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    Report: New Ford dedicated hybrid due in 2018, will it fare better than C-Max?
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    Everyone likes to go after the champ. When it comes to fuel economy, that means taking on the Prius, which is something that automakers not named Toyota have been trying to do for years. Just because no one has been able to beat the Prius for fuel economy numbers isn't stopping them from trying. ...

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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 increasing Lincoln MKX Hybrid production mix to 30%
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    Demand for the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is strong enough that Ford will change the production mix from 20 percent to 30 percent hybrids for the 2014 model year. It's part of an overall MKZs comeback, which saw sales increase in April sales now that the car is no longer quite as slow to roll of the ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid [w/video]
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    No One Ever Said Dethroning A Prius Would Be Easy It's generally not polite to start a story about a new Ford by referencing a very popular Toyota, but we're going to make an exception this time. With fuel prices continuing to creep upwards, sales of advanced-powertrain vehicles are booming (in ...

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    Official: Redesigned 2013 Ford Escape to lose hybrid option, but EcoBoost will provide better MPG rating
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    The Ford Escape Hybrid will soon cease to exist. The next-generation Ford Escape, slated for its grand reveal next month at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, will feature three four-cylinder engine options, including both a 1.6- and 2.0-liter EcoBoost lump and a 2.5-liter Ti-VCT ...

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    Breaking: Ford, Toyota will partner on RWD hybrid system for trucks and SUVs
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    Is the Prius V not big enough for you? Then you'll probably be interested to learn that Ford and Toyota announced a new partnership today to develop a new hybrid system for SUVs and light trucks. The "equal partners" deal should result in a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain that will be ready ...

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    Ford to install advanced e-CVT trans in hybrids starting in late 2011
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    Recently, Joe Bakaj, Ford's vice-president of global powertrain engineering, confirmed that the Dearborn-headquartered automaker is developing an eight-speed automatic transmission, which is being designed, engineered and built by Ford in-house. Bakaj states that the fuel-saving eight-speed ...

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    Automakers shying away from "hybrid" badge
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    The popularity of the Toyota Prius has made "hybrid" a widely recognized word and has prompted the launch of numerous competitive vehicles from various automakers. Additionally, derivatives of the conventional hybrid – i.e., micro and mild hybrids – are popping up everywhere. ...

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    Detroit CEOs speak up on efficiency and electrification
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    In 2006, with the Ford Motor Co. losing boatloads of money, little cash on hand and little of interest in its product pipeline, then-CEO Bill Ford, Jr. announced a major restructuring and brought in Boeing executive vice president Alan Mulally as its new president and CEO. One of Mulally's first ...

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    Ford implements cost-cutting strategy for hybrid vehicles
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    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 launches Electrified Vehicle Facebook page, promises bigger and better things
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    Recently, Ford launched a Facebook page dedicated to its electrified vehicle technologies. Fans of Ford's page can access videos, photos, polls, announcements and direct questions to the team of engineers working on the automaker's five electrified vehicles. One example of the social network ...

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    Detroit 2011: C-Max Engergi mixes plugs and petrol
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    2013 Ford C-Max Energi – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Ford C-Max combines the look and feel of a hatchback with the people and cargo-hauling capability of a crossover. And did we mention that Ford is striving for best-in-class fuel economy at the same time? That's a formula ...

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    UK automakers prototype flywheel hybrid system with claimed 20% gain in fuel economy
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    When you pair up automakers like Jaguar, Land Rover and Ford, with hybrid powertrain developer Flybrid Systems, engineering consultants Prodrive and Ricardo and transmissions experts Torotrak and Xtrac, you'll either end up with a load of industry experts duking it out over some trivial aspect of a ...

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    Ford VP: "You can't sell a hybrid in today's market"
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    2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    On several occasions in the past, Ford Motor Company execs have reiterated the company's stance on electrified vehicles, saying that 25 percent of its global sales in 2020 will come courtesy of vehicles that feature battery ...

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    Ford's Nancy Gioia talks up company's electrified vehicle plans
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    Jay Leno's Green Car Challenge Ford Focus EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford's director of global electrification, Nancy Gioia, spoke on several occasions at the Plug-In 2010 conference in San Jose, CA this past week and though she often reiterated the company's well-known plans for ...

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    Toshiba to build electric motors in Texas for Ford hybrids and plug-ins
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    Ford Escape PHEV prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toshiba announced yesterday that it will be expanding a factory in Houston, TX to add production of electric traction motors for hybrid and plug-in vehicles. The first customer for the new motors will be Ford, starting in ...

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    Ford pushes for 25% of its vehicles to feature electric power by 2020
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    Ford Fusion hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's no denying that nearly every automaker envisions a greener future ahead, but determining just how green it will be is not an easy task. If you turn to Ford's director of global electrification, Nancy Gioia, the future of ...

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    Ford Fusion Hybrid nabs 2010 Consumers' Top Rated award
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    2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford continues to rack up awards with its stellar Fusion Hybrid. First came the big one, the 2010 Motor Trend Car of the Year title, and now a less well-known honor: the 2010 Consumers' Top Rated hybrid award from Edmunds.com. We ...

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    Ford confirms hybrid and PHEV C-Max will be built in Spain
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    2011 Ford C-Max – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford has just provided more details about its first European-market hybrid models. The company's plant in Valencia, Spain will be building both regular and plug-in hybrid versions of the new five-seat C-Max MPV starting in 2013. The ...

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    NYPD orders up 200 more hybrids from Ford, doubles size of HEV fleet
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    Imagine a police chase in Manhattan where a Ford Fusion Hybrid pulls up behind the criminal followed by a few Priuses, an Escape Hybrid and a couple of Altima hybrids. Now, think of the scenario where the criminal, driving his gas-guzzling Hummer, takes off out of the city limits on a ...

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