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According to the company, 2009 E-series Econoline van will be the first over-8,500-lb. full-size van to provide E-85 capability and also the first full-size van to offer two V-8 engine alternatives with E-85 capability—a 4.6 and 5.4 L. Government agencies that include the 2009 E series in their annual Department of Energy plan can receive credits toward EPACT mandates, increasing the flexibility of their vehicle fleet selection and purchases. Customers can begin placing orders for the E series in May, and vehicle production is slated to begin in July. Earth-friendly vehicle line also includes the 2009 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner hybrid SUVs, which boast fuel-efficient features for commuters battling urban traffic congestion. Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich.