DEARBORN, Mich.--Ford used this year's Forward with Ford event here to promote its ongoing efforts to develop alternative-fuel vehicles partially made using recycled materials. To mark the event, Ford eco-decorated this display model of a Focus Hybrid.
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The foam, linings, and other materials making up Ford's Bioseat are made from reclaimed plastic, soybeans, and other renewable materials.
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Everything from recycled cotton to plastics from castaway soda bottles goes into the formation of Ford's Bio-door construction.
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2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid
The 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid features a regenerative braking system that enables the cars to capture braking energy and store it for later use.
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Ford Focus electric vehicle
The Ford all-electric vehicle will have an electric motor and high-voltage lithium ion battery with zero emissions.
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Ford C-MAX Energi
The Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid electric provides maximum fuel efficiency by pairing a unique high-voltage battery and electric motor with a gasoline engine.