Derrick Kuzak, VP Ford Motor company

Derrick Kuzak, group vice president,  global product development, Ford Motor Company, sat down with Lou Ann Hammond at the 2008 Detroit auto show.

I asked Kuzak which of the following platforms Ford was putting the most resources behind?


ethanol/flex fuel vehicles diesel

plug-in electric vehicles fuel cell Kuzak also explained what Gas Turbo Direct Injection (GTDI) and Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (PZEV).

Kuzak also talked about Ford’s Plug-in electric vehicles and the collaboration they have with Southern California Edison.


About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.

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