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Ford has appointed Nancy Gioia, formerly the company's director of sustainable mobility technology and hybrid vehicle programs, to the new position of director of global electrification in order to accelerate the company's EV strategy. She will be in charge of not only coordinating all programs involving electrification of vehicles in the company – pure battery-powered, plug-in hybrids and hybrids – but also to find new partners, business models and the partnering to build plug-in infrastructure. However, Gioia's main target will be making new Ford electric vehicles available to the public, starting with the BEV Transit Connect van in 2010, the battery Focus in 2011, a new-gen hybrid and a plug-in hybrid in 2012.

[Source: Ford]