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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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