Ford introduces 2014 Transit Connect Taxi with CNG/LPG capability

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Ford unveiled the redesigned 2014 Transit Connect Taxi at the 2013 International Association of Transportation Regulators Conference in St. The 2014 Ford Transit Connect Taxi comes with a new powertrain—the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a new, fuel-efficient six-speed automatic transmission—providing drivers with quick response as well as durability, low-rpm cruising and an expected best-in-class highway fuel economy rating.

Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype to appear in Detroit

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The Ford Transit Connect small van has proven popular among U.S. taxi drivers. In some cities, you're just as likely to find Transit Connect taxis plying the streets as traditional sedans—especially in taxi-rich New York City. Detroit Auto Show taxiBut now Ford plans to put a new—and greener—spin on this workaday vehicle. DON'T MISS: Ford plans.

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LPG Ford Transit Connect Taxis going into service in Hong Kong

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Ford Motor Company has added Hong Kong to the list of global cities served by its Transit Connect Taxi, among them New York City, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles. The Transit Connect Taxi Ford unveiled in Hong Kong comes equipped with a Ford-engineered, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel system. In the US, Transit Connect will be the only taxi offered with a compressed natural gas and LPG engine prep package.

Boston Approves Ford Transit Connect for Taxi Use

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The city of Boston this week became the first municipality in America to approve the Ford Transit Connect for taxi use, paving the way for taxi owners to purchase the new vehicle for their fleets. With its standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and automatic transmission, the conventionally powered Transit Connect is expected to deliver an estimated 30% improvement in fuel economy versus many of today's traditional taxis.

California Taxi Fleet Operator Orders 25 CNG/LPG Engine Prep Packages for Transit Connect

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Santa Ana, California-based California Yellow Cab has ordered 25 units of the compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane (LPG) engine prep package for the Ford Transit Connect Taxi. The engine prep package enables conversion of the Transit Connect to CNG or LPG. California Yellow Cab of Santa Ana will convert its Transit Connects to CNG, to take advantage of the availability of natural gas fueling stations in Orange County.

Ford Unveils Electric Transit Connect, Transit Taxi with Alt Fuel Conversion at Chicago Auto Show

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The electric Transit Connect. Ford Motor Company is unveiling the all-electric version of the Ford Transit Connect at the Chicago Auto Show; the small electric van will be in fleet operators’ hands later this year, according to the company. The 2011 Transit Connect Electric will use a Force Drive electric powertrain manufactured and integrated by specialty upfitter Azure Dynamics. Electric Transit Connect. Ford Transit Connect Taxi.

Ford Transit Connect Hits NYC And LA Taxi Fleets

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If you regularly take cabs in New York City, there’s a change on the horizon: the familiar, bulletproof-but-gas-guzzling Crown Victoria taxicabs are disappearing, and 400 will soon be replaced by Ford Transit Connect Taxis. New York's Taxi and Limousine Commission approved the Ford Transit Connect Taxi as an intermediary vehicle, for use

Ford introduces two new taxis: diesel and hybrid

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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. Transit Connect Taxi , when equipped with available 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel engine, is targeted to return an EPA-estimated Highway rating of at least 30 mpg. The Transit Connect Taxi offers seating for five with a roomy, flexible interior well-suited for livery service.

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Ford unveils CNG/LPG ready Transit Connect taxi

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Ford has revealed a new generation Transit Connect Taxi in North America, which will be the first vehicle of its kind to be offered with a compressed natural gas/liquefied petroleum gas engine prep package for an easy conversion to lower emission fuels.

2010 Chicago Auto Show: Electric 2011 Ford Transit Connect, Alt-Fuel Taxi

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Now, we have all the details of the 2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric, an all-electric conversion of the Transit Connect commercial van that offers a range of up to 80 miles on a full charge. The 2011 Transit Connect Electric is aimed predominantly at urban fleets that It's long been known that Ford's first electric car would actually be a truck.

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12 natural gas Ford Transit Taxis to enter service in Chicago

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Taxi Medallion Management in Chicago has purchased 12 Ford Transit Connect Taxis running on compressed natural gas (CNG) for its fleet. The purchase is part of the company’s goal of reducing emissions by 25%, said Michael Levine, CEO of Taxi Medallion Management. will deliver the taxi units to Taxi Medallion Management with an engine preparation package for conversion to CNG. The taxis have a 39-foot turning radius.

