Spy photographers will lie in wait for days in the heat of the desert or the cold of Scandinavian winter to get a few shots of future product. There are a lot fewer journalists or analysts willing to sift through the millions of requests for trademarks to gain insight into an automaker's future product offerings, but they're out there. One such studious individual uncovered
desire to secure the name "Extend" for a future vehicle of green intention. The trademark mentions that the Extend would be a "
vehicle," which means Ford doesn't intend to let
have all the climate-saving fun.
It's nice to see that Ford will likely create a purpose-built
in the same vein as the
and later the Volt, and a 110 volt connection means that 100 mpg or better is possible. In any event, lets just hope it isn't as ugly as the
concept from the 2007
Detroit Auto Show
Thanks for the tip, Mork!