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March 22, 2011

Norwegian Post Orders 20 Ford Transit Connect Electric Vans

OSLO, NORWAY - Norwegian Post, the largest provider of mail and logistics services in Norway, has signed a contract to purchase 20 Ford Transit Connect Electric vans.

March 22, 2011

Wallace Joins Rapid Electric Vehicles Board

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA - John Wallace, a long-time leader in clean vehicle research, has joined the board of directors at Rapid Electric Vehicles Inc. (REV).

March 18, 2011

Ford's Bill Royle Accepts Position in China

DEARBORN, MI - Bill Royle, Ford Fleet's Western Regional Manager has accepted a new post that will office him in Shanghai, China for the next three years.

January 5, 2011

Fleet Customer Gets Last Mercury Vehicle

The last Mercury brand vehicle produced, a Grand Marquis, is being shipped to a fleet, according to Ford. The vehicle rolled off the production line Jan. 4.

September 14, 2010

Ford Teams With CenterPoint Energy to Prepare for EVs

HOUSTON - Ford Motor Co. said it will collaborate with CenterPoint Energy Inc.'s electric transmission and distribution subsidiary to help prepare the Houston area for the operation of electric vehicles.

September 1, 2010

Ford recalls 575,000 Windstar Vans

DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 575,000 MY 1998-2003 Windstar vans in 21 cold-weather U.S. states and Canada because of the possibility that the rear axle may fracture due to corrosion, Reuters reported.

July 13, 2010

Ford Selects Supplier for Electric Focus Batteries

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Co. has chosen Compact Power Inc., a subsidiary of Korean battery maker LG Chem, to supply lithium-ion battery packs for an electrified version of the Ford Focus, the Associated Press reported.

June 22, 2010

Toshiba to Bring EV Motor Manufacturing to U.S.

HOUSTON - Toshiba Corp. announced plans to expand manufacturing capacity at its plant in Houston, Texas, for production of high-performance drive motors for hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles.

May 4, 2010

Electric Ford Transit Connect Coming to Europe

COLOGNE, GERMANY - Ford Motor Co. and Azure Dynamics Corp. said May 3 that they have signed a collaborative agreement to begin delivering a pure battery-electric version of the Ford Transit Connect van to customers in Europe beginning in late summer 2011.

April 5, 2010

Ford, Microsoft Team to Make EV Charging Easier

NEW YORK - Ford and Microsoft are teaming up to use Microsoft Hohm as a platform to help future owners of Ford's electric vehicles optimize the way they recharge their vehicle and better manage their home's energy use.

January 5, 2010

Ford to Test EVs in Germany

DEARBORN, MI --- Ford Motor Co. will launch a two-year test program of electric-powered Focus cars and Transit Connect vans in Germany this week, Bloomberg reported.

November 17, 2009

Ford to Develop All-New Police Interceptor

DEARBORN, MI - Ford will produce an all-new, purpose-built Police Interceptor specially designed and engineered to replace the Ford Crown Victoria law enforcement vehicle lineup in 2011.

October 14, 2009

Ford Recalls 4.5 Million Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Ford Motor Co. is recalling 4.5 million vehicles because a cruise control off switch poses a fire risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

May 7, 2009

Free Ford Work Solutions Web Seminar May 14

TORRANCE, CA – Learn about the Ford Work Solutions In-Dash Computer and 'Crew Chief,' the industry's only OEM telematics solution in a free Web seminar May 14.

April 22, 2009

Interactive Web Seminar Series in May

TORRANCE, CA - Join us in May for two FREE interactive seminars to understand the functionality of the Ford Work Solutions In-Dash Computer and "Crew Chief," the only OEM telematics solution in the industry.

February 26, 2009

Ford's Transit Connect Brings 22 City, 25 Highway MPG

DEARBORN, MI – The Transit Connect offers a Duratec 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 engine, delivering an estimated 136 horsepower at 6,300 rpm, according to the automaker.

January 20, 2009

Ford Launches Plan for Battery-Electric Vehicles and Next-Generation Hybrids

DETROIT --- Ford Motor Co. has launched a plan to bring pure battery-electric vehicles, next-generation hybrids and a plug-in hybrid to market quickly and more affordably during the next four years.

January 12, 2009

Ford's Planned Electric Car Expected to be in Showrooms by 2011

DETROIT --- Ford Motor Co. plans to bring a fully electric car to showrooms by 2011, the automaker announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

August 12, 2008

Ford Introduces Blind Spot Mirror

DEARBORN, MI --- Ford unveiled plans to introduce a side mirror design on the 2009 Edge that minimizes blind spot risk.

May 22, 2008

NHTSA Investigates Windstar Fire Complaints

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said this week it has launched a preliminary investigation into the safety of 1.7 million Ford Windstar vans equipped with the same cruise control deactivation switch that's led to the recall of nearly 10 million other Ford vehicles.

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