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  Ford: Ford Escape Hybrid
Escape Hybrid is the first hybrid electric vehicle to offer four-wheel-drive and towing capability of up to 1,000 pounds.
The Escape Hybrid is a "full" hybrid, meaning it automatically switches between pure electric power, pure gasoline engine power or a combined operation to maximize efficiency and performance.
Escape Hybrid's interior is nearly identical to the traditional 2005 Escape.
www.autointell.com /nao_companies/ford/ford_cars/ford-escape-hybrid-04/ford-escape-hybrid-04.htm   (1047 words)

  Ford Escape Hybrid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Escape Hybrid uses independently-developed technology which is superficially similar to that used in Toyota's Prius, but which led Ford to license a number of Toyota patents to avoid any legal disputes.
Ford recognized that Toyota's diesel engine designs were also similar to their own, and gave Toyota licenses for their diesel engines in exchange for the hybrid licenses.
The hybrid is said to give approximately 75% greater efficiency, with about 33 to 36 mpg in city traffic, (and has demonstrated it can travel 400–500 miles on a single tank of gasoline in city driving), and 29 to 31 mpg on the highway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ford_Escape_Hybrid   (582 words)

 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid
The hybrid never has to be plugged in because the batteries are recharged by the engine, by the electric motor and by heat recovered as energy during braking.
Ford's approach to the gas-electric hybrid system is unique, she said, and her team developed all of the software, or "intelligence," to manage the complicated flow of power from engine to motor to brakes to battery.
Ford chose a surprisingly rugged trail for the off-road section given the lack of a transfer case and an extra-low gear, yet this hybrid had no problem negotiating steep, slippery trails.
www.tomstrongman.com /RoadTests/EscapeHybrid   (864 words)

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 Preview: 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid - MSN Autos
In a full hybrid, such as the new Escape Hybrid or the Toyota Prius, the vehicle can be propelled via the gasoline engine, the electric motor, or both.
The primary difference between a full hybrid and a "mild" hybrid (such as the Honda Insight or Civic Hybrid) lies in the electric propulsion: a mild hybrid is never propelled by just the electric motor.
Ford states that during an EPA city driving cycle, the gasoline engine was off as much as 40 percent of the time.
autos.msn.com /advice/article.aspx?contentid=4022502&src=News   (2090 words)

 Howstuffworks "How the Ford Escape Hybrid Works"
Hybrid vehicles offer the best fuel economy of any car on the market by combining an efficient gasoline engine with an electric motor and batteries that are constantly recharged.
A hybrid car is one that attempts to incorporate the strengths of both gasoline-fueled combustion engines and electric motors while eliminating many of the problems that plague cars that are only one or the other.
Except for the small "Hybrid" logo on the door, a different gauge in the dashboard and a vent in the rear to help cool the batteries, you'd be hard-pressed to tell an Escape Hybrid from the conventional version.
auto.howstuffworks.com /ford-escape.htm   (709 words)

 Ford Escape Hybrid - Wikicars
The Escape and Tribute were updated for 2005 with a new base engine (the 2.3 L Duratec), added airbag and seatbelt safety systems, an intelligent all wheel drive system, and exterior changes.
On the inside, the tachometer in the Escape Hybrid has a sub-zero setting that it uses to indicate that the car is running only on electric power, such as while sitting at a stop or even while traveling down the road in certain urban driving conditions.
The Escape Hybrid's gasoline engine is a 2.3-liter, inline four-cylinder that operates under what is known as the Atkinson cycle, a technology designed to enhance the quality of fuel combustion.
wikicars.org /en/Ford_Escape_Hybrid   (1350 words)

 Ford Escape Hybrid car: Home page for the 2006, 2005 Ford Escape hybrid
The 2006 Escape hybrid was the first commercially available Hybrid SUV, as well as the Truck of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2005.
Ford created a number of new technologies developing the Escape hybrid, and the automaker hopes to receive more than 100 new patents from Escape hybrid production.
Ford was prepared to produce as many as 45,000 of the SUVs this year, but such plans have been hampered by limited hybrid battery components.
www.soultek.com /clean_energy/hybrid_cars/hybrid_car_types/Ford_Escape_Hybrid.htm   (1110 words)

