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Ford Has Developed Almost 500 Hybrid Patents

April 23rd, 2012

In the process of developing its new Fusion Hybrid and other plug-in vehicles, Ford said it recorded 461 hybrid patents including those for the powertrain enabling the Fusion to achieve 47 mpg.

Among its most talented inventors, Ford made special mention of Ming Kuang, who has helped Ford since 2000 to expand its portfolio of hybrid patents from just 10 patents when he began to 461 today.

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Mustang Fan Names New V6 Performance Package

May 17th, 2011

They used to say, if you want something done, give it to a busy person. Now? Give it to Facebook! That’s just what Ford did, handing over the important duty of naming the 2012 Ford Mustang V6 Performance Package to nearly 1.4 million Mustang fans, because undoubtedly they would have an opinion or two. And that they did – more than 3,000 submissions were made to the Mustang Facebook page and almost 6,700 users installed the “You Name It” app. Read the rest of this entry »

Ford Focus Electric Test Rides

February 21st, 2011

You may remember from January that the Ford news at the 2011 North American International Auto Show was predominately about forthcoming electric-drive vehicles. But Ford didn’t just make news at the show, they provided an electric-vehicle experience too. More than 10,000 visitors during the auto show were able to for a ride in the Focus Electric. Read the rest of this entry »

Fiesta Earns Top Safety Ratings Around the World

February 21st, 2011

The 2011 Ford Fiesta, the only car in its segment to earn a Top Safety Pick from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety under its new test standards. The Fiesta is also first car in its segment to earn top crash test ratings in each of the world’s largest auto markets that perform safety testing.

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