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Last week, RNN launched its 2016 Masters of Sustainability series, kicking things off with the Sports and Sustainability panel. The event was streamed live to a global audience and was also shot in front of a capacity audience who attended the event at Button Hole Golf in Providence, Rhode Island.
Participating in the event’s panel discussion were 5 time X-Games Gold Medalist, Kevin Robinson, professional golfer Aubrey “The Green Golfer” McCormick, and Jack Groh, Director NFL Environmental Program. Hosting the panel was Peter Arpin from RNN’s Business Side of Green. The panel discussed everything from how sports of all kinds can begin to incorporate the principles to sustainability early on, all the way to how broadcasters and leagues could do more to bring awareness to the masses. The entire event will be available for on-demand viewing starting next week, but before than, we invite you to watch this short video of how the day culminated and interviews from those who attended.
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Yes, Ford is developing an electric vehicle with a range of 200 miles, CEO Mark Fields confirmed
Fields provided few details, but the acknowledgement is significant given that Ford executives are usually reluctant to discuss future vehicles. He did not divulge details of the vehicle or timing.
Ford wants to make sure it is among the best, or the leader, in all categories, and that includes a 200-mile electric vehicle, Fields said. "Clearly it is something we are developing for."
Ford has the Focus Electric compact car which improves its range to 100 miles for the 2017 model year--a feat Fields says is "competitive at its pricepoint."
But 200 miles seems to be the holy grail for electric vehicle range. General Motors is launching the Chevrolet Bolt this fall which will start at $37,500 and will be able to travel that distance between charges.
And Tesla's Model 3 will also be an affordable 200-miler but it is not slated for launch until late 2017 and if past history is an indication, it could be delayed beyond that timeframe. It is slated to start at $35,000. There is interest in an affordable electric car--at least if it is a Tesla--given that almost 400,000 would-be buyers have secured their place in line with a refundable $1,000 deposit.
Hyundai has the new Ioniq electric car coming early next year with a range of about 110 miles, similar to the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 and the Focus Electric.Nissan has said it will offer a 200-mile-range Leaf in 2018.