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2018 130

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid will carry a price tag over $50k

Green Car Reports

Although Ford plans to woo electric-vehicle fans—and attract a new crowd to plug-in vehicles—with its upcoming, Mustang-inspired all-electric crossover, arriving next year, it’s the fully redesigned Explorer that will probably continue to do the heavy lifting for Ford on the family-vehicle front. ford explorer

2019 61

Ford C-Max Energi, Fusion Energi owners still waiting for cooler charge cords

Green Car Reports

Six months after Ford issued a recall over a fire risk and its charge cords, some drivers of Ford plug-in vehicles still don’t have the peace of mind of a new charge cord. The recall, issued last August, affected or the 120V AC “convenience charge cord” that Ford supplies with more than 49,000 U.S.-market charging Home charging 2013 Ford Fusion Energi

2019 55

Ford plans to revamp Michigan plant for 2023 electric car production

Green Car Reports

Ford Motor Company yesterday announced a plan to build future electric vehicles at a Michigan plant that currently makes the Ford Mustang. Ironically, the plant won’t be where Ford will ramp up production next year of its Mustang-influenced all-electric performance SUV; but the move represents an important shift for Ford.

2019 75

XL launches PHEV Ford F-250; 50% improvement in fuel economy

Green Car Congress

XL unveiled its plug-in hybrid electric Ford Super Duty F-250 pickup truck ( earlier post ) at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The XLP F-250 has no effect on Ford factory warranties, and requires no special maintenance procedures or charging infrastructure enhancements.

2019 110

Review: 2018 Ford Focus ST-Line

Green Cars News

The Ford Focus

2018 57

Ford adds 2nd North American site to build BEVs

Green Car Congress

Ford is expanding its production capacity for the company’s next-generation battery electric vehicles at a second North American plant. Tied to the company’s $11.1-billion investment in global electric vehicles, Ford is expanding its BEV manufacturing footprint to its Flat Rock Assembly plant in southeast Michigan. These vehicles will follow the all-electric performance SUV coming in 2020 from Ford’s Cuautitlan, Mexico, plant.

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2013 Ford Focus Electric Test Drive

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"After a spin around FedExField in the new Focus EV, I think Ford has definitely upped their game." - Eric Caldwell

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2013 Ford Escape Review

Hybrid SUV Blog

2013 Ford Escape. Ford is increasing its commitment to fuel-efficient SUVs by discontinuing the production of the Ford Escape Hybrid, one of the most popular hybrid SUV’s on the market. Hybrids accounted for 22 percent of Escape sales at their peak, according to Ford.

Ford introduces hybrid version of new 2020 Explorer

Green Car Congress

Last week, Ford unveiled the new 2020 Explorer, featuring lighter, leaner and stronger construction with its broadest model lineup to date, equipped with more powerful and efficient EcoBoost engines.

2019 108

Ford reports investigation for US emissions certification re: analytical modeling

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor is investigating possible concerns in its emission testing procedures. Kim Pittel, group vice president, Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering, said that in September, employees raised a concern through regarding the analytical modeling that is part of Ford’s US fuel economy and emissions compliance process. Ford said that as a result of the concern, it has taken a number of actions.

2019 72

Ford Mustang Hybrid: Oughta have a V-8?

Green Car Reports

The Ford Mustang, despite the company's announcements that it will be offered as a hybrid, may not be one of them. According to new patent filings from Ford, revealed by AutoGuide, the Mustang may In an era of spreading electric cars and more stringent fuel-economy and emissions standards, some muscle cars are losing their signature V-8 engines.

2019 59

What past name should Ford revive for a future electric vehicle? Twitter poll results

Green Car Reports

Perhaps the most anticipated, if least known, is Ford's upcoming 300-mile, high-performance, off-road SUV, which the company originally dubbed Mach 1. MUST READ: 2021 Ford Mach E: What we know about. From the Tesla Model Y to two upcoming Audis, the electric SUV looks to be the next big automotive trend. Like children, they'll all need names.

