Ford Escort coming back in hybrid version?
Ford has announced that the Escot will make a return to the market, and will be a revolutionary new Plug-in Hybrid vehicle with a fuel consumption of just 2,35 liters/100 km.
The new Escort will be unveiled in the next three years, a short enough period to give headaches to bought Toyota and GM. And if will be to believe this artist rendering when we might say that the Escort will be one of the most good looking hybrid cars in the world.
Ford believes a total from the ground up Hybrid Exclusive model is the only way to truly capture the growing market for Hybrid Vehicles since consumers have not fully embraced the idea of retrofitting existing platforms. The Escort name has huge market identification and Ford knows learning from past mistakes how instantly the idea of an Escort Hybrid will capture the hearts and minds of all the legions of Escort Alumni.
The System Ford has chosen is a single mode Hybrid instead of the Dual-mode Hybrid that is going to be offered by GM and Chrysler. The Dual-mode hybrid uses two smaller electric motors that assist the gasoline engine at different times in the acceleration cycle. Ford believes the Single mode Plug-in Hybrid system will be superior in the future with the introduction of "Super Batteries" now being developed.
Source: Next Energy News