Ford Announces Electrifying News
Ford Motor Co. announced this week at the Chicago Motor show that they will be producing the first all electric battery powered car to hit the North American market. The Ford Transit Connect is designed to cater to the commercial platform and will be available at Ford dealerships beginning in 2010. The Van is modeled after the European version that was introduced back in 2003.
With an estimated 100 miles per charge, and 135 feet of cubic storage space, the Transit Connect aims to provide small business owners with an environmentally friendly alternative to move their products across local markets. The Transit Connect is the first implementation of a larger plan by Ford to bring battery powered vehicles to the North American market. These include a small electric car by 2011 and next generation hybrids and plug in versions of Ford vehicles by 2012.