 Supply chain crimps hybrid output - 09/20/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group are planning for a hybird shoot-out as more customers are expected to move toward fuel-efficient vehicles due to high gas prices and environmental concerns.
Cobasys, a hybrid battery joint venture between Chevron Corp. and Energy Conversion Devices Inc., completed a plant in 2003 that has the capacity to build as many as 2.4 million batteries annually, chief sales officer Scott Lindholm said.
Ford spokesman Said Deep points to the Aisin transmission relationship as a kink in the hybrid supply chain that needs to be ironed out.
www.detnews.com /2005/autosinsider/0509/20/C06-320370.htm   (759 words)

 Hybrid Car Guide: Ford Escape Hybrid SUV Review
Ford is making a big deal about the Escape's status as a 'full hybrid' - a combination of series and parallel configurations, just like the Toyota Prius.
Ford's hybrid technology was originally licensed from Toyota, which explains the many fundamental similarities, like the elimination of the conventional starter motor.
The Ford Escape Hybrid should look and drive just like any V6-powered Ford Escape, except that the engine will shut itself off when it's not needed and there will be a couple of auxiliary gauges to monitor the hybrid power train's electrical components.
www.hybridcarguide.com /ford-escape-hybrid-suv.html   (723 words)

 Hybrid Cars - Ford Escape Hybrid
The Ford Escape hybrid had its day in the limelight, when it debuted in mid-2004 as the first American-made hybrid and the first SUV hybrid.
A year later, the Escape Hybrid is no longer alone in the hybrid SUV category.
The motivations of the earliest Escape drivers, especially the fact that the wait for a Toyota SUV hybrid was too long, may no longer be as compelling for some shoppers.
www.hybridcars.com /escape.html   (371 words)

 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid Road Test
The hybrid never has to be plugged in because the batteries are recharged by the engine, by the electric motor and by heat recovered as energy during braking.
Ford's approach to the gas-electric hybrid system is unique, she said, and her team developed all of the software, or "intelligence," to manage the complicated flow of power from engine to motor to brakes to battery.
Ford chose a surprisingly rugged trail for the off-road section given the lack of a transfer case and an extra-low gear, yet this hybrid had no problem negotiating steep, slippery trails.
www.familycar.com /RoadTests/FordEscapeHybrid   (1011 words)

 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid Reviews. SUV Reviews by CNET.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The efficiency gains over the gas-only Ford Escape are noticeable, as well as the performance losses, and the extra weight of the hybrid systems is felt in terms of speed, agility, and some unexpected creaks from the rear of the car.
Ford's navigation system, which also includes an energy-flow display, is the only notable tech option in the 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid.
The regular Escape is EPA rated at 22mpg in the city and 25mpg on the highway, while the Escape Hybrid gets 36mpg and 31mpg, respectively.
reviews.cnet.com /2006_Ford_Escape_Hybrid/4505-10868_7-31720989.html   (1469 words)

 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid
The Escape Hybrid is a true Hybrid, meaning that the Escape's dual power plants can run separately, or together, depending upon your requirements, rewarding you with what Ford claims is up to a 50-percent improvement in fuel economy during typical, gas-guzzling, stop-and-go driving.
Ford's hybrid drive system switches off when the vehicle is stopped, unless the HVAC system's demands are high, and it restarts instantly when you step on the accelerator.
The Escape Hybrid is rated to tow up to 1,000 pounds (the standard Escape can handle 1500 pounds)—enough for a light boat, camp trailer or a couple of dirt bikes.
www.valvoline.com /carcare/articleviewer.asp?pg=dsm20050301eh&cccid=3&scccid=6   (953 words)

 CanadianDriver: First Drive - 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid
The Escape is the most popular compact SUV in Canada, and this version is designed to offer a "no compromise" (as Ford Chairman Bill Ford puts it) solution to what we want and what we need.
Ford estimates fuel consumption of 6.7/8.1 litres/100 km, in city/highway driving, and a typical driving range from its 56.7-litre tank of 800 kilometres.
Ford executives are obviously proud of their hybrid system, but readily admit it will not convince buyers alone.
www.canadiandriver.com /articles/pw/05escape_hybrid.htm   (1025 words)

 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid AWD 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl CVT) Reviews. SUV Reviews by CNET.
The 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid was the first gas-electric sport utility vehicle to hit the streets, and after spending some time in the driver's seat, we're happy to say it's worth the wait.
Not only is the hybrid drivetrain every bit as good as those on its smaller competitors, but this truck offers something the others don't: an optional AC outlet to power anything from a notebook to small appliances.
As is the case with the Prius, the Escape has an addictive screen in the middle of the dashboard that shows the power flow as you drive but adds a first-rate fuel economy screen that combines an average for the past 15 minutes with an instantaneous gas mileage bar gauge.
reviews.cnet.com /2005_Ford_Escape_Hybrid_AWD_4dr_SUV_2_3L_4cyl_CVT/4505-10868_7-31352381.html   (1760 words)

