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    Official: Ford Focus EV recalled, again, this time with ambulances

    When we saw a note about a recall for the Ford Focus Electric, our first reaction was, "is that a new one? Because it's getting hard to tell." This year, we've already seen the Blue Oval's all-electric hatch recalled for non-working door chimes and a "wiring incompatibility" in the headlights. ...

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    Official: Ford, DOE help fund new $8M EV battery lab at University of Michigan

    Everything's coming up batteries. Over in Ann Arbor, MI, the University of Michigan is announcing a new lab to test out new battery chemistries and concepts, all with an eye towards building better electric cars. The basic idea is to see if these "experimental battery chemistries" will work on a ...

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    Official: Ford invests $135 million in electrified vehicles

    Ford may not have a dedicated hybrid or EV platform, but it does have a new "Electrification Center of Excellence" down the street from its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford announced yesterday that it now has some 1,000 engineers devoted to electrified vehicles, most of whom work "under ...

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    Official: Ford Focus Electric officially rated at 105 MPGe with a 76-mile range

    Coming soon to a select Ford dealer near you is the most efficient five-passenger car in America, the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, which the EPA has decided gets 105 miles per gallon equivalent, combined. This is better than what the Blue Oval was estimating publicly in December, when it said the ...

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    Official: Ford Focus Electric gets butterflies when it thinks about going further on a charge

    To coincide with the announcement Ford made yesterday about the Focus Electric getting an estimated 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), the automaker invited a group of journalists to the Michigan Assembly Plant where it will build the EV alongside the gas-powered Focus and other vehicles. In ...

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    Ford's electric vehicle plans include consumer education; possibly a beefier plug-in hybrid

    Ford Transit Connect Electric van – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As you probably know, Ford Motor Co. has big plans for electric vehicles (EVs) beyond its current excellent Escape and Fusion parallel hybrids. We've already got the Transit Connect Electric, a small commercial van ...

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    CES 2011: Hands-on with MyFord Mobile

    MyFord Mobile app – Click above for high-res image gallery
    On the eve of Ford's big unveiling at CES, we got an exclusive hands-on with MyFord Mobile, a smartphone app that keeps track of all the information an electric vehicle (EV) owner would want. Why does Ford need an app for an EV? For ...

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    Ford sets up website to explain the differences between hybrids, plug-ins and more

    If you're General Motors, you're focused on promoting the plug-in hybrid nature of the Chevrolet Volt. If you're Nissan, then your message is all-electric for the Leaf. If you're Ford, though, and are going to introduce five new electrified vehicles with a variety of powertrains by 2012, then ...

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    Ford invests $135 million for electric vehicle development at two Michigan sites

    Ford Motor Company has announced plans to invest $135 million into two of its Detroit-area plants, creating what the company calls a "center of excellence" for electric vehicles (EVs). The investment will be divided between the company's transaxle plant in Sterling Heights, MI and its Ypsilanti ...

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    Survey: Car buyers most likely to purchase EVs from Toyota, Honda and Ford; Nissan trails substantially

    The graphical representation above really tells the whole story here, but we'll try to offer up a little extra insight anyway. Deloitte Consulting conducted a widespread survey covering several aspects of the automotive industry, and you can read the whole report here. The graph above illustrates ...

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    Ford considers moving electric vehicle production in-house if demand is high enough

    Ford Motor Company's development of upcoming battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) has been, so far, an outside job. Electric versions of the Transit Connect and the Ford Focus were developed with the help of suppliers Azure Dynamics Inc. and Magna International Inc., but Ford has not ruled out ...

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    Ford to expand electric and hybrid offerings to Europe from 2011

    Ford Transit Connect Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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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    DC 2010: Ford's Nancy Gioia talks electrification progress, status of Leno's Focus Electrics

    We heard from Ford CEO Alan Mulally yesterday about his company's overall work with the U.S. government on energy policy. He's not the only Ford representative at the show worth talking to at the Washington Auto Show, though, and we got to sit down with Nancy Gioia, Ford's director of global ...

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    Ford promotes Nancy Gioia to accelerate EV strategy

    Jay Leno's Green Car Challenge Ford Focus EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    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 ...

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    VIDEO: Ford engineers show off the new Focus BEV for the Jay Leno Show

    Jay Leno's Green Car Challenge Ford Focus EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We already showed you the first images of the new battery electric Focus that Ford has built for the guests of the new Jay Leno show to use in his Green Car Challenge. Now Ford has also posted a video with some ...

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    Ford announces electric vehicle-to-grid communications system

    Ford Focus EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    At a conference in Dearborn today with its utility and research partners, Ford announced a new intelligent vehicle-to-grid communications system. This communications strategy is a major component of the field test program that has been ...

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    Minneapolis and Ford want 66 electric, plug-in hybrid cars locally by 2010

    Focus EV "mule" - click for a high res gallery
    Hey look, a plug-in vehicle partnership without Nissan-Renault. No, seriously. This time, the location is the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area, where local governments want to work with Ford to get 66 electric and hybrid vehicles on the road by ...

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    Magna International gets new Michigan HQ for electric vehicles, hybrids

    Click for a high res gallery of the Magna Steyr Mila EV
    Magna International's contract manufacturing unit, Magna Steyr, used the Geneva Motor Show to unveiled its Mila EV concept (read more here) last month. The parent company's strong work in the electric vehicle field helped Ford recently unveil ...

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    Ford CEO Mullaly expects many Fords to be electric in a decade

    Click above for high-res gallery of the Ford Focus EV "mule"
    Ford may have been relatively quiet on the electric vehicle front while General Motors got all the attention for its Chevy Volt series hybrid, but the Blue Oval has come roaring back in recent months. It was revealed in its viability ...

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    NYT drives electric Ford Focus mule

    While it took months for GM to let the media drive its Volt mule, Ford has wasted no time in giving Bill Vlasic of the New York Times a chance to try out its own all-electric Ford Focus-based prototype. The company just announced the existence of the vehicle a few days ago.Accompanied by Ford's ...


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