DEARBORN – Ford Motor Co. readily admits any sort of hybrid boom inspired by the forthcoming spate of U.S.-bound hybrid-electric vehicles may have a relatively low ceiling. “I honestly think there is a bit of a limit,” Phil Martens, Ford group vice president-product creation, says during a media event here. Ford will offer a hybrid version of its Futura as early as 2005. Martens says he does not anticipate hybrid powertrains to emerge as a highly embraced option on all the products ...
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