Ford has announced that their new 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrids will be eligible for a $3,400 US tax credit.

Ford has announced that their new 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrids will be eligible for a $3,400 tax credit from the US government.The highest amount ever offered for hybrids purchased or placed in service after Dec. 31, 2005.

Power comes from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine which is paired to a 93 kW electric motor, an electronically-controlled continuously variable transmission, and a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. This combination allows the car to travel at speeds up to 47 mph on electricity alone. The end result means that both hybrids are rated at 41 mpg city and 36 mpg highway, figures that beat the Toyota Camry Hybrid by 8 mpg city and 2 mpg highway.

The Fusion hybrid will be in dealerships this spring with prices starting at $27,270. While the $3,400 tax credit helps to offset some of the cost associated with the fuel sipping model, it is still considerably more expensive than the standard Ford Fusion S which goes for $19,270.

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2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Mercury Milan Hybrid Qualify for $3400 Tax Break