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    Azure halts Ford Transit Connect Electric production, Ford still confident in EV program

    The news of Azure Dynamic's bankruptcy protection filing is rippling through the EV world – especially among people who have purchased the Ford Transit Connect Electric (TCE) delivery van. Azure is the company that adds the all-electric powertrain to Ford's practical little hauler. For ...

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    Official: Azure Dynamics files for protection, cancels share offering

    Azure Dynamics, which develops electric-drive powertrains for automakers such as Ford Motor Co., said it will file for financial protection from its creditors under Canadian law and will cancel its plans to sell shares in what may be a precursor to a bankruptcy filing. The company said in a ...

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    Report: Ford Transit Connect Electric to qualify for $15,000 rebate in California

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is set to add an additional category to its Hybrid Incentive Voucher Program (HVIP) that awards buyers of zero-emissions light-duty commercial vehicles, including the Ford Transit Connect Electric, a discount of up to $15,000 on their green vehicle ...

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    Hertz adds Transit Connect Electric to plug-in rental fleet, wants thousands more EVs

    The Hertz Corporation, the world's largest general-use vehicle rental firm, has announced the addition of five Ford Transit Connect Electric vans into its Hertz on Demand fleet, a first for the automotive rental industry. With a unique combination of sedan-like driving dynamics, cargo capacity, ...

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    Video: Fully Charged drives the Ford Transit Connect Electric

    In his latest episode of the plug-in-centric show Fully Charged, Robert Llewellyn takes the Ford Azure Dynamics Transit Connect Electric for a spin. Here's a rundown of the Transit Connect Electric's vitals: In the U.S., the electrified van stickers at $57,400, but it qualifies for the $7,500 ...

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    Norway dealership places largest-ever Ford Transit Connect Electric order

    We'd bet Azure Dynamics is thrilled to announce that it just logged its largest Transit Connect Electric order to date. At 100-units strong, Norwegian Ford dealership, RøhneSelmer, can lay claim to the single, most sizable Connect Electric order ever. RøhneSelmer's 100-unit order ...

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    Ford electrifies DTE Energy with four Transit Connect Electric vans

    Ford Transit Connect Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The DTE Energy headquarters in downtown Detroit, MI are now home to two of the four Ford Transit Connect Electric vans owned by the Michigan-based utility company. DTE Energy says the addition of the electric ...

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    Transit Connect Electric vans complete 75-mile Oxford to London Eco Rally

    Nestled in a convoy of electric, hybrid and other low-emission vehicles, two Transit Connect Electric vans successfully completed a 75-mile trek from Oxford to London, as part of the 2011 Bridgestone Eco Rally. On Sunday, rallyers left Oxford en route to the finish line at the UK's sustainable ...

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    Plug-in hybrid Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks coming in 2013

    Azure Dynamics has signed an agreement with Ford, whereby the Oak Park, MI firm will integrate its plug-in hybrid technology into Ford's F-Series Super Duty trucks. Working in collaboration with Ford, Azure's plug-in hybrid technology will debut on the F-550 Super Duty chassis cab in early ...

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    Deliveries of Ford Transit Connect Electric to hit 700 by end of 2011

    Technically, Azure Dynamics – not Ford – is the manufacturer of record for the Transit Connect Electric. That's why it's AD that's thrilled to announce that sales of the electric van are booming and that production will be ramped up to meet soaring demand. AD says that some 700 ...

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    Azure Dynamics logs 27 additional Ford Transit Connect Electric orders

    Azure Dynamics has logged 27 additional Ford Transit Connect Electric sales, including a five-unit sale to returning customer FedEx, a four-unit order from the City of Toronto, a three unit purchase made by DTE Energy and a 15-unit order from various Ford commercial truck dealers. At FedEx, ...

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    Azure Dynamics selects Lotus for Transit Connect Electric upfits in Europe

    On Tuesday, Ford announced that it had signed a deal to deliver 20 Transit Connect Electrics to the Norwegian Post. Two days after that, Azure Dynamics, the automotive firm that supplies the Connect's ForceDrive electric powertrain, revealed that Lotus Lightweight Structures, a division of Lotus ...

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    TGMY gives Mitsuoka Himiko the electric treatment, 340 mile range [w/VIDEO]

    TGMY electric conversion of Mitsuoka Himiko – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Mitsuoka Motor Co's stunning Himiko roadster has received an electric makeover that adds a future-like 550 kilometers (341.8 miles) of range to its retro-style allure. TGMY, the company ...

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    Purolator orders 200 Balance Hybrid Electric vans from Azure Dynamics

    Last month, Purolator announced that it significantly expanded the number of hybrid vehicles in its North American fleet. Now, the Canadian logistics company aims to equip its fleet with at least 200 more gas-electric models. This time around, Purolator has turned to Azure Dynamic to fulfill a ...

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    Azure Dynamics records final Ford Transit Connect Electric Lead orders

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    Azure Dynamics has announced that it has signed deals with the final two organizations to join the Ford Transit Connect Electric's "Lead Customer" program. The ninth customer is a Washington D.C.-based government ...

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    New York Power Authority orders 10 Transit Connect Electrics

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    New York Power Authority (NYPA), the nation's largest state public power organization, has joined the "Lead Customer" program and is now lined up to receive one Ford Transit Connect Electric by year's end, followed by ...

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    Ford announces Xcel Energy as first customer for Transit Connect Electric

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    Ford and its conversion partner Azure Dynamics have announced that electric and natural gas utility Xcel Energy will be the first customer for the upcoming Transit Connect Electric. Starting late this year, Xcel will get ...

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    AM General to upfit Transit Connect electric drive for Ford/Azure in Michigan

    Ford Transit Connect Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Ford and Azure Dynamics unveiled the Transit Connect Electric van earlier this year, Azure announced that the electric drive systems would be installed at a facility in Michigan. Today, Azure let it out that the ...

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    Ford, Azure Dynamics will expand Transit Connect Electric to Europe in 2011

    Ford Transit Connect Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford announced today that Azure Dynamics will be setting up a final assembly facility Europe to supply the continent with the Transit Connect Electric starting in late summer 2011. In early March, Ford announced that the ...

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    Azure Dynamics gets FedEx order for 51 hybrid vans

    Things are looking up for Azure Dynamics these days. After inking a deal to help Ford with the development and production of the Transit Connect BEV next year, the company has a new order for its hybrid delivery vans. FedEx has signed up to take on another 51 of the vans based on Ford's E450 ...

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