Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ford Going Greener – As Fast As It Feasibly Can

Ford Going Greener – As Fast As It Feasibly Can:
By Jeff Cobb
John Fleming, executive VP of Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs addresses the media in 2011 about Ford's electrified offerings in Michigan.

Perhaps you’ve heard allegations that Ford’s Focus Electric is a “compliance car,” a limited-production gas-free vehicle that adds to its maker’s average overall fleet fuel-economy rating.

While there may be truth to that, at the same time no self-respecting automaker would seek to deliberately sabotage its chances of selling more, and a recent talk given by a senior Ford executive revealed some of Ford’s thinking in deciding to offer an economical vehicle in volume.
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