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The unique approach Ford is using to get consumers excited about a hybrid pickup

Bloomberg recently published a fascinating feature about how Ford is marketing its hybrid F-150 pickup truck. The story (Ford’s Key to Selling Truck No One Asked For: Keeping Beer Cold) explains that people who buy F-150s don’t much care about fuel economy. So how do you get them excited about the advantages of a hybrid? “The marketing will go something…

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Ford introduces plug-in hybrid police car

Ford is introducing a plug-in hybrid vehicle for police and government customers. The Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan has an all-electric range of 21 miles and is designed for police and fire chiefs, detectives, and other government personnel whose jobs don’t require a pursuit-rated vehicle. This is the third police vehicle Ford has revealed this year, joining the Ford Police…

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XL Hybrids to provide F-250 hybrid vehicles

XL Hybrids has announced it will begin producing a hybrid electric drive system for 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in 2018. The company has adapted its XL3 powertrain technology for the F-250 trucks based on demand from fleet customers who are seeking even better fuel efficiency from Ford’s popular work trucks. This will be the first time that Ford…

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Report: Ford’s Largest SUVs Are Getting Greener

A new report says that Ford is continuing its push to make its largest SUVs more fuel efficient. Sources told Automotive News that Ford is planning to introduce hybrid variations of the Expedition and Navigator in 2019. The same story says that the defunct Escape Hybrid will reappear in 2019, along with a gas-electric version of its Lincoln MKC platform…

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Review: 2017 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid

TheFastLaneCar.com raves about the 2017 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid, noting that it is attractive, drives well and provides the latest in safety features, infotainment and technology. “When driven in a responsible and sensible manner, both the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Energi Plug-in Hybrid provide a pleasantly smooth and quiet ride quality in their electric mode,” the review says. “When the gasoline engine…

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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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