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Posts tagged: Level 3 Charging

10 questions for a Ford electrification expert

Driving an electric car these days comes with a caveat you won’t find in the owner’s manual.  Somewhere in the small print of the lease agreement a line reads:  “By agreeing to these terms you accept guerilla public relations duties for electric vehicles everywhere.”  During my loan of a Ford Focus Electric, literally everyone I spoke with about the car felt obligated to bring up a laundry list of reasons they thought electric cars would never catch on.  Eventually I collapsed under the negativity and phoned Gil Portalatin, Ford Hybrid and Battery Electrification Systems expert for support. 

Chevrolet Spark EV: 400lb-ft of torque and 20min charges

The Chevrolet Spark is one of roughly three hundred or so vehicles General Motors paid to showcase in the blockbuster Transformers movies.  It might not have gotten as much screen time as Shia LeBeouf but it’s shaping up to be much more interesting.  The 2014 Spark will come with an optional all-electric powertrain, which wouldn't be the biggest of news if it weren't for two head-turning specifications:

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Brandon Seiler is a bonafide car guy, member of the Northwest Auto Press Association and proud Washingtonian. He covers the latest auto news, technology, and pretty much anything having to do with car culture. You don't have to like cars to read his blogs, you just have to be able to read.

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