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Ford Plug-In Hybrid Due in Electric Car Next Year

At a briefing held today at s Advance Engineering Center in MI, company representatives gave a peak at the automaker s green The lineup includes official plans for both a battery vehicle and Ford s first hybrid (PHEV).

The PHEV arrive in 2011 and Ford has it will debut in a C-Class platform. While rumors suggested this could be a new model, Sue Cischke, Ford VP for Sustainability, Environment and Safety all but laid those to rest by that in order to keep low, the different powertrain will be rolled out using the platform. In other words for a Focus plug-in hybrid in

Ford has decided to go the same as Toyota when it comes to hybrid technology, having plug-in hybrid operate in the same way as a conventional hybrid a mixture of gasoline and electric used to move the car. is different from the formula by Chevy and the upcoming Volt, uses gasoline to power the motor, which powers the Ford didn t discuss but did say that their system for a

much smaller battery.

As a result, the battery will be less expensive, meaning the PHEV, is likely to cost less than the Volt s $40,000 price point. The PHEV will use a lithium-ion

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As for the battery electric vehicle it will be just that a a not a car. While an electric is due in 2011, next year will debut an electric of its new Transit Connect utility Ford representatives acknowledged the of launching BEV s on a large scale and did say that BEV s would need the of government incentives in order to into the marketplace.

Another major problem in electric cars into the is that electric stations to be created, and while cost is an issue, the larger problem is Ford s aroach to the U.S. is national, while electricity are regional.

Ford is expected to debut the all new at the upcoming Detroit Auto in January and we expect to hear about the introduction of its first hybrid then or shortly AutoGuide s Detroit Auto coverage begins January

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