Ford has switched 100 per cent of petrol engine Mondeo production to full hybrid powertrains, the company announced today.
The Mondeo Hybrid delivers pure-electric driving capability without the need for customers to use an external power source to charge the battery.
Mondeo Hybrid increased its share of total Mondeo sales by 25 per cent in Europe during the first seven months of this year compared with full-year 2019, to account for more than one third of all Mondeo sales.
Mondeo Hybrid grew in popularity by more than 50 per cent in the UK, and by more than 40 per cent in Italy, where 75 per cent of Mondeo customers chose the Mondeo Hybrid during the first seven months of 2020.
The Mondeo Hybrid combines a specially-developed, Atkinson-cycle 2.0-litre petrol engine, electric motor, generator and 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery.
Regenerative braking technology captures up to 90 per cent of the energy normally lost during braking to replenish the vehicle’s battery.