I think Ford should take their SUVs (I'm thinking specifically the Edge) and make them into a set up similar to the Chevy Volt. Where it runs on electricity but has a small engine just in case, if that engine were DIESEL that would be even better. To help with the battery longevity, add between two and four wind turbines into the vehicle so that the car is creating electricity WHILE IT DRIVES!! As well as put a solar panel on the roof so when the car is simply parked it can regenerate a, all be it non consequential, portion of the battery; or at least keep the car cool (similar to the option on the third generation Prius). With the wind turbines your engine would almost be not necessary, but you wouldn't take it out because what happens if you get caught in slow moving traffic during a snow/rain storm? You may not be moving fast enough to generate electricity and that is when the engine could kick in. Also make it AWD!
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