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Monday, December 26, 2011

The Green Ford

2012 Ford Focus Electric
When you think about eco-friendly cars, what company comes to mind? It might be Toyota and their Prius, GM with their Volt, Nissan due to the Leaf, or even VW due to the Jetta TDI.

In 2012 Ford wants to capture their own part of this green mind-share. How are they going to get there? Ford is 4 years into a 20 year plan to increase fuel economy and electrify their vehicles. This plan includes a complete line of vehicle styles and drive-train options. Ford refers to this as "The Power of Choice".

Specifically in 2012, from Ford, you can expect to see:

  • Focus Electric with a rating of 100 MPGe (compared to 99MPGe of the Nissan Leaf)
  • C-Max Hybrid with a better MPG rating than the Prius V
  • C-Max Energi with a better MPGe rating than the Plug-In Prius in EV mode

Ford says this is just the first of many steps that we can expect to see as they continue to roll out their 20 year plan. In 2013 Ford expects to produce more than 100,000 plug-in vehicles.

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