GM isn’t the only legacy automaker that’s expanding its EV ambitions. Ford has announced the formation of a new unit called Team Edison, to develop pure EVs. It will be separate from Ford’s existing electrification efforts, which include the Fusion and C-MAX hybrid and PHEV models. Ford says it will be adding more battery electric… Read more »
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A recent Ford survey found that battery reliability ranks as the single most important consideration for potential hybrid customers – topping 17 other factors, including fuel economy and safety features.1
Ford’s goal is to reduce the weight of new cars and trucks by up to 750 pounds by the end of the decade, and carbon fiber components could be a big part of their strategy.
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 »