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Ford to Deliver Demonstration Fleet of Ethanol Fueled Hybrids to Six States

January 31, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ford Motor Company is producing 20 demonstration Escape Hybrid E-85 vehicles for use in fleets in six different states. Deliveries will begin this spring, according to HSPN News.

At the 2007 Washington Auto Show, Ford displayed the first Ford Escape Hybrid E-85, scheduled for delivery this spring. It is a demonstration vehicle marrying two petroleum-saving technologies — hybrid electric power and flexible-fuel capability. Escape Hybrid E-85 is the world’s first hybrid vehicle capable of operating on blends of fuel containing as much as 85 percent ethanol, a renewable fuel that can be produced from American-grown corn or sugar beets.

Ford has two full hybrid electric vehicle models on the road today, the Ford Escape Hybrid and the Mercury Mariner Hybrid, and has announced three additional hybrids, the Mazda Tribute, Ford Fusion, and Mercury Milan.

The company produced 250,000 ethanol-capable vehicles last year, including the Ford F-150 pickup truck, as well as the Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car large sedans.

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