Ford and GE are collaborating in a new business deal the companies announced today in which GE will purchase 2,000 C-Max Energi vehicles, and Ford will promote GE’s green vehicle charging.
GE has pledged to convert half of its global fleet to alternative-fuel vehicles. After the addition of the 2,000 C-Max Energi vehicles, which AutoGuide recently reviewed, GE will be at a total of 5,000 alternative energy cars, out of the 25,000 they are hoping to get.
In exchange, Ford will promote GE’s WattStation EV charging station, and the company’s CNG in a Box natural gas fueling station.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is also involved in the deal, and will study GE’s driver’s habits, and try and use the data to improve the efficiency of the C-Max hybrid. The researchers will use Ford’s MyFord Mobile app to track exactly when, and how long the vehicles take to charge.