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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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    CARB giving huge rebates on purchase of Transit Connect Electrics

    The Ford Transit Connect Electric comes with a window sticker that carries a somewhat daunting price of $57,400. However, with a generous rebate from the California Air Resources Board, purchasers of the electric van can carve a hefty $15,000 off that price. That's on top of the $7,500 federal ...

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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

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    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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    Ford Transit Connect Electric joins GSA-approved plug-in vehicle list

    Back on May 24th, the General Services Administration (GSA), which oversees two-thirds of the 600,000-plus vehicles in the U.S. government's fleet – announced that it would purchase 116 plug-in vehicles, including 101 Chevrolet Volts, ten Nissan Leafs and five Think City electric vehicles. ...

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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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    Norwegian Post orders 20 Ford Transit Connect Electrics

    The Norwegian Post has become the first European customer to place an order for the Ford Transit Connect Electric. The company has signed a contract to purchase 20 of Ford's eco-friendly vans, which will arrive equipped for postal duties sometime this summer. The Transit Connect Electric ...

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    Ford Transit Connect gets delivered in short order with help from Azure Dynamics

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    The Ford Transit Connect Electric. That's not a short, snappy name. Sure, it's mostly accurate and it follows the Blue Oval's naming structure for plug-in vehicles (see also: Ford Focus Electric), but it's a ...

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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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    Southern California Edison orders 20 Ford Transit Connect electric vehicles

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    Back in 2007, Southern California Edison (SCE) cemented its partnership with Ford Motor Company by becoming the first utility to join with the automaker to accelerate the commercialization of electrified vehicles. Under ...

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    Ford delivers details on how Transit Connect Electric will come to Europe

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    Ford's Transit Connect Electric is the Blue Oval's not-so-sexy entry into the plug-in vehicle market. Just because the utility vehicle doesn't have the style or the attraction of the Nissan Leaf or the Chevrolet Volt, though, ...

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    Ford finds partners to prepare Oregon, Seattle for electric vehicles

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    In an effort to help prepare the city of Portland and the Pacific Northwest for upcoming electric vehicles (EVs), Ford Motor Company and Portland General Electric (PGE) will work collaboratively to ensure that the area's electrical grid can ...

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

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    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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    Ford executive chairman says electric vehicles will be a game changer

    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

    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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