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Magna International Inc. is up with Ford Motor Co. to build a battery-electric vehicle for the American market. The two companies here yesterday they been working for more a year on a project to develop and a compact car that would in showrooms sometime in 2011.

International Inc. is teaming up Ford Motor Co. Ltd. to a battery-electric vehicle for the North market. The two companies revealed yesterday they have working for more than a on a project to develop and build a car that would arrive in sometime in 2011.

I think we are striking distance of bringing a electric vehicle to market, co-chief executive officer Don said in an interview after the at the North American International Show.

Unlike current hybrids, in an on-board electric motor the main gasoline engine, the new of electric autos will be by batteries.

Magna said the will have an-board charger capable of plugging a 110- or 220-volt standard and will be able to recharge in hours, depending on the voltage of the

We have leading-edge technology and the is there in this from governments, the car companies and parts It’s also very for Ford and Magna.

Walker the two companies are projecting volume of 5,000 and 10,000 vehicles in the year but that could depending on fuel prices and support for consumer incentives.

Ford, which is also in the current industrial turmoil threatens the survival of its North rivals, said the car will a range of about 160 kilometres using any gasoline and without performance.

The Ford BEV (Battery Vehicle) is expected to offer a familiar driving experience, the said in a statement. It will similar to a conventional vehicle but smoother acceleration, less and zero emission.

The drive to cars is a dominant theme at year’s show as automakers higher fuel prices and concerns. General Motors Chrysler LLC and Toyota Motor are among the companies unveiling as as 50 concept and production models boast different forms of

Aurora-based Magna, one of the world’s auto-parts makers, will be for the powertrain and battery modules for the Ford vehicle.

In an ideal we’d like to make associated with the electrification of the Walker said.

The company is a key role in engineering for integration of the propulsion system and other

The project has involved Magna’s and developments centres in Michigan, and its Aurora headquarters.

The technology has moved quickly in the last few around lithium ion batteries and been a leading-edge player, Ted Robertson, Magna’s executive for new product creation.

The two companies, would not disclose project have not decided where will assemble the vehicle. Magna is considering building a plant for the project, Walker

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Magna will also try to contracts to build other in the vehicle since it already has the to produce most auto from frames to seats and panels.

Walker said and Magna had been talking an electric car for two years before his showed the Detroit-based auto its capabilities. Ford decided a year ago to pursue a project Magna.

We’ve known has been interested in being a company for years, Walker Bill Ford Jr. (Ford’s chair) has been pushing a long time.

Ford told several thousand at the show that his company to introduce a battery electric van in 2010 and a new generation of hybrid including plug-in versions in

Ford is heading in the direction and our customers want us to go, which is high-tech, he said.

I think is where society would to see the entire industry go and Ford is to lead that charge.

Kuzak, Ford’s group of product development, said the and Magna share the same for the potential of electrification in transportation.

partnership leverages the technical of two global companies to achieve a goal, delivering a no-compromise, battery powered car for the retail he said.


Magna chair and Frank Stronach has shown a interest in recent years in propulsion vehicles beyond the fuel combustion engine.

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