18 Apr '11, 11am

Electric vehicles? Hybrids? Is there a better fuel option? A @Ford exec gives us her take (link fixed!)

Electric vehicles? Hybrids? Is there a better fuel option? A @Ford exec gives us her take (link fixed!)

With improved battery technology, rethinking the way we drive and consume fuel may not be a stretch of the imagination. Photo: Amanda Wills, Earth911 At the Fortune Brainstorm: GREEN in Laguna Niguel, Calif., electric vehicles, the capacity of the grid and alternative fuels were all the buzz. Opinions varied at a panel focusing on vehicle electrification between auto titans Ford and Nissan about where the market is headed. With Nissan’s focus on an all-electric strategy in the future, Ford is hedging its bets, landing with a mix of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric and gasoline vehicles. Nancy Gioia, director of global vehicle electrification for Ford Motor Co., explains her point of view looks at driver’s individual needs and creates vehicles that suit them. This runs contrary to the panel and the opinions expressed at the conference. One live polling question asked partic...

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