Ford rolls out ethanol-fueled hybrid demo fleet


WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. said on Tuesday it would deliver a demonstration fleet of 20 ethanol-fueled hybrid vehicles to six U.S. states this spring. The Ford Escape Hybrid E85 is capable of operating on blends of fuel containing as much as 85 percent ethanol, the company said in a statement released at the Washington Auto Show. Ethanol is distilled from corn or other plant material and blended with gasoline for motor fuel.

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