One of the things we are really looking forward to reporting back to you from EVS23 (International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition) December 2-5 in Anaheim, California, are details on the first plug-in Ford Escape Hybrid. Ford will have test drives, interviews and photo opportunities Monday, December 3 at 2:45 pm, and we will be there collecting all the green details.

The full press release with the exact times of the photo opportunities, test drives, who will be available for interviews and where media should register, is below the fold. Ford is working with the Edison power utility on getting 20 Escape plug-ins into the hands of regular people for testing in 2009. Stay tuned for more details.

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[Source: Ford]
Ford Plug-In Hybrid Hits California Streets

11-30-2007 10:30:00 AM

WHAT: Ford delivers first Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid to Southern
California Edison at Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS 23), a key
milestone in a unique partnership between the automaker and the
utility. Join us for demonstration drives and executive
interview opportunities.

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 3, 2:45 p.m. PST
-- 2:45 p.m. - Photo Opportunity: First Ford Escape Plug-In
Hybrid delivered to Southern California Edison
-- 3:00 p.m. - Interview opportunities (Sue Cischke, senior vice
president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety
Engineering, Ford Motor Company, Nancy Gioia, director,
Sustainable Mobility, Ford Motor Company, and Ed Kjaer,
director, Electric Transportation, Southern California Edison
-- Short drives available

WHERE: EVS 23 - Anaheim Convention Center (Convention Way, Anaheim,
Calif.) Entrance to convention hall
Directions:
http://www.anaheimconventioncenter.com/article.cfm?id=33

SUMMARY: Ford's experience with hybrid technology in the groundbreaking
Escape Hybrid is combined with new advancements in high voltage
Lithium Ion batteries to create the new Ford Escape Plug-In
Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). As part of a unique partnership
between the automotive and utility industries, Southern
California Edison will take possession of the first Ford PHEV
for its research and demonstration fleet. Ford and Southern
California Edison are combining their expertise to develop
technology, business models, understanding of consumer usage
patterns and the relationship between the vehicle and the
electric grid to advance the commercialization of plug-in
technology. Executives will be on hand for interviews. Short
drives will be available for photo opportunities.

The SCE-Ford collaboration, the nation's first partnership of
this kind, will examine the future of PHEVs as part of a
complete system that incorporates the vehicle, the home and the
electricity grid. SCE's exhibit at EVS23 will illustrate how the
PHEV will interface with the home, the new smart meters and the
electricity grid.

Media may register on-site or online at:
www.electricdrive.org/evs23/


Contact: Jennifer Moore Paul Klein
313.248.2335 623.302.7935
Jmoor186@ford.com Paul.klein@sce.com

SOURCE Ford Motor Company

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