PHOTO CAPTION: Ford Focus Electric

Ford v Nissan in Electric Car 'War of Words'

Car makers touting their respective electric car battery pack recharge times.

Published: 21-Jan-2011

According the official Ford News release, Ford Motor Company unveiled today its all-new Focus Electric – the company’s first-ever all-electric passenger car.

The zero-CO2-emissions, gasoline-free version of Ford’s popular small car is the flagship of the company’s growing fleet of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles coming to North America and Europe by 2013.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) says its 2012 Focus Electric car will require half the charging time as the Nissan Leaf electric sedan while offering a comparable driving range on a full charge. And Nissan wasn’t happy with the comparison.


Ford Focus electric car prototype.

Mondragon said by 2020, internal combustion engines will represent about 75 per cent of global demand, while hybrids, 20-25 percent.

Ford Transit Connect Electric van co-developed with Azure Dynamicss.

Transit Connect Electric will go on sale first in North America and then Europe in 2011.

Ford Transit Connect Electric

Southern California Edison will take delivery of first vehicle in late 2010, 19 others in 2011.


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