Ford is leading the way in electric vehicle technology.
Ford has been perfecting electric vehicle technology for more than a decade. In fact, Ford was the first to introduce a hybrid SUV. Today, Ford is creating the future of electric vehicles with its development of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles. When introduced, they will be the state of the art in electric vehicle technology. Ford has set the bar very high. And you can be confident these innovative new electric vehicles will live up to that high standard.
hybrid electric Vehicle
Great mileage meets Great Performance.
Ford has combined its 21st century version of the internal combustion engine with an electric motor and a high-voltage Nickel-Metal-Hydride battery to create its Hybrid Electric Vehicles. They deliver up to 50% better fuel economy* than their non-hybrid counterparts without sacrificing merging and passing power.
It’s called a hybrid because it’s part gasoline engine, part electric motor. Thanks to the electric motor, the gasoline engine does not have to run all the time. And when a Ford hybrid is being powered by electricity, it’s not burning gasoline. Good for fuel efficiency. Good for the planet. In most instances at low speeds and for short distances, Ford hybrids run exclusively on electricity. At higher speeds, and when you need more power, the gasoline engine kicks in. Ford hybrids also feature a Regenerative Braking System. Unlike a traditional gasoline engine where the energy generated by braking is lost, this innovative technology enables Ford hybrids to capture braking energy and store it for later use.
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* Powered by: Gasoline engine and electric motor
* Electrical Connection: Doesn’t need to be plugged in
* Fuel: Gasoline
* Battery charged by: When running, the gasoline engine charges battery. Energy from braking is also captured to charge battery
* Gasoline engine operation: Powers vehicle at higher speeds, shuts off at low speeds and when vehicle is stopped
* Electric motor operation: Powers vehicle at low speeds and for short distances
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
A gasoline engine combined with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Ford is developing a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with advanced technology designed to give you maximum fuel efficiency. That’s good for you. Driving the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle may also reduce your carbon footprint. And that’s good for the planet.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Basics
The plug-in hybrid* electric vehicle provides maximum fuel efficiency by pairing a unique high-voltage battery and electric motor with a gasoline engine. This means the gasoline engine does not have to run all the time. That’s better for gas mileage. And better for the planet. The plug-in capability allows you to charge the battery using either a 120-volt or a 240-volt outlet upgraded with electric vehicle supply equipment. By doing so, you extend the distance this vehicle can travel in all-electric mode. Its high-voltage lithium-ion battery provides enough power to operate in all-electric mode for short commutes. The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle also features a Regenerative Braking System, which enables it to capture braking energy and store it for later use.
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* Powered by: Gasoline engine and high-voltage battery
* Electrical Connection: Though not absolutely necessary, plugging in will provide optimal performance
* Fuel: Will operate entirely on gasoline, entirely on electricity or on a combination of both
* Battery charged by: The gas engine, recycled energy from braking and by plugging into a 120-volt outlet or 240-volt outlet upgraded with electric vehicle supply equipment
* Gasoline engine operation: Powers vehicle at higher speeds, shuts off at low speeds and when vehicle is stopped
* Electric motor operation: Powers vehicle at low to moderate speeds and for short commutes
All Electric Vehicle
Ford All-Electric Vehicle is something to get charged up about.
Ford is developing technology that eliminates the gasoline engine completely. The all-electric vehicle* runs on a powerful, rechargeable, high-voltage lithium-ion battery targeted to go up to 100 miles on a single charge.
Instead of a gasoline engine, the Ford all-electric vehicle* will have an electric motor and high-voltage lithium-ion battery. It will run purely on electricity and is targeted to go up to 100 miles on a single charge. Because electricity is often cheaper than gasoline, it may be less costly to operate. Especially if you charge the battery at night when electric rates are lower. The all-electric vehicle will also feature a Regenerative Braking System, which will enable it to capture braking energy and store it for later use.
* Powered by: Lithium-ion battery with the highest voltage capacity**
* Electrical Connection: Must recharge by plugging into an electric outlet
* Fuel: Powered by an electric motor and battery
* Battery charged by: 120-volt outlet or 240-volt outlet upgraded with electric vehicle supply equipment
* Gasoline engine operation: Does not have a gasoline engine
* Electric motor operation: Provides all the driving power for the vehicle to a targeted range of up to 100 miles
Ford is creating the present and future of electric vehicle technology
Ford Fusion and Escape Hybrid Electric Vehicles are today’s state-of-the-art technology. As for tomorrow, Ford is committed to becoming a world leader in rechargeable electric vehicle technology.
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An effective way to reduce your carbon footprint
You’re committed to doing what you can to lessen your impact on the planet. And Ford is committed to creating the electric vehicles that will give you an effective way to do that – without having to sacrifice convenience or performance.
Renewable energy is making electricity even cleaner
Energy companies are working to build more efficient plants and generate more power from renewable energy sources. This is making an electric vehicle an increasingly attractive option for everyone who wants to reduce their carbon footprint.
Ford Debuts Its First-Ever E-Bike
Have you noticed more scooters and bicycles on the streets lately? Alternate forms of transportation are officially mainstream, and that hasn’t been lost on Ford, which has unveiled the E-Bike Concept. That’s right, an electric Ford bike!
