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2010 Chicago Auto Show: 2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric

By KBB.com Editors on February 12, 2010 11:42 AM
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Fresh from winning the 2010 North American Truck of the Year Award in Detroit, the Transit Connect Electric is the latest take on this small business-friendly vehicle. Unveiled in Chicago, this plug-in electric aimed at the fleet manager with eco-friendly intentions can be recharged through 240- or 120-volt outlets, and has a range of 80 miles when fully charged - perfect for those with local drive routes. To get the Transit Connect Electric rolling, Ford worked with Azure Dynamics Corporation for the vehicle's battery electric powertrain, as well as Johnson Controls-Saft for its Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology - a collaboration that will carry on into three more plug-in electric vehicles that Ford plans to have in their fleet by 2012. The Transit Connect Electric should be in production later this year.

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