Posts Tagged: Ford EVs

Ford sponsors reality show on Yahoo! to promote its new Focus Electric

Ford and Yahoo! have announced a new reality competition series that will promote the launch of Ford’s new EV, the Focus Electric. The show will be broadcast on Yahoo! Screen (screen.yahoo.com), and will begin in May, coinciding with the Focus Electric’s launch in several US cities. Each episode will feature two-person teams competing to win… Read more »

Ford commits huge facility to electric and hybrid R&D

  Ford announced Wednesday that it plans to dedicate one of its largest research and development labs – the 285,000-square-foot Advanced Engineering Center in Dearborn, Michigan – to electrified vehicle development. The company has 1,000 engineers working on electrification, is hiring dozens more, and plans to triple production capacity for hybrids and EVs in 2012…. Read more »

Ford turns plastic bottles into seat covers for the new Focus Electric

The Ford Focus Electric is green from its non-existent tailpipe to its sustainable seat covers. Ford announced Thursday that the new compact EV will be the company’s first car to feature 100 percent sustainable clean technologies in interior materials, including seat fabrics with REPREVE fiber. REPREVE, made by North Carolina-based firm Unifi, is a polyester… Read more »

VIDEO: Ford starts production of Focus Electric

Ford announced today that it’s cranking up the assembly line for the 2012 Focus Electric at its Michigan Assembly Plant. The new EV is billed as the first five-passenger all-electric car that will offer a fuel efficiency rating of over 100 MPGe. The Focus Electric will go on sale first in New York and California,… Read more »