21 May '11, 12am

Bill Ford editorial sings praises of electric car, information technology

Bill Ford editorial sings praises of electric car, information technology

People sometimes ask me, Do I feel vindicated? No, I feel energized. As for why Bill Ford is such a technology booster, he himself points at the price of oil. "The turmoil in the Middle East, a growing demand for energy in China, and the fact that oil is getting harder to find – all this suggests that gasoline is going to get more expenive over time and that customers are going to care increasingly about fuel efficiency" says Ford, making a case for the estimate that by 2020, nearly a quarter of Ford's fleet will be electrified. Rather than place all its eggs in a singular basket, Ford is inveting heavily in the competing technologies of hybrids, plug-in hybrids and pure electric vehicles, so that the company will have an offering in each space, and it will have experience with whatever technology may eventually come out on top. Key to this push is continued development an...

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