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Posts Tagged: Ford Focus Electric

October plug-in vehicle sales break records

With a presidential election and a deadly hurricane hogging the headlines, it’s perhaps understandable that the major national news media have ignored the most important story: all three of the mass-market plug-in vehicles broke sales records in October, while also topping the Consumer Reports customer reliability survey. Once again the Chevrolet Volt leads the plug-in pack. The… Read more »

Monthly EV sales continue to grow

It’s that time again – September sales figures are in. Overall EV sales are up, and the standings remain the same.The Chevy Volt sold 2,851 units, a slight improvement over August’s all time record of 2,831, for a year-to-date total of 16,348. The Volt’s Hamtramck assembly line will remain idle until October 15th.  Toyota’s Prius… Read more »

Ford’s new plug-ins

Ford’s recent launch of the Focus Electric, and the upcoming launches of the Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids, are major milestones for the American EV industry. The Focus Electric claims the title of the only pure EV currently available from the Big Three US automakers, and the Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi will… Read more »

Ford’s Advanced Electrification Center steadily adds staff and testing capacity

Ford continues to raise the profile of its hybrid and electric offerings, announcing this week that the building formerly known as the Advanced Engineering Center has been renamed the Ford Advanced Electrification Center. This 285,000-square-foot research and development lab in Dearborn, Michigan houses around 1,000 engineers, and dozens more are to be added in the… Read more »