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F Series HV

2020 A full-size hybrid pickup
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Escape/Kuga PHEV

2020 A compact plug-in hybrid crossover SUV
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Escape/Kuga Hybrid

2020 A compact hybrid crossover SUV
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Transit Custom PHEV

2019 A commercial plug-in hybrid van
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Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring

2019 A mid-size plug-in hybrid crossover SUV
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 News
Jun 20, 2019

On June 19, Ford informed that it has found a clever way of reusing millions of plastic bottles. Each EcoSport SUV that the company produces is fitted with carpets made using 470 single-use plastic drink bottles.
And since Ford launched the EcoSport globally in 2012, it has provided a new lease of life for more than 650 million 500-millilitre bottles, weighing an estimated 8,262 metric tons.
Ford now recycles 1.2 billion bottles globally per year.
Turning plastic into car carpets first involves shredding both the bottles and their caps into tiny flakes. These are then heated to 260°C and melted down before being formed in to fibres the width of a single human hair. Those fibres are spun into a yarn by twisting multiple fibres together - and it is this material that is woven into carpets. In Europe as a whole, only 30 per cent of plastic waste is recycled.
Both the Ford EcoSport and Ford EcoBoost engines are built at Ford’s assembly plant in Craiova, Romania.
(Ford press release on June 19, 2019)

Jun 20, 2019

On the June 19 one-year anniversary of Ford’s acquisition of the Michigan Central station in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, the company announced the opening of a new information center in the midst of its new mobility campus.
The new development plans to bring together thousands of innovators, entrepreneurs, companies, designers, technologists and Ford employees to design and test new solutions for how people and goods move now and in the future.
Located on Michigan Avenue at The Factory at Corktown, the space will provide the public with access to project information, construction updates, mobility pilot programs and technologies, as well as community initiatives.
Ford has been restoring the long-abandoned train station into the centerpiece of a new innovation hub that includes The Factory and an Albert Kahn-designed former book depository.
Ford’s self-driving vehicle business unit, based at The Factory at Corktown, has made a USD 1 billion investment in Argo AI, which started on-road testing of a self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrid in Detroit earlier in June.
Spin, an electric scooter startup Ford acquired in 2018, has expanded its fleet of scooters in Corktown for residents and visitors.
In December 2018, Ford launched a pilot program using its ride-hailing service GoRide in the neighborhood.
Ford’s City:One Challenge is launching in Detroit later in June as a crowd-sourcing program to propose and pilot solutions to improve mobility for residents of the Michigan Central Station development area.

(Ford press release on June 19, 2019)

Jun 18, 2019

On June 11, Ford Motor Company Chile introduced the Fusion Hybrid.
"With this launch, we incorporated our first hybrid to the local lineup, a milestone for the company that opens the way towards more efficient technologies without sacrificing the world-renowned performance of our products", said Hernán Xanthopoulos, General Manager of Ford Chile.
The model combines an internal combustion engine and electric motor, which works with rechargeable Li-ion batteries.
Ford also presented the new Edge, with exterior and interior design changes and a new transmission, including the Edge ST, the company’s first SUV developed by the Ford Performance Team.
The launch of Edge marks the arrival in the country of Ford Co-Pilot 360, a comprehensive safety package that is standard.

(Ford press release on June 11, 2019)