Ford, GE To Collaborate on Electric Car Rollouts

Two industrial giants collaborating on various programs that mirror what Toyota, GM, Honda are doing.

Published: 21-Nov-2012

(F) and General Electric (GE) each have a few horses in the race when it comes to alternative fuel vehicles.

General Electric has committed to having 25,000 alternative fuel vehicles and sells electric vehicle charging stations and compressed natural gas as a CNG In A Box system for fueling stations.

Ford, on the other hand, is launching a total of six EVs across the U.S. and Europe. The carmaker already has a partner with Leviton for its consumer car sales, but will market GE’s Wattstation EV charger for commercial applications as part of the new collaboration.

As part of GE’s push to overhaul its own fleet, the company will purchase 2,000 Ford C-MAX Energi cars. Just as GE is also purchasing other EVs, the partnership with Ford is hardly exclusive. The announcement is the first agreement of a commercial charging partner for Ford, but it might not be the last.


Ford Focus Electric rolling off line at Michigan Assembly Plant.

Ford fast charge technology will allow Focus Electric to recharge at 240V twice as fast as the Nissan LEAF.

Ford C-Max Energi

Line-up ranges from hybrid to plug-in to all-electric vehicles.

2012 Ford Focus Electric

David Booth shares his experiences driving Ford's new all-electric car.


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