DEARBORN – Ford Motor Co. engineers and marketers are anxious to get into the hybrid-electric vehicle game. Ford’s accountants may not share that enthusiasm. That’s because when Ford’s Escape Hybrid goes on sale late this year as the first production HEV sold by a U.S. domestic auto maker, Ford will lose money on each and every one of the green machines. Ford admits it will have to subsidize sales of its Escape Hybrid. Such is the grim reality behind costly HEV technology, ...

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