Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Ford Unveils Ethanol Powered Hybrid Fleet

Ford E85 Hybrid Food vs Fuel Eethanol EnergyAfter months of rigorous testing, Ford Motor Company's demonstration fleet of ethanol-fueled hybrids is ready to conquer the streets. Recently, Ford delivered E85 Escape Hybrids to the Department of Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the Governors’ Ethanol Coalition (GEC) for testing.

According to a release by Ford:
A total of 20 Ford E85 Escape Hybrids will be delivered to select fleet customers in six states, staking Ford's claim to another important industry first. These are the world's first hybrid vehicles capable of operating on blends of fuel containing as much as 85 percent ethanol. Ethanol is a renewable fuel that can be produced from American-grown corn or sugar beets.
American consumers have shown great interest in recent Hybrid cars which run on both fuel and electrical energy. Ford's hybrid is that much better---a Flexible Fuel Vehicle that can take both regular gasoline (with or without E10) AND/or also use E85, a blend of 85% ethanol and just 15% regular gasoline. This is truly a remarkable combination of technologies.
"As a leader in both hybrid vehicles and in vehicles capable of operating on ethanol-based fuels, Ford is the ideal company to bring both technologies together for the first time," said Sue Cischke, Ford's senior vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering.

Ford Hybrid Food vs Fuel Ethanol Energy

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