DETROIT – Ford Motor Co.'s target to be an environmental leader is about to take another major step forward with the forthcoming ’03hybrid-electric vehicle (HEV) Escape. "Because of its SULEV (Super Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle) levels and the technology content, we believe the Escape HEV could qualify for Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles credits," says a Ford source at the recent Society of Automotive Engineers Congress & Exposition held here. The environmental and direct consumer value ...

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