Ford Motor Company has significant experience with hybrid vehicles in North America, and as part of the company’s global electrified  strategy will now extend this expertise to Europe.

Ford’s commitment is to extend its global electrified vehicles strategy and introduce five Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) and Hybrid models in Europe by 2013.

The C-MAX Hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and Plug in Hybrid electric Vehicle (PHEV) models will join the full battery-electric Ford Transit Connect, announced for 2011 in Europe and a battery-electric derivative of the Ford Focus, due in 2014.  The fifth vehicle will be the Mondeo, which will also be a hybrid-electric model, going on sale in January 2014 .Ford_C-max_hybrid_02

The new five-seat Ford C-MAX and seven-seat Grand C-MAX models are the first of at least ten new models the company will launch around the world.

Ford C-Max Hybrid

The new Ford C-Max seems to be smaller in body size compared to that of other minivans on the market, but is surprisingly quite spacious inside.

Classed as the next generation with drive technology combination of both fuel engine and electric.

On average the fuel consumption is 41 miles per gallon with a top speed of 70.5 km /hr from the electric motor. This Ev will contain a Lithium-ion battery.

Ford Focus electric

The Ford_Focus_01Ford Focus electric will be a very capable if not head – turning car that will be based on the next generation Ford Focus.

Thanks to its 23 kWh battery pack, this EV is expected to have a range of 100 miles between charges. Fully recharging can take from 6-12 hours on a standard charging connection.

The Ford Focus Ev will use a single speed transmission.

Due on the market in late 2014.

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