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While all eyes are on plug-in announcements from Motors, Nissan, Toyota and Ford appears to be quietly into a leading position in the to get electric vehicles on the market.

has recently made great in its hybrid technology with the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Escape Hybrid. But the company take another big step when it rolls out its first vehicle—a European-built mini vehicle called the Ford Connect.

The vehicle, produced in collaboration the UK’s Smith Electric will feature a 29 kWh battery Ford expects to eventually “a couple thousand a month,” to government fleets, according to Kuzak, Ford’s group president of Global Product

Next Up: A Small Electric Car

will be quickly following the EV with several pure vehicles aimed at the consumer including a Focus-sized subcompact slated for sale in 2011. took a quick demo-drive of the called BEV for battery electric the Washington Auto Show this month. The BEV accelerated in a manner with barely a of noise. Power delivery was and constant. (We ll have more reports in the coming weeks.)

The Ford BEV is a joint venture Ford and Magna International, a global parts supplier. supplies the batteries and powertrain as well as the engineering and vehicle The BEV technology has been applied to a Focus mule that has in road testing for the past six

To power up, the BEV has an on-board battery compatible with any standard Charge time is approximately 12 at 110 volts or 6 hours at 220 volts. charged, the BEV promises a travel of 100 miles.

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The powertrain consists of electric motor managed by a transmission. Energy comes a lithium ion battery split two packs. One is stored below the of the cabin, and the other is in the trunk.

Energy-saving features include regenerative brakes, a high-voltage for the air conditioning system, and an electric heater.

Ford says the BEV first be introduced in North with the potential to migrate to the and Asia Pacific markets the road.

In Good Time: Hybrids, Plug-in Hybrids and Cars

Ford’s plan is to deliver version of the BEV in 2011, and then to in 2012 with its next-generation vehicles and a plug-in hybrid. If the delivers, it will be only behind Toyota’s plug-in and GM’s Chevy Volt. not far at all, considering the small production numbers for these

By that time, Ford have a couple years of road experience with vehicles.

Ford Focus Electric Cars
Ford Focus Electric Cars
Ford Focus Electric Cars
Ford Focus Electric Cars

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