Ford commits to an electric future
10 Sep 2019
If you're looking for new Ford deals over the coming years, then the chances are you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to green vehicles from the popular brand.
At the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany this week, Ford demonstrated its commitment to an electrified future by revealing its most extensive line-up of electric cars yet.
It also said it anticipates hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full-electric car sales to have surpassed those for diesel and petrol in Europe within three years.
Fans were able to get a glimpse of the new, greener range, which included a Kuga Plug-In Hybrid variant of the mid-size SUV and a seven-seater Explorer Plug-In Hybrid SUV.
There was also a new Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid eight-seat people carrier and a compact crossover Puma EcoBoost Hybrid.
Another highlight was the Ford Mondeo Hybrid wagon, which features self-charging, full-hybrid petrol-electric powertrain technology and is marketed as being particularly good for city or stop-start driving scenarios.
Finally, much excitement was caused by the announcement that Ford's new Mustang-inspired all-electric performance SUV is set to arrive next year.
Earlier this year, Ford announced it will be offering an electrified option for every new passenger vehicle nameplate, whether that's mild-hybrid, full-hybrid, plug-in hybrid or all-electric.
The company will have launched 17 electric cars in Europe by 2024, including eight in 2019 alone, and expects to have sold a million electrified passenger vehicles by the end of 2022.
To ensure the infrastructure is in place to power them all, Ford is partnering with six energy suppliers across Europe to provide home charging boxes and green energy tariffs for its customers.
It also recently revealed a smartphone app that means green car owners will be able to find, navigate to and pay for charging should they find themselves running out of juice mid-journey.
President of Ford Europe Stuart Rowley commented: "By making it easier than ever to seamlessly shift into an electrified vehicle, we expect the majority of our passenger vehicle sales to be electrified by the end of 2022."