Ford has announced today that the company will sell plug-in hybrids in five to 10 years. "Within five to 10 years we will start to see this technology in our hands," Mulally said.

The rollout of Ford plug-in hybrids is dependent on advancements to lithium-ion batteries that will be charged by the car’s owners using regular household electrical outlets.

Under the partnership with the second-biggest U.S. electric utility, researchers from Southern California Edison and Ford will work together in "real world" testing of up to 20 plug-in hybrid vehicles, Bryson said.

Plug-in hybrids are to use little or no gasoline over short distances and at lower speeds.

Source: Automotive News

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