09 Jun '11, 6pm

Ford to Triple Electric Vehicle Production, Add Green Jobs

Ford to Triple Electric Vehicle Production, Add Green Jobs

Ford Motor Company plans to triple its electric vehicle capacity with the help of its first dedicated hybrid and plug-in vehicle models, and is adding jobs in Michigan as its electric vehicle strategy expands. "Today's news means that we are going to have enough flexibility to grow our electrified vehicle production to more than 100,000 units annually by 2013," said Jim Farley, Ford group vice president of marketing, sales and service, during a webcast Thursday. Ford currently sells 35,000 electric, hybrid or plug-in vehicles a year, Farley said, using the strategy of adding electric version of core models. "We're not really electrifying certain vehicles and making a science project for a few people," he said. "We're electrifying a whole platform." Ford's C-Max hybrid and plug-in hybrid (called the Energi) will be released in 2012 as the first Ford body styles available on...

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