 Ford Asking for More Hybrid Batteries
Ford says it could sell more Escape Hybrids if more batteries could be had.
Ford Motor Co. is looking to accelerate the slow trickle of hybrids dribbling out of its Kansas City, MO, assembly plant, but claims to be hamstrung by a battery shortage.
The auto maker, currently producing the Escape Hybrid cross/utility vehicle at the rate of 20,000 units per year, plans to launch at least four more hybrids by the end of the decade, but the company's chairman and CEO says it could sell more now if supplies of the most essential component were increased.
wardsauto.com /ar/auto_ford_asking_hybrid   (540 words)

 Ford Escape Hybrid - Previews - Car and Driver August 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Ford had promised a hybrid version of the compact Escape, but the pause button had been pushed on that program so often—or was it the stop button?—that the greenies lost faith completely.
The hybrid version is marked by a green-leaf "HYBRID" badge on the front doors and liftgate and by special five-spoke alloy wheels wearing 235/70R-16 all-season tires.
Under the hood, the hybrid machinery is tightly integrated into a module that bolts to the back of the transverse 2.3-liter four (driver's side) in a space not much bigger than an automatic would require.
www.caranddriver.com /article.asp?section_id=19&article_id=8274   (600 words)

 About the Ford Escape Hybrid
The EPA figures for the Escape hybrid are 36 mpg city/31 mpg highway.
The Escape hybrid has a liquid-crystal display in the center console, providing a navigation system and and a visual display of the operating state of the hybrid system (such as electric mode, gasoline or combined).
The Escape Hybrid is turning out to be the choice of elected officials.
localdc.com /escapehybrid.htm   (377 words)

 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid Review
Hybrids are really nothing new, although automotive applications are.
In the automotive application a “full hybrid” means the systems are integrated so that either system can power the vehicle unassisted or they can work in concert when it’s more efficient to do so.
Toyota is working on the third generation of their hybrid system and it will soon be available in the popular RX 330 crossover vehicle.
www.theautochannel.com /news/2005/06/05/114924.html   (1200 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Business -- Escape Hybrid makes its debut
Mary Ann Wright, director of Ford's sustainable mobile technologies division, was at Pearson Ford in San Diego to see the first Escape Hybrid off and said there are already more buyers than vehicles available.
Wright said Ford has worked hard to make sure the driving experience with an Escape Hybrid is just as good if not better than a typical Escape.
But Wangers said Ford has some catching up to do, as it is behind both Toyota and Honda, which makes the Insight hybrid as well as a hybrid version of the Civic.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/business/20040916-9999-1b16suv.html   (858 words)

 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid review, specs, price quote
Touted by Ford as the world's cleanest and most fuel-efficient sport utility vehicle, the 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid is revolutionary for the North American auto manufacturing industry.
The Escape Hybrid is similar to traditional Escapes with seating for up to five and the same 60/40 split folding rear seat that impressively has the same amount of cargo capacity, over 65 cubic feet with the rear seats down.
Ford predicts the Escape to be the first vehicle in its class to meet the newly amended Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208 for occupant crash protection.
www.new-cars.com /2005/2005-ford-escape-hybrid.html   (749 words)

 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid
Escape Hybrid is indeed clean having 97 percent less hydrocarbon and oxides of nitrogen emissions than conventional vehicles meeting the nationwide Tier 1 standard.
Escape Hybrid is optimized not for the highway but for the urban jungle.
Escape Hybrid has a regenerative braking system that slows the SUV by converting some of that energy of motion to electricity and storing it in a battery pack where it can be reused to launch or accelerate the vehicle.
www.gulfcoastnews.com /RT2005FordEscapeHybrid.htm   (2060 words)

The event was staged to highlight the Ford Escape Hybrid’s outstanding fuel economy and clean tailpipe emissions, as well as to call attention to the utility and practicality of hybrid-powered vehicles in city commutes.
Ford also found that 89 percent of commuters in the tri-state area were most concerned with saving time during their morning commute.
Escape Hybrid also will be available in a sophisticated monochromatic color scheme, in addition to an elegant fl.
media.ford.com /article_display.cfm?article_id=20516   (1329 words)

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