9 Years agoNews
|First Drive: 2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric|
|Electricity is the new black where vehicles are concerned, and now it's not just for little city cars, but little city trucklets, too. Azure Dynamics, a firm located about three miles from my suburban Detroit home that has been building electric drive systems for 20 years, is the manufacturer of record for the electrified Ford Transit Connect, and will assign each a unique AZD VIN number.|
Â Rolling "gliders" are built in Turkey and shipped to Livonia, Michigan, where AM General (the Humvee folks) installs the so-called Force Drive battery-electric drivetrain, controllers, electric climate control systems, etc., under license from Azure. Open the hood, and in place of a 2.0-liter gas motor there's...