Announcing its paradigm shift from petrol powered to electric powered engines, Ford has brought to its customers- their new electric era. The conversion from petrol engine to completely hybrid powertrain has been brought forth after hearing to customers’ demands of developing an ecologically responsible transportation system.
Ford’s development towards electrifying its Mondeo was a long time in coming with a growing market and demand for electric vehicles. The Mondeo Hybrid uses no petrol and is run purely on electricity without needing an external power source. Its fully hybrid powertrain technology is also a welcome sight for its customers looking for an electric Ford with great fuel consciousness. Due to this, the Mondeo Hybrid has been a major competitor in the electric car market with its increasing popularity and market share. A testament to this popularity are its sale statistics which clearly state that Mondeo managed to increase its sales by 25 percent, only in the first seven months of 2020 all over Europe. Along similar lines, Mondeo Hybrid also displayed excellent results in the United Kingdom and Italy, growing by nearly 50 percent and 40 percent respectively, in the two nations.
In the previous year, Ford also added other vehicles to its Mondeo Hybrid segment. The new additions comprised of a pioneering wagon model and other variants in the Mondeo Hybrid ST-Line. The models exhibited Ford Performance exclusive sporty styling and also came in Titanium and chic Vignale types. Buyers can also choose between a fuel-efficient fully hybrid and a 2.0 litre EcoBlue diesel powertrain option for the two models. Vice President, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford Europe, Roelant de Waard also stated that the Mondeo Hybrid is an optimal transportation choice for those customers who drive under 20,000 kms every year as it is more cost-efficient than diesel and carries no charging and range worries with it. Mondeo Hybrid’s secret to its efficiency and long range is an exclusively created Alkinson-cycle 2.0-litre petrol engine, which when paired with its electric motor, generator and 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery offers one-of-its-kind driving experience while leaving a lower carbon footprint. It is also a smart vehicle in saving and reusing power that would have been otherwise wasted.
One example is its Regenerative braking technology which can store approximately 90 percent of electric energy to refill the car’s battery, which usually gets lost whenever brakes are applied. It also utilizes its power to supply silent key start capability for circumstances like stop-driving and start-driving conditions of cities and to increase fuel effectiveness while decreasing carbon dioxide emissions. The car makers have also focused on creating a sophisticated driving experience for its customers by developing a power-split automatic transmission which flawlessly regulates itself for the most proficient utilization of the powertrains spin. Brake Coach is a part of the SmartGauge interface which keeps a constant check on fuel and energy intake. Ford’s futuristic manufacturing plant in Valencia, Spain oversees production of the Mondeo Hybrid; the company has also decided the manufacture of other hybrid models of S-MAX and Galaxy along with the Mondeo Hybrid in the coming year. Following its electrification scheme, the company is set to launch 17 new vehicles in the same type by December 2021 and expects to see its electric vehicles making more than half of Ford’s total vehicle sales.
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