PHOTO CAPTION: 2013 Ford Fusion will come in two electrified drive trains.

Ford Plans Introduction of Five Electric Cars

Ford CEO Mulally says it will be most eco-friendly line-up in company's history.

Published: 12-Jan-2012

DETROIT, Michigan - Led by the mid-size Ford Fusion hybrid, Ford Motor Co. will be introducing five new electrified vehicles into the North American marketplace within the next 12 months.

"It will be the most eco-friendly vehicle lineup in our history,' said Alan Mulally, Ford president and CEO, at the North American International Auto Show on Monday.

"To support this aggressive year of global introductions, we will be adding 12,000 new jobs across our North American operations by the end of this year and another 3,000 in our Asia-Pacific region.'


Ford C-Max Electric debuted at 2011 NAIAS. Photo: EV WORLD.

Company plans for 2 to 5 percents sales by 2015, climbing to 10 to 25 percent by 2020.

Ford Focus Electric based on new C-Max platform. Photo:EV WWORLD

Ford is aiming to have the competitor to the Nissan LEAF in showrooms by 2013.

Ford Transit Connect electric van similar to that order for St. Paul, MN city fleet.

Minnesota city one of first to receive electric panel van, with two more scheduled for delivery later this year.


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