Ford has promised to produce a new range of zero-emission cars over the next four years, including an electric version of the ever-popular Focus.
Chairman Bill Ford told journalists at the Detroit Motor Show that the electric would be ready by 2011 as part of Ford’s extensive ‘electrification’ plans.
Ford will also launch an electric commercial van in 2010, and a new generation of hybrid cars is scheduled for 2012.
‘Ford is heading in the direction America and our customers want us to go, which is a green, high-tech and global future,’ Bill Ford said.
‘We will launch at least four high-mileage battery-electric vehicles by 2012. Our global electrification strategy is not a test plan – it is aimed at making Ford the leader in battery technology.’
Ford said it plans to shift the electric Focus worldwide at a volume of 5-10,000 units.
Which? has reported on some of the latest electric cars, including the Tesla Roadster – the world’s first electric . If you’d like to find out more about hybrid cars, hydrogen fuel cells and stop-start systems, read this guide to green car technologies.
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