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And nothing here about Ford moving to electric vehicles. What good does it do to retool to gassers? Management should be executed. ;)


Seriously, what the hell is Ford thinking? Americans don't want fuel-efficient cars... They want fuel-varying cars. Options. This is the same old scam. I give Ford 3 more years.
 

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Dave,

You make very good points, and Ford is at risk of collapsing, given:

1) Toyota and Honda offering hybrids and FCV's,
2) GM aggressively pushing the Volt development effort,
3) China / India announcing their entry into the world and North American markets with hybrids, EV's and compressed air vehicles and
4) domestic start-ups Fisker Automotive, Tesla Motors, Aptera, etc. bringing very high-tech solutions to market.

If, however, the North American market isn't quite ready to go with these advanced solutions, converting plants to offer European vehicles is a good second option, especially if they offer advanced engines - turbo diesel or E85 compatible.

I agree this plan seems far too timid, but Ford is admittedly 2 years behind GM on series hybrids, so hopefully this is just an interim plan until their series hybrids and PFCV's are available.
 

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Where are Ford's PHEV cars & BEVs?

Really tragic to see this at Ford, aside from a PHEV Escape SUV they don't appear to have any PHEVs or BEVs online.

Ironically, at Henry Ford's Fairlane Museum in Dearborn, Michigan we can still see the all-electric (BEV) car Henry bought for his wife in the early 1900s, with a 40 mile range. Henry and Thomas Edison planned to make all-electric PHEVs in 1914, here's the news clip:

http://www.evworld.com/article.cfm?storyid=1212
 
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