Posts Tagged ‘electric vehicle’

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Mulally expects “major portion” of Fords electric within decade…

March 7, 2009

Source: Automotive News

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) — Ford Motor Co. expects electric vehicles will represent a “major portion” of its lineup a decade from now as the automaker breaks away from a recent reliance on pickup trucks and SUVs, CEO Alan Mulally said.

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Volt’s Ford counterpart charging…

February 3, 2009

For months, Ford Motor Co. and Magna International Inc. had been talking about an electric vehicle. In September, executives at the Canadian supplier told Ford they had a surprise. They pulled up in Dearborn in a Ford Focus they had bought and converted to battery power on their dime, without Ford’s knowledge.

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Detroit 2009: Fords bid for survival…

January 12, 2009

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is done and dusted. There were some crucial unveiling’s at the show. Mainly from the Detroit Three – to cement their survival for the long term. Here are all the Ford related products that appeared this year… (Keep checking back for updates!)

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Ford’s plans for 2010 reveal of full electric vehicle…

December 20, 2008

Source: Autoblog

Ford’s business plan submitted to Congress a few weeks ago indicated that the Detroit-based automaker would be offering a “full battery electric vehicle in a van-type vehicle for commercial fleet use in 2010.” Up until this point, we were left to speculate on the basis for the new EV, but Ford CEO Alan Mulally has now revealed that the new Blue Oval van will be based on the European Ford Transit that’s scheduled to hit U.S. shores in the summer of 2009.

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