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Toyota’s Prius has become the go-to vehicle for people looking to save money at the gas pump. Sure, it looks like an alien science project gone wrong and its driving dynamics are less fun than a trip to the ER, but this car’s groundbreaking combination of high technology, phenomenal fuel economy and unimpeachable reliability have… Continue Reading...
Want the versatility of a hatchback but hate stopping at the gas station? AutoGuide‘s Top 10 list of the most fuel efficient hatchbacks available on today’s market will certainly appeal to you. With the growth of the electric vehicle and hybrid market, it’s no surprise to see the list being dominated by electrified vehicles. The list… Continue Reading...
Electric vehicles face many hurdles compared to their conventional, internal-combustion-powered counterparts. Consumers are generally unfamiliar with them plus they have range-related issues, but that’s not all; pricing is also a problem for new-vehicle shoppers. Continue Reading...
Ford is issuing a recall for its Focus Electric model due to a potential loss of power to the wheels while in operation. Continue Reading...
Ford is recalling approximately 23,831 Focus Electric and C-Max models so that they make an audible door chime when the driver’s door is opened while the push-button start is engaged. Continue Reading...
By spring, Ford will have more than 900 dealers certified to sell its plug-in vehicles, or about a third of the American automaker’s dealers. Continue Reading...
Arguably electric cars are the future of the automotive industry. They promise smooth, quiet, pollution-free driving, but are they ready for primetime? If recent news is any indicator, the answer is a resounding “NO!” Continue Reading...
There’s good news for anyone thinking about leasing a Ford Focus Electric – the maker is offering big discounts if you’re willing to take one. Continue Reading...
Vehicles don’t try to race around the course as quickly as possible at the Montreal Green Rally. Continue Reading...
Choosing a car to push as a volume seller is an important decision for any automaker, and Ford factors in cost recoup time, range and ease of refueling as part of the process. Continue Reading...
The Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf initiated a whole new movement in the auto industry. With the realization that an all-electric vehicle can be useful in everyday driving situations thanks to a large battery and more efficient fast charging technology, automakers are hopping on the electric vehicle bandwagon. “Overall automakers want to be… Continue Reading...
To mark the official opening of Ford‘s new Silicon Valley R&D facility, Bill Ford gave a speech discussing technology and electrifying the Ford fleet. Continue Reading...
The Ford Focus Electric comes with its very own app for smartphones, dubbed MyFord Mobile, which is now available for download online. Continue Reading...
Ford’s flagship electric vehicle, the plug-in Focus, is finally heading to dealerships according to unnamed inside sources connected to Reuters. Continue Reading...
Those anxiously awaiting for Ford‘s first electric car will be pleased to know the American automaker hopes to have its EV available nationwide by the end of this year. The Focus Electric will launch in California, New York, and New Jersey first and later this summer we will see it expand to 14 other states… Continue Reading...
On April 28, the Ford Focus electric will lead the pack as the Richmond 400 NASCAR race pace car — the first all electric car to do so. NASCAR is clearly a sport where fuel economy isn’t a major concern, so Ford wants to educate the fans on how their EV technology works. “Ford research shows… Continue Reading...
Ford recently announced the EPA fuel efficiency rating for its electric Focus model. Since it doesn’t burn any gasoline, the number isn’t in miles per gallon (MPG), but was given as miles per gallon gasoline equivalent, or MPGe. A new term to the automotive lexicon, it’s worth exploring exactly what MPGe means and how an… Continue Reading...
While pricing of the Ford Focus Electric isn’t breaking news, the American automaker is very close to its launch which means more details surrounding the car are coming out of the woodwork. Powered by a 23kWh-capacity lithium ion battery, the Focus Electric has its battery temperature managed by a liquid-cooling system and is 25 to… Continue Reading...
American automaker Ford has committed to increasing the fuel economy of its U.S. model lineup 20-percent by the year 2020. The Blue Oval is hoping to achieve this through electric vehicles, hybrids, and improvements to gasoline-powered vehicles. The recently released Ford Focus EV is rated at 105-MPGe, making it the country’s most efficient five-passenger vehicle…. Continue Reading...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is giving Ford something to brag about: The new Focus Electric is more efficient than the Nissan Leaf. “Ford is giving customers the power of choice for leading fuel economy regardless of what type of vehicle or powertrain technology they choose,” said Eric Kuehn, chief nameplate engineer for the Focus… Continue Reading...
Those heading to the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and/or the 2012 Detroit Auto Show may want to recycle their plastic bottles while at the convention center. Ford and Unifi will be collecting plastic water bottles constructed of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from the two shows and will recycle them to make the Repreve seating material… Continue Reading...
Google is all about advancing technology in order to improve our world and lifestyle, and it appears that they also support any other company that’s pro-technology. The massive search engine turned all-things technology firm was given the keys to the first Ford Focus electric vehicle off the assembly line. It’ll be interesting to see if… Continue Reading...
Ford will significantly expand its lineup of 40 mpg or better models in 2012, launching not only the new C-Max Hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid, but also the new Focus Electric. The Focus EV, says Ford, is expected to achieve a miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) rating of 100, besting the Nissan Leaf by a… Continue Reading...