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The Ford electrification strategy is a top priority for the company this year with exciting new projects on the horizon. Efforts to explore emerging technologies have lead to an innovative partnership between Ford and SunPower, creating a smarter and greener way to charge electric vehicles.

The joint venture will bring SunPower’s high efficiency solar technology together with Ford electrified vehicles and product technology. SunPower President and CEO Tom Werner and Ford Associate Director of Global Electrification Infrastructure Mike Tinskey will announce this industry first on Wednesday, August 10, 2011. Following the announcement, Mike and Sunpower’s Ken Fong will link in from California to chat with you and other Ford fans at 5:00 p.m. EST/2:00 p.m. PST.

Do you have questions about how solar technology will help charge your electric vehicle? Learn more about this innovative partnership between SunPower and Ford at the live chat.

Mike has been with Ford since 1991 and led the global Product Planning and Program Management activities for hybrid electric vehicles before taking his current position. He has been integral to planning for the Focus Electric.

Ken is SunPower’s general manager, North American residential and light commercial business unit. Ken brings 25 years of management experience from the consumer technology and solar industries.

Both are excited answer questions regarding Ford electric vehicles and SunPower solar technology.

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Bob K. Ford makes the best cars ever. Now if they would only tell us when the 2013 Taurus will be available !!!
3 year(s) ago via
Kevin Hart Ford should develop a paint that incorporates micro cells that take the suns energy, converts it into electricity, and aids in powering the car. You can use it on any car and it would not take away from any design. No compromise to styling with improved fuel economy across the whole line of vehicles.
3 year(s) ago via
Sean O Keeffe Before you move forward any more take a look back at why people loved your cars in the 70s 80s and early 90s and you will find a lot of us just loved the rwd set up and how well balanced the were to drive
3 year(s) ago via
Kristina Fallon All cars should have AT LEAST the option of solar panels on the roof...may not power the car but they could charge our devices and save that power from being used at home and if we plug in at a charging station it could be fed back into the grid while in a parking lot. Parking lots are very big lets put them to work.....
3 year(s) ago via
Babak Bagheri I love Henry Ford . He was a best industrial designer & Mechanic engineer
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jimmy Junior Ford is really the technological leader in the automotive industry today. It's good to see an American automaker leading the way in technology and innovation.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Our American Cars Looking forward to this
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Danny Santiago Cloudy states should augment any solar system with wind energy. For that matter, all states should augment solar with wind energy. Why not? The technology is there. Not sure that solar energy is being touted as a panacea to our energy needs, but it does alleviate in the production and supply of energy. Other technologies should not be overlooked, for example, improvement in battery technology through the use of different materials besides lithium, etc.
3 year(s) ago via
Matthew Meyer I enjoy hearing how Ford is moving into the future.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Roland Poppie McKinney I want to hear about the 50th anniversary mustang, not this! >:-(
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
TamAirah Pedersen Campbell Ford and Chevron...should HOOK UP! *giggle*wink* No, seriously...GET MARRIED!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Anna Grice What about states like Washington which is always cloudy, rainy, and hardly ever gets any sun, how does this help them? Are they stranded?
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Danny Santiago Aside from all the solar energy and electirc car naysayers, will Ford consider integrating efficient solar cells on the body of the car, along with regenerative braking, and other forms of energy producing technology to at least provide some power to cars? Please no negative comments from gassers stuck in the 19th century (makes me think some folks are inhaling way too much gas fumes and can't think straight).
3 year(s) ago via
Blake Spencer 2 words ..... traditional values
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jesse Kula i work in the oil pach and can tell you all the oil we drill in the USA go's some place elce
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Satish Singh Ok but how much it takes time for we who are waiting for that technolgy & what about cast of car & milege.!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Paul Langridge electric chairs in the boardroom would be a great step forward
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Robert A Elliott Solar is another good possibility in the future to get off of foreign oil.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
William Vaccaro I know where you are going with this. The government already outlawed the Light Bulb a couple of weeks ago. Another freedom of choice that was taken away. Look at it this way. Congress has an approval rating of 18%. Ford is now on top. Why would Ford follow a bunch of losers. I'll keep my F-150 just the way it is.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Felix Turnin Probably solar energy only can charge the battery lol.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Greg Wavell I'm interested in keeping st thomas assembly plant open. Find a plan for that.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Peter R. Gross Electric cars are an aberration!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
William Vaccaro Not interested in this at all.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Paul Langridge see the possibilities
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
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