Ford’s new smartwatch app lets drivers keep (very) close tabs on their electric car

September 18, 2015 by  
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One of the best parts about electric cars is how connected they are. While some automakers have released apps connecting owners to their electric cars via their smartphone, others are taking connectedness a step further. To people’s wrists. Ford has announced a new smartwatch app called MyFord Mobile that lets drivers check important data, like available driving range, straight from their Android Wear or Apple Watch . Read the rest of Ford’s new smartwatch app lets drivers keep (very) close tabs on their electric car

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Adelaide races to beat Copenhagen as the world’s first carbon-neutral city

September 18, 2015 by  
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Adelaide is setting its sights on becoming the world’s first carbon neutral city. The government has set a goal of attracting $10 bn in green investment to South Australia in a new strategy paper, which will be available for public comment. “The federal government’s emissions targets are appallingly low, it means they are giving up on the world staying below a 2C temperature rise,” Ian Hunter, climate change and environment minister for South Australia, told the Guardian. Read the rest of Adelaide races to beat Copenhagen as the world’s first carbon-neutral city

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TEST DRIVE: We Take the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi for a Spin in NYC

May 2, 2013 by  
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African Rhinos Completely Wiped Out in Mozambique Due to Poaching

May 2, 2013 by  
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The African Rhinoceros evolved over millions of years, and despite living on earth for eons, it has not been able to survive the greed of human beings. Conservationists have announced that the last 15 of the animals were killed by poachers last month in Mozambique’s section of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. Slaughtered for their horns , which fetch higher prices than gold on the Asian market for their supposed cancer-curing and aphrodisiac properties, rhinos in neighboring areas are also in peril. To add to the tragedy, authorities believe that the poachers were aided by the park rangers sworn to protect them. Read the rest of African Rhinos Completely Wiped Out in Mozambique Due to Poaching Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Africa , african rhinoceros , black market , Conservationist , game ranger , great limpopo transfrontier park , horn , international fund for animal welfare , kelvin alie , kruger , mozambique , poacher , South Africa , Telegraph , wildlife trade , Zimbabwe        

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Ford Launches MyEnergi Lifestyle at CES 2013 to Help Families Reduce Their Electricity Bills and CO2 Footprint

January 9, 2013 by  
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Ford just launched its new MyEnergi Lifestyle collaboration, which show how a family can reduce their electricity bills and CO2 footprint by integrating home appliance technology with a plug-in vehicle and a renewable energy source. Ford is collaborating with Eaton , SunPower and Whirpool to highlight the MyEnergi Lifestyle technologies at this week at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas. Read the rest of Ford Launches MyEnergi Lifestyle at CES 2013 to Help Families Reduce Their Electricity Bills and CO2 Footprint Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ces , CES 2013 , Eaton , electric cars , ford , ford c-max energi , ford focus electric , ford fusion energi , green transportation , MyEnergi Lifestyle , sunpower , Whirpool

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Ford Simulates 10 Years of Battery Use in Just 10 Months with the Key Life Test

December 13, 2012 by  
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As more electric and hybrid vehicles enter the market, there is a growing concern from consumers about the reliability of the batteries that power them. Ford has unveiled a new lab test, the Key Life Test, which allows the automaker to simulate the equivalent of 10 years and 150,000 miles of wear and tear on hybrid vehicle batteries in about 10 months. Ford developed the new test specifically for its new lithium-ion batteries that power models like the 2013 Ford C-MAX and Ford Fusion hybrid . The test allows engineers to simulate in a lab setting many factors, including location of a battery within a vehicle, the temperatures they might have to endure, and various kinds of acceleration and stopping that different drivers would apply. Battery reliability ranks as the single most important purchase consideration by potential hybrid customers. The Key Life Test aims at delivering higher-quality and even more reliable batteries, said Kevin Layden, director of Ford Electrification Programs. “Recent studies show consumers are keeping their vehicles longer, and regulations in some regions now require batteries to carry warranties for greater distances,” said Layden. “Fortunately, our tests take into account distances and conditions that go way beyond those normal requirements.” Ford is investing $135 million in the design, engineering and production of key components – including doubling its battery testing capabilities – for the five electrified vehicles the automaker will have in its portfolio by the end of the year: Fusion Hybrid , Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, C-MAX Hybrid , C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid and Focus Electric . + Ford

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Rated as America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Midsize Sedan

September 18, 2012 by  
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This fall Ford is releasing an all-new 2013 Ford Fusion – and the vehicle was just rated by the EPA as the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in America with fuel economy scores of 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined. The EPA’s rating of 47 mpg means that the new Fusion Hybrid is more fuel-efficient than its closest competitor, the Toyota Camry Hybrid , by 8 mpg highway and 4 mpg city. Read the rest of 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Rated as America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Midsize Sedan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ford , Ford EcoBoost , ford fusion , ford fusion energi , ford fusion hybrid , ford hybrid , green car , green transportation , hybrid car , plug-in hybrid car

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