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Ford Builds Five Millionth EcoBoost Vehicle

The year was 2009 when the first Ford powered by the then-new line of EcoBoost engines debuted, promising big engine power but small engine fuel economy. It all began with the 3.5 liter V6 in the Ford Taurus, but EcoBoost engines rocking three and four-cylinders can be had in just about every available Ford and […]

March 18th

Ford Focus Energi With $27,000 Price In The Works?

Ford hybrid sales have exploded over the past year as the Blue Oval added several electrified models to its lineup. Leading Ford’s hybrid charge was the Ford Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi, two plug-in hybrids that could soon be joined by a third model, the Focus Energi, which will offer a longer electric driving range and a lower price.

January 21st

2014 Ford Focus EV Gets $4,000 Price Cut

Following on the heels of cars like the Nissan Leaf and Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, the Ford Focus Electric is getting a chunky price cut to make it more competitive with other electric cars. Unfortunately, even after hacking $4,000 off the MSRP, the Ford Focus Electric remains one of the most expensive EVs you can buy. When will Ford get serious about electric cars?

Ford Focus Electric Cost Cut, But Still Not Competitive

When the Nissan Leaf received a surprise price cut of $6,400 earlier in the month, it was a shot across the bow to automakers everywhere. With the world’s most-popular mass market electric car now far more affordable, Ford apparently felt the need to launch its own round of incentives to stimulate EV sales. Now consumers can save more than $10,000 by leasing a Ford Focus Electric, while cash buyers will see their price drop by $2,000.

January 28th

ALTe Takes EV Conversions To China For Survival

The cottage industry of electric vehicle conversions was hoping to ride the wave of EV fever into a much larger market. Unfortunately, the high cost of conversions means there are few takers, and several conversion companies have already gone out of business.

Yet Auburn Hills-based ALTe Powertrain Technologies believes there is still a market for EV conversions…it just isn’t in the U.S.

September 12th