Ford Transit Connect Hybrid Taxi Prototype

A prototype Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi will appear next week at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, previewing what could be Ford’s first hybrid production taxi in years. Ford previously marketed the Escape Hybrid crossover as a taxi, until the hybrid option was dropped when the current-generation Escape was introduced for the 2012 model year. The Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype was mentioned in an announcement of a new range of Ford electrified vehicles, encompassing hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric cars.