Ford talks to Toyota on hybrid vehicles-WSJ

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NEW YORK, July 30 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co., the world's No. 2 motor vehicle maker, is debating the means to offer Volvo, Land Rover, Mazda and other brands with electric-gasoline "hybrid" engine systems, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The paper said talks have taken place with Toyota Motor Corp on a possible engine technology collaboration. Ford plans to start producing a hybrid version of the Escape sport-utility vehicle in late 2003, the paper said. Currently Toyota ...

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