The concept car is the world's first drivable fuel-cell hybrid electric vehicle with plug-in capability.
Ford, by the way, showed lawmakers its own concept version of a plug-in hybrid a few weeks after GM's Chevy Volt debuted.
Ford's futuristic plug-in hybrid is an Edge crossover that's designed to use a hydrogen-powered fuel cell to generate onboard electricity to power the vehicle when plug-in electricity isn't available.
But where the Volt could go for an estimated 600-plus miles using electricity stored in the battery pack and by generating ongoing electricity from its gas engine, the Ford Edge hybrid could travel some 225 miles. The mileage limitation stems from onboard hydrogen storage constraints.
The Edge is Ford's all-new SUV that debuted at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in January and is aimed to compete in the hot crossover SUV market.
The Ford Edge car-based SUV is based on the Mazda6 platform. It is styled similarly to the Ford Fusion sedan and shares the basic platform with the new Mazda CX-7. The powertrain features a 3.5-liter V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Edge design features a bold three-bar grille that is similar to the Ford Fusion sedan, a raked windshield, a fast-sloping back window, a high-mounted rear spoiler, a high beltline and wheels that are pushed to the far corners to deliver an aggressive stance.
The interior features seating for five and cargo space can be maximized to carry objects up to 8 feet long when the rear seats and the front passenger seat are folded.
New for 2007
The 2007 Ford Edge is powered by a new 265-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Available with an intelligent all-wheel-drive system, the Edge is equipped with MacPherson struts in the front and a four-link independent rear suspension for improved ride and handling.
The interior features a center console that can fit a laptop computer and a number of options including a panoramic Vista Roof, a segment-first MP3 audio jack and six-way power-heated adjustable front seats.
Standard safety features include Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control, seat-mounted side airbags and Safety Canopy air curtain system with rollover detection and extended-duration side-curtain airbags.
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