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Ford announces electric vehicle plan and other initiatives

13 January 2015 | Smartmeters.com

During his 2015 International CES keynote, Ford chief executive officer Mark Field outlined the company’s new initiative, a set of 25 experiments designed to test out innovative ideas that address an array of driving issues including urban congestion and air quality.

The initiatives include creating an electric vehicle charging station infrastructure at Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan, facility so the company can use electric vehicles for an employee car-sharing program; an app that finds available parking spaces for London commuters; and a program that analyzes vehicle data and patterns of London drivers so insurance companies can offer individualized—and potentially lower—coverage rates.

Fourteen of the 25 experiments are Ford-led research projects, and the rest are part of the company’s Innovate Mobility Challenge Series, where innovators and developers from around the world are invited to create solutions for specific mobility challenges.
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