“Green Car Journal’s annual Green Car Vision Award was presented to Ford today at the Washington Auto Show. Honoring the Ford Focus Electric vehicle that will come to market late in 2011, the Green Car Vision Award celebrates an industry-leading, environmentally focused vehicle that is in its early stages of commercialization or in demonstration programs, but not yet on sale.”
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“The auto industry is embracing the age of electrification, and so too is the Ward’s 10 Best Engines list.
Both the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle and Chevrolet Volt extended-range EV earn their way onto the 2011 list, as selected by Ward’s editors after evaluating 38 vehicles with new or significantly improved engines for the ’11 model year.”
“NEW YORK–The car of the future is here, at least according to Ford, which unveiled its first all-electric car today with glitzy events here in New York and in Las Vegas.
Unlike its competitors, Ford will roll out its electric vehicle as a new version of an existing model, the popular Ford Focus. In a further move to distinguish itself from the field, the Focus will be available not just as an all-electric car, but also as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and as a conventional gas engine vehicle.”
“In a signal that electric cars could be moving a little more mainstream, Best Buy Co. is going to sell charging stations for Ford Motor Co.’s models this year.
The companies will team up to install household charging stations for the new Focus Electric cars being launched in the U.S., Ford said Friday.”
Best Buy to Sell Ford’s Electric Charging Stations via Naureen S. Malik at Wall Street Journal
“DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Friday that an electric version of its Ford Focus sedan will go on sale in North America by the end of this year.
Ford introduced the electric Focus at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The car is expected to go up to 100 miles on an electric charge.
The automaker says the Focus can be fully charged in three to four hours using a 240-volt outlet. That’s half the time it takes to charge the Nissan Leaf, a competitor that went on sale last month.”
Ford introduces electric Focus, to go on sale by the end of this year via Dee-Ann Durbin LA Times
“Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mullaly took to a stage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this morning to announce a gadget much bigger and more mobile than most products at the gadget expo: The company’s first-ever gas free, zero emissions fully electric car.”
“The Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf may have stolen the show for electric vehicles in 2010, but Ford is hoping to make big waves in 2011 with its first EV passenger car, the Focus Electric. The zero-emissions Focus hatchback makes its official debut at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show and Ford says the car will officially launch at the end of 2011 here in North America, with European customers expected to take delivery sometime before 2013.”
CES 2011: Ford Focus Electric ready to steal the EV spotlight via Stephen J. Ewing at AutoBlogGreen
The Fortune 500 at GreenFest: Talk About Mainstream Green! by Lynn Anne Miller via 4GreenP’s