Ford’s hybrid program is taking the company in the right direction. Its hybrid powertrains and battery packs are almost indestructible, and the program’s evolution continues with its next generation of gas-electric hybrids and full-electric vehicles. Ford’s hybrid sales have grown steadily but not significantly this year. After launching the hybrid Ford Escape in 2004, the 41 mpg hybrid Fusion came next followed by the Transit Connect Electric. The Focus Electric will roll out later this year to be followed by the C-Max hybrid next year. The success of Ford’s electrification will depend on its batteries, especially the lithium-ion, which can hold almost three times the power in less space.