As Ford’s electric-vehicle program unfolds, researchers are painstakingly studying the needs and wants of potential owners, scrutinizing every detail to ensure they have the right solution. The latest to go under the microscope is the charger port. Determining the optimal location for the port is essential, as Ford research indicates an EV owner is likely to plug in or disconnect his car four times a day, or nearly 1,500 times a year. Ford, which plans to unveil its Focus EV later ...

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