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Ford plans 300-mile electric SUV, hybrid F-150 and Mustang, more U.S. production: BREAKING

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Ford released plans today for its future portfolio of electified vehicles, including an all-electric SUV with 300 miles of range Perhaps more remarkable, it will offer hybrid versions of both the F-150 pickup truck—previously discussed for 2019 or so—and the Mustang sport coupe. Ford Motor Company Plug-In Hybrids Mustang mexico F-150

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Ford exploring use of bamboo in cars

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Over the past several years, has Ford worked with suppliers to evaluate the viability of using bamboo in vehicle interiors and to make extra strong parts by combining it with plastic. While tests on bamboo continue, Ford is already making use of sustainable and recycled materials.

2017 19

Ford Fusion becomes first police pursuit-rated hybrid car

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Ford made a big splash last year when it announced it would launch 13 new electrified vehicles within five years. Today, Ford announced the second of the. That was widely misreported as 13 new "electric" vehicles, which is to say either battery-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles—which isn't the case. It includes conventional hybrids as well. police Police car

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2017 Ford Focus Electric preview

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The 2017 Ford Focus Electric has been one of last electric cars remaining in the current model year for which we haven't had information. Now Ford has released a few specifications, and a photo of a 2017 Focus Electric window sticker sent by a reader fills in more of the gaps. The good news: after several years with a bottom-of-the-list range of. Preview plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 22

Ford to launch new EcoBoost engine in Mondeo

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The fifth generation Ford Mondeo (pictured) has now been unveiled: and this time it is expected to be more economical than ever before thanks to a new EcoBoost engine. Ford Green cars Latest news ecoboost Ford EcoBoost ford mondeo green cars

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Ford reveals refreshed Focus

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Ford has released the first pictures of its new, refreshed Focus, ahead of the Geneva Motor Show. Featuring more tech, more efficiency and a new sleeker look, the new Focus is bound to turn heads at the show next week.

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Industry should standardize electric-car trip data, Ford says

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Putting theory into practice, Ford has now analyzed customer data to analyze how. As in other industries, "big data" is an increasingly common buzzword these days in discussions of electric cars. Last November, several research entities presented relevant data sets and advocated for their use at an electric-car "datathon" hosted by the White House. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Europe's carbon goals could make cars unaffordable: Ford exec

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But Jim Farley—the head of Ford's European operations—believes this could make cars so. Stricter emissions standards may raise the average cost of new vehicles, but will that make them "elitist?" The increasingly sophisticated technology required to improve the efficiency of new gasoline and diesel cars does indeed add to their cost. Europe emissions Fuel Economy transportation policy

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Ford reveals Ka Concept

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It won''t reach European showrooms for a couple of years, but Ford is already teasing us with its forthcoming Ka Concept (pictured). Latest News Green cars Ford

Ford breaks sales record in China

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Yesterday we told you how General Motors’ sales in China had surpassed its sales in the US (see article) and now we can report on similar success for Ford. Tags: Ford Green cars Latest news Changan Ford Mazda Automobile China Ford Fiesta Ford Focus Ford in China ford mondeo Ford S-MAX Ford sales Ford Transit

Ford hybrids attracting business customers

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Ford''s new Fusion and C-Max hybrids are attracting new commercial customers to the brand, the carmaker reports, as businesses look to reduce their fuel costs.

Ford's electric-vehicle strategy: absorb costs in most profitable trucks

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Earlier this year, Ford announced that it would significantly expand its lineup of electrified vehicles—including mild hybrids with advanced start-stop systems, regular hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and perhaps a battery-electric model or two. By the end of 2019, Ford expects powertrains with some kind of electrification to be available in 40.

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Ford names Lightning Hybrids, XL Hybrids, Motiv Power its first eQVM upfitters

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Ford is expanding its Advanced Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to include companies that develop and install electrified and hydraulic hybrid powertrains for Ford trucks and vans. These companies offer electrification or hydraulic hybrid solutions for a range of Ford vehicles popular with fleet and commercial customers, including F-150, F-250 to F-550 Super Duty, F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks, Transit and E-Series vans and chassis, and F-53/F-59 stripped chassis.

