CLAYCOMO, Mo. (AP) -- The Ford Motor Co. says it has produced its 100,000th vehicle powered by a combination of gasoline and electricity.
The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker said Tuesday that the vehicle was produced at its Kansas City Assembly Plant, which began making hybrid sports utility vehicles in 2004.
The plant in the Kansas City suburb of Claycomo makes hybrid versions of both the Ford Escape and the Mercury Mariner. It also makes regular gas-powered versions of the Escape and Mariner, the F-150 line of pickup trucks and the Mazda Tribute.
Ford this year will begin selling hybrid versions of the Ford Fusion and the Mercury Milan. The mid-size sedans are expected to get 41 miles per gallon in city driving and 36 mpg on the highway. It plans to sell fully electric vehicles within the next four years.