By Faye Sunderland | 16 August 2011, 10:25 BST
16 August 2011
If electric cars and plug-in hybrids/range-extended cars were all to cost about the same, which would you be most likely to buy?
Plug-in hybrid or range-extended car
Fully electric car
The 120m tall turbine, the third to be commissioned at the UK plant, us now powering engine production at the Ford Dagenham Diesel Centre.
Groundwork for the third wind turbine began in June and construction of the tower and blades took just four days to finish. The main assembly was completed when the 82m-diameter windmill blades and hub were hoisted 80m into the air.
Increased production at the DDC required the installation of a third turbine to avoid use of non-renewable forms of generated electricity.
Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity, said: “Together with Ford, Ecotricity pioneered the use of wind to power the Dagenham Diesel Centre. We are really pleased to come back and build a third windmill so that the green energy supply keeps pace with the customer demand for Ford’s most fuel-efficient diesel engines.”
Chris Woolacott, Ford Dagenham Diesel Centre line manager, said: "The Ford Dagenham Diesel Centre is once again 100 per cent wind-powered. Ford’s plant building its lowest-CO2 diesel engines continues to be powered by renewable energy."
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Author: Faye Sunderland, August 16, 2011
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