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May 062009
 

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

When Rachel Ray chooses a saute pan, cooks take note.

So American car shoppers, here’s the equivalent: Sokolis Group, a fuel management and consulting company, has selected the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid to be its company car.

Sokolis, which advises building and trucking companies and even AAA on how to conserve on fuel costs, chose the Fusion because it is “the best car in its class,” said Glen Sokolis, president of the company, based in Warrington, Penn.

And, as a bonus, the new hybrid-version Fusion’s American made. (By the American company that seems least wobbly.)

“We feel that by getting behind Ford’s great American name and great car, we’re presenting our own little stimulus package to help the American economy,” Sokolis said in a press release on the subject.

Sokolis Group provides “outsourced fuel management services to businesses large and small across the country that need help buying and managing their fuel costs.”

The Ford Fusion hybrid, reportedly rated at 41 mpg, which Sokolis noted is “the highest fuel economy of any midsize sedan.”

“That’s more than 700 miles on a tank of gas-and it can run on E85 ethanol as well as regular gasoline.”

Ford spokesman Bob Cyran noted that the Fusion was doing well among Ford’s line up even before the 2010 Fusion Hybrid was formulated and that it has received strong reviews from Car and Driver, which rated it ahead of the Toyota Camry Hybrid, the Nissan Altima Hybrid and the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid.

“To have a fuel efficiency expert choose the Fusion hybrid is further confirmation of its attributes,” he added.

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