DETROIT – Hybrid electric vehicles don’t have to be high-mileage snoozers built solely to satisfy government mandates and cater to the environmentalist fringe movement. HEVs can be fast, agile – and fun. So says Ford Motor Co. engineer Anthony Grabowski, who ticks off ways to put more emotion into HEVs and broaden their appeal to more mainstream consumers. Fun to drive hybrids? It’s possible, Ford engineer says. "There are some common misconceptions about HEVs," he says ...

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