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Ford to continue making hybrid vehicles

Ford CEO Jim Farley maintained that though the company is committed to an all-electric vehicle lineup by 2030 in Europe, it will continue to make and sell hybrid vehicles. Ford’s hybrid vehicles have continued to be a hit among customers. The company sold about 88,000 hybrids in 2021 in the U.S.; it has already sold 36,000 hybrids through the first…

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2022 Ford Maverick rated at an estimated 42 city MPG

The 2022 Maverick Hybrid beat Ford’s estimate of 40 mpg in the city, notching 42 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 37 mpg combined. A 2.5L inline-4 engine and an electric motor combine to give the car 191 hp of output. The Maverick Hybrid starts at $21,490. Read more

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2021 Escape Plug-in Hybrid now on sale

After one year plus of delay, the 2021 Escape plug-in hybrid is now available for sale. The Escape is available in just front-wheel drive and has a best-in-class fuel efficiency of 41 mpg on gasoline alone. The base SE trim starts at $32,650, and the higher SEL and Titanium trims cost around $3,000 and $6,000 more. Read more

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Ford F-150 Hybrid towing examples

Cars.com’s Mike Hanley carried out several tests of the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid’s towing capacity. The items towed were the Taxa Cricket, a lightweight single-axle camper, the 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, the Airstream Flying Cloud 25FB, a 25 ft travel trailer, and the 2002 Ford SVT Focus. The most fuel-efficient trip was 16 mpg over 285 miles with the…

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Fuel economy of Ford’s hybrid SUV models

Three ford SUVs landed in the U.S. News and World Report’s list of the 12 Most Fuel-Efficient Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid SUVs for 2021. The Ford Escape PHEV took the #1 spot, boasting a 102 MPGe range. The Escape Hybrid and the Explorer Hybrid also appeared on the list. Read more

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