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begin with these Ford hybrid tips by saying that with
the introduction of Ford Escape Hybrid in 2004, Ford Motor
Company has revolutionized the suv that we are seeing now.
It sets Ford completely ahead of its competitors
for introducing the first gas efficient suv. The technological
advancement includes the use of continuous variable transmission
which directs power between the gas engine and the electric
are some highlights of the Ford hybrid tips:
Ford SUV Transmission
Ford suv transmission has applied the variable transmission
technology which is called electronically Controlled Continuously
Variable Transmission or ECVT. This new hi tech system
has made possible the spreading of vehicle load between
the gas engine and the electric motor generator.
Instead of using standard gear trains, this system uses a set
of pulley drive mechanism inside the transmission. It
resulted in the Ford suv hybrids to maneuver the road
and off road terrains which thought to be impossible for
regenerative braking technology, Ford suv hybrids have
gained excellent brakes that seldom wears when compared
to regular suv brakes.
The brake itself comes from the motor generator which allows to recoup a lot of vehicle's
unused energy, thus saving fuel consumption for the suv.
Like its Toyota counterpart, the standard brake parts
is rarely used above 10 mph.
Escape SUV power house
it first came out in 2004, the Ford escape hybrid engine
size was a small 2.3L which easily got over 30 mpg fuel
ratings. In 2005, a bigger 3.0 L V6 engine was used for
bigger loads and which is the most powerful engine on
In 2007, the same V6 engine was modified to
improve fuel savings a further 10%. In 2009 hybrids, Ford
suv vehicles are getting a better 2.3L and 3.0L engines
in which the 2.3L is being replaced by a 2.5L engine.
This is more powerful engine with a better fuel economy
than the 2.3L engine. The 3.0L is also being improved
further by getting more 40 hp increase in power and better
Ford Hybrid Tips:
SUV Hybrids share the same technology as those of Toyota
hybrids thru mutual cooperation of resources that benefits
both companies. Unlike Honda hybrids which are "mild
hybrids", Ford suv vehicles can run as a "full
This means, the vehicle can run either
on gas engine alone or by electric motors.
Depending on the road conditions, it can also run the vehicle sharing
both power house for more power and fuel economy. This
is particularly important when the vehicle is used in
the city where it will runs exclusively only in electric
mode to get more fuel savings.
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