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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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More information has come forth on Ford’s ongoing plans to develop and launch all-electirc cars, hybrids, and plug-in hybrids. According to sources “with knowledge of Ford’s product plans,” speaking to Automotive News, next up from the Dearborn automaker will be a plug-in hybrid version of the Escape crossover as the first of a cadre of […]

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Ford has been seen testing an Escape plug-in hybrid believed to be coming in the next year or two. The “Escape Energi” builds on lessons learned from a prior generation of experimental plug-in Escapes, and no doubt merges tech from its current plug-in Fusion and C-Max. Tech details are otherwise absent, but without citing a […]

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Ford Motor Co. is expanding its presence in China’s burgeoning plug-in electrified vehicle market with two vehicle launches and by adding manufacturing facilities. One, based on the European version of the Fusion, is the Mondeo Energi plug-in hybrid to be launched early next year. It will be the first PHEV manufactured by Ford’s state-mandated joint […]

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While official figures haven’t been released yet by Ford on the all-electric 2017 Focus Electric, increasing the size of its battery suggests range has been increased over 100 miles per charge. Studying the spec sheet for the 2017 Focus Electric, Inside EVs learned that the battery is being increased from a 23 kWh to a […]

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Ford has plans to produce a “family” of Model E vehicles with various levels of electrification according to a future-product guide published by industry trade journal Automotive News. The strategy is similar to that of the Hyundai Ioniq: Use the same vehicle platform for a pure electric, plug-in hybrid and gasoline-electric hybrid models. The Model […]

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In the wake of the Volkswagen and Mitsubishi emissions reporting scandals, regulators around the world are getting tougher on automakers with China leading the way, says Ford CEO Mark Fields. China will be the most stringent about transparent compliance with fuel economy and greenhouse gas reporting by automakers “given some of the societal factors around […]

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By 2020, Ford wants 40 percent of its global lineup to be offered as a plug-in or hybrid variant. To reach this goal, Ford will be investing $4.5 billion and adding 13 electrified models to its lineup, calling the is the “largest-ever electrified vehicle investment in a five-year period” for the company. The new models […]

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