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MyFord Mobile Data shows interesting data

MyFord Mobile Data shows interesting data

Aggregate data collected from Ford’s mobile app shows the company’s customers drive more than 8,400 electric-only miles every hour and about 203,000 electric-only miles daily, or enough to travel around the earth’s equator nearly eight times each day. MyFord Mobile is available on Ford plug-in hybrids, Fusion Energi and C-MAX […]

Chrysler Temporarily Stops EV Testing

Chrysler Temporarily Stops EV Testing

Chrysler announced it will temporarily suspend testing of the plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The automaker took the decision to stop the testing after three of the vehicles suffered damages when their prototype lithium-ion batteries overheated. Fortunately the pickup trucks were unoccupied when the incidents happened and no person was injured. […]

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BMW to start selling the i3 and i8 online

BMW to start selling the i3 and i8 online

BMW has decided to sell cars online for the first time, in an attempt to reach more customers in a rather inexpensive way. And what better models to be first sold over the web than the brand’s first two electric models, the i8 and the i3? BMW has developed a […]

China Focuses More On Plug-In Electric Vehicles

China Focuses More On Plug-In Electric Vehicles

The Chinese government expects PEV sales to reach 500,000 units annually by 2015. China, the world’s largest auto market, currently focuses on the plug-in electric vehicle, offering many national and local incentives to expand its auto market both locally and internationally. But a new report from Pike Research shows that […]

Major carmakers agree on fast charging system

Major carmakers agree on fast charging system

Seven automakers, including General Motors, Ford, BMW, VW Porsche and Daimler Ag have agreed to adopt a fast-charging system that can charge electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in as little as 20 minutes. The system integrates one phase AC charging and three-phase fast AC charging along with DC charging at […]

Panasonic to supply Ford with Lithium-ion Battery Cells

Panasonic to supply Ford with Lithium-ion Battery Cells

Panasonic Corporation, the Japanese multinational consumer electronics corporation, on Friday announced that it will supply lithium-ion battery cells for Ford Motor Company’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Therefore, the upcoming models of the Ford Fusion Hybrid Electric and C-Max Hybrid Electric as well as the Ford Fusion Energi and C-Max […]

Ford May Build Electric Cars in China

Ford May Build Electric Cars in China

Ford Motor Co. may build electric cars with its partner in China as the auto industry moves toward producing more fuel-efficient vehicles, Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally said. Why are foreign automakers so keen to make electric cars for China all of a sudden? Obviously its due to strong government […]