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FORD TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES FOR INAUGURAL PARADE

 WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in history, Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) will provide six alternative fuel vehicles to the 1993 Inaugural Committee for use in the parade activities.
 Included are an electric Ecostar van, two flexible fuel (FFV) For Taurus sedans, two natural gas Ford Crown Victorias and one LPG F-700G truck.
 The Ecostar is powered by a sodium sulfur battery, which has a 250-mile range and a recharge time of 5-6 hours. As a flexible fueled vehicle, the Taurus has the capability of running on 85 percent methanol, gasoline, or any combination of the two fuels for ease of refilling when methanol is unavailable.
 Gaseous fuels -- natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas -- will operate the Crown Victorias and the LPG F-700G medium-duty truck. The Crown Victorias operate solely on natural gas and have a driving range of 200 miles. The F-700G truck is specifically engineered to operate efficiently on LPG, commonly called "propane gas." It produces 55 percent fewer hydrocarbons and 35 percent fewer nitrogen oxide emissions than if it were powered by gasoline.
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 /CONTACT: Barbara Mansfield of Ford Motor Company, 202-962-5383/
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