Electric Connect Kombi Coming to Geneva

Perhaps one of the least anticipated models which will be displayed starting this week on the floor of the 2011 Geneva Auto Show, both because everything there is to know about it is already known and because of the other exciting models surrounding it, is the Ford Transit Connect, the American manufacturer's first electric vehicle, chronologically speaking. At least, this is how the introduction for the regular, already presented Connect electric would have looked like. In Geneva, however, Ford promises to bring a development version of the Transit Connect Kombi (some of you might have encountered it on some UK roads, where it is currently being tested). Using the same electric power train as the other Connect EV (Azure Dynamics' and Johnson Controls-Saft's system), the new electric Connect model promises to bring 130km (80 miles) of range, a top speed of 75mph (120km/h) and an average recharging time of up to 10 hours. New details to be revealed during the show. “By providing a variety of electrified vehicles, we are making it easier for our customers to embrace this fuel-saving technology,” said Bill Ford, Ford chairman. “This strategy is true to our heritage of making innovative technology available to as many people as possible and to our vision of developing great products, building a strong business and contributing to a better world.” autoevolution will be attending the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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