November 2005

Ford delivers fleet of hybrids to Florida

Orlando, FL— Ford Motor Company handed over the keys to five hybrid hydrogen Ford Focus Fuel Cell vehicles as part of a 5-city 30-car program to conduct real world testing of fuel cell technology. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will get three vehicles and Progress Energy will receive the other two.

The Ford Focus Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) is one of the industry’s first hybridized fuel cell vehicles combining the improved range and performance of hybrid technology with the overall benefits of a fuel cell.

In addition to the FCV demonstration fleet, Ford will support Florida’s hydrogen initiative with the production of eight hydrogen powered shuttle buses for use in the Orlando area and with Ford’s 4.2-liter, V-6 industrial engine — converted and calibrated to run on hydrogen — will power two TUG M1 tow tractors for use at the Orlando International Airport.

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