May 12, 2011
Google and Ford, two of the biggest names in their industries have decided to join forces to create the best green car possible.
The deal was first announced at the recently held Google I/O Developers conference. Ford said that it is keen on applying the Google Prediction API in its own research to predict drivers’ behaviour on the street.
The reason behind it was that by predicting driver habits, Ford can find ways to optimize engine functions that would result into better hybrid or electric cars.
The result of all this planning and predicting may come to fruition in four to eight years from now.
Apr 15, 2011
Chicago is a readying itself for a more “greener” future as it has been installing more and more charging stations to service electric cars. This in turn has landed them on Ford Motor Co.’s list of Top 25 Cities Most Ready for Electric Vehicles.
Proof that they’re heading towards the green car movement:
- A Chicago based company called Carbon Day has installed at least 100 charging stations and plans on installing 150 or more within the year.
- Chicago’s signed up with 350Green for $1.9 Million to install 280 more charging stations.
- General Electric Co., Siemens AG and other well-known companies have plans to build more electric stations this year.
Let’s just hope that their electric consumption won’t go overboard…
Mar 24, 2011
It looks like Electric Vehicle manufacturers have a soft spot for AT&T. Both Ford and Nissan will be using the telecommunications giant as part of their cars functionalities.
The car manufacturers will have AT&T as the backbone of their wireless network and mobile apps that will monitor the batteries and hunt for the nearest charging stations. The idea seems to be that the wireless network is supposed to pacify any fears of not knowing whether if the EV’s battery will last long enough for the trip.
We’ll see how this union will look like when Ford’s Focus Electric rolls out of production at the end of 2011.
Jan 24, 2011
Ford is set to produce 10 new-generation, fuel-efficient small cars in line with offering a wider variety of smaller vehicles, with or without fuel.
The new generation of Ford vehicles as led by the all-new Ford Focus promises a fresh roster of fuel-efficient vehicles.
The Focus Electric is the first fuel-free passenger car offered by Ford Motor Company that has zero emissions. Also included are the Ford Vertrek concept which is a small sport utility vehicle, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and the high-mileage C-MAX vehicles.