NEW YORK – Escape Hybrid’s gasoline-driven 4-cyl. engine – the core of the new cross/utility vehicle’s powertrain – could be dormant up to 40% of the time a motorist engages in city driving, Ford Motor Co. says. This figure matches the peak mileage expected from the auto maker’s first gas-electric hybrid, scheduled for launch late this year as a fleet vehicle and early next year as a retail offering. Ford says Escape is ‘full hybrid.’ Trumpeting its status as a "full hybrid" ...

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