Ford’s Big China Push Includes 15 New Electrified Vehicles

Ford has announced a new plan for growth in China that focuses on smart vehicles, electrification, expanded local production and also a leaner business structure. By 2025, Ford intends to launch at least 15 all-new electrified vehicles in China (which yes, means hybrids, plug-in hybrids and all-electric offerings) under its…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 12

2015 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Invests Big To Produce Small Electric Cars In China

The joint venture that Ford Motor Co. intends to launch with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co. to produce electric vehicles in China (for the Chinese market) is now moving forward. Through an investment of 5 billion yuan ($756 million), Ford and Zotye will build a new manufacturing facility in Zhejiang province….

3 months ago by Mark Kane 16

Ford Turns Fusion Plug-In Hybrid Into Police Cruiser

It can go 21 miles purely on electric power and can travel over 500 miles. Ford electrifies the market for police, fire, and government vehicles with the launch of a specially outfitted version of the plug-in hybrid Fusion Energi that it calls the Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan. The model isn’t suitable for pursuits,…

3 months ago by Chris Bruce 12

Ford C-Max Energi Production Comes To An End

Dan Jones, Ford’s North America Car Communications Manager, has revealed that the C-Max Energi production has ended, while the C-Max hybrid will live on into mid-2018. Of note:  We did a little further digging, and Ford is planning for regular C-Max production through early May of 2018. The C-Max series…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 28

September 2017 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Let the good times roll! After years of build up, September marks the start of “something big” for plug-in vehicle sales in the US.  And sure, this past month also marks a full 2 years/24 months* worth of consecutive gains (an impressive accomplishment for sure), but we haven’t seen anything…

5 months ago by Jay Cole 89