Ford Motor Co. made significant strides in the hybrid-electric vehicle market in 2009, edging closer to American Honda Motor Co. Inc. in total sales, falling short by only 2,190 units. Ford delivered 33,502 HEVs last year vs. Honda’s 35,692, Ward’s data shows. Honda is the second-leading seller of hybrids in the U.S. behind Toyota Motor Corp. Honda enjoyed a significant margin over Ford in 2005, selling 43,356 HEVs, compared with the Blue Oval’s 15,960. It continued to outpace Ford in ...

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