DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Co. is following a decidedly different path to its upcoming plug-in electric hybrid than General Motors Co. is taking with its Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle. Unlike the plug-in Volt, which will travel up to 40 miles (64 km) in electric mode before an onboard gasoline engine kicks in to maintain the battery’s charge, the Ford PHEV will be a “blended plug-in,” says Sherif Marakby, Ford’s acting director of sustainable mobility technology and hybrid ...

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