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Ford, Oregon Utility to Prepare for EVs

The automaker and Portland General Electric will share information, promote electric vehicles.

by on Aug.24, 2010

Ford's first electric vehicle will be a version of the Transit Connect utility van.

Ford is partnering up with Portland General Electric to prepare the Portland area and the rest of the Pacific Northwest for the arrival of electric vehicles.

Ford plans to roll out two electric vehicles during the next two years, as well as a plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Ford will supply PGE with information on charging needs so that the utility can ensure that the electrical grid can support the new range of electric vehicles. The automaker and utility will partner on consumer education outreach regarding EVs.

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Additionally, Ford will work with universities, including Portland State, on studies of urban mobility and integration of energy and sustainable design.  (more…)