November 22, 2009

Green Thinking

Toyota's electric vehicle is still on the drawing board; Ford plugs in next year

Toyota FT-EV II

Associated Press

Toyota debut
The FT-EV II electric vehicle (right) that Toyota unveiled at last month's Tokyo Motor Show isn't the electric vehicle the company has promised to release by 2012. The company says it's just a concept and won't be available by 2012.

Electric transit
Ford has announced it will collaborate with Azure Dynamics Corporation to produce a battery electric Ford Transit Connect van for the U.S. and Canadian markets in 2010. The Transit Connect BEV will use Azure Dynamics' electric drive technology for shuttle buses and commercial trucks.

Sources: Associated Press, NWautos staff


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