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Ford's Escape Hybrid. A new version of this SUV, featured this week at the Washington Auto Show, in Washington, D.C., is equipped with an E85 engine capable of running on fuel that is 85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gasoline.
Escape Hybrid engine, drive train
The electric engine and drive train of an Escape Hybrid. Its battery is housed in the black casing at the rear.
Escape Hybrid battery
The Escape Hybrid's sealed and encased nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) battery is stored at the flat-load floor of the cargo area. The regenerative braking system recharges the NiMH battery each time the driver uses the brakes.