Pics of Ford Escape PHEV

Discussion in 'PHEV or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle' started by peacefrog_0521, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. peacefrog_0521

    peacefrog_0521 Raj Against The Machine

    Hello All - I went to the Michigan Electric Vehicle Rally & Show in Livonia on Saturday, put on by the Michigan chapter of the Electric Auto Association. They mostly had home-made EV conversions there, using large packs of multiple 12V lead-acid batteries. But they also had a few new things there, including a Volt, a Think!, and a wheego (whatever that is).

    The most interesting display for me was the Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid prototype. Engineers from Ford were on-hand to answer questions and distribute literature. This vehicle is only available through utility companies, I think there's only 10 or so prototypes running around.

    One of the chief differences is that this uses Li-Ion batteries (10 kWh pack) rather than the NiMH used in the regular FEH. The specs page in the handout flyer claims:

    Charge time: 6-8 hrs @ 120V
    Fuel Economy up to 120 mpg
    Max speed 102 mph

    I snapped some pics to share here. Hope you enjoy.

    Regards,
    -Raj

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    Last edited: Jun 15, 2010
  2. BillyK

    BillyK Active Member

    There are 22 known Escape PHEV running around in the real world. I believe Ford's first one was "created" September 2007 but not released to the Southern California electrical company unitl December 2007.
     
  3. ericbecky

    ericbecky Member

    Looking at one is fine... but how would you like to drive one?

    Ford just confirmed they will have a Ford PHEV for public test drives at Green Drive Expo in Madison, WI in a couple of weeks.

    See this CleanMpg thread for more details about the event.


    They will also have the Ford BEV to check out on the display floor as well.
     
  4. rfruth

    rfruth Well-Known Member

    thanks, too bad i'm nowhere near Wisconsin or the Bay Area ...
     
  5. deleond2

    deleond2 Well-Known Member

    The ford escape hybrid was one of the cars/suv I've had my eye on. My eyes lit up when I read this post. I dont like the small feel and lack of space of a prius, but I dont need a truck or large SUV. This would be just right. I will try to follow news on this SUV closely.
     

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