Ford Motor Company’s first demonstration Escape Plug-In Hybrid is ready to roll on California roads. Ford delivered the first of 20 research PHEVs to Southern California Edison to begin road testing as part of a unique partnership between the automaker and utility.
With hybrids all the rage, and Ford needing good news, the company has now mixed two favorites of the alternative fuels folks and announced an experimental production run of E85 ethanol fueled hybrids. It’s an idea whose time has already passed. Twenty Escape ethanol hybrids will be delivered to select customers in six states. The move was praised by the Governor of Nebraska, speaking for the Governors Ethanol Coalition. However, people who are not governors in corn-producing states are (...) More
Today’s announcement by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to change taxi policy toward increasing fuel economy standards, highlights Ford’s leadership in hybrid taxis. The Ford Escape Hybrid and Mercury Mariner Hybrid meet the existing New York City taxi requirements and the proposed new fuel economy policy. In early 2005, San Francisco was the first city to feature gas-electric hybrid-powered taxi cabs. The city chose Ford Escape Hybrid. Later that year, New York City added a small (...) More
Ford Motor Company is once again giving other automakers a reason to be green with envy. The Ford Escape Hybrid ad featuring Kermit that debuted during the 2006 Super Bowl was recognized by IAG Research as the “Most Effective Automotive Ad—Non Luxury” during a ceremony at the opening of the New York Auto Show. In the 2006 spot, Ford teamed up with Kermit the Frog, one of America’s most loveable characters, to celebrate the advertising launch of the greenest and most fuel-efficient SUV on the (...) More
Ford Escape Hybrids have been proving the durability and fuel-saving potential of Ford’s full hybrid technology as New York City taxis since 2005. Today, each of the 18 vehicles that were part of the first wave have been driven about 175,000 miles, yielding fuel savings of close to $250,000 for the fleet. The mileage is equivalent to 11 years of driving by an average consumer. The 2008 Escape Hybrid went into production in January and features a new bold design, engineering refinements and (...) More
Ford Motor Company celebrated the launch of the all-new 2008 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner at its Kansas City Assembly Plant. The vehicles go on sale first quarter 2007. The small SUVs received a 10- to 11-point improvement in resale value, while offering reduced pricing, additional content and better fuel economy than previous models. Both vehicles are available in gas-powered engine and full-hybrid models. The improved value equation of the new Escape and Mariner builds on gains made (...) More
The new 2008 Ford Escape is entering the marketplace with a bold new design, a quieter ride and a host of new features and options– with sticker prices that average $1,100 less than 2007 Escape models. The 2008 Escape also benefits from substantially improved residual values.
For the first time in more than 20 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is changing the way it calculates fuel economy estimates — the city and highway miles-per-gallon calculations that are posted on the window stickers of new cars and trucks.
The Ford Escape, America’s best-selling compact utility vehicle, has a completely new look inside and out for 2008. Escape now makes a powerful statement with a bolder, rugged exterior design that bears a stronger family resemblance to the Ford Explorer and Ford Expedition.