Ford Vehicles Getting Amazon Alexa Integration

“Alexa show me deals on the Ford Focus Electric, Fusion Energi and Fusion C-Max Energi,” because those are the first cars from Fords fleet that will offer integration with Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant.

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Ford Isn't Chasing Tesla With a 200-Mile Electric Car

Ford isn’t working to build a Tesla Model 3 competitor, at least not in the near future. 

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EV Buyers Are Younger, More Affluent: Study

A recent study has revealed that those customers adopting EVs tend to be young and wealthy. 

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First VW E-Golf Sold at Auction to Benefit Charity

Volkswagen of America has auctioned off its first all-electric e-Golf hatchback. Clearly this car is green in more ways than one; it raised $41,400 for charity.

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Nissan Leaf Sets New Electric Car Sales Record

Nissan’s all-electric Leaf hatchback is racking up deliveries, in fact it’s the best selling EV in the United States.

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What is a Compliance Car?

Many automakers offer electric cars, but it’s rare to see one at your local dealership or on the road. The reason, it turns out, is due to government regulations.

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Ford Focus EV, C-Max Hybrids Recalled

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.

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Ford Installing 200 EV Chargers at 50 of Its Facilities

Ford is making electric vehicles more attractive for its employees by installing new charging stations at 50 different Ford facilities in North America.

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Ford Focus Electric Probed by NHTSA Over Engine Stall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary evaluation looking into stalling in the Ford Focus EV.

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Automotive Journalists Association Of Canada Honors Focus ST, Cadillac ATS At Car of the Year Awards

Hosting its annual week-long Test Fest, the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada has announced its picks for Car of the Year in 11 categories with the Cadillac ATS and Ford Focus ST, among others, taking awards.

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Ford Focus Electric U.S. Launch Details

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.

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Ford May Build Electric Cars In China

Ford may begin building electric cars in China via joint ventures with Chinese auto makers, replicating the tactics of rivals like General Motors and Daimler AG, parent company of Mercedes-Benz. China is looking to add 1 million EVs by 2015 as part of an effort to curb emissions and the dependence on fossil fuels.

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Ford Polling Facebook To Determine Focus Electric Car Sounds

Ford is taking advantage of their Facebook page by asking their fans which of the four possible warning sounds that will be used in the upcoming Focus electric vehicle is their favorite.

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Ford Compiles List Of 25 Electric Vehicle Friendly Cities

Ford has released a list of 25 cities in the United States that it labeled “electric vehicle-ready”, with the 20 initial roll-0ut markets for the Ford Focus E.V. listed, as well as 5 other cities, Baltimore, Dallas, Hartford, Honolulu and Charlotte.

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Ford Transforming Michigan Trunk Plant Into Compact Car/Electric Vehicle Plant

Ford will spend $550 million to transform it’s Michigan truck plant into a facility that bill be used to built the new Ford Focus, including an electric version of that vehicle.

By transforming the Michigan Trunk Plant into a compact car facility as many as 3,200 jobs will be saved as demand for large SUVs declines. The Truck Plant was the location where behemoths such as the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator were manufactured.

The all new Focus will begin production next year with an electric version of the compact car due out in 2011. This zero-emissions Focus is being built in partnership with Magna International and will be powered by an electric motor mated to a Lithium-Ion battery pack and can be charged though a conventional household outlet.

Ford has made a commitment to bring three more EVs to market by 2012.

“The transformation of Michigan Assembly Plant embodies the larger transformation under way at Ford,” said Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally. “This is about investing in modern, efficient and flexible American manufacturing. It is about fuel economy and the electrification of vehicles. It is about leveraging our expertise and vehicle platforms around the world and partnering with the UAW to deliver best-in-class global small cars. It is about skilled and motivated teams working together in new ways to create the future of automobile manufacturing in the United States.”

Along with the Michigan plant, Ford will transform its Louisville, KY plant to also produce the new Focus, as well as modify the company’s Cuautitlan Assembly in Mexico, where the new Fiesta is to be produced.

“We’re changing from a company focused mainly on trucks and SUVs to a company with a balanced product lineup that includes even more high-quality, fuel-efficient small cars, hybrids and all-electric vehicles,” said Mark Fields, Ford’s president of The Americas. “As customers move to more fuel-efficient vehicles, we’ll be there with more of the products they really want.”

Official release after the jump:

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