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Captain Planet wants you to drive a Ford Focus Electric

Ford reveals new Focus Electric ad on Twitter.

Ford had licensed the Captain Planet characters to promote the Focus Electric in a new 30-second spot.

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Ford to build 200-mile EV, challenge Tesla, Chevy Bolt

May use Model E moniker, build it in Mexico.

Ford CEO Mark Fields has just declared its intention to build a long-range electric vehicle.

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Ford also working on 200-mile EV to compete with Bolt, Model 3

Ford could unveil a 200-mile, $30,000-ish battery electric car later this year to go properly head-to-head with the upcoming Chevy Bolt.

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Ford Focus EV recalled, again, this time with ambulances

When we saw a note about a recall for the Ford Focus Electric, our first reaction was, "is that a new one? Because it's getting hard to tell." This year, we've already seen the Blue Oval's all-electric hatch recalled for non-working door chimes and a "wiring incompa

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Ford, DOE help fund new $8M EV battery lab at University of Michigan

Everything's coming up batteries. Over in Ann Arbor, MI, the University of Michigan is announcing a new lab to test out new battery chemistries and concepts, all with an eye towards building better electric cars. The basic idea is to see if these "experimental battery chemistries" will work on a small scale before automakers and suppliers build a whole bunch of them. The lab is scheduled to open next fall and will be available to "Sebastian Blanco

Technology Of The Year - Connectivity: MyFord Mobile

App-based connectivity is a must-have tool for Ford's EVs

Managing one's fitness schedule and calorie burn via smartphone app makes sense and is becoming more common. We can set our digital-video-recorders via app, and control our home thermostats the same way.

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Ford invests $135 million in electrified vehicles

Ford may not have a dedicated hybrid or EV platform, but it does have a new "Electrification Center of Excellence" down the street from its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford announced yesterday that it now has some 1,000 engineers devoted to electrified vehicles, most of whom work "under one roof" at the facility.

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Ford invests $135 million in electrified vehicles

Ford may not have a dedicated hybrid or EV platform, but it does have a new "Electrification Center of Excellence" down the street from its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford announced yesterday that it now has some 1,000 engineers devoted to electrified vehicles, most of whom work "under one roof" at the facility.

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Ford Focus Electric officially rated at 105 MPGe with a 76-mile range

Coming soon to select Ford dealers, at least those on the coasts, is the most efficient five-passenger car in America, the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, which the EPA has certified gets 105 miles per gallon equivalent, combined. This is better than what the Blue Oval was estimating publicly in December,

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Ford Focus Electric officially rated at 105 MPGe with a 76-mile range

Coming soon to a select Ford dealer near you is the most efficient five-passenger car in America, the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, which the EPA has decided gets 105 miles per gallon equivalent, combined. This is better than what the Blue Oval was estimating publicly in December, when it said the all-e

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Ford Focus Electric gets butterflies when it thinks about going further on a charge

To coincide with the announcement Ford made yesterday about the Focus Electric getting an estimated 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), the automaker invited a group of journalists to the Michigan Assembly Plant where it will build the EV alongside the gas-powered Focus and other vehicles. In fact, the MAP has al

CES 2011: Hands-on with MyFord Mobile

MyFord Mobile app – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford sets up website to explain the differences between hybrids, plug-ins and more

If you're General Motors, you're focused on promoting the plug-in hybrid nature of the Chevrolet Volt. If you're Nissan, then your message is all-electric for the

Ford invests $135 million for electric vehicle development at two Michigan sites

Ford Motor Company has announced plans to invest $135 million into two of its Detroit-area plants, creating what the company calls a "center of excellence" for electric vehicles (EVs). The investment will be divided between the company's transaxle plant in Sterling Heights, MI and its Ypsilanti battery plant. Combined, Ford says, 220 new jobs wil

Survey: Car buyers most likely to purchase EVs from Toyota, Honda and Ford; Nissan trails substantially

The graphical representation above really tells the whole story here, but we'll try to offer up a little extra insight anyway. Deloitte Consulting conducted a widespread survey covering several aspects of the automotive industry, and you can read the whole report here. The graph

Ford considers moving electric vehicle production in-house if demand is high enough

Ford Motor Company's development of upcoming battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) has been, so far, an outside job. Electric versions of the Transit Connect and the Ford Focus were developed with the help of suppliers Azure Dynamics Inc. and Magna International Inc., but Ford has not ruled out producing future BEVs in-house. As Ford's direc

Ford to expand electric and hybrid offerings to Europe from 2011

Ford Transit Connect Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery

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