Ford has commenced production of its first-ever hybrid electric car to be built and sold by Ford in Europe. The new Mondeo Hybrid is built at Ford’s facility in Valencia, Spain, alongside the petrol- and diesel-engined Mondeo. The hybrid car’s powertrain is a combination of a 2.0-litre petrol engine and two electric motors of which one drives the wheels and the other provides regenerative charging, paired to a 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The new Mondeo Hybrid’s fuel economy is 67.3 mpg (combined) which can reach 100.9 mpg (urban). The hybrid vehicle’s CO2 emissions figure is marked at 99 g/km. The new Mondeo Hybrid is priced from £24,995 and will go on sale in December.
More details are available in Ford’s press release below.
FIRST ALL-NEW FORD MONDEO HYBRIDS LEAVE THE ASSEMBLY LINE – Press Release
WARLEY, Essex, November, 27, 2014 – Ford has started production of its all-new Ford Mondeo Hybrid – the first hybrid electric car built and sold by Ford in Europe.
The Mondeo Hybrid combines a specially-developed 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery for 67.3 mpg (combined), reaching 100.9 mpg for urban driving and 99 g/km CO2 emissions.*
“The Ford Mondeo Hybrid offers consumers the best of both worlds: the enhanced efficiency and reduced emissions of electric power, and the range and performance of a traditional powertrain,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe.
“With a range of Ford vehicles that also includes the Focus Electric, as well as fuel-efficient ECOnetic diesel and EcoBoost models, our customers will soon have more options than ever to optimise running costs.”
First launched in 1993, Mondeo has since found homes with more than 1.4 million customers across the UK. The all-new model is produced at Ford’s state-of-the-art plant in Valencia, Spain.
The widest-ever range of powertrains for Mondeo includes Ford’s new 1.5‑litre EcoBoost petrol and enhanced 2.0-litre TDCi diesel. The Mondeo Hybrid offers pricing competitive with Mondeo diesel powertrain variants, delivering on Ford’s promise to give fuel-efficiency-minded customers the power of choice.
In the U.S., Ford is the second largest manufacturer of hybrids, having already produced a total of 400,000 vehicles since their introduction.
The all-new Ford Mondeo Hybrid is available in the UK from December a four-door saloon from only £24,995 – the same as its 2.0-litre diesel Mondeo Titanium Powershift five-door equivalent.