INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company

May 29, 2013 by  
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Automotive designer J Mays  has become well-known as the design director of Ford Motor Company . Born in rural Oklahoma, Mays started working at his family’s auto parts store at an early age with aspirations of becoming an architect, but eventually found his calling in car design while at the Art Center in Pasadena . An automotive design pioneer with more than 30 years under his belt, Mays has been involved in the design of a number of the car industry’s most well-recognized automobiles, including the VW “New Beetle” , Aston Martin DB9 , Land Rover LR3/Discovery,  Ford GT , 2011 Ford Fiesta , 2012 Focus (including the Focus EV) , and the new green 2013 Ford Fusion —just to name a few! For the last 16 years he’s been leading the charge at Ford as the Vice President of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer and has played a critical role in bringing a new generation of stylish, green, high-performance  electric and hybrid vehicles to a mainstream market. I recently got the chance to chat with Mays about his monumental career, and I’ve published our interview here. Click ahead to read the entire interview, where Mays touches on his global travels, his design ethos and influences, the current market for hybrid and electric vehicles, and what he sees for the future of zero-emissions vehicles, both at Ford and on a global scale. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric cars , electric vehicles , energy efficient cars , ev , ford , ford design , ford electric , ford EV , ford fiesta , ford fusion , ford fusion energi , ford fusion energy , ford hybrid , ford motors , fuel efficiency , fuel efficient cars , fusion energi , green automotive , green cars , inhabitat interview , J Mays , VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company        

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Ford Unveils C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid at Detroit Auto Show

January 10, 2011 by  
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Last week, Ford unveiled its all-new Focus Electric at the Consumer Electronics Show, and the company’s EV excitement continues at the Detroit Auto Show .

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