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By Brad Berman ·
September 07, 2018

Ford Revs Up Its EV Plans, Starting with 300-Mile Electric SUV by 2020

In a blog post yesterday, Ford’s product development director for electric cars said, “We are being tasked to set the future trajectory of the company.” That’s a big assignment for Darren Palmer and his co-workers at Ford Team Edison, the company’s dedicated EV group located in new digs in an old factory in the heart of Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood.

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By Brad Berman ·
November 21, 2017

Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Is Coming in 2019, But With How Much Range?

Ford Motor Company is planning to reintroduce a plug-in hybrid version of the Escape crossover SUV in 2019, according to a report in Automotive News. That new plug-in hybrid will fill in a gap for electric car shoppers: an affordable crossover with a robust plug-in hybrid powertrain. The new plug-in Ford Escape will be accompanied by a plug-in-hybrid Lincoln MKC.

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By Brad Berman ·
August 04, 2017

Honda Clarity Electric Goes On Sale in California and Oregon

The all-electric version of the 2017 Honda Clarity started arriving in dealerships in the past few weeks. The full-size sedan, which is only available in California and Oregon, leases for $269 a month for 36 months with $1,999 due at signing. The all-electric Clarity can travel 89 miles on a single charge. That puts Honda in the unfortunate position of introducing an EV with a driving range significantly lower than the new generation of electric cars.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
October 17, 2013

Ford Emphasizes Hybrids Over Pure Electric Cars

It’s no secret that Ford’s big vehicle electrification plans—essentially to offer some form of “electrified” version for each model in its lineup—center on hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrains. Earlier this month, Ford gave the clearest indication yet that it considers electric cars a poor cousin to its hybrid lineup.

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By Zach McDonald ·
March 03, 2011

Carmakers Seek to Satiate American SUV Lust, With Electricity

For nearly two decades, automakers have had a keen awareness of America's infatuation with sport utility vehicles. And though the SUV market may never again reach the heights that it did during the early-2000s, the question for carmakers isn't so much whether Americans still want to drive the vehicles but whether they can be made practical in an era of energy uncertainty and rising fuel economy standards.

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By Nick Chambers ·
October 05, 2010

Will the U.S. and Europe Get a Ford Plug-in Hybrid Mini-Minivan?

Although Ford's electrification strategy calls for releasing one plug-in hybrid electric vehicle before the end of 2012, the automaker remains mum on which one that will be. But the evidence is mounting as to what vehicles will get the PHEV treatment for both the U.S. and Europe.

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By John Gartner ·
June 02, 2010

For EV Charging, You Can’t Beat Free

The San Francisco Bay Area and eight cities will receive nearly 5,000 charging stations and residential charging equipment courtesy of the federal government. The Department of Energy has funded a $15 million project that will provide equipment from Coulomb Technologies of Campbell, California. Coulomb has not announced pricing or availability for its upcoming residential charging product, but CEO Richard Lowenthal assured me that it would be available in advance of any electric vehicle deliveries.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 03, 2009

Automakers Race to Design Car-to-Grid Communications

Major car companies are working on ways that plug-in cars will communicate with the electric grid. Ford, Nissan and Volvo have displayed their visions. We spoke with Greg Frenette, Ford manager of battery electric vehicle applications, to learn which driver controls are essential and feasible—and which charging technologies are more fantasy than reality.

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By Brad Berman ·
August 18, 2009

Ford Smart Charging Can Target Clean Power

Ford Motor Company has developed an intelligent charging system that previews how its production vehicles will interact with the grid. The unnamed system enables all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle owners to restrict charging to when electricity prices fall below a certain threshold, or even "when the grid is using only renewable energy such as wind or solar power," according to Ford.

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By Brad Berman ·
June 26, 2009

Mulally Prioritizes Ford’s High-MPG Technologies

Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford, pledged yesterday to form an alliance with the Edison Electric Institute to work on plug-in cars. Speaking at EEI’s annual convention in San Francisco on Thursday, Mulallly outlined his company’s path toward high fuel-efficiency, which included—but by no means was limited to—electric vehicle technology.

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