Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
Ford will deliver a family of electrified vehicles to the North American market – including a pure battery electric commercial van,
battery electric passenger car, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and next generation hybrids. Ford's electrification strategy is
designed to address the business and technical challenges of a new, high-tech direction for the automobile based on our global
vehicle platforms. Ford's path to the commercialization of electric vehicles is simple: Build products that customers want.
Build them on global platforms. Build them affordably.
Hybrid Electric Vehicles
The Ford Fusion Hybrid and Mercury Milan Hybrid offer class-leading fuel economy of 41 mpg in city driving to midsize car buyers.
They also feature Ford's new SmartGauge™ with EcoGuide, an innovative instrument cluster display that coaches hybrid drivers to
maximize fuel efficiency.
With the introduction of the new Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Ford now offers five hybrid vehicles including the Ford Escape Hybrid and
Mercury Mariner Hybrid, the world's most fuel-efficient SUVs.
Battery Electric Vehicles
Ford's quick-to-market approach with our hybrids, battery electric and plug-in hybrids is based on strategic partnerships with
battery producers, suppliers, utility companies and the government, all working together to address technical and infrastructure
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)
Ford will bring its first PHEV to market in 2012. Testing of a fleet of demonstration Ford Escape PHEVs is underway today
with U.S. utility companies around the country as we explore standards, connectivity issues and customer expectations for
When driven on surface streets for the first 30 miles following a full charge, the Ford Escape PHEV can achieve up to 120 mpg.
Once the battery is depleted, the vehicle continues to operate as a standard hybrid.