Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid to reach 20 units by 2009

After delivering its first Ford Escape plug-in hybrid at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, Ford yesterday announced that it has teamed with Johnson Controls-Saft for a 20-vehicle test fleet of plug-in Escape Hybrids that will arrive in California by the end of 2009.

The nine of the twenty are scheduled to be shipped by the end of 2008 with the remaining 10 units to arrive by the end of 2009.

After completing testing in California, the fleet will be moved to New York/New Jersey to determine the regional difference in the vehicle’s performance.


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