2017 27

Ford to ramp up electric vehicle production

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There is no questioning Ford’s commitment to electric vehicles after it decided to triple the production capacity of its electrified line-up to more than 100,000 units through to 2013. The decision comes on the back of Ford selling approximately 35,000 electrified vehicles a year, led by the Fusion Hybrid and Escape Hybrid; and will bolster [.]. Electric cars Ford Green cars Latest news Ford C-MAX Energi Ford C-MAX Hybrid Ford electric cars Ford Transit Connect Electric

2017 Ford F-150: new 10-speed automatic transmission, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6

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The 2017 Ford F-150 full-size pickup will be the first mass-market vehicle to go on sale with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Ford says the combination will yield greater fuel economy in the aluminum-bodied. The transmission—co-developed with General Motors—will be paired with an upgraded 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6. EcoBoost Fuel Economy Transmissions

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Emissions rules could cost 1 million jobs, Ford CEO tells Trump: what's behind that number?

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automakers Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. He met on two consecutive days with Mark Fields, CEO of Ford, in fact. Among his actions during a whirlwind first week in office, U.S. President Donald Trump met last week with the CEOs of U.S. Fields was part of a group of manufacturing executives who met with the president separately the day. emissions Politics EPA Mark Fields CAFE regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

2017 30

Ford plans new Prius-rival hybrid

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Ford is to introduce its first dedicated hybrid model in 2018 according to the news agency, Reuters. Hybrid cars Ford Editor Pick

2018 24

Ford plans new Prius-rival hybrid

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Ford is to introduce its first dedicated hybrid model in 2018 according to the news agency, Reuters. Hybrid cars Ford Editor Pick

2018 24

2019 Ford 'Model E' hybrid, electric car coming from Mexico plant?

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Two years ago, Ford successfully fought efforts by Tesla Motors to register the name "Model E" for what we now know as the Tesla Model 3, unveiled last week to great fanfare. Future Cars mexico plug-in cars Ford Model ENow it appears that the Detroit automaker may plan to use that name itself on a dedicated vehicle coming in 2019 that will be offered as a hybrid, a battery-electric car, and.

Fuel conscience EcoBoost engine leading Ford sales

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Fords efficient 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine is taking over, as new sales data reveals that the engine was equipped to one in every five Fords sold in Europe in the first six months of the year.

Ford unveils Focus Electric

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The first all-electric passenger car from Ford has finally been unveiled in the form of the Focus Electric. Expected to launch in late 2011, the Ford Focus Electric is said to offer enough driving range to cover the majority of daily driving habits of Americans – so around 100miles. Electric cars Ford Green cars Latest news Ford Focus electric Ford Focus Electric revealed new Ford Focus Electric

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2016 Ford F-150 Offers Natural-Gas/Propane Prep-Kit Option

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The 2016 Ford F-150 will be offered with a gaseous-fuel prep package, allowing it. Natural-gas cars sell only in tiny numbers to individual retail buyers, although they have found some traction with fleets that have ready access to the fuel. Now, those fleet buyers will get another choice--one that happens to be the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. natural gas alternative fuel vehicles propane

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Ford opens reservations for Focus Electric

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One of the most eagerly anticipated electric cars, the Ford Focus Electric, is now open for reservations. Ford has revealed a starting price of $39,995 in the USA, which includes $795 in destination charges, before state and federal incentives. Electric cars Ford Green cars Latest news Ford Focus electric Ford Focus Electric orders Ford Focus Electric price Ford Focus Electric reservations

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Ford opens advanced technology lab

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Ford continues to throw significant amounts of money behind its efforts to be a leader in advanced technology and the next generation of electric cars: as indicated by its opening of a new $8million battery lab at the University of Michigan. Latest News Green cars Ford

Ford reveals electric car plans for Europe

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Having established its global electric vehicle plans, Ford has now revealed its intentions for the European market. This will include two zero-emission battery electric vehicles including the Ford Transit Connect Electric in 2011 and the [.]. The company will introduce five full electric or hybrid vehicles across the C, CD and light commercial vehicle ranges by 2013.

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Ford CEO Mark Fields confirms 200-mile electric car coming

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Just last week, Ford's director of electrification programs and engineering, Kevin Layden, told reporters that the company had no immediate plans to launch a 200-mile electric car. But on today's second-quarter earnings call, Ford Motor CEO Mark Fields announced that the company plans to offer just such a vehicle. What a difference a week makes.

2016 30

Ford releases new Mondeo including hybrid model

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Ford has opened the order books for its new generation Mondeo, including a new hybrid model. Ford Editor Pick The new model will be available in five-door and four-door (hybrid model only) bodystyles in the UK as well as an estate developed specially for Europe.

