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Ford Unveils Plan for 10 New C-Segment Vehicles

Ford Motor Company announced this week the automaker is producing 10 new-generation, fuel-efficient smaller cars for the C-segment. Ford said it is delivering on its promise to create a new generation of global small cars. The automaker is debuting these vehicles to the media at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. Led by the all-new Ford Focus, the vehicle lineup demonstrates how Ford is transforming its product range for a high-tech, fuel-efficient future.

Last week at the Consumer Electronic Show, Ford unveiled its all-new Focus Electric – the company’s first-ever all-electric passenger car. The zero-CO2-emissions, gasoline-free version of Ford’s popular small car is the flagship of the company’s growing fleet of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles coming to North America and Europe by 2013.

“Focus Electric is the flagship of our new family of electrified vehicles, showcasing our commitment to offer consumers choice when it comes to fuel-efficient or fuel-free vehicles,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president for Global Product Development. “Its advanced powertrain will deliver significant energy efficiency advantages and zero CO2 emissions without compromising driving enjoyment. And its suite of smart driver information technologies will transform the way customers think about energy usage and their transportation needs.”

Ford said the Focus Electric will launch in late 2011 and is designed to offer enough range to cover the majority of daily driving habits of Americans. It will offer a mile-per-gallon equivalent better than Chevrolet Volt and competitive with other battery electric vehicles. According to Ford, a full recharge is expected to take three to four hours at home with the 240-volt charge station –half the charge time of the Nissan Leaf.

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