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Ford Announces Cleaner 2011 Fleet Vehicle Lineup

American manufacturer Ford yesterday announced it is offering all of its 2011 fleet vehicles with fuel-efficient powertrains and other sustainable technologies, including battery electric, hybrid, natural gas, propane, E-85, biodiesel (B20) and EcoBoost.

“Companies and the government are greening their fleets, and Ford is here to help,” said Mark Fields, Ford’s president of The Americas. “Ford is driving America with a full line of vehicles featuring alternative fuel powertrains and advanced sustainable technologies aimed at improving fuel economy, reducing CO2 emissions and significantly reducing the cost of owning our vehicles for fleet customers nationwide while providing healthy returns to our business.”

For example, the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors patrol neighborhoods all across America, while Ford Econoline ambulances transport patients to the nearest hospitals, as chances are most taxis are Ford vehicles.

Ford will offer a new Police Interceptor sedan when production of the Ford Crown Victoria ends in 2011. Later this year, Ford will reveal an additional Police Interceptor utility vehicle.

The carmaker also working on a electric-powered version of the Transit Connect later this year. Additionally, a Transit Connect Taxi comes to market later this year with compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane (LPG).

The 2011 Super Duty is also now available with diesel and gas engines that have flexible fueling options. The 2011 F-150 will be available with EcoBoost engines, and E-Series will be offered with engine prep packages that allow conversion to CNG or LPG. In addition to the hybrid models, the Escape and Fusion also will be available with E-85 fuel capabilities.

“Advanced gas engines, including EcoBoost, along with cleaner, alternative fuel vehicles and advanced hybrid and electric technologies are an important part of Ford’s fleet lineup,”
added Fields. “Ford is committed to delivering great products, a strong business and a better world.”
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