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All The Latest About Ford.2

by on Mar.04, 2013, under Car Accessories, Fun, Green Cars

Ford Set To Increase The Number Of Jobs At Its Ohio Plant By 450

The Ford 2 liter Ecoboost engine is all set to be built and developed at the Brook Part plant in Ohio. As a result, the world famous company plans to add 450 jobs to its Ohio plant to help in the smooth production of these engines. Further, the Ohio plant is also set to receive a $200 million funding boost to help it cope up with the engine demands and manufacturing processes. At present, this engine is only being made in Spain. This plant will transfer the entire manufacture of the 2 liter Ecoboost to Cleveland and will continue to make smaller engines for the European markets. One of the main reasons for this shift is that Ford has managed to sell about 530000 Ecoboost engines in the United States from about 2010 to 2012 and plans to sell 500000 engines in the year 2013 itself. The popularity of the 2 liter engine has been such that it is soon supposed to give the 3.5 liter V6 engine a run for its money as the most popular Ford engine to be sold in the U.S. 

Ford Predicts Lukewarm Sales For The Focus Electric Compact Car

Ford recently added about 700 dealerships to its existing list of dealers who have been authorized to sell the all electric car by Ford called Focus Electric. However, despite this massive increase in dealerships, the company expects lukewarm sales for the vehicle. The latest estimates have put the sales of the electric vehicle at about just 5% of the total sales of its hybrid and electric vehicles in the year to come. Moreover, almost 90% of the electric vehicle sales have come from the golden state of California. One of the main reasons for the lukewarm response has been its inferior quality when compared to Nissan’s Leaf. Nissan sold about 7716 of its leaf models while Ford managed to sell only 683 of its electric version. Another reason is that the Leaf is available for as little as $18800 while the Ford Focus would cause one to spend about $29200. As a result, it has mostly been received by people looking for a trendier vehicle irrespective of its cost.


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All The Latest About Ford

by on Feb.25, 2013, under Car Accessories, Green Cars

Ford Now Features 6 Electric Vehicles In Its Portfolio

With the inclusion of the Focus Electric, the company now boasts of 6 electric vehicles in its product range. The other popular models are the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, C Max and Fusion hybrid, the Transit Connect EV and the C Max and Fusion Energy plug in hybrid.

Ford All Set For 2 Much Awaited Vehicles At The Geneva Auto Show

Ford is coming up with its new van, the Tourneo courier minivan at the Geneva Auto Show which is supposed to take place in March. The van boasts of modern luxury, a much improved fuel economy and reduced emissions as well. The engines of the all new Tourneo have been tweaked as well to make it compliant to the Stage V European emission standards. It is supposed to hit the market in 8 seater as well as 9 seater models. It is also planning to introduce its all new Ecosport compact SUV which has been made for the European markets in the Geneva show. The Ecosport will use a 1.0 liter Ecoboost engine and will be available in both automatic and manual transmissions.

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The Coming Of Age Of Green Cars

by on Aug.02, 2012, under Car Accessories, Green Cars

Green cars are environmental friendly vehicles with characteristics that are less harmful to our surroundings.  These cars may run on gasoline, diesel or alternative fuels, or powered by advanced technologies. In some countries, green car is the term used for vehicles that complies with the norms beyond Euro 6 such as LEVs and ULEVs, as well as zero or low emission vehicles. Zero or low emission cars are hybrid electric cars, compressed-air cars, battery electric cars, fuel-cell and hydrogen cars, flexible-fuel cars, neat ethanol cars, clean diesel cars, and the natural gas cars,. Also considered are cars using blends of biodiesel and ethanol or gasohol.  Cars with high fuel economy are sometimes included in the list because they are cost-effective and reduce carbon emission.
Green cars are synonymous with efficiency because they use zero or less fuel and emit less carbon dioxide. The vehicles below are representative of green cars:
1.Nissan Micra DIG-S. This car runs on petrol/gasoline at an efficient 68.9 mpg, and 95 g/km CO2 emission.
1.520d Efficient Dynamics Saloon BMW. This is powered by diesel engines, which are more economical than petrol/gasoline engines. Fuel consumption is 62.8 mpg, and CO2 emission is 119 g/km.
2.Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion. This car is a green version of a conventional model. Fuel efficiency is achieved by improvements in aerodynamic design, reduced weight, lower resistance tires, longer gearing, remapped engine ECU, stop-start system and lower engine load from ancillary items. The green version can make 80.7 mpg and emit 91G/km CO2.

