Ford invests in Valencia hybrid powertrain plant
Ford is investing in the electrification of its Spanish site in Valencia. The engine plant there will build hybrid powertrains for the Kuga PHEV and the full hybrid variants of the Kuga, S-Max and Galaxy series from the end of 2022. An additional €5.2 million will be invested in expanding the battery assembly capacity in […]
Ford releases hybrid Kuga HEV
Ford is expanding the Kuga series with a further electrified version for Europe. With immediate effect, the Kuga can be ordered as a hybrid (HEV). After the mild hybrid and the plug-in hybrid, the HEV is the third electrified drive in the Kuga.
Ford Kuga hybrid battery problems persist
Ford apparently can’t get the battery problems of the Kuga PHEV under control. After the manufacturer stopped sales of the part-time electric vehicle in August due to concerns about battery overheating, Ford is now recalling all Kuga models with plug-in hybrid drive to garages across Europe.
Ford pulls out PHEV after battery issues
Ford has stopped sales of its Kuga PHEV (named Escape in the USA) due to concerns about overheating of the batteries, the company has now confirmed. Estimates indicate that up to 27,000 cars worldwide are affected.
Ford gears up for hybrid vehicle production in Spain
Ford is investing 42 million euros in its production plant in Valencia, Spain. Over half of the money will finance the two battery assembly lines for power packs designated for the Kuga Plug-In Hybrid, Kuga Hybrid, S-MAX Hybrid and Galaxy Hybrid models in future.
Ford reveals its European electrification plans
At a special event in Amsterdam, Ford presented its European electrification strategy and announced a total of 16 new electrified vehicle models, most of them with hybrid drives, including mild hybrids, full hybrids and plug-in hybrids. These cover the entire range from personal to commercial vehicles, including an SUV in 2020 and a fully electric […]