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Ford unveils its first car

by Staff Writers

Las Vegas Jan 7, 2011

Survey: Electric have a way to go

Amstelveen, Netherlands Jan 7, 2011 — Most car executives do not see a reasonably priced vehicle being available on the market in the next five a Dutch survey indicates. The by KPMG, an audit, tax and consulting found that many electric cars will not be without government subsidies, the BBC this week. Despite they say the market for electric will be the fastest growing in the industry, the survey found.

are investing heavily in electric to reduce carbon footprints, hit targets and satisfy consumers’ desire for fuel-efficient cars.

More than 90 percent of polled as part of the survey fuel efficiency as the single important factor when a new car. Some carmakers, as Renault and Nissan, are pinning hopes on pure electric while other like and General Motors are pursuing technology that combines electric and gasoline engines. The government has introduced a scheme discounts of up to $7,750 for drivers certain electric cars.

governments are also introducing to buy electric vehicles.

Ford its first strictly electric car on a Focus which is expected to get up to 100 (160 kilometers) on a single and will be available in North late this year.

Mulally, chief executive of the two US automaker, introduced the four-door car at the annual Consumer Electronics in Las Vegas.

Mulally declined to detail the total range or how much it cost, but a Ford spokesman the Focus Electric’s mileage on a charge would be competitive similar electric vehicles as the Nissan Leaf.

The Nissan has a range of up to 100 miles before to be hooked up to a power outlet.

said the lithium-ion battery in the which has a top speed of 84 miles per (136 kilometers per hour) can be charged at a home 240-volt station in three to four half the time of the Leaf.

acknowledged the need for regular would be seen as a drawback by customers.

We know electric are not for everyone, they’re only of the solution for greener driving, he

But, Mulally added, we that many customers are forward to driving a zero electric vehicle and never to visit a gas station again.

We most of these customers are to embrace the reality that a battery does not last as as a full tank of gas, he

Ford said the range of Electric will be enough to the majority of daily driving of Americans.

Rebecca Lindland, an with IHS Automotive, said the to the marketplace is that consumers asking for these.

Hybrid sales fell last to 2.4 percent of the US market from 2.8 in 2009, according to the research Autodata.

A lack of public charging is another barrier to adoption. are currently only 1,800 charging stations in the United

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But Ford said more are We know that during the 18 months we’re going to see at 12,000 installed in cities the country, said Mike Ford’s electric vehicle

Nissan delivered its first Leaf to a San Francisco customer month and General Motors has recently begun sales of its electric hybrid the Chevy

Toyota is also planning on a plug-in electric hybrid to soon and will introduce a version of the popular Prius on Monday at the Detroit auto

The Focus Electric is one of five plug-in hybrid or all-electric Ford plans to bring to America and Europe by 2013.

The company came out with an van, the Transit Connect in North America last

Ford said the Focus would be built at its Michigan Plant in Wayne, Michigan, the gasoline-powered Focus is produced.

It has not yet where the Focus Electric for markets would be built.

integrated its latest smart technology, such as hands-free commands, into the Focus along with a touch mounted on the dashboard which an on-board navigation system.

also developed a mobile for the car, MyFord Mobile, allows drivers to remotely and control battery charge

The home charging station for the Electric includes a feature by Microsoft which allows to charge the vehicle during hours when electricity are the cheapest.

In keeping with the green of the car, Ford said the in the Focus Electric are made recyclable material and that blue jeans were as insulation.

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