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Green Car News Shorts for May 25th, 2010

Here is the latest Green Car news for Tuesday, May 25th:

Fuel Cell Vehicle JV Under Debate Between Daimler and Toyota: FT Deutschland have reported that Daimler and Toyota are discussing a joint development of fuel cells for electric vehicles.  ‘There is strong interest in sharing development costs’ via a joint venture, a source close to [...]

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Ford and Microsoft Team Up to Give Electric Car Owners a Way to Manage Energy

Ford Motor Company and Microsoft Corp. are leading the way toward a more energy-efficient future by announcing a new solution that will make electric vehicle ownership easier and more affordable for consumers.

The two companies are teaming up to implement the Microsoft Hohm™ energy management application for Ford’s electric vehicles. Ford is the first automaker announcing [...]

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Ford Extends it's Plans for Europe with 5 Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Ford Motor Company has announced that its global electric vehicles plan is extending to Europe with five full electric or hybrid vehicles across its C, CD and light commercial vehicle ranges coming for European customers by 2013.

Specifically, Ford will launch two zero-emission full battery-electric vehicles including the Transit Connect Electric light commercial vehicle in 2011 followed [...]

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GM,Ford and Chrysler Invest in Energy-Efficient Engines

The three major Detroit-based automakers—Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation (GM), and Chrysler—recently announced significant investments or changes as they move towards more efficient engines and vehicles. With an eye towards reducing fuel consumption and emissions, the companies are retooling some factories and redesigning vehicle powertrains.
General Motors is investing in new technology to build highly [...]

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Nine Projects to Improve Fuel Efficiency in Heavy Trucks and Passenger Vehicles Receive Funding

At an event today in Columbus, Indiana, Secretary Chu announced the selection of nine projects totaling more than $187 million to improve fuel efficiency for heavy-duty trucks and passenger vehicles. The funding includes more than $100 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and with a private cost share of 50%, will support nearly [...]

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Ford Races to Improve Fuel Economy with 9 New Engines and 6 New Transmissions

Ford Motor Company will introduce nine new or upgraded engines and six new transmissions in North America in 2010 as part of a five-year effort to overhaul its entire global powertrain portfolio. The push began in 2008 and continues through 2013 and includes 60 new or significantly upgraded engines, transmissions and transaxles globally over the [...]

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EPA Reports that Ford Vehicles have made the Most Fuel Economy Improvement -20%

Ford Motor Company has improved in fuel economy more than any other major automaker since 2004, according to a recent report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA rated Ford’s combined car and truck fuel economy improvement at nearly 20 percent, almost double the next closest competitor.

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Azure Dynamics Corporation

Ford Teams up Azure Dynamics to Produce Battery Electric Vehicles

Ford Motor Company has announced that Azure Dynamics Corporation has joined in a collaborative effort to deliver a pure battery electric Ford Transit Connect van for the United States and Canadian markets in 2010. Azure will integrate its Force Drive ™ battery electric drive train in the Transit Connect van for commercial fleet and retail [...]

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Borg Warner

BorgWarner Provides Technologies for the "Most Fuel Efficient Mid-sized Sedans in America"

BorgWarner Technologies based in Auburn Hills, Michigan supplies engine and drivetrain dtTechnologies for 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan. Unlike traditional cam phasing methods that typically use engine oil pressure to rotate the camshaft, BorgWarner’s CTA(TM) technology captures the existing torsional energy in the valve train to accomplish this event, similar to a hydraulic ratchet. [...]

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FORD Hybrid Sales Beat Industry Average by 87%

Ford Motor Company’s hybrid vehicle sales have risen 73 percent this year in sharp contrast to a 14-percent decline in hybrid sales across the industry.

The fuel economy and durability of hybrid versions of Ford Fusion and Escape, Mercury Milan and Mariner also are winning over large numbers of conquest customers, many of whom are previous [...]

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