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    Ford's Nancy Gioia talks up company's electrified vehicle plans

    Jay Leno's Green Car Challenge Ford Focus EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford's director of global electrification, Nancy Gioia, spoke on several occasions at the Plug-In 2010 conference in San Jose, CA this past week and though she often reiterated the company's well-known plans for ...

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    Toshiba to build electric motors in Texas for Ford hybrids and plug-ins

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    Toshiba announced yesterday that it will be expanding a factory in Houston, TX to add production of electric traction motors for hybrid and plug-in vehicles. The first customer for the new motors will be Ford, starting in ...

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    Ford pushes for 25% of its vehicles to feature electric power by 2020

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    There's no denying that nearly every automaker envisions a greener future ahead, but determining just how green it will be is not an easy task. If you turn to Ford's director of global electrification, Nancy Gioia, the future of ...

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    Ford Fusion Hybrid nabs 2010 Consumers' Top Rated award

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    Ford continues to rack up awards with its stellar Fusion Hybrid. First came the big one, the 2010 Motor Trend Car of the Year title, and now a less well-known honor: the 2010 Consumers' Top Rated hybrid award from We ...

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    Ford confirms hybrid and PHEV C-Max will be built in Spain

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    Ford has just provided more details about its first European-market hybrid models. The company's plant in Valencia, Spain will be building both regular and plug-in hybrid versions of the new five-seat C-Max MPV starting in 2013. The ...

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    NYPD orders up 200 more hybrids from Ford, doubles size of HEV fleet

    Imagine a police chase in Manhattan where a Ford Fusion Hybrid pulls up behind the criminal followed by a few Priuses, an Escape Hybrid and a couple of Altima hybrids. Now, think of the scenario where the criminal, driving his gas-guzzling Hummer, takes off out of the city limits on a ...

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    Ford fleet vehicles gets greener with addition of E85, EcoBoost, electric drive and so on

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    Ford has a long-standing reputation as a major player in the fleet vehicle segment. Just picture the Crown Vic that all-too-often pops up in your rear-view mirror with some flashing lights or the old Taurus that was a ...

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    New York 2010: Ford wins "Green Ad of the Year" with ka-ching hybrid ad

    Christopher Leaves – Click above to watch video after the jump
    While the Kia hamsters won the big cheese Most Effective Automotive Ad title in Nielsen's fourth annual Automotive Advertising Awards this year, handed out during the New York Auto Show, it was Ford's ad for its hybrid vehicles ...

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    Report: Lincoln MKZ hybrid a low volume seller, 4,000 sounds about right

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    Ford unveiled its newest hybrid offering, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ hybrid at the New York Auto Show. For Ford, the vehicle will become the company's first luxury hybrid product in a segment dominated by the Lexus brand. ...

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    New York 2010: Lincoln unveils its first hybrid - the MKZ - that could get 41 mpg

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    Rumors of a new Lincoln hybrid debuting at the New York Auto Show this week are true, as the new MKZ Hybrid officially debuts on the Ford stand later today. Ford's president of The Americas, Mark Fields, said the MKZ Hybrid ...

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    Ford to expand electric and hybrid offerings to Europe from 2011

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    Ford has big plans for electrification of its fleet over the next decade, and while most of the emphasis has been on North America so far, Europe will be joining in on the party starting in 2011. Nancy Gioia has ...

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    Ford bringing battery and hybrid transmission development in-house

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    After unveiling the new Focus Monday, Ford made another announcement at the Detroit Auto Show about its battery plans. Like General Motors and other automakers, Ford has decided that battery technology (not ...

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    Eco Boost: Ford gains hybrid share, sales up 147% over 2008

    While automotive sales have been almost universally down in 2009 compared to 2008, Ford has a legitimate reason to crow about its December figures, which are up a third over December of '08 and an impressive 50 percent over November. The green side of the coin, though, looks even better. ...

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    REPORT: Ford looking to invest up to $500 million in Michigan hybrid, EV plants

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    digg_url = ''; After GM's announcement this week that it would invest $336 million in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to build the Volt, there are noises ...

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    Ford may pass Honda as second best hybrid seller in U.S.

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    There's no doubt about which automaker leads the hybrid vehicle race. Toyota – and particularly the Japanese automaker's Prius hybrid hatchback – outsells all other manufacturers combined. In total, Automotive News (sub. ...

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    Ford hybrid sales up 73 percent compared to 2008, when Fusion/Milan weren't available

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    digg_url = ' '; Last year at this time, Ford Motor Company was not yet selling the Ford Fusion or Mercury Milan hybrids. These two models have proven to be quite ...

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    It's Friday: act silly, get a Ford Fusion Hybrid [w/VIDEO]

    Mark Malkoff lurves the Fusion Hybrid - Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Ford has already shown strong puppetmaster-like abilities with the whole Fiesta Agent thing. In exchange for agreeing to go on secretive "missions," a few dozen people were given a Ford Fiesta for six months ...

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    REPORT: Ford's Mark Fields implies company makes no money on hybrids

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    Last week, our friends from Consumer Reports got the chance to sit down with Mark Fields, Ford's vice president of North American operations, and some interesting information was gleaned. For instance, CR says Fields "implied the ...

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    2010 Ford Escape hybrid gets upgraded battery and software

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    In the spirit of continuous improvement, Ford is again updating the powertrain of its Escape/Mariner hybrids. After a thorough revamp just a year ago, the hybrid crossovers are now benefiting from the development work that went into ...

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    Ford adding more hybrids but not until 2012, DI based start-stop coming

    During the Ford 2010 model preview in Dearborn this week, one of the efficiency improvements promised for the near term by Powertrain VP Barb Samardzich was increased hybrid applications. When we asked Fusion hybrid applications manager Gil Portalatin about potential future applications, it turned ...


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