LIVONIA, MI – Ford Motor Co. and Azure Dynamics Corp. launch initial production here of the first Ford Transit Connect Electric vans for commercial customers, hoping to ramp up to 700 units annually in 2011 and gain valuable insight into a murky market. “These aren’t huge volumes,” admits Curt Huston, chief operating officer at Azure Dynamics. “We don’t think capacity restrictions will keep us from producing enough to meet demand.” Azure Dynamics engineered the powertrain, incorporating ...

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