Auto Service World
Feature   April 1, 2002   by CARS Magazine

Short Lines (April 01, 2002)

Ford Motor Company has combined hybrid electric vehicle technology with a Canadian-designed Ballard fuel cell to create an new, highly efficient, zero-emissions Ford Focus. Five vehicles will be built...


Ford Motor Company has combined hybrid electric vehicle technology with a Canadian-designed Ballard fuel cell to create an new, highly efficient, zero-emissions Ford Focus. Five vehicles will be built this year with a target of low volume production by 2004. A new high-pressure hydrogen storage tank (5000psi) allows a range of approximately 300km.

According to just-auto.com, England also has a significant number of junkers on the road. The automotive Web site reports that a third of the 23 million cars that have a British Ministry of Transport (MOT) safety check each year fail, requiring service to pass. The annual safety checks are required for cars more than three years old. Stats from the government’s Vehicle Inspectorate show that 31.7 per cent of the 22,775,000 cars, vans and passenger vehicles with up to 12 seats tested in 2000 failed their MOT test.

PartSource, a national chain of automotive specialty stores, is announcing plans to open three new stores in Southern Ontario. Scheduled to open this summer, PartSource will introduce two 7,200 square foot stores in the city of Windsor – one will be located on Tecumseh Road, west of Jefferson Boulevard, the other at Howard Avenue, south of Tecumseh Road. PartSource also plans to open one store in Barrie at Dunlop & Anne Streets. The operations represent an investment of approximately $2 million per store and are the first to be built in their respective cities. Each new store will create about 15 new retail jobs.


Print this page

Related


Have your say:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*