Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ford Is Investing Billions for Electric Vehicle Solutions

Ford is Investing Billions for Electric Vehicle Solutions

PEKIN, Ill. – Ford is investing billions for electric vehicle solutions with the goal of 13 new electrified vehicles by 2020. A total of $4.5 billion will be spent, making it the company’s biggest-ever electrified vehicle investment in a five-year period.

By the end of 2020, after Ford has invested billions for electric vehicles, 40% of the company’s nameplates will be available as electrified models, and a new Ford Focus Electric is already on its way. Consumers can look forward to an all-new DC fast-charge capability, which will charge 80% within 30 minutes and a projected 100-mile range. It charge an estimated 2 hours faster than the Focus Electric that’s out today.

Starting production next year, the new Focus Electric will provide North American and European customers with different features like:
  • SmartGauge with EcoGuide LCD Instrument Cluster – This gives the driver many options of customizable displays and real-time EV power usage. 
  • Brake Coach – This is a smart feature that coaches the driver on how to use smooth braking to utilize the energy captured through the Regenerative Braking System. The more energy a driver collects through braking, the more energy that is returned to the vehicle battery. 
  • Fun-to-drive character – With agile steering and handling engineered into the vehicle, drivers are given a better connection to the road.
This is just one step in the right direction for Ford’s electric fleet. The shift to electrified vehicles will answer a global demand that is calling for cleaner and more efficient vehicles.

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