Earlier this month, Ford revealed its first all-electric vehicle at a corporate conference in Dearborn, Mich. The release of the Ford Focus Electric 2012 — which is expected to hit the roads later this year — is yet another indication of the rising popularity of electric vehicles. As referenced in a previous post on our blog, Google research estimates that electric, plug-in and hybrid vehicles will dominate the road by 2030.
Last week, the Forbes Green Tech blog posted an article about Ford’s new vehicle and the growing EV marketplace. The post includes a pretty interesting video about Ford’s new and expanding fleet of electric vehicles — including the Ford Focus Electric — and highlights the technology and features of the new vehicles.With this transitioning market, it is imperative that emergency responders shift gears and learn about these new vehicles should they ever be involved in an accident.
NFPA’s electric vehicle project is driving this training initiative and will begin our full state-level “train-the-trainer” sessions in Massachusetts on July 28. Stay tuned for more information about trainings across the country and how to participate in a program near you by visiting www.evsafetytraining.org.