Ford Unveils Another Plug-In Hybrid: The Ford Edge


Ford used the Washington D.C. Auto Show to unveil a new car equipped the HySeries Drive powertrain, which is a fuel cell-based, hybrid power system. The HySeries Drive was also used in Ford's Airstream concept car. According to AutoBlog, the system utilizes a lithium ion battery pack that initially receives power from a standard wall outlet, and once that initial charge is drained (in about 25 miles) a fuel cell system begins sending power to the batteries. Those batteries are hooked up to an electric motor, which propels the Edge up to a maximum speed of 85 MPH. Once the fuel cell begins making power, it can provide an additional range of 200 miles and, in some applications, up to 40. :: Ford's Press Release