24 Jun '12, 11pm

Ford tips hybrids to overshadow electric cars

Ford is preparing to launch its first all-electric passenger car in Europe later this year, but expects hybrids and plug-in hybrids to continue to dominate the market for low emissions vehicles until the end of the decade. Production and sales of the Ford Focus electric is due to start in the autumn, with Ford promising the 23kWh battery will offer a range of up to 160 km (99 miles) and a top speed of 135km/h (84mph). FURTHER READING Elektromotive and Charge Your Car team up in pay-as-you-go electric vehicle push EU: New car emissions drop three per cent Most leading manufacturers either already offer or are developing electric cars. But while Ford expects electrified cars to make up as much as a quarter of sales by 2020, pure-electric cars will comprise just a fraction of total projected sales. "We think that up to 2020 the share of electrified vehicles will be between 10...

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