Automakers are focused on developing models, but ad spending surge is sure to follow Oil-rich Texas is an unlikely spot for an electric vehicle demand surge. But John Luciano, general manager of a Volkswagen dealership in Amarillo, says his customers are juiced about EVs, suggesting the market might finally emerge from niche status nationally. “If
More details have emerged regarding Ford’s €4.2 billion plans to release 13 new electrified vehicles globally by 2021. One of the first of these models set to launch will be a plug-in version of the Escape SUV crossover planned for 2019, sources told Automotive News. The North America-only Escape is near-identical to the Ford Kuga,
The new CEO of Ford Motor Company, Jim Hackett, has suggested that there will be no ‘robot takeover’ when it comes to the introduction of autonomous vehicles on roads around the globe. Speaking at the manufacturer’s City of Tomorrow event, Hackett, who headed up Ford’s Smart Mobility subsidiary before taking over as CEO, predicted that
Ford says US forces with fleets of more than a thousand vehicles will save millions of dollars a year using “gas-electric” cars. US police will soon be saving the environment as well as fighting crime thanks to a new hybrid car powered by both petrol and batteries. The Ford Motor Company says its new Police
Ford puts European spec Focus Electric on par with US market counterpart, with additional range and fast-charging technology Ford has quietly issued an update to the electrified version of its popular family hatchback, the Focus Electric, boosting the range European buyers can expect and fitting fast-charge technology. The updates bring the European spec Focus Electric
Ford will launch a Focus EV during 2016 – and add another 13 such cars within the next five years The only place to find an electric focus used to be your camera. But soon, Ford dealers will have them too. During the next 12 months, the new Ford Focus Electric will go on sale.
A global electric vehicle outlook report published in 2013 suggested that the goal of 15 countries that are part of the Electric Vehicles Initiative is to have 20 million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. The report states that, as countries seek to address future energy requirements, achieving sustainable transport has emerged as an