TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Ford Motor Co. has begun work on its third-generation hybrid gasoline-electric engine system for two global brands, Mary Ann Wright, director-sustainable mobility technologies and hybrid and fuel-cell programs, tells Ward’s in an interview at the Management Briefing Seminars here. The first generation powers the Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner hybrid cross/utility vehicles. A test fleet of Mazda Tribute CUV hybrids is on the road, with limited-volume production slated ...

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