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USA: Ford to have plug-in hybrid with 500-mile range

STERLING HEIGHTS: Ford Motor Co plans to sell a five-passenger plug-in hybrid crossover vehicle that will have a range of 500 miles (805 km), which the No. 2 US automaker sees as its answer to General Motors Co’s Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid.

The C-MAX Energi, to be available in about a year, will also compete against Nissan Motor Co’s all-electric Leaf and the Toyota Motor Co Prius hybrid, Ford said on Thursday.

Ford will have five new electrified vehicles by 2012, including a fleet vehicle that is already on sale and four yet to debut. The company has thus far relied on nickel-hydride batteries but its five newer vehicles will all have lithium-ion batteries.

The automaker has not said which, if any, of its three current nickel-hydride battery hybrids — the Ford Fusion, the Ford Escape and the Lincoln MKZ — will continue to be produced beyond 2012.


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