Editor’s note: This short article should be of interest to wind-power advocate because, in my mind, electric vehicles are the future of personal transportation. They will create more demand for electric power, and ideally, wind generated electric power. DOE reports that for the last few years, electric power demand has risen by only about 0.5%.
- Ford is investing an additional $4.5 billion in electrified vehicle solutions by 2020, including the new Focus Electric with all-new dc fast-charge capability, which delivers 80% charge in an estimated 30 minutes and projected 100-mile range
- The company is adding 13 new electrified vehicles to its product portfolio by 2020; more than 40% of Ford’s nameplates globally will be electrified by the decade’s end
- The company is also redefining how future vehicles are created, moving from a features-based product development to a customer-experience-led process, applying insights from social scientists
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