Ford has always been at the forefront of automotive advancement and it’s no different with hybrid electric vehicles. Electric cars are fully, or partially, powered by an electric motor and battery. What this gives you is stronger durability, instantaneous torque, and a smooth ride. Of course, these vehicles also deliver streamlined efficiency, including less emissions, noise and costs to maintain. Currently, Ford offers five hybrid and electric models for your choosing: 2018 C-MAX Hybrid, 2018 Fusion Hybrid, 2018 C-MAX Energi, 2018 Fusion Energi, and 2018 Focus Electric. This is just a stepping stone as Ford is going to exponentially increase its electric vehicle production and variety in the immediate future.
Pushing Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Forward
Ford has established a strategy to make hybrid and electric vehicles a prime focus. In early 2018, Ford announced an $11 billion investment in electric vehicles and the production of related technologies. These plans include creating 40 new electric vehicles by 2022, providing their consumers with a large variety of hybrid and electric vehicles they can enjoy, including the two Ford cornerstones, the F-150 and Mustang. While electric vehicles may still be a small part of the market, Ford is dedicated to the future and the vast potential in these vehicles over the coming years. That’s what Ford has always done, seen how the automotive industry is changing and becoming one of the first to adapt to changes that best serve the buying public.
Ford Hybrids from the Past to the Future
With the Ford Escape Hybrid, Ford brought the world the first-ever hybrid-electric SUV in 2004. Ford wasn’t only interested in getting into the hybrid vehicle market, but pushing it forward through new design, battery and overall performance technology. Ford is attempting to make 2020 another landmark change in hybrid vehicles just like it was when the Ford Escape Hybrid was introduced. The F-150 has defined pickup trucks across the country, being Canada’s best selling truck for 52 years now. The new hybrid version will only serve to push this classic vehicle into the future with even more power, capability and even as a mobile generator. For the sports car sector, the Ford Mustang has always delivered looks and power. The hybrid Mustang will offer excellent performance with great low-end torque.
Innovative Electric Vehicles
Further, in 2020, Ford will bring forth a line-up of electric vehicles, including the first-ever electric performance utility. A 480-kilometre range is expected on these vehicles, while still delivering as much versatile capability as possible. Like Ford’s history suggests, Ford is intent on being at the forefront of electric vehicle technology and pushing innovation across the automotive industry. Ford aims to target those who never even thought about electric vehicles, framing these vehicles as a way of lifestyle rather than just a vehicle you drive. As well, Ford is always looking to innovate everything that surrounds electric vehicles, including charging stations, battery technology, software updates and more features to further serve the consumer. With these new vehicles coming to Ford’s line-up over the next few years, Ford hopes to offer a wide variety of vehicles within these new industry-altering technologies.