Another electric vehicle publicity stunt? Perhaps. A team of Driver’s are planning to take the Ford Focus Electric from New York Auto Show to Los Angeles, recharging somewhere around 50 times along the way. Because the 2012 Ford Focus Electric has a 6.6 kilowatt onboard charger, it takes about half the time to charge that … 2012 Ford Focus Electric cross country trip
Range anxiety is the term used to describe the ever-growing concern that the general public has that electric vehicles can’t move them far enough without needing a re-charge. It’s been widely assumed that this is due to the lack of a battery packs ability to hold larger amounts of electricity which would result in more … Range Anxiety caused by charging limitations, not battery limitations
In a bid to further increase consumer confidence, GM is now offering to buy back Chevrolet Volts from any owner who fears the car is a fire risk. Just last week GM offered to loan a different GM vehicle to Volt owners until the battery-fire relation was investigated and solved.
Ford has entered into an exclusive collaboration with SHFT.com, an award winning multimedia platform founded by actor and filmmaker Adrian Grenier and film producer Peter Glatzer. Part of Ford’s mission, which is fairly evident in the Ford Focus Electric and other upcoming vehicles, is to accelerate the development of more fuel-efficient autos. To help with … Ford announces collaboration with SHFT.com
October 2011 was the month the Intelligent Transportation Systems held their world conference in Orlando Florida. It was at this conference that Ford chairman Bill Ford said it was time for the automotive industry to take the ‘Information Superhighway’ phrase away from the IT industry. Bill Ford talked about Ford’s vision for the future, where … Ford looking at future of in car technology
Ford is once again innovating – this time it’s by developing and patenting a greener way to attach windshields. The new process makes the attachments simpler, less costly, and more environmentally friendly than current practices.
Every year the Green Car Journal chooses a green car of the year from among all of the new vehicles coming to market (new meaning brand new vehicle, not necessarily a new model being introduced this year). The awards honor environmental leadership in the auto industry. 2 of the past 3 years, it’s been a … Ford Focus Electric in finals for Green Car of the Year award
Ford will be developing Electric Vehicle Powertrain Diagnostics. Research for the project will be carried out in collaboration with McMaster and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. $2.5 million is being provided by organizations. The research is expected to take 5 years to complete. The research will focus mainly on developing systems for … Ford developing Electric Vehicle diagnostics
Although it’s just a concept, Ford has unveiled an E-bike at the Frankfurt auto show. It’s designed to show how the Ford’s design language can translate to a bicycle, but anytime Ford releases anything electric vehicle related, I can’t help but wonder why they aren’t spending more time on getting the Ford Focus Electric launched, … Forget the Ford Focus Electric, go for the Ford E-Bike
Ford’s pioneering technology that uses radar to help the driver avoid crashes, is selling at 3 times the rate Ford expected. In the year 2010 and and 2011, 320,000 of the systems have been purchased by Ford customers. The technology, such as the blind spot information system and the collision warning with brake system will … Radar based technology selling at double, even triple expected rates