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Nov 29, 2012
Dave Walter
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Ford Fusion Named 2013 ‘Green Car of the Year’

The Ford Fusion was awarded the title of ‘Green Car of the Year’ by Green Car Journal today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. I sense that you’re surprised. “The Ford Fusion? … an American midsize sedan?” That’s right. Considering that previous winners include the Chevy Volt (a plug-in hybrid) and Honda Civic CNG (a natural gas-powered compact car), you’re probably not the only person left scratching their head. So what was it that made Ford’s new midsize sedan stand above other notable contenders (such as the all-electric Nissan LEAF)?

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Jul 16, 2012
Chris Salamone

Focus ST Grabs 32 MPG Per EPA

The shrewd folks in Dearborn seem to be batting 1000 lately, especially with regard to the company’s EcoBoosted lineup. Turns out the incoming 2013 Ford Focus ST is a good deal more fuel efficient than even hot hatch enthusiasts could have dreamed. The EPA estimates that the new 2.0-liter EcoBoost-equipped Focus ST will achieve 32 mpg highway, 23 mpg city and 26 mpg combined.

In case anyone is still interested in cross shopping, which seems sort of unnecessary at this point, that’s significantly better than the MazdaSpeed3 and slightly trumps the previous field-leader manual Volkswagen GTI.

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Mar 7, 2012
Chris Salamone

Ford Focus Electric Buzzes Into Life

Way back in December 2011, Ford began production of the Focus Electric at the company’s Michigan Assembly Plant. A lot of speculation has occurred as to what kind of numbers the latest Ford EV might produce, but apparently our waiting has not been for naught. The Focus Electric was recently EPA certified to achieve 110 MPGe in the city and 105 MPGe combined, making this the most fuel efficient five-passenger vehicle in America.

As if high fuel economy weren’t enough, Ford is taking direct aim at the Nissan Leaf. And don’t expect this to be a lightweight sparring match. The Focus looks like a true heavyweight contender, in a small package…of course.

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Dec 20, 2011
Chris Weiss

Mitsubishi Delivers First i-Miev

Well this feels like a replay of December 2010. In that month, Chevy and Nissan launched their respective mass-market e-vehicles within days of each other. In December 2011, the next two highly anticipated mass-market EVs are both making headlines. Ford began production on the Focus Electric on Wednesday and Mitsubishi delivered its first i-Miev a day later.

The event wasn’t in California, where EV launches tend to be, but on the beautiful island of Hawaii. Mitsubishi representatives joined by Hawaiian Governor Neil Abercombie delivered the very first 2012 i-Miev to Bryson and Bridget Nishimura of Waipahu, Hawaii. The event was held at the Hawaiian State Capitol Building in Honolulu.

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Dec 16, 2011
Chris Weiss

Ford Begins Production On The 100 MPG-E 2012 Focus Electric

Around this time last year, Chevy launched the Volt range-extending hybrid and Nissan launched the Leaf electric. Those respective launches marked the beginning of a new chapter in automotive history: the mass-produced EV chapter (okay, the Volt isn’t an EV, but it does derive its drive power from a motor).

This year, the EV chapter is getting a few new characters. The newest is the Focus Electric, which Ford began production on Wednesday.

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