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    Ford Escape hybrid earns $33,000 for Santa Monica Bay group at auction
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    SUVs just aren't as popular as they used to be. Last June, when Ford donated a 2007 Ford Escape hybrid to the Santa Monica Bay protection group Heal The Bay, the SUV sold for $37,000. A year later, the same company gives the same vehicle (well, a 2008 model) to the same group, but this time the ...

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    Ford gives American Idol finalists Escape Hybrids
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    Click the 2009 Escape Hybrid for a high res galleryWhile we were a bit surprised to see David Cook beat out David Archulata on last night's finale of American Idol, it was the contestants themselves who looked taken aback when they were handed the keys to brand new Ford Escape Hybrids in matching ...

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    ABG First Impression: Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid w/Video
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    At the New York Auto Show last week we had our first opportunity to actually go for a drive in one of Ford's new plug-in hybrid Escapes. Last year Ford announced a partnership with Southern California Edison to build and test twenty plug-in hybrid Escapes. SCE will be using the crossovers in their ...

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    John Kerry goes bigger and less green, switches from Escape to Tahoe hybrid
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    Click image for photo galleryDid you know that going from a vehicle that's rated at 34/30 mpg to one that gets 21/22 mpg is helping to "fight global warming and reduce greenhouse gas emissions?" That's what Senator John Kerry's (D-MA) deputy chief of staff, David Wade, would have people believe. ...

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    DC Auto Show: Ford refines the Escape/Mariner hybrids
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    Just in time to better compete with the upcoming Saturn Vue Two-Mode hybrid, Ford is rolling out a series of updates to the Escape and Mariner (and likely the badge engineered Mazda Tribute) hybrids. The big news is an updated 2.5L four cylinder engine that supplants the existing 2.3L unit. The ...

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    EVS23: Ford's plug-in Escape hybrid handover videos
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    Back at EVS23, Ford handed over the keys for a plug-in hybrid Escape to Southern California Edison. I've finally had time to edit together the video I shot that day, so watch it already. :)In the first part of this video (above) we see the PHEV Escape arrive at the Anaheim Convention Center ...

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    Jay Leno samples the plug-in Ford Escape Hybrid
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    Tonight Show host Jay Leno has gotten attention lately for his cooperation with GM on the turbine powered EcoJet concept last year and more recently an E85-powered Corvette. Leno has always had an interest in alternative power-trains and this week he got to sample one of the first plug-in hybrid ...

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    Will the Escape loose out to the Tahoe hybrid among the candidates?
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    This past week Ford has been running ads touting the fact that their Escape Hybrids have been particularly popular among pandering presidential candidates in this extended campaign season. A big part of the allure of the Escape is surely due to the fact that it has been the only American branded ...

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    Ford thinks presidential candidates are just swell in new Escape hybrid ad
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    Knowing a good opportunity when it smells one, Ford has launched a new advertising campaign for the Ford Escape hybrid. The print ad highlights the fact that many of the current crop of presidential candidates are tooling around America in Escape hybrids (when they're not flying, of course), and so ...

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