Model E: The UCS family of electric cars



The future is starting now for electric vehicles, with advanced electrified drivetrain technology entering the market.

These electric-drive vehicles—battery, fuel cell, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid electric cars—could be the start of a revolution that helps to dramatically cut smog-forming pollution, reduce U.S. global warming pollution 80 percent or more, and effectively end our oil addiction by 2050.

Ford’s Model T revolutionized the automobile industry 100 years ago, and now UCS engineers have created a whole new line of vehicle designs—The Model E—that will literally give you an inside look at how advanced electrified vehicle technologies fit into our transportation future.

This resource center will answer many of the common questions about these technologies, and give an honest assessment as to their potential, pitfalls, and real-world performance.

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