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The Ford Escape Hybrid, launched in 2004, is a There was an error working with the wiki: Code[2] powered version of the Ford Escape There was an error working with the wiki: Code[3] is sold by Ford's There was an error working with the wiki: Code[4] marque, and a third variation, the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[5], will be sold by There was an error working with the wiki: Code[8] starting in 2006. While regular Escapes feature a black bottom finish, hybrids feature a silver bottom finish (see picture). However, with colors such as blue, you can still get a black-bottomed-hybrid, but this is an option.

As of 2006, the Escape hybrid system is among the most advanced available on the market. It is a "full" hybrid electric system — meaning the system can switch automatically between pure electric power, pure gasoline engine power, or a combination of electric battery and gasoline engine operating together, for maximum performance and efficiency at all speeds and loads. When braking or decelerating, the Escape's hybrid system uses There was an error working with the wiki: Code[9] — where the electric drive motor becomes a generator, converting the vehicle's momentum back to electricity for storage in the batteries. The Hybrid Escape with 155 total horsepower has nearly the same acceleration performance as the conventional 200&nbsphp V6 Escape.

Ford built 17,000 Escape Hybrids in the second half of 2004, four times as many as the company had originally planned to build. Consumer demand has been strong, as it was with the Toyota Prius. Ford plans to produce 4,000 Mariner Hybrids and 20,000 Escape Hybrids for 2006. A number of There was an error working with the wiki: Code[10] Hybrids will also be produced.

The Hybrid Escape will also be the first to market with alternative There was an error working with the wiki: Code[6] capability—running on E85 (85% ethanol / 15% gasoline). http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=22474

Development

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The Escape Hybrid uses technology similar to that used in Toyota's Prius, which led Ford to license a number of Toyota Patents to avoid any legal disputes.

Both Ford and Toyota state that Ford received no Toyota technical assistance in developing the hybrid powertrain. There was an error working with the wiki: Code[11], a Japanese automatic transmission manufacturer (belonging to the Toyota group), supplies the hybrid transaxle used in the Escape Hybrid. There was an error working with the wiki: Code[12] of Japan builds the battery pack.

Performance

The Escape Hybrid's 133 There was an error working with the wiki: Code[13] (99&nbspkW) gasoline engine and 94 hp electric motor combine to give performance similar to the 200&nbsphp There was an error working with the wiki: Code[14] engine commonly used in the regular Escape. 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 16.5 gallon tank of gasoline in city driving), and 29 to 31&nbspmpg on the highway. Unlike conventional vehicles, hybrids often achieve better figures in the city because they do not waste power idling and can recover some power when stopping (by using There was an error working with the wiki: Code[15]) that would be wasted on a conventional vehicle.

Emissions

The Escape Hybrid meets both There was an error working with the wiki: Code[16]'s There was an error working with the wiki: Code[17] and There was an error working with the wiki: Code[18] standards, with tailpipe emissions better than 90% less than the average 2003 new car and zero evaporative emissions.

See also

List of hybrid vehicles

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Hybrid vehicle

External links

Ford's Escape Hybrid page

Escape Central: Escape/Mariner/Tribute Enthusiast site

First Drive: 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid - At CanadianDriver.com

Ford Escape forum at GreenHybrid.com

HowStuffWorks: How the Ford Escape Hybrid Works

Ford Escape Hybrid reviews and real user experiences.

Escape Pollution in a Ford Escape Hybrid

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