DEARBORN, MI â Ford Motor Co. says its â09 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrid-electric vehicles will feature smoother transitions between electric and gasoline modes. The next-generation hybrids, set to debut late next year, âwill have battery and fuel-economy improvements and other refinements,â says Sherif Marakby, chief engineer, global core HEV propulsion system engineering. âItâs the smoothness of operation â what the customer will actually feel when the engine is off or on,â he ...
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