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. 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. taxi drivers. But now Ford plans to put a new—and greener—spin on this workaday vehicle. DON'T MISS: Ford plans. Detroit Auto Show taxi

Faraday Future FF 91, Tesla 2016 deliveries, Ford Transit Connect Hybrid: Today's Car News

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Today, we have details on the Faraday Future FF 91 electric car, Tesla's 2016 delivery figures, and confirmation that a prototype Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi will appear at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Faraday Future FF 91 electric car debuted at CES, with a claimed 1,050 horsepower and 378-mile. Today in Car News

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Ford improves Transit Connect economy by a third

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And in response, Ford is launching its new Transit Connect van-with a staggering improvement of more than a third (34 per cent) in fuel economy[.].

Azure Dynamics Bankrupt, Built Ford Transit Connect Electric

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Well, that's not particularly good news: Azure Dynamics, the company that converted a handful of Ford Transit Connect small commercial vans to electric power, filed for bankruptcy on Monday. The 2011 Transit Connect Electric was It laid off about 120 employees at a variety of locations in MIchigan, Massachusetts, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

2014 Ford Transit Connect Unveiled, New Compact Delivery Van

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When Ford launched the Transit Connect small commercial van as a 2010 model, it was a new kind of vehicle. And by 2010, the Transit Connect had been in production for almost a decade in Europe and elsewhere. Now there's an all-new Transit Connect coming to North America for Its closest counterpart was the Chevy Astro van, discontinued in 2005.

Ford and Azure Dynamics introduce Transit Connect Electric passenger wagon

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Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics Corporation are introducing a passenger wagon version of the Ford Transit Connect Electric. The wagon is a logical next step for Azure and Ford which first introduced an electrified Transit Connect in December 2010. To create the Transit Connect Electric wagon, Azure integrates its Force Drive electric powertrain into the Ford Transit Connect XLT Premium Wagon.

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

Azure's Ford Transit Connect Electric Wagon: First Five-Seat All-Electric Wagon In U.S.

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In a press release a few hours ahead of the start of the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford and electric vehicle partner Auzure Dynamics has announced the Ford Transit Connect Electric will be joined in 2012 by an five-seat electric wagon version for the commercial market. Aimed at businesses rather than individuals, the 2012 Ford Transit Connect

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Unveiled: 7 Seats, 30 MPG

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Ford has finally unveiled what could offer the best mix of practicality and economy on the market--the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon. With seven seats and estimated highway mileage of 30 mpg, the Transit Connect is much more family-orientated this time around. Beating its traditional minivan rivals on both efficiency and space, customers will be

Ford Transit Connect leads way in Detroit

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Four Ford Transit Connect electric vehicles have been put into operation by Detroit Edison (DTE). Ford Green cars Latest news Detroit Edison Ford Transit ford transit connect Ford Transit Connect Electric

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Ford reveals Transit Connect EV at Geneva

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An electric version of the Transit Connect Kombi is just one of the highlights on display on the opening day of the Geneva Motor Show, today. As the press previews get under way today and tomorrow before the public show which begins on Wednesday (March 3), Ford reveals the production-ready Transit Connect electric van for [.]. Ford commercial electric ev Transit van

Ford to ramp up electric vehicle production

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Electric cars Ford Green cars Latest news Ford C-MAX Energi Ford C-MAX Hybrid Ford electric cars Ford Transit Connect ElectricThere 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 [.].

Ford Transit Electric van moves a step closer

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Anyone hoping to get behind the wheel of a Ford Transit Electric has been boosted by the news that Ford has now signed a collaborative agreement with Azure Dynamics Corporation to bring the vehicle to Europe. The aim is to deliver a pure battery electric version of the Ford Transit Connect by late summer 2011 with [.].

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Ford reveals electric car plans for Europe

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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

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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. 2014 Transit Connect Taxi. The 2014 Ford Transit Connect Taxi will go into production and arrive in dealerships by early next year.

