DETROIT – Up to 25,000 ’04-model Escapes will feature hybrid-electric powertrains, Ward’s has learned. When the vehicle bows in late 2003, says a source close to the Ford Motor Co. program, between 20,000 and 25,000 units – 10% to 13% of 2001 production – will be powered by an electric motor mated to the auto maker’s new, Mazda Motor Corp.-engineered 2.3L I-4 internal combustion engine. See related story While these numbers seem ambitious in the wake of last year’s total hybrid sales ...

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