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    Official: Ford hit by lawsuit over hybrid technology from, surprise, Paice

    The name Paice will be familiar to anyone who's been deep in the weeds of hybrid history, but it will probably be new to anyone who simply drives one. The key part of the story is something called "HyperDrive," which is the name given to a gas-electric powertrain technology developed by Alex ...

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    Ford VP: Electric-drive models could account for 10-25% of sales by 2020

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    And people thought Carlos Ghosn was optimistic. Derrick Kuzak, Ford's group vice president of global product development, has said that, within the next ten years, electric-drive models – hybrids, plug-in hybrids and ...

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    Ford VP: "Uncertainty about fuel prices has changed the mindset of customers"

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    The last time we quoted Ford's vice president of global marketing, Jim Farley, he uttered something like, "You can't sell a hybrid in today's market." Those words poured from Farley's mouth as he ...

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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Mulally: Ford's path to profitability based on electrification

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    Ford CEO Alan Mulally says the automaker is on track to return to profitability by 2011, despite posting a record $14.7 billion loss in 2008 and a forecast to continue posting losses through the rest of 2009 and 2010. A major portion ...

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    Ford stock loses value thanks to slumping SUV sales

    Here's all you really need to know about why Ford is suffering in the marketplace. William Clay Ford Jr., speaking to the Associated Press, about the slump in SUV sales and the company's decrease in stock value, said that "the speed with which consumers migrated from gas guzzlers caught the company ...


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