Ford (NYSE:F) officials say that the company will past its own full-year record for hybrid sales sometime soon -- before the end of May.

That's huge. But is it huge enough to beat hybrid king Toyota (NYSE:TM)? In this video, contributor John Rosevear looks closely at Ford's recent gains on the hybrid-car front -- and answers the question of whether the Blue Oval will upset the Japanese hybrid king this year.

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