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Ford Escape Hybrid Rolls Into SUV Niche
The Escape Hybrid is EPA rated at 36 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway for the 2WD and 33 mpg city/29 mpg hwy for the 4WD. It can travel up to 500 miles on a tank of gas. - 08-Jan-2005

GM Has Hybrid Technology
GM Sierra is 'light' hybrid offering only modest fuel economy improvements for an additional $2,500, but 120-volts of AC power from twin outlets and automatic engine stop-start function. - 08-Jan-2005

Trio of GM Hybrid Buses Launch in Tampa
HARTline's new GM-Allison diesel-hybrid buses save on fuel and produce less pollution but cost more - $490,000 compared with $325,000 to $350,000 for similar, all-diesel buses - 08-Jan-2005

Automakers Put Hydrogen Power On the Fast Track
'What you're seeing is a groundswell, not really of industry pushing as much as everybody demanding that we really get serious about these solutions', says Ford's Mary Ann Wright - 09-Jan-2005

Ford Announces Plans For Five More Hybrid-Electric Vehicles
All five will be full hybrids, which means at low speeds and when stopped -- such as in city traffic or at a light -- the gasoline engine automatically shuts off and the vehicle operates in electric-only mode. - 11-Jan-2005

Ford Escape Hybrid Named 2005 North American Truck of The Year
The North American Truck of the Year award is designed to recognize the most outstanding truck of the year based on factors including innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar. - 09-Jan-2005

Nuvera Fuel Cells Partners with East Penn on Hybrid-Fuel Cell Lift-Truck 'Engine'
Three-phase, two-year joint development agreement to develop hybrid battery / fuel cell electric "engine" to power lift trucks and other off-road industrial vehicles used in the material handling and the airport ground support sectors. - 10-Jan-2005

Ford SYN 'Urban' Diesel Concept Shows Fun Side
Quirky armored car look based on European Fiesta platform powered by turbocharged, intercooled 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Duratorq diesel engine with 134 horsepower and burning B20 biodiesel - 10-Jan-2005

GM Rolls Out Its Sequel Fuel Cell Concept Car
Similar in size to Cadillac SRX, the Sequel travels up to 300 miles on its hydrogen supply, and accelerates to 60 mph in less than 10 seconds. - 10-Jan-2005

GM's Sequel Is Totally Cool!
Latest hydrogen fuel cell concept car builds on GM's 'skateboard' concept first unveiled in Autonomy concept car. - 10-Jan-2005

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