09 Jun '11, 8pm

Ford Will Triple Its Production of Electric, Hybrid Vehicles via @greentechmedia

Ford Will Triple Its Production of Electric, Hybrid Vehicles via @greentechmedia

Ford will triple its production of electrified vehicles through 2013, and plans to have a total of five electrified vehicles on the market by the end of 2012. Currently, Ford sells about 35,000 hybrids a year. In addition to the Fusion Hybrid and Escape Hybrid, Ford also has the Transit Connect Electric that recently came on the market and the electric Focus is coming later this year. To get to more than 100,000 vehicles a year, Ford is also bringing the all new C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid to market in 2012. The five passenger C-MAX will only be available in hybrid and plug-in form. The two models are already selling well in Europe. “What’s different about Ford is the democratization of the technology,” said Jim Farley, Ford’s group vice president of Marketing, Sales and Service. “It’s not a science project for a few people.” Although hybrids still only ma...

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