Ford has announced an aggressive plan to bring Hybrid electric cars more quickly to the market during the next four years. The plan introduces new fuel efficiency solutions for cars and a new battery electric commercial van by the year 2010.
Ford Motor Company has announced an aggressive plan to bring Hybrid electric cars more quickly to the market during the next four years. The plan introduces new fuel efficiency solutions for cars and will offer the next-generation hybrids. The company expects to have a new hybrid electric van by the year 2010.
“Ford is heading in the direction America and our customers want us to go, which is a green, high-tech and global future,” Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford said in a statement.
Hybrid electric cars have become a top priority for every American automaker. Ford wants to take the lead by offering a new battery electric commercial van in 2010 and a new hybrid electric vehicle in 2011. The automaker also plans to offer a new hybrid plug-in version by 2012.
“I think that is where society would like to see the entire industry go, and Ford is going to lead that charge,” Ford said.
Ford says the new plan will pave the way to include its popular midsize car platforms during the next four years. The new plug-in hybrids will be powered by battery while helping to reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil. The company is partnering with high-tech companies which will help deliver the next-generation hybrid electric cars to the market more quickly.
“Next-generation hybrids, plug-in hybrids and pure battery powered vehicles are the logical next steps in our pursuit of greater fuel economy and sustainability,” Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president of Global Product Development, said in a statement.
Ford says that there is a growing number of consumers who want the hybrid choice in multiple vehicle categories, especially the popular models. The new electric vehicles will have a range of up to 100 miles on a single charge. The hybrid cars will not use a single drop of gasoline.
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