“The E-Bike market is growing very, very rapidly, with some 30 million units sold globally last year,” explained Axel Wilke, Director, Vehicle Personalization, Ford Customer Service Division Europe. EBikes are being utilized for short-distance commuting, so Ford decided to respond by showing how easily its design language could translate to a bicycle. Developed by a Ford Design team led by Executive Design Director Martin Smith, in partnership with cyber-Wear, the German brand behind the Ford Lifestyle Collection products, the Ford E-Bike Concept has been created from the ground up to appeal to both men and women.
The E-Bike has a trapezoidal frame profile, and has been constructed from aluminum and carbon; the frame weighs about 5 pounds. The wheels have a six-spoke V-design, while the drive system is hidden, creating a clean, minimalist appearance. Power comes from a drive system featuring a motor in the front wheel hub, with a lithium-ion battery concealed in the frame, promising a range of up to 52 miles on a full charge.
The E-Bike Concept also has an integrated controller and patented magnetostriction sensor technology from the world of Formula One. Magnetostriction – don’t hear that word very often, do you? Magneotostrictive materials are used to convert magnetic energy into kinetic energy, and vice versa. In Formula One, these sensors help handle high engine revolutions in combination with intense thermal strains. They need no physical contact with other parts of the engine, are temperature-independent and are completely maintenance-free.
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Ford Evos Concept: What Future Ford Vehicles Might Look Like
You’ve heard us use the term “global design” before on TheFordStory.com; it basically refers to the foundation of new Ford products that can be used worldwide. To simplify that even further, it’s like automotive DNA. And, it’s also part of the One Ford product plan.
The Ford Evos Concept, which will officially debut at the 64th Frankfurt International Motor Show, held September 15-25, 2011, might give you the biggest hint of all regarding the DNA of the next generation of Ford cars and crossovers.
“The Ford Evos Concept is a strong statement of intent from the global design team, and highlights the compelling vision we have for our future products. We believe that the new generation of buyers around the world has higher expectations for a more premium design language in all products,” explained J Mays, Group Vice President, Design and Chief Creative Officer.
Take special note of the interior and exterior of the four-seater. There’s a fastback roof profile, which screams aerodynamic efficiency. There’s a sporty appearance. Its architecture is muscular. And about the face: The familiar Ford inverted trapezoid grille has been moved upward, which you might have already noticed on the new Focus Electric and Focus ST.
But it’s not only the design that’s important here. “The Ford Evos Concept unites three key elements which are at the core of our One Ford global product strategy: outstanding design, smart technologies and fuel economy leadership,” said Derrick Kuzak, Group Vice President of Global Product Development.
Driver interaction and awareness are key features. You’ve heard references to “the cloud”? It’s alive and well here. The technology on the Ford Evos Concept reflects a new generation of driver interaction and awareness currently under development in the Ford Research and Innovation laboratories. Seamless connectivity between the vehicle and the driver’s “personal cloud” of information is at the heart of its capabilities. Ford researchers are focusing efforts on delivering four key customer benefits: personalization, enhancement of the driving experience, looking after the driver’s well-being and smart electrified powertrain optimization.
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Using information from the cloud, the vehicle can provide the same connected lifestyle the driver experiences at home or office. The car knows the driver and automatically adapts handling, steering and engine controls to deliver a dynamic driving experience. For example, imagine if it could automatically play the same music or news program that was just streaming at home, or heat or cool the interior to an ideal temperature before you got in, without input from you, since it would predict your departure time based on your calendar. Wirelessly communicating with devices in the home, it could close the garage door and switch off the lights automatically as it pulls away.
Learning driver habits and capabilities, the technology can overlay map and weather data sourced from the cloud to adjust powertrain, steering, suspension and braking systems for comfort and safety.
And Ford researchers have already developed technologies focused on driver wellness, such as the heart-rate monitoring seat and certified allergy-free interiors. With a seamless connection to the cloud, the Ford Evos Concept monitors the physical state and workload of the driver and adjusts the driving experience accordingly. The concept is also equipped with advanced air quality sensors and filtration systems to help allergy sufferers. Location-aware, it can access air-quality data from the cloud and proactively suggest a healthier route to the destination.
In dynamic driving situations, the vehicle may simplify the appearance of the instrument panel to display only necessary gauge information and switch the driver’s connected smartphone to Do Not Disturb mode to help keep the focus on the road.
What about performance? The Ford Evos Concept is a state-of-the-art lithium-ion plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain, providing the same next-generation performance and fuel economy as the Ford C-MAX Energi scheduled for introduction in North America in 2012 and Europe in 2013. Cloud connectivity would provide further opportunities to enhance performance and efficiency by selecting the optimum combination of powertrain modes for any given journey. Ford researchers are working to increase understanding of driver behavior, develop accurate protocols to predict it and enhance the trip by providing the smartest use of fuel or battery for the situation. The cloud-optimized powertrain would automatically “know” when to save energy and switch modes, using information about the vehicle’s predicted travel route, any emission zone restrictions during the journey and current weather conditions.
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“We wanted the Ford Evos Concept to give a clear message about where Ford design is heading – shaping vehicles that are fun to drive, have a premium appeal but, above all, are stunningly beautiful,” said J. “The first fruit of this vision will be ready sooner than you might think – you’ll see it in around four months rather than four years. We can’t wait to introduce the first production car to include this new Ford design to our global customers.”