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 NV200 NYC Taxi. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has selected the Nissan NV200 as the exclusive taxi of New York City for a decade, beginning in late 2013. The City will test the use of all-electric powered taxis starting in 2012 with six fully electric Nissan LEAFs—provided free of charge—to road test electric vehicles. Taxi of Tomorrow. —Taxi Commissioner David Yassky. Click to enlarge.

Los Angeles gains Ford CNG taxis

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Los Angeles now has a fleet of low emission, compressed natural gas (CNG) Ford Transit Connect taxis to help the city upheld its State’s reputation for environmental consideration. Ford CNG Connect taxi Los Angeles TransitThe first of ten yellow cabs have now been delivered to the Californian city, with a further 40 set to be put into service by 2012. Ordered [.].

Sales of Ford trucks with CNG/LPG prepped engines up 350% since 2009; company expanding range offered

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To expand power of choice for our commercial customers, we are offering CNG/LPG prepped engines in additional vehicle nameplates—from the Transit Connect compact van up to medium-duty F-650 models. Ford will offer the all-new Ford Transit range of full-size vans, wagons, cutaway, and chassis cab models powered by a 3.7-liter V6 equipped with a CNG/LPG prep kit. Sales of Ford trucks with CNG/LPG-prepped engines have jumped more than 350% since 2009, the company said.

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New York City to add 70 electric vehicles to fleet

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The make-up of the electric vehicle fleet includes 50 new Chevrolet Volts, 10 Ford Transit Connect cargo vans and 10 Navistar E-star utility trucks. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric taxis electric vehicles New York City New York City electric carsResidents ofNew York Cityshould prepare for an electric car invasion after the city decided to add 70 electric vehicles to its fleet.

Ford Expands CNG/LPG Conversion Capability to F-450, F-550 Super Duty

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Ford also offers the package on its Transit Connect, including its new Taxi offering with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine. Ford provides calibration guidance to numerous highly competitive CNG and LPG upfitters for E-Series, F-Series and Transit Connect. Ford will begin offering an alternative-fuels engine prep package for its 6.8-liter F-450 and F-550 Super Duty chassis cab.

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New York City adding 70 electric vehicles to fleet; launches EV educational push

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New York City is adding 70 electric vehicles to its fleet: 50 new Chevrolet Volts, 10 fully electric Ford Transit Connect cargo vans, and 10 new fully electric Navistar E-star utility trucks. The NYPD already uses electric scooters and electric powered golf carts on boardwalks, in parks and some transit hubs. The Administration is also working towards the use of electric vehicles in the City’s fleet of more than 13,000 yellow taxis.

Ford adding hybrid F-150 & Mustang, PHEV Transit, new BEV SUV by 2020; $700M for Flat Rock for EV production; cancels $1.6B Mexico plant

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Ford detailed seven of the 13 new global electrified vehicles it plans to introduce in the next five years, including hybrid versions of the iconic 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. A Transit Custom plug-in hybrid available in 2019 in Europe engineered to help reduce operating costs in even the most congested streets.

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Ford Unveils New Battery-Electric Tourneo Connect at 2009 Geneva Show

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At the Geneva Motor Show, Ford introduced a new concept Ford Tourneo Connect equipped with a conceptual but fully operational Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) powertrain developed in collaboration with Smith Electric Vehicles. In the UK and select European markets, Smith already offers battery electric versions of the Ford Transit medium commercial vehicle to fleet customers, and later this year will introduce a battery electric version of the Ford Transit Connect small commercial.

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Pennsylvania invests $7.9M in 21 alt-fuel projects

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Awards include (ranked by amount): PHL Taxi Management LLC —$900,000 – to purchase and deploy 50 new CNG taxis in Philadelphia that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and to build a publicly accessible CNG fueling station in the city. 451 Tyburn LLC —$837,400—to build a publicly accessible CNG station in Fairless Hills and deploy heavy-duty CNG shuttle buses for public transit service in region.

Ford BEV development at Frankfurt Motor Show

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Revealed alongside the Tourneo Connect BEV (seen earlier in the year at Geneva) the Focus BEV is the blue oval’s take on the electric-powered family car, featuring the latest lithium-ion battery pack technology, with a capacity of 23kWh and a chassis-mounted 100-kilowatt permanent-magnet electric traction motor. Full electric conversions for the Ford Transit and Transit Connect light commercial vehicles are already available through Smith Electric Vehicles.

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