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    Report: Ford will pass its own annual hybrid record seven months early
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    What used to take Ford a year now takes less than five months. The automaker continues to expand its stable of hybrid-electric and plug-in vehicle models, and that's one reason why the company is about to pass its previous annual hybrid-sales record this month, Bloomberg News says. Through the ...

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    Report: Ford Fusion Energi qualifies for California HOV lane access
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    The approval of the Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid for California carpool lanes puts the Blue Oval into the winner's circle; tied with Toyota for the most fuel-efficient models approved for use in the Golden State's HOV lanes. To qualify for the high occupancy program, a vehicle must be ...

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    Official: Ford's January hybrid sales quadruple from 2012, younger buyers show interest
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    The Toyota Camry Hybrid cuts an unassuming enough figure. To Ford, though, the popular model from the world's biggest hybrid-vehicle maker is basically Goliath, and the US automaker says it's taking a good shot at it. Ford says its December 2012 share of US hybrids jumped almost nine percentage ...

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    Report: Consumer Reports says '13 Fusion Hybrid comes up short on MPG
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    Last year, Ford claimed that its Fusion Hybrid sedan was one of the company's many models that beat the magic 40 miles per gallon fuel-efficiency figure, but Consumer Reports discovered that the automaker is just dreaming, Green Car Reports says. Consumer Reports tested the mid-sized sedan and ...

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    Report: Ford dealt class-action lawsuit over C-Max, Fusion hybrid mileage claims
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    Ford may be clearly stating that it is not discussing any particular models with the Environmental Protection Agency as an official investigation continues, but that isn't stopping the people from filing a federal class action lawsuit against the automaker over mileage claims for the C-Max and ...

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    Report: Ford, EPA now discussing low MPG numbers for C-Max, Fusion hybrids *UPDATE
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    It looks like Ford has some 'splainin' to do to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after two of its new hybrids came up short of the company's fuel-economy claims in an independent Consumer Reports test, Bloomberg News reports. Ford's Fusion and C-Max Hybrids came up about 20 percent ...

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    Official: Ford EV+ feature "learns" to increase your energy efficiency
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    Mercedes-Benz may have branded the Smart Car, but Ford is trying hard to lay its own claim to that title. The US automaker is announcing an energy-efficiency feature for its plug-in vehicles where the vehicle's GPS system helps it "learn" common routes, and ways to save fuel. Called EV+, ...

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    2013 Green Car of the Year finalists announced [w/poll]
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    Ladies and Gentlemen, your finalists for the 2013 Green Car of the Year: the Dodge Dart Aero, Ford C-Max and Fusion, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota Prius C. The list runs the gamut of fuel-efficient powertrains, from hybrids and plug-ins to high-mileage gas burners. The Fords, for example, make the list in ...

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    Official: Ford champions reduction in rare earth metals in next-gen hybrids
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    For the third-generation hybrid system powering the Fusion Hybrid and C-MAX Hybrid, Ford expects to be using about 500,000 pounds a year less of expensive and uncommon rare earth metals. Reduction of rare earth metals in the lithium-ion batteries and the hybrid system's electric machines lowers ...

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    Official: Ford's Auto Stop-Start offers hope to foot-heavy drivers
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    Would you be willing to slow down your highway driving if it meant saving money on fuel spending and reducing your emissions? I don't. Ford commissioned a survey through Penn Schoen Berlandalso and found that 64 percent of American drivers are driving less frequently to save on gasoline. As for ...

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    Report: 2013 Ford Fusion rated at 25/37 MPG, Hybrid gets 47 MPG
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    The EPA posted fuel economy numbers for the 2013 Ford Fusion in front-wheel-drive, all-wheel-drive and hybrid flavors, but they were quickly removed from certain parts of the FuelEconomy.gov website. Car and Driver snagged the numbers before they disappeared, however, and it makes for fine ...

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    ETC: Ford compares 2013 Fusion EcoBoost engine to space shuttle
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    The 2013 Ford Fusion hasn't even gone on sale yet and it's made a bunch of connections: an appointment with NASCAR's Sprint Cup, star of its own music video, and a date with Ryan Seacrest. Now Ford has paired it with the Space Shuttle, but not for nothing: the MAR M246 nickel-cobalt-tungsten ...

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    Followup: Pricing added to 2013 Ford Fusion configurator, "Luxury Package" costs more on hybrid
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    We've noticed that 2013 Ford Fusion configurator has been updated with dollar values for each of its four models, however, we're not so sure the pricing is that black-and-white. Ford has also updated the disclaimer at the bottom of the page, to read, "Prices and features are for survey purposes ...

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    Official: Ford prices 2013 Fusion start-stop option at $295
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    When the 2013 Ford Fusion goes on sale this fall, it will be the first mid-size family sedan in North America to be offered with start-stop technology. But since not all buyers are open to the idea of having their engines turn off at stop lights to save fuel, Ford will be offering it as optional ...

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    Official: Ford Fusion Hybrid boosts company's hybrid patents from 30 to 500 in the past decade
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    While Ford's new Fusion Hybrid is designed to put money back into the pockets of fuel-conscious consumers, some patent attorneys may also be a little more flush as well. The development of the model, set to debut later this year, helped Ford boost its number of patents related to hybrid ...

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    Detroit: 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid packs 47 mpg, dashing good looks
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    When the original Ford Fusion Hybrid debuted in 2009 as a 2010 model, it was rated at 41 miles per gallon in the city, making it the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan in North America. Ford aims to re-capture that same magic with the 2013 Fusion Hybrid, which makes its debut today at the 2012 ...

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    Official: 2013 Ford Fusion debuts along with 47-MPG Fusion Hybrid, 100-MPGe Fusion Energi
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    Your eyes do not deceive you – the sleek, pretty, low-slung sedan you see above is indeed the 2013 Ford Fusion. But don't think that the 2013 Fusion is all beauty and no brains. Ford is preparing the new Fusion, as well as its Hybrid and Energi fuel-mizing siblings, to be the most ...

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    Video: Ford teasing 2013 Fusion with new interactive app
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    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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    Ford stuffs more soy into F-150, Taurus, Explorer and Fusion headrests
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    Ford is expanding the use of soybean oil-based foam blends to include one more part of its vehicles – headrests. The Dearborn-based automaker was the first in the U.S. to begin using a soy foam blend when it stuffed it into seats on the 2008 Mustang, and Ford now uses soy in seats ...

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