Ford Declares Commitment to Electrified Vehicles (PHEVs, HEVs, EVs)

Ford released a teaser video for a plug-in vehicle to be announced at the North American  International Auto Show, January 11-24, 2016.

Ford is the top seller of plug-in hybrid vehicles and second in total sales of  electrified vehicles in America.  The company recently expanded its offerings in growing markets, including Taiwan and Korea, where the company offers the Mondeo Hybrid (equivalent to the Ford Fusion Hybrid). Ford also announced it is bringing the C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid and the Mondeo Hybrid to China.

Ford is investing an additional $4.5 billion in electrified vehicle solutions by 2020.  Ford is adding 13 new electrified vehicles to its portfolio by 2020, when more than 40 percent of the company’s global nameplates will come in electrified versions. The company said this represents Ford’s largest-ever electrified vehicle investment in a five-year period.

Ford is accelerating the expansion of electrified vehicle battery research and development adding research and engineering capabilities in Europe and Asia.  The company has invested in a world-class battery research and development facility at the University of Michigan to accelerate advanced battery research and development.

2 thoughts on “Ford Declares Commitment to Electrified Vehicles (PHEVs, HEVs, EVs)

  1. C-Max is one of the best cars I have ever owned (previous cars bought new: Lincoln Towncars (2), Camreys (2), Lexus. For future improvement I would suggest (1) Headlights automatically come on when windshield wipers are engaged (as required in state law ) (2) Headlights automatically come on earlier as it gets dark (3) Rest place for left foot as in Toyota cars (4) Option for better front seats (5) Improvement in space utilization of center console

    An additional strong point for sales to seniors; your higher seats than Prius and other cars are much better for aging leg joints and backs. Other crossover’s and SUV’s seats are high and regular cars sit to low. Also, the C-max is ideal for parking in the smaller parking spaces as in doctor high rise office buildings, while the C-max offers the best total “trunk” space for shopping and trips. I like your acceleration over the Prius.

    • Turn the headlamp control to the far right (autolamps). “The headlamps will switch on and off automatically in low light situations or during inclement weather. The headlamps will remain on for a period of time after you switch the ignition off. You can adjust the time delay using the information display controls. Note: If you switch autolamps on in conjunction with autowipers, low beam headlamps will illuminate automatically when the rain sensor activates the windshield wipers continuously. Note: It may be necessary to switch your headlamps on manually in severe weather conditions.” – page 91 of manual.

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