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    Report: Ford UK exec says EVs are a good way to lose a fortune
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    Stateside, Ford execs are quick to point out the automaker's expansion in the plug-in sector. And despite a minimal presence in the pure EV space, the Blue Oval has been promoting its plug-in vehicles as part of an overall effort to boost fleetwide fuel economy. Too bad the company's UK chief ...

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    Exclusive: Ford director says company has big efficiency plans, but no dedicated EV
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    The annual autofest known as the North American International Auto Show previews a plethora of exciting new products that we'll see and drive later in the year, from tiny urban commuters to family sedans and crossovers to hard-working big pickups and SUVs. It's also a once-a-year cornucopia of ...

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    Report: Ford prepared for slow Focus Electric sales; battery costs $12-15,000
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    Along with Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, Ford CEO Alan Mulally is confident in the growth of the electric car segment. It's a long-term play, though, so Mulally isn't committing the electric Ford Focus EV to making a strong sales statement. For now, Ford's chief says he'd be fine moving fewer ...

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    What should Ford's new Focus EV sound like?
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    Ford will soon roll-out its all-new Focus EV, and the silent electric sedan will be available in 14 select markets. Before the car makes it that far, however, Ford could be changing that "silent" part. The automaker has posted a few soundbites on its Facebook page, with the hopes of gauging ...

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    Fresh or trusted? What's the best platform for an EV?
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    There are two schools of thought when it comes to building electric vehicles. There are those that choose to retrofit an existing base and those that believe in building from the ground up. Ford falls under the former by using the bones of the Focus to create its electric vehicle. Not ...

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    Jay Leno's Focus Electric moves on to Petersen Museum
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    Jay Leno's Green Car Challenge Ford Focus EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Petersen Automotive Museum has received from car enthusiast Jay Leno and automaker Ford the 2009 Focus electric vehicle built specifically to be used in the Green Car Challenge segment of the now ...

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    Lignotock, butterflies abound in new Ford Focus Electric
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    Ford Focus Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The new Focus Electric is packed full of green touches, from the EV-driver-in-training dash to soy-based foam in the seat cushions to something called Lignotock, the car is designed to be eco-friendly inside and out. What's ...

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    Ford teases Focus electric ahead of CES
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    It's been nearly a full year since Ford made it clear that the automaker is planning to roll out an all-electric version of its Focus, and now we have our first glimpse at what to expect from the car. The Blue Oval has dusted off its first teaser of the New Year with a shot of the charging port ...

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    Ford picks 19 launch markets for Focus Electric
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    Ford Focus Electric - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Want to buy a Ford Focus Electric when they become available in about a year? We now know where the cars will be first hit the market:
    Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, ...

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    Ford's new "convenience cord" charger will make charging on the go ergonomically pleasing
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    Look, it's the first electric car charger that makes us think of a lightsaber. What you see above is the new 25-foot long "convenience cord" that Ford will make available with the upcoming Focus Electric. The cord is designed to be kept in the car (in a "designated spot" in the trunk) and used to ...

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    Ford Canada CEO says electric vehicles won't catch on unless consumers undergo a shift in behavior
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    Ford Canada chief executive officer, David Mondragon, told a group of people attending a business luncheon at a Toronto-area hotel that electric vehicles (EVs) will account for the slimmest fraction of the market by 2020. Mondragon explains that consumers may opt for more fuel-efficient cars if ...

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    2012 Ford Focus Electric to use liquid-cooled lithium-polymer battery
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    Ford Focus EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When the Ford Focus Electric debuts late in 2011, it will now have a feature in common with the Chevrolet Volt besides the LG Chem lithium polymer cells. Ford has confirmed that the Focus will use a liquid cooled battery pack with ...

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    Ford using wireless remote monitoring for in-vehicle battery testing and updates
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    As Ford prepares to start selling the Transit Connect Electric later this year and the Focus Electric in 2011, it has to thoroughly test the lithium ion battery systems used in these vehicles. To help accelerate the process, Ford has equipped all of its test vehicles and the battery packs being ...

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    President Obama checks out Volt and Focus Electric at LG Chem plant site
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    U.S. President Barack Obama gets out of a Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    President Barack Obama dropped into Holland, MI on Thursday to pay a visit to the site where LG Chem is building a factory to produce lithium ion cells for electric and hybrid vehicles. While ...

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    Ford will use LG Chem/CPI lithium-ion batteries in 2011 Focus Electric
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    Ford Focus EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    LG Chem is now solidly the battery supplier of choice for big American automakers. Last year, General Motors announced it would use LG Chem's lithium-ion cells in its homemade packs in the Chevrolet Volt. Today, Ford revealed that Compact ...

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    Ford executive chairman says electric vehicles will be a game changer
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    Ford executive chairman Bill Ford closed out the 2010 SAE World Congress with a reminder: "All the early cars were electric." Why do so few people remember that electric cars date back more than a hundred years? Ford suggested it's because, electric cars have "been around really for the past ...

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    Ford considers moving electric vehicle production in-house if demand is high enough
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    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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    Greenlings: Who will be the main players in the electric vehicle space?
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    Electric vehicles (EVs) are about to arrive in big numbers in the streets of America and, if you haven't already, you will soon experience your first sighting. Maybe not next month and maybe not this summer, but rest assured, sometime in the next 18 months it is very ...

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    Ford to expand electric and hybrid offerings to Europe from 2011
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    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
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    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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