2019 Ford Fusion Energi gets longer electric range

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Ford is boosting the battery size and electric range of its Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan for 2019. The new battery will store 9 kwh, up from 7 kwh, to give the 2019 Fusion Energi a range of 25 electric miles, up from 21 miles. The bigger battery should make the Fusion Energi more competitive with alternatives such as the Toyota Prius Prime.

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Ford recalls 2019 Fusion Energi over high-voltage shock risk

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Ford has recalled 2,100 2019 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedans over the risk of a high-voltage electrical shock. The company discovered a gap in the access panel to the car's high-voltage electrical drive system that could allow owners, or more likely mechanics, to accidentally touch the energized high voltage system with a probe in the battery

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2019 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid gets 25 miles from revised battery

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But since 2013, the carmaker hasn't released a single new electrified vehicle—including battery-electric cars as well as the two types of hybrids. Now, Ford has released details of its slightly updated 2019 Ford Fusion. Ford was the first U.S. carmaker to sell a hybrid-electric vehicle, as well as the second to offer a plug-in hybrid.

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Researcher Describes Conceptual Cold Fusion Battery, or Small Power Unit

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Professor George Miley of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and director of its Fusion Studies Lab, reported on progress toward a “cold fusion battery”—a small power unit that uses a low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) (i.e., This would in effect represent a small “battery” that, due to its nuclear input power processes, could have much longer lifetimes than conventional batteries, Miley said. Tags: Batteries Nuclear

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2019 Ford Fusion Energi, Nissan electric SUV, Feb plug-in sales, silicon battery anodes: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got a longer-range Ford Fusion plug-in hybrid, a breakthrough Nissan electric SUV, some whizzy new battery tech, and our final update on last month's U.S. The 2019 Ford Fusion Energi, the company's sole plug-in hybrid model this year, gets a battery-capacity boost and. plug-in electric car sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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Most Plug-In Electric Car Sales, 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Panasonic Funds Gigafactory: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, the company that sold the most plug-in electric cars worldwide in 2015 isn't one of the usual suspects, the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid get some updates, and Panasonic commits $1.6 billion to the Tesla battery "Gigafactory." Improvements to battery cells will allow the.

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi PHEV boosts total range to 610 miles

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Ford’s 2017 Fusion Energi—incorporating enhancements announced earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show ( earlier post )—can travel 610 miles (982 km) on a full tank of gas and battery charge according to EPA estimates to be posted to fueleconomy.gov—the highest combined range of any plug-in hybrid sold in the US. The 2016 model of the Fusion Energi has a combined range of 550 miles (885 km). Through April, Fusion Energi sales are up 58%.

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Recycled and sustainable materials tally for the 2013 Ford Fusion

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The new 2013 Ford Fusion continues use of recycled and sustainable materials including recycled cotton from jeans, recycled car battery casings, recycled clear plastic bottles and soybeans. Fusions can contain: Denim material equivalent to slightly more than two average-sized pairs of blue jeans. The Fusion uses post-industrial, recycled cotton used as sound-absorbing material. Cloth-seat Fusion models contain the equivalent of 38.9

New software, electric motors for 2017 Ford Fusion hybrid and plug-in hybrid

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Ford has upgraded the software in its new 2017 Fusion Hybrid and Energi (plug-in hybrid) models to deliver a “more refined and engaging drive for customers,” the company announced at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). In 2015, Ford sold 24,681 Fusion Hybrid models in the US, and 9,750 Fusion Energi models, drops of 30.3% Sales of all Fusion models in the US in 2015 dropped 2.2% The 2016 Fusion Energi features a 7.6

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi, Tesla gigafactory opening, Apple electric-car charging: Today's Car News

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Today, we have more details on the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, a date for the grand opening of Tesla's battery "gigafactory" in Nevada, and hints that Apple may sell electric-car charging stations. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week's major news with our Week in Reverse feature. We have more details on the. Today in Car News

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi electric range rises to 22 miles

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The all-electric range of every type of plug-in car has risen since their introduction in 2011, and will continue to increase with further boosts in battery energy density. This means that not only electric cars will get longer ranges, but so will plug-in hybrids. The latest maker to join the parade of increased electric-range announcements is. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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EPA rates Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid with 620-mile range, 21 in EV mode

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Ford’s new Fusion Energi—its second plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and its third plug-in electric vehicle on the market—has an EPA-rated total range of up to 620 miles and an all-electric range of 21 miles. Fusion Energi is the Ford brand’s fifth electrified vehicle to launch in the past year. The Fusion Energi has a electric-only speed of 85 mph (137 km/h)—23 mph more than Toyota Prius plug-in.

