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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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Global hybrid sales increased in 2017

Leading the pack for automakers, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai / Kia and other Japanese and South Korean OEMs sold over two million hybrid and plug-in cars in 2017. Toyota, as is the trend, sold the most hybrid vehicles for the year, contributing to the industry’s fourteen percent growth over 2016. As Ward’s Auto points out, Toyota “dwarfs all other brands including…

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Ford licenses hybrid vehicle patents from Paice, Abell Foundation

PAICE PRESS RELEASE | APRIL 12, 2018 Ford licenses hybrid vehicle patents from Paice, Abell Foundation Four out of every five hybrid-electric vehicles in the world now have a Paice license Paice, a pioneer in hybrid electric vehicle technology, has reached an agreement to license all of its hybrid vehicle technology to Ford Motor Company. Ford ranks second in U.S.…

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Ford rumored to bring hybrid Explorer in 2020

The Ford Explorer, a leader in the market, is in for an upgrade. TTAC reports that the new Explorer, to be unveiled in 2020, will offer a hybrid engine, and the car’s Lincoln equivalent will offer a plug-in version. With the expansion of the Explorer offerings, Ford seeks to continue to grow its market share in the mid-size SUV range.…

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Ford will invest $11 billion in 40 electrified vehicles by 2022

Ford announced at the Detroit Auto Show that it will significantly increase its planned investments in electric vehicles, spending $11 billion to have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup by 2022. The investment is much higher than a previously announced target of $4.5 billion by 2020. “We’re all in on this and we’re taking our mainstream…

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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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