NEW YORK – Ford Motor Co. Chairman and CEO Bill Ford was on hand here Thursday (Nov. 10) to introduce six Escape Hybrids converted to taxicabs to serve the Big Apple. City officials expect as many as 12,000 taxis to be converted to hybrid-electric vehicles within five years in what was rated the third-worst polluted city last year. The fuel efficiency of the HEV taxis is expected to be double that of conventional city cabs. The Escape Hybrid has an Environmental Protection Agency rating ...

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