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AddFord hit by lawsuit over hybrid technology from, surprise, Paice

The name Paice will be familiar to anyone who's been deep in the weeds of hybrid history, but it will probably be new to anyone who simply drives one. The key part of the story is something called "HyperDrive," which is the name given to a gas-electric powertrain technology developed by Alex Severinsky and patented in 1994. HyperDrive is a way to get the energy from both the electric battery and the engine into the wheels, seamlessly. The patents are held by Paice, which is an unusual company (i

AddFord VP: Electric-drive models could account for 10-25% of sales by 2020

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AddFord VP: "Uncertainty about fuel prices has changed the mindset of customers"

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AddFord's Nancy Gioia talks up company's electrified vehicle plans

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AddToshiba to build electric motors in Texas for Ford hybrids and plug-ins

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AddFord pushes for 25% of its vehicles to feature electric power by 2020

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AddFord Fusion Hybrid nabs 2010 Consumers' Top Rated award

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AddNYPD orders up 200 more hybrids from Ford, doubles size of HEV fleet

Imagine a police chase in Manhattan where a Ford Fusion Hybrid pulls up behind the criminal followed by a few Priuses, an Escape Hybrid and a couple of Altima hybrids. Now, think of the scenario where the criminal, driving his gas-guzzling Hummer, takes off out of the city limits on a long-distance chase. A hundred miles later, the criminal creeps to the side of the road running on nothing but fumes while the NYPD hybrid crew has consumed less than three gallons per vehicle. While this scenario

AddFord fleet vehicles gets greener with addition of E85, EcoBoost, electric drive and so on

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AddReport: Lincoln MKZ hybrid a low volume seller, 4,000 sounds about right

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AddFord to expand electric and hybrid offerings to Europe from 2011

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4Ford to expand electric and hybrid offerings to Europe from 2011

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AddFord bringing battery and hybrid transmission development in-house

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AddEco Boost: Ford gains hybrid share, sales up 147% over 2008

While automotive sales have been almost universally down in 2009 compared to 2008, Ford has a legitimate reason to crow about its December figures, which are up a third over December of '08 and an impressive 50 percent over November. The green side of the coin, though, looks even better.

60Looking Way Up: Ford posts 33% sales gain in 2009, 15% market share

We'll have our monthly By the Numbers post ready lickity split, but here's a little tidbit worth sharing ahead of the full data download. While automotive sales have been almost universally down in 2009 compared to 2008, Ford has a legitimate reason to crow about its December figures, which are up a third over December of '08 and an impressive 50 percent over November.

AddREPORT: Ford looking to invest up to $500 million in Michigan hybrid, EV plants

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Add2010 Ford Escape hybrid gets upgraded battery and software

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AddMulally: Ford's path to profitability based on electrification

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AddFord stock loses value thanks to slumping SUV sales

Here's all you really need to know about why Ford is suffering in the marketplace. William Clay Ford Jr., speaking to the Associated Press, about the slump in SUV sales and the company's decrease in stock value, said that "the speed with which consumers migrated from gas guzzlers caught the company by surprise".

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