Ford introduces first pursuit-rated hybrid police car

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Ford revealed the industry’s first pursuit-rated hybrid police car, the Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan. While driving, Ford’s patented hybrid technology is projected to provide EPA-estimated combined gas mileage of 38 mpg (6.18

2017 17

Ford reveals electric car charging station

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Ford has announced the new Ford Electric Vehicle Home Charging Station has achieved UL certification after forming a partnership with Leviton. Electric cars Ford Green cars Latest news Ford electric cars Ford electric vehicle home charging station home charging station Leviton

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Ford to expand EcoBoost engine line-up

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Its EcoBoost engines are already its most fuel efficient – and now Ford is to expand its line-up with its smallest and most environmentally friendly model yet. The 1.0litre EcoBoost three-cylinder engine, designed at Ford’s Dunton Technical Centre in the US, places the focus on improving thermal efficiency and reducing friction of the engine’s internal [.]. Ford Green cars Latest news EcoBoost engines Ford EcoBoost Ford EcoBoost engines Ford hybrid transmission

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Ford reveals new Explorer fuel economy figures

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Ford has revealed the fuel economy figures for the new Ford Explorer – and it will be the most fuel efficient seven-passenger SUV on the market. Ford Green cars Latest news Ford Explorer Ford Explorer fuel economy Ford Explorer SUV new Ford Explorer SUVThe vehicle will deliver an EPA-certified 28mpg on the highway with an all-new 2.0litre EcoBoost engine.

Ford breaks sales record in China

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So it’s no wonder then that Ford China is celebrating after recording a record sales month. During May 2012, sales of Ford brand cars [.]. Ford Green cars Latest news car sales Ford China Ford Focus Ford sales green carsThe car market in China has become increasingly important to automakers worldwide with sales in the country now surpassing those of any other single country in the world, including the USA.

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Ford’s first mass-produced carbon fiber wheels

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To source the new lightweight track-capable carbon fiber wheels that are standard on the new Shelby GT350R Mustang, Ford partnered with Australia-based Carbon Revolution. Ford, however, wanted more of a mass-production solution.

Top green car: the Ford Fiesta. The Green Piece

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The top-selling car of the last year; the Ford Fiesta arguably has the greatest chance of helping the UK reduce its transport emissions from private cars. Ford The Green Piece Ford Fiesta The Green Piece Column Tuesday 23 April, 2013. The Green Piece Column.

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Ford named Best Global Green Brand

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Ford has topped the Interbrand’s 2014 list of the 50 Best Global Green Brands, followed by three other carmakers – in a demonstration of the leadership the automotive industry is taking in the field of sustainability.

2014 24

Ford F-150 pickup to get V-6 diesel engine in summer 2018

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Now, the Ford F-150 is getting in on the action with a 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel of its own. Formerly the domain of heavy-duty pickups, diesel engines are slowly creeping into smaller trucks. Ram arguably started the most recent trend with the 1500's 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. General Motors sells diesel-powered Chevrolet Colorados and GMC Canyons. turbodiesel V-6

2017 31

Ford Focus to offer EcoMode software application

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Details continue to be revealed about the new Ford Focus, with the American car manufacturer now highlighting a new software application that is included in the car. Ford EcoMode rates driver behaviour impacting fuel economy and offers hints on how to improve eco-driving skills with a scoring system. Ford Green cars Latest news eco driving tips eco-driving Ford Focus Ford Focus EcoMode new Ford Focus

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Ford Cuts Gas Mileage On 6 Models: What You Need To Know, And Open Questions

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The news yesterday was simple: Ford has lowered the gas-mileage and efficiency ratings for six of its 2013 and 2014 models.

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Urban Drive Cycle Testing shows a 26% mpg improvement on Ford Transits with XL Hybrids drive system

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XL Hybrids announced vehicle testing results showing a 26% improvement in miles per gallon on the EPA UDDS (Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule) drive cycle for Ford Transit vans upfitted with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems.

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Ford gives India an EcoBoost

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The emerging automotive market of India is to receive an environmentally friendly lift – with Ford bringing its global EcoBoost powertrain technology to the country for the first time. It will debut a new three cylinder, 1.0litre EcoBoost engine in the all-new Ford EcoSport. Ford Green cars Latest news ecoboost ecoboost engine Ford EcoBoost Ford EcoSport india

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