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Formula One Promotes Greener Technology

by on Jul.19, 2012, under Formula1, Fun, Green Cars

However, two of the biggest sports car manufacturers, Mercedes and Ferrari were rather uncertain with this idea taking into account that it will definitely be an extra cost and stating that it was a needless expenditure throughout the time when Formula One is preparing to reduce its cost. Though, committee had already settled the new guidelines, the Ferrari’s spokesman believed that he would be surprised if it the world council has not declared it. This new progress would be accumulating a larger cost grounds and he had some questions concerning this arrangement. On the other hand, he admitted that if there is an agreement, we have to work consequently.
It is not impossible that the Formula One organization will be transforming to a greener technology. It would be a great help to the environment and will be very beneficial to the world of auto-racing for the future generation. So expect the manufacturers to produce more green cars in the coming years. In the long run, the human world would be using electric motors, solar, hybrid, or hydrogen cars.

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Formula One Promotes Greener Technology

by on Jul.19, 2012, under Formula1, Green Cars

It has been announced during the Formula One Press Conference that there are new rules and guidelines that will be implemented which the governing body confirmed. The top class single-seater automobile racing will go green on the following year. This is with accordance to the stakeholder’s conformity to use a brand new variety of vehicles for the grand prix, which will be held in 2013. Their vision is to convert the racecars into environmentally friendly engines. They believe that it has a lesser harmful impact on the atmosphere than conventional vehicles. A green car also uses a fewer amount of fuel than the current conventional automobiles or consumes renewable power supply to stimulate its engine.  Revolutionizing technology. Formula One called it the “Green” car grand prix promotion where it is supposed to be a reflection towards the movement of the car fuel competency and to let the world be more familiar with it. Therefore, it will increase the supply and demand of these kinds of vehicles for the upcoming years and for the future generation. At this time, the Formula One race automobiles were required to use the engines with 2.4-liters-V8s, which will happen to be a history in no time. The latest style of green cars will be using turbo engines that will have control over fuel, and the supposed power recovery systems.

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Revolutionizing Technology for a Better Future

by on Jul.03, 2012, under Green Cars

Green cars are just one of the many initiatives of the people who are concerned with the environment. If you are interested in getting green this should not be a problem. Though there are automotive companies that sells green cars there are also shops who can help you upgrade your car. All you have to do is check out which technology matches up with your car and easily you can upgrade and help protect the environment. Read car books and magazines or check out articles, blogs and reviews on websites from the Internet and know more about these green technologies.
There are different kinds of green cars that are being innovated. Discover the best technology that would fit your style. One of the most famous technologies is the Hybrid cars, which is the combination of internal combustion engine and an electric motor. There is also a technology, which uses alternative fuels like Ethanol (which is the same type of alcohol found in beverages), Diesel Biodiesel and Natural Gas (usually made from corn and woody grass). There are also new technologies that are still being tested up until now like Electric, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Car. Soon enough, people will be able to advance to greater technology but with the sensitivity to care and help protect the environment. Because it never failed to give the people what it needs it’s just right to give back the love.