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Four of 10 Ford Fusion mid-size sedans sold in LA are hybrids

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Hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric cars typically sell in much larger volumes in the Golden State than anywhere else in the U.S. DON'T MISS: 2017 Ford Fusion. In many ways, California is unlike the rest of the country. That is particularly true when it comes to green cars, which Californians buy with enthusiasm not seen in other states.

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Ford prices Auto Start-Stop system in non-hybrid 2013 Fusion 1.6L EcoBoost model at $295

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Ford is offering the Auto Start-Stop system on its new non-hybrid 2013 Fusion equipped with a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine ( earlier post ) for $295. The Ford Auto Start-Stop system includes a 12V battery designed for long. We expect the average Fusion driver with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine and Auto Start-Stop will save about $1,100 more than other midsize sedan owners during five years of driving. —Samantha Hoyt, Fusion marketing manager.

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Ford introduces new Fusion midsize sedan with new hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid versions

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2013 Ford Fusion. Ford unveiled the new 2013 Ford Fusion midsize sedan, with conventional gasoline engine; hybrid featuring a next-generation of Ford’s hybrid system; and plug-in hybrid versions at the Detroit Auto Show—the first production sedan to offer that trio of options. The new Fusion also points to the next Ford Mondeo for world markets. Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi models are equipped with active noise control. Click to enlarge.

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Ford concentrates on control strategies for low-cost start-stop system for Fusion

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The new Ford Fusion will be the first non-hybrid Ford vehicle available in the US with Auto Start-Stop. In its quest to keep the system very affordable, Ford wanted to keep the supporting battery a 12V battery, but also didn’t want to compromise durability, said Birgit Sorgenfrei, Ford’s Auto Start-Stop program manager. One of the critical parameters for a start-stop system battery is dynamic charge acceptance (DCA). It is a more durable 12V lead-acid battery.

Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan EPA-rated at 108 MPGe city, 92 MPGe highway and 100 MPGe combined; Ford projects best hybrid sales quarter ever

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2013 Fusion Energi. The US Environmental Protection Agency has rated the new Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) at up to 108 MPGe city, 92 MPGe highway and 100 MPGe combined (2.2, Fusion Energi is the Ford brand’s fifth electrified vehicle to launch in the past year—and its second plug-in hybrid after the C-MAX Energi. Ford expects the Fusion Energi to accelerate its record hybrid sales pace, including its highest monthly hybrid sales month ever in November.

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Ford Fusion Hybrid 1,000 Mile Challenge Car Sets Record with 1,445 Miles on Single Tank of Gas; Averages 81.5 mpg

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miles per gallon in an off-the-showroom floor, non-modified 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, nearly doubling its EPA rating. Not only does this demonstrate the Fusion Hybrid’s fuel efficiency, it also shows that driving technique is one of the keys to maximizing its potential.” The Fusion Hybrid 1,000-Mile Challenge started on 25 April. After more than 69 continuous hours of driving, the Fusion Hybrid finally depleted its tank and came to a stop with an odometer reading of 1,445.7

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ION Energy acquires battery management company Freemens SAS

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Start-up ION Energy , a company building high-performance energy storage systems and electric vehicle infrastructure, has acquired the French battery management company, Freemens SAS. Their innovations and breakthroughs in life-extension of Lithium-ion batteries led to the founding of Freemens in 2011. FreeSafe Extended has three main features: battery cells management, power line management and advanced communications functionalities. Batteries

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Ford expanding global electrified vehicle battery R&D

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Ford is expanding its electrified vehicles research and development program in Europe and Asia this year, creating a “hub-and-spoke” system that allows the global team to further accelerate battery technology and take advantage of market-specific opportunities. Other current hybrids in the Ford US line-up are the Fusion Hybrid, the C-MAX Hybrid, and Lincoln MKZ. Ford also is expanding in China and Europe to accelerate battery technology research and development for new markets.

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Ford and Samsung outline R&D efforts for next-generation non-hybrid battery technology; dual-battery systems and lightweight Li-ion

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In an event in San Francisco, Ford Motor Company and Samsung SDI, an affiliate of Samsung Group, outlined several collaborative research efforts on next-generation battery technology for non-hybrid vehicles. Ford suggested the dual battery system might go into production soon.

