“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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“Ford has donated one of its two prototype Electric Ford Focuses to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
But unlike past electric car “retirements” in California, this one marks a beginning, not an end. The Focus Electric is expected to hit the consumer market late this year.”
“For years, Toyota has been the darling of the green business world. The hybrid Prius was a legitimate business home run (2 million sold), and it helped both differentiate Toyota’s brand as the market innovator and propel Toyota to unprecedented profits. But now the company faces renewed competition for the title of green auto leader.
In the last couple of years, every auto giant has launched alternative vehicles, which they’ve been touting aggressively at the current Detroit Auto Show (see my newsletter on the different strategies the big companies are pursuing). GM’s “extended range” Chevy Volt and Nissan’s all-electric LEAF are potential blockbusters, with strong early sales and serious buzz.
But I want to focus on Ford. The company announced its own electric vehicle, the Ford Focus EV, at the recent Consumer Electronics Show.”
“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
“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.”
Nissan Offers Roadside Assistance to LEAF Owners in Japan by Michael Graham Richard via Treehugger.