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Revolutionizing Technology for a Better Future

by on Jul.03, 2012, under Green Cars

Nowadays, there have been a lot of inventions and innovations in technology that lead to the use and abuse of the environment. That’s why some concerned innovators have decided to develop the green cars or environmental friendly cars. These cars are made to protect or at least reduce the carbon dioxide that is being emitted in the atmosphere.
Because of the carbon dioxide emissions from different chemicals being used by humans, the earth’s temperature continues to rise. This will soon cause the icecaps and blocks of ice to melt that will lead to the drowning of some of the earth’s land surface. Experts and scientists call this phenomenon, global warming.
It is important for people to know the current situation of the earth so that they may understand and do the necessary actions to protect them. As the earth gives the people everything that it needs, it is the responsibility of the people to take care of nature. As a step towards the protection of the environment, it is important to innovate new ways to advance technology without hurting nature.

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Select Dealers to Sell Holden”s “Green” Volt Car

by on Jun.25, 2012, under Car Accessories, Fun, Green Cars

The Volt is being marketed as an electric car but with different type of battery. It has stayed away from using the typical battery that is found inside Nissan leaf and Mitsubishi iMiEV. It has a 3 motors having a traction motor pumped by a generator and fuel-efficient 1.4 liter petrol engine that supplies the power to the drive train after when the lithium battery pack reached a minimum state for charging and have the engine to be recharged and run like an electric car.

When allowed to cover to more than 80km on battery alone, The Volt can travel up to 500KM or more. This makes Holden “Green cars” an efficient car in the tradition of other cars with the Volt badge like Chevrolet Volt, and Opel Ampera.

Holden is pleased to announced that those who are interested to secure one Volt for themselves, they must immediately contact the appointed dealers to ensure they get one of the first Volts sold publicly.

Holden is a car manufacturer that has fully globally operation for the general Motors. It manufactures motor engines and sells car worldwide. It has a headquarter office at Port Melbourne and engine and vehicles manufacturing plants at Adelaide, Australia. Its main business is manufacturing and distribution of motors engines and parts. IT has General Motors as its parent company and works as one of General Motors design Centers. Holden past designing works include the GM Camaro and Holden Commodore.

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Select Dealers to Sell Holden”s “Green” Volt Car

by on Jun.25, 2012, under Car Accessories, Fun, Green Cars

If dealers want to sell Holden’s Green car, The Volt, they have to meet the new requirements for environmental standard. Chosen dealers will have to commit themselves to have a level 2 Green Stamp Plus Accreditation. And in top of this, they must be willing to invest in infrastructures and tolling services intended for the Volts.

Among the lucky dealers to sell Holden’s Volt are dealers at Thebarton with Metro Holden, City Holden in Adelaide, Peter Page Holden at Elizabeth, and Somerton Park with dealer Hamilton Holden. All of these dealers have committed themselves selling and servicing the Green Volt and have achieved the needed environmental accreditation.

Every dealer that has been chosen to sell “The Volt” has to install Volt charging station to meet the volt-charging needs of would-be Volt owners. They should also have new tooling services as well as the training to keep up with the servicing needs of the first electric car from Holden. Dealers must have the ability and capacity of electric car’s management practices like recycling and efficient energy use. The burden of reducing and disposing toxic chemicals also fall on the shoulders of these dealers that are tuned into meeting up the serious environmental responsibilities.

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Ford Focus 1.0: A Magnificent Piece of Green.2

by on Jun.19, 2012, under Formula1, Fun, Green Cars

Real-Time Fuel Efficient
Ford clears some misconceptions about the “fuel efficiency” feature of green cars. Most green car enthusiasts are puzzled when they are presented with facts about the fuel consumption of both green and hybrid cars. Actually, the efficiency will only be maximized based on the driver’s usage and driving mechanism. Ford assures all its clients that their new Ford Focus 1.0 will give nothing but real-time results regarding its fuel efficiency.

The Dawn of the New Era

As the Ford released the smallest engine in green cars, it already claimed numerous positive results and expected buyers. Is it the start of a new generation where the smallest engine is the coolest? We will all know in few years. But one thing is certain, green cars cannot be stopped from its rampaging pace.

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