2019 84

Ford Starts EV Test Drives

Revenge of the Electric Car

Ford is starting EV trials in Germany. For more details, follow the link … Ford Plans to Start Electric-Car Tests in Germany Next Month. “Ford Motor Co. The 25 vehicles will be driven under normal traffic conditions in Cologne, where Ford’s European division is based, said Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer, director of the Center for Automotive Research at Germany’s University of Duisburg-Essen, which is overseeing the 15 million-euro ($22 million) study.

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Ford Model T: what was its fuel economy, really?

Green Car Reports

In a recent video posted to YouTube, environmental advocacy group The Sierra Club dialed up production values to call out Ford's lobbying efforts to roll back fuel-economy standards. The video showed a man getting into a modern-day Ford, starting the engine, then noting the shift lever had an array of reverse gears but no forward drive. History Fuel Economy Ford Model T

Ford Transit Connect Electric

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Ford extends Transit Plug-In Hybrid Van trial to Cologne

Green Car Congress

Ford will begin commercial trials of the plug-in hybrid Transit Van in Cologne, Germany. Ford recognizes Cologne as a city of strategic importance regarding future mobility. —Gunnar Herrmann, chairman of the management board, Ford of Germany.

2018 103

Ford Electric Car: Ford Focus Electric 2012

Electric Cars are for Girls

The Ford electric car contender is based on their Focus, and I have to say, it seems to be doing its best to blend in. Not a bad thing

2011 124

Ford spins-out autonomous vehicles organization

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, a new organization charged with accelerating Ford’s autonomous vehicles (AV) business to capitalize on market opportunities.

2018 83

2021 Ford Mach E: What we know about 300-mile electric SUV

Green Car Reports

Grab some of the pony-car attitude and affordability of the Ford Mustang. On a much-simplified level, that’s the recipe behind Ford’s electric vehicle project, which will. Put it into a fully electric vehicle that channels some of what makes the Tesla Model 3 Performance so much in demand, versus other EVs. Support it and nurture it. Mach 1

2019 83

Ford and Baidu announce joint autonomous vehicle testing in Beijing with SAE L4 vehicles; Apollo system

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company and Baidu, Inc. The Baidu-Ford L4 Autonomous Vehicle Test Project is a two-year initiative, with on-road testing slated to begin by the end of this year. —Sherif Marakby, president and CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC.

2018 124

Ford reorganizes Asia Pacific markets; establishes stand-alone China business

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company is reorganizing its Asia Pacific operations. As part of those actions, which include hiring a new President and CEO (Anning Chen) for Ford China, Ford China is elevated to a stand-alone business unit reporting to Ford global headquarters. Peter Fleet, president Ford Asia Pacific, will facilitate the transition of Chen into his new position as leader of the Ford operations in China. —Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett.

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Ford reorganizing mobility solutions efforts; acquires Autonomic, TransLoc to boost mobility group

Green Car Congress

As part of this acceleration, Ford’s mobility unit’s subsidiary Ford Smart Mobility LLC is acquiring Autonomic , a technology company that specializes in scale, architecture and leverage for transportation solutions. Autonomic CEO Sunny Madra will be leader of its new Ford X team.

2018 135

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid signals the start of a big electrified push

Green Car Reports

As Ford prepares the first of several fully electric vehicles, for what amounts to a rapidly expanding niche, the automaker is also working on rolling out electrified versions of its existing mainstream lineup. After finding plenty of success many years ago with its Ford Escape Hybrid, and then sitting out the hybrid-SUV market for many years, the.

2019 83

Ford returning to Le Mans in 2016 with Ford GT

Green Car Congress

Ford will return to Le Mans in 2016 with the all-new Ford GT supercar ( earlier post ) to compete in the LM GTE Pro class, commemorating the 50 th anniversary of Ford’s 1966 overall victory. The Ford GT race car will debut in 2016, and will be campaigned by Chip Ganassi Racing.

2015 94

Ford Europe bringing 48V mild hybrid tech to Tourneo van; new diesel engines

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Ford Europe will introduce more powerful and fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engines, new 48V EcoBlue mild Hybrid powertrains; and driver assistance technologies including Active Park Assist in the enhanced Ford Tourneo Custom people-mover from mid-2019.

