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Lately there has been a shift to alternatively powered vehicles. Where does Ford stand here?


Ford believes the future of transportation will involve multiple types of fuels – from ultra-efficient EcoBoost® gasoline engines to biofuels to electrification, and many more in between. Ford has invested billions in researching all types of alternative fuel sources. Right now we feel that electrification (hybrids, plug-in hybrids and full battery electric vehicles) is a strong bet for what the market is going to accept, especially with the huge infrastructure investments being made. That is why we will have launched six new electrified vehicles by the end of this year.

Our near-term focus on electrification doesn’t mean we still aren’t continuing research, testing and implementation of other alternative fuel vehicles. Certain Ford cars and trucks already run on biofuels and compressed natural gas (CNG). We also have hydrogen and fuel cell test fleets. We are even looking at components like algae for a future clean fuel source. We have not ruled hydrogen out. We see electrification as the next step and one that will provide us with a good deal of key learnings for developing hydrogen.

Jim B The time is now for Ford to step up and offer CNG as an option. If buses can run on it why notCNG. Own it and be a leader or wait for it and let someone else lead??? Hmmm... Were are slaves to oil Barons that are robbing us every mile we drive!
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Lucas J You said: "We are even looking at components like algae for a future clean fuel source." I attempted to give the idea of using Algae as a fuel source to Ford ten years ago. Ford responded that they did not accept ideas that did not come from, "in house". Is that still your policy? Hydrogen is not a fuel. It is an energy carrier. It currently not a practical transportation energy carrier. It is very likely that it will never be. If you want to learn why, do your homework.
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Tony Weiler I almost bought a Volt, but they tagged on $5,000 and I walked away. They also simply raised the price to eat the rebates, and now, they have failed. They are out of production. I hope Ford doesn't have the same greed - and failure - by biting the hand that WANTS to feed electrification.
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N. R Well...This answered one of my own questions, too bad the next step is electrification. Oh well, I guess researching into all forms of energy pleases all crowds.
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