The upcoming SEMA Car Show will be hosted by the Las Vegas Convention Centre and will be open from 5th November until the 8th November 2013. The show is part of the Automotive Aftermarket Week and is expected to attract around 100,000 attendees from all over the world. SEMA stands for Specialty Equipment Market Association, … SEMA car show Vegas
General Motors said today that it would loan cars to owners of the Chevy Volt that were worried about the risk of a battery fire after a car crash. GM didn’t mention how long the Volt owners would be able to use the loaner vehicle, but one would assume as long as it takes to … GM offers to loan vehicle to Volt owners
We all know that Ford is really striving to be a green-all-the-way-around type of company, and much of the Ford Focus Electric plastics are partially or completely made from recycled plastics. The seats are no exception, except Ford went one step further.
The 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas was ranked Green Car of the Year. The Green Car Journal made the announcement at the Los Angeles auto show. The Civic beat out the Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi i, Toyota Prius V and the VW Passat TDI.
According to Peter Schmitz, whose title is longer than most of this article [Technical Leader for Powertrain Electrification in Ford of Europe’s Research & Advanced Engineering Organization], told journalists of Ford’s electrification strategy up to 2020. The Ford EcoBoost engine will be available in the Ford Focus next year along with Ford’s ECOnetic Technologies. By … Ford’s electrification plans to 2020 (for Europe)
Mark Fields, Ford’s president of the Americas, says the ratification of the new contract clears the way for the company to add shifts and thousands of jobs. Field says the company will now proceed with plans to add shifts at several of their plants. The Michigan Assembly at Wayne, which is the plant that will … Ford adding jobs at Michigan Assembly Plant
From Massachusetts to Maryland, 10 states are joining forces to promote electric vehicles including the 2012 Ford Focus Electric. The Northeast Electric Vehicle Network announced it will work to help plan and install charging stations throughout the region. The Northeast Electric Vehicle Network will also work at attracting private investment in clean vehicle infrastructure.
The Mother Nature Network did a recent ranking of electric cars, and predicted which will be the most popular. However, as they themselves noted, electric and plug-in hybrid cars are being made in limited numbers and still being delivered to very specific test markets – not to mention that currently only a few of them … Ford Focus Electric ties at #6 with the Rav4 Electric
According to a Ford presentation by chief technology officer Paul Mascarenas, within 10 years or more most of the nation’s fleet of cars could be connected to each other on the road via wi-fi network technology. Off-board (meaning not in the car) Ford Focus Electric owners will be able to maintain constant contact with the … Ford Focus Electric wi-fi network?
It seems that auto makers are working harder to be more environmentally conscious, and Ford is no exception. Regardless of whether or not you view the move as a publicity stunt or not, the fact is that the Ford Focus Electric is one of the most environmentally friendly cars we’ve seen to date.