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The Fusion and Escape list Ford’s hybrids in Kelley Blue Brook’s “Top 10 Green Cars”

Green Cars News

Kelley Blue Book have today named the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid in its 2009 list of the “Top 10 Green Cars.”. What we really like about both the Fusion and Escape Hybrids is that they do everything great hybrids should do – in terms of providing excellent fuel economy – but at the same time, they drive like conventional vehicles.”. 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Nerad says the Ford Fusion is “getting better with age.”. “We’ve

DOE selects 13 HPC4Mfg projects to advance applied science and technology in manufacturing; aluminum rolling and solid-state batteries

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Most current solid-state battery designs are limited by the difficulty in processing the ceramic electrolyte components, which requires high temperatures that lead to materials incompatibilities and high-energy costs. Batteries High Performance Computing Manufacturing Materials Solid-state

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Ford’s Key Life Battery test for Li-ion batteries simulates 10 years, 150K miles in 10 months, under different conditions

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Leveraging some 20 years of experience and data reaching back to its early work with hybrids and the Ranger EV, Ford has developed a battery model and life validation protocol it now uses to predict how lithium-ion batteries are likely to perform under 10 years and 150,000 miles of use (40-season equivalent key life tests). Ford had earlier developed a NiMH battery model for use in KLTs, as detailed in a 2010 paper by a Ford team (Yang et al. Batteries

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Johnson Controls providing AGM batteries for Start-Stop F-150

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Johnson Controls is providing its advanced Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery technology to the all-new 2015 Ford F-150; this is Ford Motor Company’s first truck with Auto Start-Stop. AGM batteries used in a Start-Stop system help reduce fuel consumption as the engine shuts off when the vehicle comes to a stop in traffic or at a red light. In 2013, Johnson Controls began supplying batteries for Ford’s Fusion Auto Start-Stop vehicle.

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Panasonic to supply Li-ion battery cells for Ford’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles

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Lithium-ion battery cell for plug-in hybrid vehicles (left) and. Panasonic Corporation will supply prismatic lithium-ion battery cells for Ford Motor Company’s Fusion Hybrid Electric and C-Max Hybrid Electric as well as the Ford Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrids. The lithium-ion battery supply agreement with Ford Motor Company builds on a long-term partnership between the two companies. Batteries Hybrids Plug-ins

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SDK Group to mass-produce SPALF packaging material for large Li-ion pouch cells for EVs

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SDK), has developed a new product to be added to the lineup of SPALF aluminum laminate film used as packaging material for pouch-type lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), and will mass-produce the new product. Batteries Manufacturing MaterialsShowa Denko Packaging Co.,

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Ford, University of Michigan open $8M battery lab focused on test production of advanced technologies

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Ford and the University of Michigan opened a new $8-million battery lab, housed at the U-M Energy Institute, which will serve as a battery manufacturing facility designed to support pilot projects. Advanced manufacturing methods will be used to make test batteries that replicate the performance of full-scale production batteries, allowing for faster implementation in future production vehicles. —Ted Miller, Ford’s manager of battery research. Batteries

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Kenworth, Peterbilt working with Dana on electric truck powertrain development

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At CES 2020, Kenworth displayed a Kenworth K270E battery-electric vehicle—the initial result of the collaboration. The truck will also be equipped with two battery packs and an on-board charger. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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MIIT verifies Xpeng P7 EV range of 706 km (439 miles) NEDC

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The Xpeng P7 is equipped with the latest generation of a prismatic battery pack with 80.87 The maximum efficiency of the motor system is > 95%, with the NEDC efficiency greater than 85.5%, leading to longer battery life and stronger performance. China Electric (Battery

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DOE funds a fifth round of projects pairing manufacturing, high performance computing; KeraCel and solid-state batteries

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The 13 new projects include: KeraCel will partner with LLNL to optimize manufacturing of robust solid-state batteries in a project titled “A Commercially Viable Approach to Manufacturing All-Solid-State Lithium-Ion Battery”. Seurat Technologies will partner with LLNL to optimize their innovative laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing printer in a project titled “Fluid and Particle Dynamics in Metal Area Printing”.

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Ford doubles electric drive market share in US from 2012 to 2013; surging with plug-in hybrids

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Ford’s changing share of the hybrid-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, battery-electric vehicle segments and total ED market in the US in 2012 and YTD 2013. But for the first nine months of 2013, Ford’s sales of conventional hybrids (Fusion, C-MAX and MKZ) zoomed to 58,262 units, or 14.9%

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Ford reveals electric car plans for Europe

Green Cars News

This will include two zero-emission battery electric vehicles including the Ford Transit Connect Electric in 2011 and the [.]. Tags: Electric cars Ford Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Focus Electric Ford electric cars Ford Escape Hybrid Ford Europe Ford Focus electric Ford Fusion Hybrid Ford hybrid cars Ford Transit Connect Electric Scottish and Southern Energy Having established its global electric vehicle plans, Ford has now revealed its intentions for the European market.

