Ford has made a decision in line with European pollution requirements. Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in buying your Mondeo in the near future.
All car manufacturers in Europe must comply with strict rules imposed by Brussels to reduce pollution on the continent. There are certain targets that are required of builders and, in order to meet them, it means that they need to diversify their range. All in all, it doesn’t mean he’s giving up classic engines for now.
But in order to meet these goals of total production, it must introduce both electric and hybrid.
That’s what Ford does.
The Americans have decided to eliminate the classic petrol engines on the European Mondeo model. They will switch to hybrid versions without charging at the outlet.
Ford is giving up gasoline on the Mondeo model
The Americans from Ford claim that the Mondeo Hybrid will be available, with a consumption of 5.5 l / 100 km, 126 g / km WLTP, Mondeo Hybrid wagon, 5.6 l / 100 km, 129 g / km WLTP, Mondeo 150 PS 2.0 liters EcoBlue, 5.0 l / 100 km, 130 g / km WLTP, and Mondeo 150 PS 2.0 liter EcoBlue wagon, 5.1 l / 100 km, 133 g / km WLTP.
Hybrid engines, even if they are not plugged in, come with a lower level of CO2 emissions. It is also understandable why the Mondeo Hybrid model was chosen. Sales have already reached 25% of total Mondeo sales in Europe in the first seven months of this year, compared to the full year 2019.
“The transition to 100% hybrid production for our Mondeo petrol range is another big step forward in Ford’s electrification journey,” said Roelant de Waard, Ford of Europe’s Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Services. For customers who drive less than 20,000 km per year, Mondeo Hybrid is a smart choice, offering a better solution than diesel, and the benefits of electric power without worrying about autonomy, “say company representatives.
Modeo Hybrid technology combines a 2.0-liter petrol engine with a specially developed Atkinson cycle, an electric motor, a generator and a 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery.