DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Co.’s ’09 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner hybrid-electric vehicles, as well as the upcoming ’10 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan HEVs, utilize a “completely new (hybrid) system,” says a top engineer. One of the most significant changes is found in the cross/utility vehicles’ hybrid-control system, says Tom Gee, manager of control systems for Ford’s hybrid programs. Unlike the current-generation Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner HEVs, the new control system relies ...

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