We found a story yesterday that seemed to indicate that Ford might not be able to get enough NiMH batteries for its Fusion (and Milan) hybrids. We asked Ford if they had anything to add to the story and this is what a spokesman said
"We have planned to double our volume with the addition of our new hybrids, the Fusion and Milan, joining the Escape and Mariner. If customer demand requires more, we will work with our supplier partners to meet the demand."
So, not quite the "We're offering a good-mileage mid-sized car in America, and WE CAN'T BUILD THEM FAST ENOUGH!" that a reader recommended, but a much more solid answer to the question of whether or not Ford's spring 2009 entry has enough power to help keep the Blue Oval in the black next year.