With the current oil prices being unstable, more and more car manufacturer are venturing the hybrid market, to cope up with the demand of fuel efficient car, Ford have decided that the will build a hybrid car as well.
Below we are going to share an article about Ford plans to sell electric car by 2011 from the star.
DETROIT (AP) – Ford Motor Co. is planning to put a fully electric car in showrooms by 2011 that will get up to 100 miles (160 kilometers) on a single charge and plans to offer plug-in versions of its gas-electric hybrid vehicles a year later.
Ford announced its strategy for electric vehicles Sunday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, offering a broad description of plans for both hybrid and purely electric-powered vehicles.
Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. said the company is working on four high-mileage battery-electric vehicles to be introduced in the coming years.
Ford said the company’s electrification strategy is “perfectly aligned with our nation’s growing interest in advanced technologies that can help reduce our usage of gasoline.”
The Dearborn-based automaker said it also plans to have a battery-powered commercial van on the market in 2010.
“We’re employing a comprehensive approach to electrification that will tackle commercial issues such as batteries, standards and infrastructure,” Bill Ford said.
In an effort to make electric vehicles appeal to a mass market, Ford said the company is teaming up with utility companies in California, and local governments in Colorado and China to develop projects that can help fuel usage of plug-in, eco-friendly vehicles.
Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president of global product development, said the automaker expects to start out selling 5,000 to 10,000 electric vehicles annually.
Ford also plans to bring its European Fiesta subcompact car to the U.S. next year and is looking to drum up excitement for the vehicle by letting selected people test drive the car this summer and share their experiences on social networking Web sites.