Automobile Mag reports that Ford will get into the long range car game, extending its Energi plug-in/hybrid line
Ford will unveil a 200-plus-mile capable electric vehicle designed to compete with the Chevrolet Bolt later this year, AUTOMOBILE has learned. Scant details are available, and it is unclear whether Ford will bring a long-range full electric to market by 2017, the year General Motors plans to launch the Chevy Bolt. But the Ford competitor serves as reassurance that the age-old rivalry between the two mainstream American brands goes beyond pony cars and pickup trucks, and extends to green cars.
Two things jump out at me: There is going to a huge need for lots of efficient batteries and a lot of fast charging stations needed in 2017. Who is best positioned for this new need?