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Ride sharing, electric vehicles, bike sharing, and self-driving cars in Ford products will make for the future of Ford Motor Co., according to a 90-second Super Bowl spot. The TV ad is being tied to the opening of FordHub at the Westfield World Trade Center in New York City. The 2,900-square-foot hands-on experiential center will […]

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A Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype will take the stage at next week’s North American Auto Show in Detroit. The mention of the hybrid taxi was buried in a Ford announcement earlier this week along with a hybrid F-150 pickup, a 300-mile all-electric SUV, two hybrid police vehicles and a hybrid autonomous car. Ford […]

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As part of autonomous vehicles’ development, features that can be integrated in today’s cars like brake assist need to work all around the world. With this in mind, Ford went to Paris to test its emergency braking assist system. Ford said it has put its automatic braking technology, Active City Stop, to the test in […]

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BMW of North America has announced the partnerships and programs comprising its 360º Electric portfolio. The company says its intent is to ease the acceptance of its EVs and has organized a full support system for BMW i owners in order to make their experience a truly premium and enjoyable one. Available in early 2014, […]

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Ford Motor Co. is making strides toward possibly building electric vehicles with its joint venture partner in China. At a recent Ford Chinese transmission assembly plant groundbreaking ceremony, Ford’s CEO Alan R. Mulally indicated the blue oval brand is now mulling its options. “As we move to more electrification, you’re going to see more hybrids, […]

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Ford announced yesterday that it and solar energy provider, SunPower, will begin offering rooftop arrays to provide clean electricity to charge Ford’s growing family of “electrified” vehicles. The 2.5 kilowatt system will deliver enough energy to provide 3,000 kilowatt hours annually, which Ford estimates will be enough to let a Focus Electric driver travel 1,000 […]

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Ford announced yesterday it would raise its annual U.S. production capacity for “electrified” vehicles – hybrids and plug-in hybrids – from 35,000 to over 100,000 by 2013. While the Focus EV is due later this year, the spotlight was also on four other hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Central among these will be Ford’s five-passenger […]

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Ford announced yesterday it would raise its annual U.S. production capacity for “electrified” vehicles from 35,000 to over 100,000 by 2013. While the Focus EV is due later this year, the spotlight was also on four other hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Central among these will be Ford’s five-passenger C-Max Hybrid (pictured) and C-Max Energi […]

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It’s not a great way to generate buzz, but Ford Motor Co. is taking a common sense approach to building greener cars. In contrast to trying to build an eco-friendly “halo” car—or betting big on a single technology—Ford is preparing to weave a range of electric-drive and efficiency technologies into its mainstream global vehicle lineup. […]

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Ford announced yesterday that it will build a conventional hybrid and plug-in hybrid version of its C-Max vehicle for European customers. The two hybrid variants of the C-Max—a kind of small versatile family wagon—will be built in Ford’s Valencia plant in Spain. The hybrids are due in 2013, while the redesigned conventional C-Max and Grand […]

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