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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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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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Yesterday Ford said it will invest $4.5 billion for electrified vehicle technologies in plans that include bringing 13 new electrified cars to market by 2020. At a press conference held at its Dearborn, Mich. headquarters, Ford CEO Mark Fields reaffirmed the auto giant’s commitment to electrified vehicles as he discussed plans to electrify over 40 […]

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Sort of following a precedent set by Tesla, Ford today said it’s opening its portfolio of patents to hasten the proliferation of electrified vehicle technologies. However, unlike Tesla, they are not free. “The patents would be available for a fee,” said Ford in a statement without divulging how much this fee would be. But, Ford […]

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Without any public announcement or press release, Ford has lowered the price on two 2016 hybrids. Both the Fusion Hybrid S and Fusion Energi SE Luxury are cheaper in the 2016 order guide, each going down by $900. The Fusion Hybrid S is Ford’s most basic version of its cheapest hybrid. Its 3.39-percent price reduction […]

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