2019 107

In Europe, Ford introduces Mondeo hybrid wagon, 2.0L EcoBlue diesel for Mondeo

Green Car Congress

Ford revealed the enhanced Mondeo—including a new Hybrid Wagon variant for the first time—at the Brussels Motor Show in Belgium. —Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe.

2019 119

Ford introduces two new taxis: diesel and hybrid

Green Car Congress

Ford introduced two new taxis: the new 2019 Transit Connect Taxi and Ford’s most fuel-efficient, purpose-built taxi, the 2019 Fusion Hybrid Taxi. The new taxi can be made wheelchair accessible through the Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier program.

2018 107

XL to launch plug-in hybrid electric Ford F-250 pickup at NTEA Work Truck Show

Green Car Congress

XL, a provider of connected vehicle electrification solutions for commercial, utility and municipal fleets, will unveil a plug-in hybrid electric version of the popular Ford F-250 pickup truck at the NTEA Work Truck show, 5-8 March in Indianapolis.

2019 123

First drive review: Ford Edge

Green Cars News

If you’re looking at this and thinking ‘that car looks quite American’ then you won’t be surprised to learn that the Ford Edge has been sold in the US. Ford First Drive Edge Reviews Editors Picks

2016 63

And Ford makes three

Plugs and Cars

In Congressional testimony last week, Alan Mullaly, head of Ford, committed the company to developing plug-in cars. Next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, we will discuss in detail Ford’s accelerated vehicle electrification plan, which includes bringing a family of hybrids, plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles to market by 2012. Tags: Ford plug-in hybrid battery electric car

2008 100

Lightning Systems debuts new all-electric Ford E-450 shuttle bus and cutaway models

Green Car Congress

Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains for commercial fleets, announced new battery-electric powertrain options for the Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus and Ford E-450 Cutaway. The new Lightning Electric Ford E-450 model will offer peak power of 220 kW (295 hp).

2018 114

Ford starts production of Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery van

Green Car Congress

Ford has begun production of the Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric van at its European HQ in Cologne, Germany. Around 180 Ford employees are working in two shifts to build up to 16 WORK XL models per day, providing an annual production capacity of 3,500 units.

2018 120

Ford reveals EV+ for electric only driving

Green Cars News

That’s because Ford has revealed EV+, designed to help drivers of hybrid cars and [.]. Electric cars Ford Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid Ford C-MAX Hybrid Ford EV+ Ford Fusion Hybrid green cars

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How Ford got back in the EV game

Plugs and Cars

Ford has done it's share of electric cars, including the Ranger EV and Th!nk Of course Ford needed some plan to deal with last year's high gas prices. The surprise appearance at the Detroit Auto Show last month of an electric Focus may be evidence of a new day (again) at Ford.

2009 130

Ford launches first Focus Electric ad

Green Car Congress

Almost 4 years after the car’s market introduction (December 2011) and after selling some 5,500 units, Ford has launched its first Focus Electric ad.

2015 94

Ford Mustang–inspired electric crossover will spawn “elegant” Lincoln EV

Green Car Reports

Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand is going to get a roomy, “elegant” electric model within the next few years, according to Ford’s North American president, Kumar Galhotra, who disclosed the product plan during an Automotive News World Congress presentation this week.

2019 56

Ford exploring use of bamboo in cars

Green Car Congress

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 88

Ford recalls 2019 Fusion Energi over high-voltage shock risk

Green Car Reports

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

2019 56

Driven: Ford Focus Electric

Green Cars News

Ford has been astonishingly quiet when it comes to electric cars, which is surprising for a company professing to be one of the biggest in the business. Electric cars Ford Editor Pick

2014 74

Ford confirms future all-electric F-Series truck, holds details close

Green Car Reports

Ford Group Vice President for Marketing and Sales Jim Farley confirmed that the company will build an all-electric version of its top-selling F-Series pickup. All-electric isn't just for cars anymore. We're going to be electrifying the F-Series—battery electric and hybrid," he said at a presentation at the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive. Pickups

2019 88

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

Green Car Reports

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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New Ford Fiesta Van tops fuel economy charts

Green Cars News

It’s not often we talk about vans on TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk: however, when it comes to green vans there has arguably never been a more attractive option than the new Ford Fiesta Van (pictured).

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