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Ford to Invest Additional $450M in Michigan for Hybrid and Plug-in Vehicle Production; Battery System Design and Development to Be In-House Core Competency

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from a large SUV factory to build the all-new Focus starting in 2010 and Focus Electric pure battery electric vehicle in 2011. With the additional investment, Michigan Assembly will be the production site of next-generation hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full battery electric vehicles, all of which will be built off the company’s new global C-car platform. “We —Bill Ford In addition, Ford said it is bringing battery system design and development in-house.

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Chinese EV company Xpeng Motors raises US$400M in Series C; Xiaomi strategic investor

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The P7 is built on the SEPA - Smart Electric Platform Architecture, with advanced autonomous driving features and fusion-based perception powered by its dual-chip system: NVIDIA DRIVE Xavier and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820A. China Electric (Battery

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Ford opens portfolio of patented technologies to competitors to accelerate industry-wide electrified vehicle development

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Ford currently offers six hybrid or fully electrified vehicles including Ford Focus Electric; Ford Fusion Hybrid; Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid; Ford C-MAX Hybrid; Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid; and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Some of Ford’s electrified vehicle patents available for competitors to purchase include: Method and Apparatus for Battery Charge Balancing, patent No. This innovation extends battery run time and overall life.

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2010 Detroit Auto Show: Ford To Bring Hybrid Batteries Back Home

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It launched its new 2011 Ford Focus compact sedan and hatchback, which got rave reviews, and its 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid won North American Car of the Year. Ford was on a roll at this year's Detroit Auto Show. The company added a late-breaking press conference on Monday to make a further announcement about hybrids: It's investing $450 million in

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Ford pushing for common industry metrics to understand customer daily electric driving requirements

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Based on the benefits of its own analysis of anonymized driving data from its plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicle customers, Ford is encouraging the adoption of a standard way to analyze driving data for OEMs and regulatory agencies to understand the real world electric driving usage in comparison to regulatory test cycles. Separately, Ford announced that its plug-in hybrid midsize sedan, Fusion Energi, saw a 63% increase in sales in 2016 to 15,938 units from 9,750 in 2015.

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ARPA-E Selects 37 Projects for $106M in Funding in Second Round; Electrofuels, Better Batteries and Carbon Capture

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The second round was focused specifically on three areas of technology representing new approaches for advanced microbial biofuels (electrofuels); much higher capacity and less expensive batteries for electric vehicles; and carbon capture. Better Batteries - Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation (BEEST). The critical barrier to wider deployment of electric vehicles is the high cost and low energy of today’s batteries. PolyPlus Battery Company.

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Infineon launches next gen AURIX hexa-core microcontroller for automotive applications; 3x more performance than current

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Specifically hybrid domain control, inverter control, battery management, and DC-DC converters will benefit from the new architecture. Autonomous driving Controls and controllers Driver Assistance Systems Electric (Battery) Hybrids Microprocessors and controls

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Is NRDC drinking the hydrogen kool-aid?

Plugs and Cars

Imagine for a moment that the world had rejected wind and solar energy, and instead decided to wait for a hydrogen fusion research program to reach fruition. Fortunately for the world, wind and solar are growing rapidly, while hydrogen fusion research remains speculative at best.

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Ford increasing EV-certified dealerships in US to 900; 3,405 plug-in vehicles sold in total so far

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Ford will have one-third of its US dealers in all 50 states—more than 900— certified to sell the Focus Electric battery electric vehicle (BEV) and C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by spring. For January 2013, Ford reported sales of 81 Focus Electric battery-electric vehicles and 338 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Certification isn’t necessary for a Ford dealer to sell C-MAX Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid.

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Ford says it will more than double previously announced investment in electrification; $11B by 2022, 40 electrified vehicles

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Also speaking at the Detroit Auto Show, Raj Nair, president of Ford North America, said the the company is developing 16 battery electric vehicles by 2022 and 24 hybrid and plug-in vehicles. Ford currently offers the battery-electric Focus, the Fusion and C-MAX hybrids and plug-in hybrids, and the Lincoln MKZ hybrid, for a total of six electrified vehicles

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