Ford at theFrankfurt Motor Show premieres its electrified line-up that includes new Puma EcoBoost Hybrid, new Explorer and Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrids, and new Kuga SUV –the first Ford to offermild-, full-and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
Ford today revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany its line-up of electrified vehicles, which will help drive sales anticipated to surpass conventional petrol-and diesel-models bythe end of 2022 in Europe.
Earlier this year, Ford announced that every new Ford passenger vehicle nameplate will include an electrified option –either a mild-hybrid, full-hybrid, plug-in hybrid or all-electric.
The company is launching 17 electrified vehicles in Europe by 2024, including eight in 2019. Ford expects electrified powertrains to account for more than half of the company’s passenger vehicle sales by the end of 2022. By this time, the company also expects to have sold 1 million electrified passenger vehicles.
Ford’s Frankfurt show stand features electrified vehicles that Ford has yet displayed,including: The new Kuga Plug-In Hybrid variant of the new mid-size SUV–Ford’s most electrified vehicle ever and the first Ford to offer mild-hybrid, self-charging full-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains
The new Explorer Plug-In Hybrid seven-seat SUV and the new Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid eight-seat people-mover–each offering pure-electric driving capability alongside the driving range and freedom offered by a traditional combustion engine.
The new Puma EcoBoost HybridSUV-inspired compact crossover, featuring sophisticated mild-hybrid technology for reduced CO2 emissions, optimised fuel-efficiency, and a more responsive and rewarding driving experience, shown in Titanium X specification for the first time.
The Ford Mondeo Hybridwagon,featuring self-charging, full-hybrid, petrol-electric powertrain technology that offers an alternative to diesel and offers pure electric driving for refinement particularly in city and stop-start driving scenarios.
Ford’s new Mustang-inspired all-electric performance SUV will arrive in 2020, with a targeted pure-electric driving range of 600 km (more than 370 miles)calculated using the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), and fast-charging capability.
Ford will partner with six energy suppliers across Europe to provide home charging wall box installation services and green energy tariffs for plug-in hybrid customers. Ford recently announced it is set to work with Centricato offer services in the U.K. and Ireland. Ford’s energy partners will also make their installation services available to support Ford’s dealership networks across Europe. Ford’s wall box solution will deliver up to 50 per cent more charging power than a typical domestic socket to reduce at-homecharging times by up to one-third for customers of Ford’s plug-in hybrid models.
Ford is also introducing a new smartphone and tablet application that will enable its plug-in hybrid vehicle owners and operators to locate, navigate to and pay for charging.