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Transit Van plug-in hybrid test operation extended to Cologne Germany

“Ford is extending its European plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) trial to Cologne. The study, which is also testing Ford PHEVs on the streets of London and Valencia, Spain, aims to better analyse and show the real-world benefits of such vehicles for the environment and for commercial vehicle owners and operators.” Read more https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/10/20191028-ford.html

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200 hybrid SUV police interceptors ordered by Chicago

“The Chicago Police Department has ordered 200 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Hybrid patrol vehicles. The pursuit-rated hybrid SUVs are made in Chicago. “The 2020 Ford Police Interceptor is made in Chicago, by Chicagoans and for Chicago police officers,” said Jonathan Lewin, chief of technical services, Chicago Police Department. “This is just another example of Chicago living up to its…

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Ford adding at least four new hybrid models in Europe

Ford is launching additional hybrids in Europe, with at least four models launching by the end of 2022. The automaker will launch hybrid versions of its Puma, Kuga, Explorer and Mondeo lines. Ford Europe’s Executive Director said of the launches, “there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to electrification – every customer’s circumstances and travel needs are different.” The…

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Plug-in hybrid suggestions from Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest has delved into hybrid world with a new list of plug-in hybrid suggestions for its readers. AD has named the Volvo V60T8, Audi A8 e-tron, and Range Rover PHEV, to its list of the top luxury plug-ins. The high-end vehicles range in price from $67,300 for the Volvo to $163,250 for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo SE-Hybrid, the German…

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2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid fuel economy announced

The Ford Explorer Hybrid has achieved 27/29/28 mpg EPA fuel ratings for the rear-wheel-drive version of its 2020 model. The RWD model “leads the pack” of Explorer Hybrids with its EPA ratings, according to a report from Left Lane. The AWD version of the vehicle has lower EPA ratings of 23/26/25 mpg. Both vehicles have impressive full-tank capability, of 500…

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Ford study highlights PHEV’s practicality for commercial use

Ford has completed a year-long study of its Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid vans in London, and the results point toward a strong future for PHEVs as an integral part of commercial vehicle fleets. Green Car Congress explains, “The trial sought to test whether businesses could carry out the typical daily duties of their diesel-powered vehicles, while maximizing the use of…

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Best Hybrid, PHEV, EV deals for June 2019

Green Car Reports has published its monthly round-up of the best deals on hybrid and electrified vehicles. For the month of June, the best priced non-plug-in hybrid is the Ford Fusion Hybrid, which can be leased for $209/month with a little over three thousand due at signing. The top-priced plug-in hybrid for the month is a race between the Kira…

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Ford announces pricing for 2020 Escape Hybrid

Ford has announced pricing for its 2020 Escape Hybrid, and, as Zach Butler at The Fast Lane Car notes, the automaker is poised to “take a bite” out of the crossover market. Ford has priced its base version of the Escape Hybrid at $25,980, slightly cheaper than the Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue. The Escape Hybrid comes in a variety…

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