMoCo announced today that it has teamed up with¬†Azure Dynamics Corporation to deliver a pure battery electric Ford Transit Connect van for the United States and Canadian markets in 2010. Ford said that Azure will integrate its Force Drive battery electric drive train in the Transit Connect van for commercial and retail use. The joint […]

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Mulally: Electric vehicles will be a “major portion” of Ford’s future lineup

While Volkswagen’s CEO doesn’t seem to be a fan of electric-cars, FoMoCo’s CEO Alan Mulally said that a “major portion” of its lineup in a decade from now will consist of electric-vehicles as the automaker finally gets away from relying on pickups and SUVs to profit. “In 10 years, 12 years, you are going to […]

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Ford gets $55 million in tax incentives to develop advanced batteries

FoMoCo said today that it has received a $55 million tax incentive from Michigan to continue development on advanced batteries and electric vehicles. The Detroit automaker said that the refundable tax credit comes through the new Michigan Advanced Battery Credits program. Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm signed the new bill into law earlier this year. The¬†program […]

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Ford Transit Connect will be FoMoCo’s first battery-electric-vehicle

Ford announced today that its first battery electric-powered vehicle (BEV) will be a version of the 2010 Ford Transit Connect commercial vehicle. Ford will be teaming up with Europe’s Smith Electric to bring the Transit Connect battery electric van to the U.S. market. Ford says that the battery-electric Transit Connect will be able to travel […]

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