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Ford Focus Electric Drivers: Has Your Electric Car Suddenly Stalled?

Ford Focus Electric Drivers: Has Your Electric Car Suddenly Stalled?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating customer claims that the Ford Focus Electric can stall suddenly, completely shutting down while driving. According to the Detroit News, the NHTSA has received 11 reports of Focus Electrics stalling. In each case, the car... read more

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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Owners Get Cash As Ford Lowers MPG Rating

For Ford, it's all about "customer satisfaction"--a phrase it's repeated hundreds of times over the past nine months. During that time, it's grappled with the realization... read more August 16, 2013 by 


 
2014 Ford C-Max

Ford To Lower Disputed C-Max Hybrid Gas Mileage Estimates: Report

Ford will lower the 47-mpg gas mileage rating for its C-Max Hybrid hatchback, a much-disputed metric that was never backed up by real-world owner experience. Soon after the... read more August 15, 2013 by 


 
European Ford Focus gets lower-emission 1.0 3-cyl EcoBoost

Forbidden Fruit: Europe's Ford Focus 3-Cyl EcoBoost Gets Even Greener

As the U.S. still eagerly awaits the introduction of the 3-cylinder EcoBoost Ford Fiesta, European drivers are buying Ford's tiny-engined cars in their droves. Various... read more August 14, 2013 by  6


 
Fuel gauge

Facing Fuel-Economy Fracas, Ford Focuses On Gas Mileage Myths (Video)

Many buyers of new Ford cars--both its 2013 C-Max and Fusion hybrids, and those fitted with its EcoBoost line of downsized, turbocharged engines--report real-world gas... read more August 2, 2013 by  19


 
2012 Toyota Prius C

Toyota: We Sell Six In Every Ten Hybrids In California

California loves its hybrids. And according to figures from Toyota, it loves their hybrids more than anyone else's. A full 61 percent of new hybrids sold in California are... read more August 1, 2013 by  7


 
2014 Ford F-150 fitted with natural-gas readiness package

2014 Ford F-150 Natural-Gas Readiness Package For Half-Ton Pickup

Ford is the latest automaker to offer a natural gas fuel option for its best-selling pickup truck range. The 2014 Ford F-150 will be offered with a natural gas (CNG) and... read more July 31, 2013 by  1


 
Zachary Nelson and Ford's haptic gear shifter technology (Image: Video screen grab)

Want To Improve Manual Gas Mileage? Haptic Shift Knob Tech Could Help

The humble automatic transmission has come along in leaps and bounds over the year, and modern systems are often more efficient than their manual equivalents. For the manual... read more July 30, 2013 by  3


 
2013 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Vs. Ford C-Max Hybrid: Pros And Cons

For several years, Toyota had the hybrid market pretty much sewn up with its Prius. Okay, so it never reached the heady economy highs of the original Honda Insight, but it... read more July 29, 2013 by  20


 
2014 Ford F-150 Tremor

Toyota And Ford To Go It Alone On Hybrid Trucks After Study

Sometimes the most significant divorces are handled in the most minimalist way. So it was with a brief press statement from Toyota today, noting that after completing a... read more July 23, 2013 by  18


 
2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Production To Double To 40 Percent Of Total

With hybrid sales growing all the time, no hybrid-touting manufacturer can afford to be left without stock. That's why Ford has announced it's to increase production of the... read more July 18, 2013 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012

2013 Ford C-Max, Fusion Hybrids To Be Modified To Boost MPG In Real-World Use

That noise you heard yesterday afternoon? That was the sound of the other shoe dropping. Ford said yesterday that it will "enhance the on-road fuel economy performance" of... read more July 17, 2013 by  31


 
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid owned by Bayer Protective Services, Sacramento, CA

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid: 500K Miles, Still In Patrol Service

If you ever had any doubt that hybrids were durable--and many people do--here's a case study to set your mind at ease. A white base-model 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid has just... read more July 16, 2013 by  7


 
2013 Ford Focus Electric

After Price Cut, Will More Choose 2014 Focus Electric Over C-Max Energi?

If you've been considering an electric car but have been deterred by pricing, it might be worth another try—or at least another look at the numbers. This past week... read more July 15, 2013 by  23


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012

2014 Ford Focus Electric Gets $4,000 Price Cut To Boost Sales

Ford might have ignored the 2014 Focus Electric when it updated its range for the 2014 model year, but one aspect has finally changed: The price. That has now dropped by... read more July 10, 2013 by  22


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid

Gas-Sippers Fuel Ford's Growth (Well, Partly)

Something funny is happening at Ford. Despite very heavy competition from a host of automakers, Ford is gaining market share at a brisk pace -- and it's doing so thanks in... read more July 1, 2013 by 


 
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