Norway Post first to purchase Ford Transit Connect Electric

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Technorati Tags: Norway Post,Ford Transit Connect Electric,Ford Transit Electric,Ford,Norwegian Postal Service The Ford Transit Connect Electric has finally arrived in Europe – thanks to the Norwegian Postal Service. Norway Post, which is the biggest employer in the country, has signed a contract to buy 20 of the electric vans with an option to order more [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news

Ford making FlexFuel system standard on Transit Connect van

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Among the changes Ford is implementing for its 2016 Ford Transit range, the flexible-fuel vehicle system will be standard equipment on 2016 Transit Connect vans with 2.5-liter I-4 engines destined for non-California emissions states. Flex-fuel Transit Connect vans are engineered to run on E85 (85% ethanol and 15% gasoline), unleaded gasoline or any blend of the two. Speeds already can be limited to 65 mph and 75 mph on 2015 Ford Transit models.

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. In the US, Transit Connect will be the only taxi offered with a compressed natural gas and LPG engine prep package.

Build Your Own Ford Transit Connect Electric: Gliders On eBay

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Remember the now-defunct Ford Transit Connect Electric? It was the all-electric conversion of the Transit Connect delivery van that actually sank Azure Dynamics, which declared bankruptcy in March 2012 after sales fell short of projections.

Ford introduces 7-passenger people mover with up to 30+ mpg highway: Transit Connect Wagon

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The Transit Connect Wagon offers customers a choice between two four-cylinder engines: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an optional 1.6-liter EcoBoost that is estimated to deliver the 30 mpg-plus (7.8 Transit Connect Wagon Click to enlarge.

Transit Connect EV First Drive

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The Ford Transit Connect EV was unveiled days ago at the Chicago Auto Show. Ford allowed brief test drives of the Transit Connect EV outside of the Chicago Auto Show. We posted a recent story detailing the specs of the vehicle that were just release by Ford. Now it's time for the first drive. AutoBlogGreen editor Sebastian Blanco had some time

Azure Dynamics announces 45 Transit Connect Electric sales

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Azure Dynamics Corporation announced 45 new Ford Transit Connect Electric sales, including 20 units in Europe and 25 units in North America, which includes six initial units through the General Services Administration (GSA) via Northside Ford in San Antonio, TX, a four-unit order from Verizon and a four-unit order from an internet company.

Two Transit Connect Electric Vans entering service at DTE

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Detroit Edison (DTE) President and Chief Operating Officer, Steven Kurmas, presented two out of four recently-purchased Ford Transit Connect Electric vehicles ( earlier post ) at DTE Energy headquarters in downtown Detroit. The Transit Connect Electrics will be used by Detroit Edison field crews performing repair and maintenance and operations to electrical lines and other equipment on the electric distribution system.

Transit Connect Electric wins huge contract

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The Ford Transit Connect Electric van, a collaboration between Ford and Azure Dynamics Corporation, has won a huge GSA Contract Award that will allow military installations, government agencies and affiliated companies to purchase the all-electric vehicle. Electric cars Ford Green cars Latest news Azure Dynamics electric vans ford transit connect Ford Transit Connect Electric green vans GSA Contract

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.

Canada Post Selects Ford Transit Connect to Replace Fleet

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Through an open and competitive RFP process, Canada Post has selected the Ford Transit Connect to begin replacing its aging national fleet of vehicles and modernize its business. In total this year, 1,175 Ford Transit Connect vans will be purchased—the largest fleet sale of Ford Transit COnnect vehicles in Canada to date. Purpose-built for business owners, the Ford Transit Connect offers a fuel-efficient alternative to full-size commercial vans.

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Ford begins Transit Connect Electric shipments

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The first Ford Transit Connect Electrics are being shipped to customers across North America and the United Kingdom as part of a demonstration project. Electric cars Ford Green cars Latest news Azure Dynamics Ford electric cars ford transit connect Ford Transit Connect ElectricThe commercial vans are equipped with Azure Dynamics Force Drive battery electric powertrain and have been assembled at AM General in Livonia, Michigan.

