DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Co. says its ’09 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrid-electric vehicles will feature smoother transitions between electric and gasoline modes. The next-generation hybrids, set to debut late next year, “will have battery and fuel-economy improvements and other refinements,” says Sherif Marakby, chief engineer, global core HEV propulsion system engineering. “It’s the smoothness of operation – what the customer will actually feel when the engine is off or on,” he ...
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