60MPG F150 - Hydraulic Hybrid

Old 03-04-2006, 04:00 PM
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Ford is developing a new "Hydraulic Hybrid" system that is 300 percent more efficient than the system used in the Toyota's Prius, according to a report by New Tech Spy. The report says an F-150 equipped with the system attains 60 miles per gallon. The technology works by storing energy in "hydraulic cylinders," instead of Nickel Metal Hydride or Lithium Ion batteries. The report provided no further explanation of the technology, but said Ford plans to put it into production in 2008. In 2002, Ford previewed a technology it called Hydraulic Launch Assist with its F-350 Tonka concept. Could this relate to the much-rumored Piquette Project? Time magazine described Piquette as "nothing short of reinventing Detroit." The mission was, "Could Ford design the Model T of the next century?"

So what do you guys think this will mean for Dodge? Will Dodge follow?

Source: Left Lane News
Old 03-11-2006, 12:10 AM
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We are already developing somethign like this with Gm and Hyundai... So "follow" doesn't apply here...
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