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New Ford police is car is green — and fast

Bloomberg says that Ford Motor Co. has found a way for cops to chase down bad guys in a speeding police cruiser while helping the environment at the same time. Ford’s new Police Responder hybrid sedan, a modified Fusion, is the first gasoline-electric cop car to be “pursuit-rated,” meaning it can race through city streets while navigating crowded intersections or…

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Ford introduces hybrid police car

Ford has introduced an industry-first hybrid-electric police car that with a top speed of “well over 100 mph.” WardsAuto reports that the Ford Police Responder Hybrid, a beefed-up Fusion hybrid midsize sedan, could reduce per-vehicle fleet fuel costs by $3,900 a year “while still going after the bad guys.” In a high-speed pursuit, the car automatically switches to maximum performance,…

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Green Patent Blog shines spotlight on Paice vs. Ford

Eric Lane with Green Patent Blog has put posted a summary of recent activity involving Paice, including the company’s patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission. “Paice alleges that Ford’s hybrid vehicle powertrains and components in the Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Plug-in Hybrid, and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid infringe one or more claims of each of the patents,” Lane writes.…

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Ford hybrids made in Mexico may be banned from U.S.

PAICE PRESS RELEASE | MARCH 8, 2017 Ford hybrids made in Mexico may be banned from U.S. U.S. International Trade Commission launches formal investigation into Ford Paice, a pioneer in the development of hybrid vehicle technology, announced today that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has instituted a formal investigation into patent infringement claims against Ford Motor Co. If Paice…

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Fleet customers can soon choose Ford F-150 with hybrid powertrain

Gas 2.0 reports that fleet customers will soon be able to choose the popular Ford F-150 pickup truck with a hybrid powertrain. XL Hybrids turns a standard vehicle into a plug-in hybrid electric pickup truck. The system delivers a 50% increase in fuel economy while reducing carbon dioxide emissions significantly. Read more.

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Ford Fusion Energi is More Fuel Efficient, Cheaper for 2017

The AP reports that the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid is more fuel efficient — and more affordable. The Fusion Energi’s fuel economy rating improved to 42 mpg (combined) this year, with a range of 21 miles on electric power alone. That means a single tank of gas can take drivers more than 600 miles. The 2017 model is…

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Ford Introduces Hybrid Taxi Prototype

HybridCars.com reports that Ford has its eye on the taxi market with the development of a Transit Connect hybrid taxi prototype that will be featured at the North American Auto Show in Detroit. Transit Connect already has a big taxi presence in large cities such as Chicago, New York and San Francisco. Ford plans to begin testing a fleet of…

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Ford introducing hybrid versions of the F-150 pickup and Mustang

Ford will introduce seven new electrified vehicles in the next five years, including hybrid versions of the iconic F-150 pickup and Mustang in the U.S., a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van in Europe and a fully electric SUV with an expected range of at least 300 miles for customers globally. The moves are part of a $4.5 billion investment in…

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Ford Fusion buyers drawn toward plug-in hybrid

Ford is enjoying strong sales of the Fusion Energi. Through November, the automaker has sold nearly 15,000 plug-in models this year — a 70% increase over 2015. November sales of the Fusion Energi were the second highest on record, accounting for one out of every 10 Ford Fusions sold. That strong demand helped Ford sell more plug-in hybrids last month…

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