Ford Announces New Carbon-Cutting Vehicles

London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) January 12, 2009 -- The Ford Motor Company will roll out a range of new electric-powered and hybrid vehicles over the next four years to help customers cut their carbon emissions.A battery-powered commercial van and a small car will be introduced to the North American market in 2010 and 2011 respectively.These will be followed by a range of next-generation hybrid vehicles in 2012, including a plug-in version.Bill Ford, the firm`s executive chairman, said: `Ford is heading in the direction America and our customers want us to go, which is a green, high-tech and global future.`I think that is where society would like to see the entire industry go, and Ford is going to lead that charge.

`The new plan was unveiled at the 2009 North American International Auto Show.Ford`s new electric-powered vehicles have been developed in collaboration with Magna International, responsible for the new lithium ion battery which will be used in the cars.The company has also unveiled its new 3.5 litre V-6 engine - part of its latest emissions-cutting EcoBoost initiative that will be available for more than 90 per cent of its North American vehicles by 2013.

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