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Interested in winning a Ford C-Max Energi as well as an eco-efficient house retrofit? Ford and the MyEnergi Lifestyle initiative have kicked off the MyEnergi Lifestyle retrofit contest with Katie Couric on her syndicated talk show “Katie.” Homeowners can enter this national contest for a chance to win a package that includes a Ford C-Max […]

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Toyota reported on Monday that November marked the second best month of sales for its Prius Plug-in, with 1,766 units sold, since the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) began selling in March of this year. The November figures make the Toyota PHEV the sales leader among major brands for the month. October remains the Prius Plug-in’s best […]

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The Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicles has been approved By Clean Pass for use in the entire 40-mile stretch of the Long Island Expressway carpool lane. To qualify, vehicles must be classified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a super ultra-low emission vehicle (SULEV) and also be certified by the U.S. EPA […]

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Ford’s plug-in hybrid C-Max is being showcased in another KB Home energy efficient house to showcase a net-zero lifestyle. KB Home’s Double ZeroHouse 3.0 at Fiora is said to be designed to achieve net-zero energy usage — the result of a whole-home approach to first reduce the energy load of the home by incorporating advanced […]

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Ford Motor Company unveiled a revised C-MAX and Grand C-MAX with a new exterior design, interior as well as what Ford calls major fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions improvements. The revised five-seat C-MAX, available in the U.S., and seven-seat Grand C-MAX will go on sale across Europe in early 2015. The models is said to […]

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What is it with Ford and its factory roofs? First in 2010, a 500-kw solar panel system was installed on the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. where — coincidentally of course — the company’s range of electrified compact vehicles are assembled. Next, a living roof was installed on the World HQ building in 2012 […]

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Ford has already faced the music regarding its Fusion and C-Max hybrid’s advertised mpg versus real world, and today the company admitted an error while substantially downgrading mpg for all its 2013-14 regular full hybrids and plug-in Energi models. Conventionally powered Ford Fiestas were also adversely affected, and the root cause, said Ford, had to […]

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Ford will be installing GE EV charging stations at its facilities all across the U.S. Ford Motor Company announced it will supply vehicle charging stations at Ford facilities nationwide in conjunction with GE, beginning with facilities in and around its headquarters. Ford said the announcement continues the innovative cooperation begun more than 100 years ago […]

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One year on, Ford Motor Company’s MyEnergi Lifestyle is showing how homeowners can save money on appliances and fuel through energy-efficient living. Ford is now launching MyEnergi Lifestyle 2.0 in order to raise the savings by helping homeowners store their own energy. MyEnergi Lifestyle is a collaboration between Ford Motor Company and Eaton, Infineon, SunPower […]

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As Ford prepares to revamp the third-generation Focus, a report from the UK says the Dearborn-based manufacturer is considering a plug-in version. Presently Ford’s C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi are its two plug-ins offering an estimated 21 miles electric range, and a Focus could accept their same 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle engine and electrification without major […]

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