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Ford CEO Mark Fields confirms 200-mile electric car coming

John Voelcker 248 views Apr 28, 2016 Follow John Add to circle Grille - 2016 Ford Focus Electric 5dr HB Enlarge Photo What a difference a week makes. Just last week, Ford's director of electrification programs and engineering, Kevin Layden, told reporters that the company had no immediate plans to launch a 200-mile electric car. But on today's second-quarter earnings call, Ford Motor CEO Mark Fields announced that the company plans to offer just such a vehicle. DON'T MISS: 2019 Ford 'Model E' hybrid, electric car coming from Mexico plant? Fields was asked specifically whether Ford would join Chevrolet, Tesla, and other makers in offering a battery-electric car with a range of 200 miles or more. “Clearly that’s something we’re developing for,” Fields said, according to industry trade Automotive News . The company, he said, wants to be “among the leaders or in a leadership p...

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