Ford Transit Electric is in demand

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The Ford Transit Connect Electric van may not be widely available just yet, but it is already proving a hit. Electric cars Ford Green cars Latest news electric vans Ford Transit Connect Electric Ford Transit ElectricThe Azure Dynamics Corporation has announced 27 sales of the vehicle, including a five-unit sale to returning customer FedEx Express, a four-unit sale to the city of Toronto, and a three-unit sale to DTE Energy [.].

Huge sales target for Ford Transit Connect Electric

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It was just yesterday that we told you about the early sales success of the Ford Transit Connect Electric (see article) – but it appears its ambitions do not end there. Azure Dynamics has now signed a letter of intent with RohneSelmer AS to import and distribute as many as 400 Ford Transit Connect Electric [.]. Electric cars Ford Green cars Latest news Azure Dynamics Ford Transit Connect Electric Norway RohneSelmer Transit Connect Electric

Ford Transit Connect Electric sales off to a flier

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The Ford Transit Connect Electric vehicle is enjoying early sales success through its provider Azure Dynamics Corporation. The Ford Transit Connect Electric uses a lithium-ion [.]. Electric cars Ford Green cars Latest news Azure Dynamics electric vans Ford Transit Connect Electric Ford Transit Connect Electric sales

Ford and Azure Dynamics begin shipping Transit Connect Electrics

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Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics have begun shipping the first Ford Transit Connect Electrics ( earlier post ) to early customers in North America and to the United Kingdom for a demonstration project. The all-electric commercial vans, built on the Ford Transit Connect vehicle body, equipped with Azure Dynamics Force Drive battery electric powertrain, and assembled by AM General at its facility in Livonia, Mich.,

Canada Post Buying 10 Ford Transit Connect Electric Vans

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Azure Dynamics Corporation and Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, will deliver one of the first Transit Connect Electric commercial vans to Canada Post under the LEAD customer program. Canada Post will receive one of the Ford Transit Connect Electric delivery vehicles by the end of this year and has committed to the purchase of nine more by end of 2011.

ATT Becomes Lead Customer for Ford Transit Connect Electric Vans

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Azure Dynamics Corporation announced that AT&T has agreed to purchase two of the first Ford Transit Connect Electric vans. Azure, which provides and integrates the electric powertrain into the Transit glider provided by Ford, is responsible for the sales of the vehicle—an arrangement similar to that for the production and sales of the Balance hybrid.). AT&T plans to take delivery of the Transit Connect Electric in late 2010.

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.

Ford unveils all-electric Transit Connect

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The Chicago Auto Show, which opens to the Press today, is the venue for the unveiling of the all-electric version of the Ford Transit Connect. Tags: Electric cars Ford Green cars Latest news Chicago Auto Show Ford Transit ford transit connect Ford Transit Connect Electric Johnson Controls Saft

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.

Azure Dynamics and RøhneSelmer target up to 400 Transit Connect Electric sales annually in Norway

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Azure Dynamics Corporation and RøhneSelmer AS signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to enter into an agreement whereby RøhneSelmer will import and distribute up to 400 Ford Transit Connect Electric vans annually. In March, 2011, RøhneSelmer supported Azure’s inaugural European Transit Connect Electric sale of 58 vans, including 20 vans to Post Norway (Posten Norge AS) via its five locations in and around Norway and in August, 2011, placed an order for 100 additional vans.

Ford Transit Connect EV Specs Revealed

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The Ford Transit Connect EV will be one of the company's first electric drive vehicles. Up until a few days ago, little was known about specific data of the Transit EV. With the Transit Connect EV scheduled for its North American debut at the Chicago Auto Show It is expected to come to market near the end of the year. Now that has all changed.

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. Electric Transit Connect.