Hybrids or Biofuels?

Ford in the US has announced plans to reduce their focus on producing hybrid technology motor vehicles (the Toyota Prius is a hybrid) and turn their attention to building vehicles powered by bio-fuels.

Around September last year Ford committed itself to building the production capacity required to roll 250,000 off the production line by the end of 2010 but now Ford has changed its mind.

Instead Ford now wants to look at a broad range of alternatives including clean diesels, biodiesels, E85 (the ethanol/diesel mix that is available in the US) and more advanced engine technology.

Mercury Mariner hybrid

Ford does offer two hybrids in the US – the Escape Hybrid and the Mercury Mariner Hybrid (as seen here). Both these vehicles fall into the SUV market but neither model is a big seller.

Hybrids or Biofuels?
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