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Ford Introduces North America’s Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Network, Helping Customers Confidently Switch To An All-Electric Lifestyle

Dearborn, Mich., Oct. 17, 2019 – Ford is giving future all-electric vehicle customers the confidence to enjoy a hassle-free electric lifestyle by providing access to more electric vehicle public charging stations in North America than any other automaker. Ford will make it easier for customers to find a place to charge when the company starts delivering new models next year.

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When Do You Think You’ll Be Buying Or Leasing An Electric Vehicle?

It’s not a matter of you MIGHT get one – you WILL be getting one! At some point in the very near-future the EV will be cheaper to purchase/lease than a regular ICE (Internal Combustible Engine) vehicle WITHOUT government incentives. If you want to put off the inevitable as long as possible, it’ll probably be around 2024-2025 – that’s only 6 years from now! Take the time to watch this brief video and you’ll understand that it’s a lot closer than you think before we’re all driving electric.

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi SE – Road Test

I’ve loved the look of the present generation Fusion sever since I laid eyes on it – when it’s approaching from the opposite direction it looks a lot like an Aston Martin from the front. However, for 2017 Ford has seen fit to re-style the Fusion to make it look more like a Ford. In addition to the new grill and front fascia it also gets LED headlights, tail lights and fog lights, along a new rear fascia and spiffy redesigned 17-inch wheels. Inside, there is now a rotary-style gear selector – very Jaguaresque, a longer armrest and improved access to the open storage area in the lower dashboard.

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Road Test Special: Living With An Electric Vehicle – A Day-To-Day Comparison of Three Models (The Twitter Version)

Welcome to the Twitter Version… This is NOT a road test of each vehicle, it’s just an overview of how-they-work in relation to each other – on a day-to-day basis. Each vehicle will have its own road test in a separate article. Squirrel!!! Just kidding let’s go….

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen Plan A Joint Venture For Ultra-Fast, High-Power Charging Along Major Highways In Europe

Stuttgart, November 29, 2016 /  BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick build-up of a sizable number of stations in order to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicle drivers. This will be an important step towards facilitating mass-market BEV adoption.

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Road Test Special: Ford Changed The World When He Gave Us The Model T – Tesla’s Going To Change It Back Again

Ford brought the Model T to the masses – Tesla plans to do the same…with the Model 3 Tesla. What’s the first thing you think of when you read or hear that word? For me, it was a very expensive electric car that the Hollywood gang loved to be seen-in – so they could tell us how to live our life and save the environment from their ivory tower. For that reason alone, I completely ignored the car and everything about it. But I was wrong – so very wrong. What changed my mind?

Electric Vehicles – The Answer To Every Urban Commuter’s Prayers…Or Are They?

At this year’s Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) the stand-out theme would have to be Electric Vehicles (EVs) – at least that’s where most of the manufacturers seem to be spending their time, energy and design money. And hey, there’s nothing wrong with electric vehicles – don’t get me wrong – but the fact that they’re being touted as an urban commuter – I’m not so sure about that.