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Ford mentions EV plans

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by TEG, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. dpeilow

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    #2 dpeilow, Dec 3, 2008
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    Let's hope they stick to this.

    Of course there are "Ford" EV vans around today, so they could always sub-contract it:

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    I am most skeptical of Chrysler's promise of the following:

    it will begin selling EVs for fleet use in 2009, with regular customer deliveries scheduled for 2010. We're not sure what it'll be selling, though a variation of one of the three EV concepts it showed off a few months back seems most likely. In any case, the automaker believes it can have 500,000 produced by 2013.

    Unless Chrysler already has a production model ready and is retooling as we speak, the 2009 promise is bunk.

    GM and Chrysler's future business plans include EVs and hybrids - AutoblogGreen
     
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    Detroit preview: Ford's electric line-up might include a Focus EV - AutoblogGreen

     
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    This is great news. I wonder if "new electric sedan" means hybrid, or actual BEV?
     
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    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    They plan to sell the EV vans for fleet use. Every time I see "fleet" or "lease" (as BMW is doing with the mini-cooper EV) I cannot help but think of the EV1 and its fate. Tesla has the right approach to just sell the vehicle. If the owner wants to re-sell or take it apart that is up to them. The "tether" approach is going to make fleet owners and individuals think twice.
     
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    Geneva 2009: Ford's all-electric Tourneo Connect

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