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    Edmunds: long-term, real-world MPG update shows you can get just 26 mpg in a Prius
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    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%
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    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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    2011 Lincoln MKZ hybrid gets updated SmartGauge with apple blossoms
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    When the 2011 Lincoln MKZ hybrid goes on sale this fall, it will have an updated version of the SmartGauge that debuted last year on the Ford Fusion hybrid. The basics of SmartGauge remain the same, with a pair of 4.3 LCD displays flanking a central speedometer. The LCDs can display several ...

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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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    Tyco companies ordering 200 Ford Fusion hybrids and 3,000 Transit Connects for fleet
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    2010 Ford Fusion hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There are thousands of companies around the country with customer service fleets, often in urban areas. With fuel prices still hovering near $3 per gallon and the economy struggling, anything that can cut operating costs is ...

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    Half-price Ford Fusion Hybrid being offered by American Express tomorrow
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    2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's not all that often you can buy a new car for 50% off, right? You may not jump at the opportunity if the vehicle in question is something like an Aveo, but when we heard about this half-price deal for a 2010 Ford Fusion ...

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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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    Report: Ford Fusion Hybrid pays off quickest
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    2010 Ford Fusion – Click above for hi-res image
    For about the first 110 years of the automobile, the gold standard of eco-thriftiness was a car's miles-per-gallon rating. With the rise of hybrids, plug-ins, biofuels and the like, cost-per-mile might be the better measurement of road-going ...

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    Ford kicks off "Swap Your Ride" commercials, we wait for Prius vs. Fusion Hybrid testimonials
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    2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in 2007, when Ford kicked off its "Swap Your Ride" commercials, the company had one hybrid vehicle that couldn't compete with the hybrid offerings from Toyota, Lexus or Honda. Wisely, Ford focused those commercials on ...

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    Report: Lincoln MKZ Hybrid will debut in New York
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    When we take a hard look at the current Lincoln lineup, we see some issues. For starters, the Navigator, MKS, MKT, MKX and MKZ aren't exactly setting the sales charts on fire. Come to think of it, we just listed the entire Lincoln lineup. Okay, so Ford's luxury marquee can easily be likened to a ...

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    Ford to expand electric and hybrid offerings to Europe from 2011
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    Ford Transit Connect Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford has big plans for electrification of its fleet over the next decade, and while most of the emphasis has been on North America so far, Europe will be joining in on the party starting in 2011. Nancy Gioia has ...

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    Chicago 2010: Ford Fusion Hybrid wins first annual Hermance Award
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    2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    What the heck is the Hermance Vehicle Efficiency Award? First of all, the award was named after the late Dave Hermance, who was a leading hybrid vehicle proponent who worked for Toyota prior to his death in an experimental ...

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    Report: Ford issues TSB fix for brake pedal on Fusion Hybrid models [w/video]
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    Consumer Reports explains Ford Fusion Hybrid braking issue – Click above to watch the video after the break
    It would seem that Toyota isn't the only automaker with braking issues on its hybrid vehicles, as Ford has reportedly issued a Technical Service Bulletin outlining a software update ...

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    Hybrids dominate 2010 World Green Car shortlist
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    The World Car of the Year (WCOTY) awards will again close out the 2010 prize season when they are announced at the New York Auto Show in April. WCOTY hands out honors in four categories: overall best, performance car, design and, of course, green car. The original list of 13 eligible vehicles for ...

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    Detroit 2010: Ford sweeps NA Car and Truck of the Year
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    2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In a pleasingly succinct presentation this morning at the Detroit Auto Show, Tony Swan announced that Ford had swept the 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. After a brief rundown on how the award voting ...

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    Ford Fusion Hybrid sales up, but still make up only about 2% of total
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    2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The stand-out vehicle for Ford recently has been the 2010 Fusion, and the hybrid version is helping Ford sell more hybrids than it ever has before. This year, through November, the Blue Oval has sold 31,000 hybrids, beating the ...

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    Ford Fusion Hybrid awarded 2010 Urban Green Vehicle of the Year
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    2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's seemingly no end to the lists and awards that can be dolled out to deserving (sometimes) cars and trucks at the end of the year. Take, for instance, the Urban Automobile of the Year Award by On Wheels Media. This is ...

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    Ford recreating Fiesta Movement with Fusion 41 program
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    2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford is diving into the burgeoning social media world head first. Based on the success of its Fiesta Movement, the Blue Oval has decided to launch a new program called Fusion 41 – so named because of the Fusion Hybrid's ...

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    Ford may pass Honda as second best hybrid seller in U.S.
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    2009 Ford Escape Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's no doubt about which automaker leads the hybrid vehicle race. Toyota – and particularly the Japanese automaker's Prius hybrid hatchback – outsells all other manufacturers combined. In total, Automotive News (sub. ...

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    Ford hybrid sales up 73 percent compared to 2008, when Fusion/Milan weren't available
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    Ford Fusion hybrid - click above for high-res image gallery
    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Ford_hybrid_sales_up_73_percent_compared_to_2008 '; Last year at this time, Ford Motor Company was not yet selling the Ford Fusion or Mercury Milan hybrids. These two models have proven to be quite ...

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