Ford Motor Co. is standing pat with conventional powertrains despite moves by its competitors to market electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. Ford executives argue vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt, which General Motors Corp. plans to launch in 2010, don’t provide fuel-economy savings to the masses. Derrick Kuzak, group vice president-global product development, says the auto maker would rather concentrate on its EcoBoost program, which combines turbocharging and direct-injection for ...
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