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Ford's Auto Show Stunner

Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:01 pm

But what we've seen from Ford so far is worthy of note: The Focus Electric. Like many "green" cars, the electric version of Ford's new Focus sports a distinctive look, in this case a unique front end somewhat reminiscent of the upcoming Model S from Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA). But the Focus Electric isn't exactly a Model S competitor -- it's smaller and less expensive, for one thing, and expected to have a shorter range (probably about 100 miles, though Ford hasn't yet given a number).

While the company is still in wait-and-see mode with respect to the market for purely electric cars (hence the four drivetrains for the Focus), Ford has put big resources into hybrid development, announcing that the C-MAX will be available in both conventional hybrid and plug-in versions. ... unner.aspx

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