Ford Escape hybrid OSAKA – This year’s launch of Ford Motor Co.’s hybrid Escape SUV will mark a new beginning for Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. Sanyo, which claims the world’s largest share of small-capacity rechargeable batteries for computers, cellular phones and other portable electronic devices, will market its first large-capacity unit for the dual-powered Escape. In 2004, the Osaka-based manufacturer will supply the battery pack for Honda Motor Co. Ltd.’s next-generation ...

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