Ford 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van in US adds diesel option, 4G LTE

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Ford introduced the new 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van. The best-selling compact cargo van in the US, Ford Transit Connect has a 46% market share. More than 300,000 Transit Connect vehicles have been sold since 2009 when Ford created the segment in the United States. The 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van offers three different engines—including a diesel—capable of running on five different fuels. Connected vehicles Diesel

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Azure Dynamics announces sales of 29 Transit Connect Electrics

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Azure Dynamics Corporation announced 29 new Ford Transit Connect Electric sales, including 8 units in Europe and 21 units in North America, which includes a 3-unit reorder from Johnson Controls, Inc. The Transit Connect Electric utilizes a lithium-ion battery pack from Johnson Controls to achieve a range of 50 to 80 miles depending on auxiliary usage and drive cycle and is rechargeable using either a 240-volt or standard 120-volt outlet.

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Azure Dynamics receives orders for 27 Transit Connect Electric vans

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Azure Dynamics Corporation announced 27 Ford Transit Connect Electric van sales, including a five-unit sale to returning customer FedEx Express, a four-unit sale to the City of Toronto, a three-unit sale to DTE Energy, one of Michigan’s largest energy suppliers, and 15 unit sales to various Ford commercial truck dealers.

First Full Month of Transit Connect Sales in the US Tops 2,000 Units

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The first full month of sales in the US for the 2010 Ford Transit Connect light commercial van has topped 2,000 units, according to Ford. Vehicles are selling in fewer than 10 days of arriving on dealer lots, significantly quicker than industry norms. The Ford Transit Connect. The Southern California region is leading the retail market for Transit Connect sales to non-business users.

Ford and Azure Dynamics to Collaborate on Transit Connect Electric for Europe

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Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics Corporation have signed a collaborative agreement to begin delivering a pure battery electric version of the Ford Transit Connect van to customers in Europe beginning in late summer 2011. Azure will integrate its Force Drive battery electric drive train into Transit Connect vehicles in Europe to support the sale of the zero-emission battery-electric models in selected markets.

Chevy 2015 City Express cargo van rated at 25 mpg combined

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As point of comparison, Ford offers two engine options in its Transit Connect small van: a 1.6L In the 2014 Transit Connect, the 1.6L The 2015 Chevrolet City Express LS starts at $22,950, MSRP excluding tax, title, license, optional equipment and dealer fees. Chevrolet’s 2015 City Express cargo van, the company’s first entry into the small van segment, will offer an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, resulting in 25 mpg combined (9.8, and 9.4

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Ford Selects Nat G as newest Qualified Vehicle Modifier; factory-qualified natural gas upgrades in Texas

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Nat G offers Ford qualified natural gas systems for the F150, F250, F350, F450, F550 and F650, as well as the Transit Connect van and the new full-sized Transit van. Nat G works with customers and dealers to find the best vehicle configuration to achieve their goals of increased function and lower cost of ownership.

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Ford Partners with Austin Energy and Centerpoint Energy to Prepare Austin and Houston Areas for EVs

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Overall, the utility has created a transportation roadmap and timeline to be ready by 2012 for plug-in electric vehicles when they show up at dealer’s showrooms in the Austin region. Over the next two years, Ford will introduce the Transit Connect Electric small commercial van, the Ford Focus Electric passenger car, two third generation lithium-ion battery hybrids (2012) and a plug-in hybrid (2012).

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Ford ups its electrified vehicle ante to $11B; 86% trucks and SUVs in the product mix by 2020

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The newly released plan adds on to elements of the January 2017 presentation given by ex-CEO Mark Fields, which specified 13 new global electrified vehicles to be introduced in the next five years, including hybrid versions of the F-150 pickup and Mustang in the US, a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Transit Custom van in Europe and a fully electric SUV with an expected range of at least 300 miles (483 km) for customers globally.

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Ford planning to cut 18% of production capacity, 13% of workforce in Europe; anticipating more than $1.5B loss in Europe in 2012

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Addressing manufacturing overcapacity stemming from the more than 20% drop in total industry vehicle demand across Western Europe since 2007, Ford this week has outlined a series of cost efficiency actions including the planned closure of three European facilities: its Genk Plant (Belgium); a vehicle assembly plant in Southampton (UK), which builds the current Transit; and stamping and tooling operations in Dagenham (UK). New car registrations in the EU, 1990-2011. Source: ACEA.

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Ford Crew Chief telematics system can improve fuel economy by up to 20% through better fleet management

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The system can be factory- or dealer-installed, and once installed, automatically engages every time the vehicle is used. Crew Chief is available for F-150, Super Duty, E-Series vans and the Transit Connect. Users of Ford Crew Chief —powered by Telogis —are improving fuel efficiency for their fleets by up to 20% through better management of vehicle diagnostics, location and driver behavior.

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Coulomb Technologies to Provide 4,600 Free Home and Public Charging Stations Through ChargePoint America Program

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Any purchaser of a program electric vehicle (the Chevrolet Volt; the Ford Transit Connect and Ford Focus Electric; or the smart fortwo electric drive), whose home is located within one of the nine target regions, will be eligible to receive a home charging station at no cost. Individuals apply for the ChargePoint America program at the auto dealer or with the auto company where they purchase the new electric vehicle. Locations for the ChargePoint America program.

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New York City Taxi and Limo Commissions selects Nissan NV200 as Taxi of Tomorrow; fully-electric version possible starting in 2017

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Nissan will train taxi fleet operators to conduct routine in-house service and repairs, and Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers will provide prompt service by providing the first available service bay to taxi operators needing service. We are also pleased that the TLC has agreed to permit taxi owners to place interim vehicles like the Ford Transit Connect taxicab into service as early as next month which helps our operators continue running purpose-built taxicabs.

Smith Electric Vehicles support London bus fleet

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The Smith Edison is a pure electric version of the Ford Transit van. Smith is Ford of Europe’s official collaborator for battery electric versions of the Ford Transit and Transit Connect vans. In North America, Ford has also chosen Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation (SEV US Corp) to produce a battery electric version of the Ford Transit Connect, to go on sale through Ford dealers in 2010.

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Cash for Clunkers Buoys US Auto Sales; Hybrid Sales Up 31.8% for Monthly New Vehicle Share of 3.55%

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GM dealers delivered 189,443 total vehicles in July, a 19.4% The first new 2010 Ford Taurus sedans were delivered at the end of July, as well as the first Transit Connects. Monthly new vehicle market share for hybrids. Click to enlarge. Buoyed by the US government’s CARS (“Cash for Clunkers”) program, US auto sales slowed their decline in the US in July, dropping on 12.1% to 997,824 units, according to summary figures from AutoData. Passenger car sales dropped 10.6%

Profile: Li-ion Battery and Pack Supplier Valence Technology

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UK Business Secretary Lord Mandelson behind the wheel of the Smith Ampere electric van, based on the Ford Transit Connect. In February of 2009 Smith Electric announced an agreement with Ford Motor Company to provide an electric version of the Ford Transit Connect Van for the North American Market. The vehicle is slated to arrive at select Ford dealers in 2010. by Bill Cooke. The olivine structure of one of Valence’s lithium iron magnesium phosphate materials.

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