FLEXIFUEL VEHICLES: PART OF FORD’S BROAD PORTFOLIO OF ENVIRONMENTALLY ADVANCED VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES
Ford is a European market leader in bio-ethanol powered flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs). FFVs are part of Ford’s portfolio of environmentally advanced vehicle technologies which Ford is committed to offer at affordable prices to its customers. The portfolio includes further optimized conventional technologies (i.e. high tech clean diesel and advanced direct injection gasoline engines), (...)
Britain ’s first bio-fuel car is out in front once again - as the first Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) to be backed by discounted insurance from Norwich Union. The Ford Focus FFV went on sale in August 2005 and since then customers have come from areas closest to Morrisons’ bio-ethanol pumps in Somerset and East Anglia .
More than a century after Henry Ford built his ethanol-powered quadricycle, the renewable energy source is making a comeback — big time — and Ford Motor Company is a leader in its resurgence. By year’s end, Ford plans to have nearly 2 million ethanol-capable vehicles on the road.
In a heads-up race with petroleum, ethanol might one day take the lead. It doesn’t deplete oil reserves or result in dependence on other countries. What’s more ethanol can be made from virtually limitless feedstocks, (...)
An innovative new hybrid research vehicle being developed by Ford Motor Company has a dual mission: help reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
At the Washington Auto Show, Ford unveiled the Ford Escape Hybrid E85, a research vehicle marrying two petroleum-saving technologies – hybrid electric power and flexible-fuel capability. Escape Hybrid E85 is the world’s first hybrid vehicle capable of operating on blends of fuel containing as much as 85 (...)