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    Exclusive: Ford director says company has big efficiency plans, but no dedicated EV

    The annual autofest known as the North American International Auto Show previews a plethora of exciting new products that we'll see and drive later in the year, from tiny urban commuters to family sedans and crossovers to hard-working big pickups and SUVs. It's also a once-a-year cornucopia of ...

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    Exclusive: Ford: We didn't overstate C-Max Hybrid mpg, low numbers were a surprise

    There's kind of a lot to digest in the news about the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid EPA label change. In fact, as we tried to really understand how and why Ford downrated the car's fuel economy from 47 miles per gallon across the board to 43 mpg (combined, with 45 city and 40 on the highway) we learned ...

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    Report: Ford owners sue over MPG claims, 'under-performing' hybrids

    A group of Ford hybrid owners in Pennsylvania aren't feeling too fraternal with the Blue Oval, suing the automaker for allegedly overstating fuel-economy figures, Bloomberg News reports. The claim, which was filed in a Philadelphia court, seeks at least $5 million in damages and calls the Fusion ...

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    Video: Ford teasing 2013 Fusion with new interactive app

    Ford is gearing up to unveil the 2013 Fusion at the Detroit Auto Show, and the hype machine starts with a new app for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. After downloading the app, you can point the device's camera at any Ford logo – be it on a car or a screen – and it opens to ...

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    Hybrid vehicle sales slip in September 2011; Prius tops chart again *UPDATE

    It's that time of month again. September 2011 sales in the U.S. have been tallied (see plug-in results here) and so we took a look at the good-old green standby, hybrid vehicles. With quake-related vehicle production issues more or less out of the picture, output of most hybrid vehicles is back ...

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    Ford: Odds of encountering issue with our hybrid battery cells are 8.5 million to 1

    With Ford nearly ready to launch a handful of electrified vehicles in the U.S., the automaker is looking to build street credibility for its existing hybrid models. That's why, at a recent media event, Ford compared the performance durability of its hybrid vehicles to segment leader ...

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    Ford implements cost-cutting strategy for hybrid vehicles

    Even though there are more hybrids on the market today than ever before, automakers still need to squeeze more cost savings out each one, whether that be by economies of scale or by developing technology in-house. That's the strategy that Ford is using, says Sherif Marakby, the company's ...

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    Ford outlines its electrified vehicle strategy for China

    Currently, Ford is showcasing several of its electrified models at the Shanghai Motor Show. In addition, the automaker has revealed its aggressive electrified vehicle plan for China. The Chinese debut of the Focus Electric, C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid and Fusion Hybrid at the Shanghai Motor ...

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    Ford touting "40" at New York Auto Show (that's 40 mpg, of course)

    Ford wants attendees at the 2011 New York Auto Show to know that it has "Four in the Forties". This means that four of the automaker's vehicles are rated at 40 miles per gallon or better. To reinforce its point, a blue-lit "40" flanks the entrance of Ford's media event in New York City. For ...

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    Ford Fusion Hybrid, Escape Hybrid rated tops in customer payback, value

    Ford asks: "are all hybrids created equal?" Well, um, no. Take, for example, the Toyota Prius. It's ultra-fuel efficient and starts at a reasonable $23,050. On the flip side, there's the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid with an EPA rating of 21 miles per gallon city and 25 mpg highway. Its price of ...

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    TrueCar ranks top 10 fuel-efficient cars; Toyota Prius leads the pack

    TrueCar has compiled its list of the top ten most fuel-efficient 2011 model year vehicles currently on the market and – unsurprise! – the Toyota Prius, the world's best-selling hybrid, leads the pack. TrueCars' selection hinged on fuel economy and annual gas costs, the latter of ...

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    Ford gets two patents for fuel-saving SmartGuage with EcoGuide

    Praised by CleanMPG as "spectacularly clean and concise," Ford's SmartGauge with EcoGuide has received two patents for assisting drivers in maximizing fuel economy. Found on the 2011 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ hybrids, SmartGauge with EcoGuide instantaneously calculates both power and fuel ...

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    Hybrid sales up 39% in February; Toyota Prius leads the pack

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    It's that time again: February 2011 sales have been tallied and hybrid vehicles posted gains of 39 percent compared to the same month last year. Overall, sales of hybrid models hit 23,263 units in February, accounting for ...

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    Video: Ford contrasts EVs, hybrids, PHEVs with animation

    Ford electric-drive animation – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Ever wonder what differentiates a gas-electric hybrid from a pure battery-powered vehicle? Probably not, but maybe you're perplexed about what actual features distinguish a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) ...

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    Hybrid sales up 12% in January; Toyota Prius retains top spot

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    It's that time again: January sales numbers are in and gas-electric hybrids started the New Year off by posting gains of 12 percent compared to the same month a year ago. Hybrid sales did decline by 32 percent compared to ...

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    Hybrids sales took a dip in November, but Ford Fusion Hybrid saw an increase

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    The number of available hybrid vehicles continues to grow, but even with more models joining the gas-electric segment, sales are slowly slipping. November sales results show that there are now 15 hybrid passenger cars and 12 ...

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    Meet the man who quietly profits from every hybrid sold

    Alex Severinsky is a Russian man who came to the United States in 1978. He graduated from Ukraine's Kharkiv University of Radioelectronics in 1967 before moving on to an Electrical Engineering Ph.D. from Moscow's Institute for Precision Measurements in Radioelectronics and Physics in 1975. That's ...

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    Hybrid sales drop off for August; even Prius records a 37.5% decline

    2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One month of dreary sales does not spell the end of the hybrid, but the numbers reported for August do hint that without a rise in gas prices, sales of hybrid cars and trucks will likely continue to suffer. As a whole, hybrid sales ...

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    Edmunds: long-term, real-world MPG update shows you can get just 26 mpg in a Prius

    The good people over at Edmunds Inside Line maintain a fleet of test vehicles for their flogging pleasure. And they've just released the latest fuel economy numbers from their real-world tests. Not surprisingly, the 2004 Toyota Prius came in first place overall averaging 41.0 miles per gallon. ...

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    Hybrid sales skyrocket in May, Fusion hybrid jumps 64%

    Ford Fusion hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Sales of hybrid vehicles continued to follow the rising trend in the month of May. Though the headline accurately states that sales have skyrocketed, everything is relative here and hybrids are not even close to displacing the ...


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