How do you compete with a competitor with as large of a head start as the Toyota Prius? Make your own Prius and try to catch up.
This car looks a whole lot like the Prius, is priced similarly to the competing Prius and does some some very Prius-type things. Its 47 miles per gallon are in Prius range, its plug-in version has 10 miles more range than its competitor and it has the union label that the Prius lacks. It also gets all those sweet Prius benefits such as state and federal refunds and solo carpool lane access. Just look past the name and you'll see a huge win for Ford and for U.S. competition in the plug-in/hybrid race.-- Written by Jason Notte in Portland, Ore. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Jason Notte. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/notteham. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: email@example.com.