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It simply looks like a plug-in converion of their current Escape hybird with computer mods to allow it to run on E85. A company in Denver is already doing these conversons sans the E85 part right now for $10,000. You just take them your Escape Hybrid, fork over $10,000 and they will convert it to plug-in operation for you.

Yes, this is a serial hybird system ala the the Prius. Our local electric coop had their Escape converted in January. They are getting similar peformance numbers to what Ford is advertising. This conversion is not rocket science, it works, but it's not a pure electric. Ask Fork how much thay have to run the ICE to "warm the catalic converter" so they can meet EPA requirement, or how much they have to run the ICE if you want the heat or air to work. Those are the dirty little problems with the parallel hybrid plug-ins that are being swept under the carpet right now.
 
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