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Automotive News seeking nominees for "Electrifying 100" list

Editors over at the Automotive News, along with outside experts, are working to compile a list of the most influential people paving the road for the automobile's electrified transformation. The "Automotive News Electrifying 100" will be recognized in a special report and at an event June 13th at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI. AN says that s

Ford's Nancy Gioia talks up company's electrified vehicle plans

Jay Leno's Green Car Challenge Ford Focus EV - Click above for high-res image gallery

DC 2010: Ford's Nancy Gioia talks electrification progress, status of Leno's Focus Electrics

We heard from Ford CEO Alan Mulally yesterday about his company's overall work with the U.S. government on energy policy. He's not the only Ford representative at the show worth talking to at the Washington Auto Show, though, and we got to sit down with Nancy Gi

Green Car Summit: all hands (almost) on deck for electric vehicles

Yesterday's second annual Green Car Summit was not nearly as fiery as last year's discussion, and maybe that's a good thing.

Ford dismisses battery swaps

One of the favored concepts among many electric vehicle proponents (and, most prominently, Better Place) is replaceable battery packs as a means of "rapid refueling." However, aside from Nissan-Renault, no other major automaker has expressed any interest in the idea in the near term. Even Nissan is hedging its bets and the LEAF is not expected to include a swappable battery.

Ford promotes Nancy Gioia to accelerate EV strategy

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Ford could electrify 10-25 percent of its fleet by 2020

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Nancy Gioia explains why Ford isn't doing an ER-EV

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Nancy Gioia discusses hybrids, plug-ins and battery leases

Following the reveal of the Ford Fusion Hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto show last week, Ford's director of sustainable mobility technology Nancy Gioia spoke with Green Fuels Forecast about a number of topics. Top of the list, of course, was the new hybrid sedan and the fact that Ford has decided not to make its hybrids more visually distinct from conventional cars. The Fusion is just the latest of Ford's hybrid programs, but the most advanced is the plug-in hybrid Escape that Sam Abuelsamid

TechKnow: Alternative Fuel Cars session report

The TechKnow forum on Alternative Fuel Cars in Ann Arbor last night featured some of the green car industry's biggest names and an appreciative audience of about 500 people. Moderated by Jean Jennings, president of Automobile Magazine, the two-hour event featured one hour of formal presentations by five well-spoken presenters and then a free-wheeling Q&A session with the audience. That's where the good stuff happened.

Ford considers building a plug-in hybrid

Ford's director of hybrid programs, Nancy Gioia delivered a speech at the Automotive News World Congress, in Dearborn and revealed that Ford is considering building a plug-in hybrid vehicle. So far, Ford's hybrid efforts have been limited to the Escape/Mariner/Tribute, although a Fusion hybrid is under development and should be available some time in 2008.