Mulally says U.S. must take lead in green technology

At his keynote address at the New York International Auto Show, Ford CEO Alan Mulally outlined his company”s plan for delivery of green vehicles, but warned that the U.S. is falling behind in the race to develop new battery and powertrain systems.

He placed an onus on world governments, saying that incentives will be needed to help consumers afford the emerging technologies and that the global playing field remains a level one. He said that although his company plans to roll out more hybrids and electric vehicles, there is much room for improvement with internal combustion engines.

He also mentioned that although Ford is developing hydrogen technology, a major commitment is needed by the world’s governments to build the infrastructure necessary to support it.

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: Detroit News