With good cause, the new Ford Kuga Plug-in Hybrid has been crowned Europe's best-selling plug-in hybrid in recent months. Furthermore, new data shows that consumers are simply taking advantage of a plug-in hybrid, as nearly half of the kilometers driven by customers have been covered only by electricity.
Ford believes that people are choosing hybrid cars only to benefit from electric driving. This backs up all consumer data, which demonstrates that they prefer to drive their Ford Kugas as much as possible on electricity rather than gasoline.
According to anonymous data, customers in Europe who own a Ford Kuga Plug-in Hybrid are generally opting out of using gasoline in favor of charging their cars and driving on pure energy. This year, electric vehicles accounted for 49 percent of all miles traveled by consumers. When the automobile is linked to a charging station, you may feel the electricity from an external source. As a result, the current generated by regenerative charging while driving is not included in the research.
According to the data, more than two-thirds of customers' excursions were under 50 kilometers, with the average trip in a Ford Kuga Plug-in Hybrid being 52 kilometers. Thus, the Ford Kuga Plug-in Hybrid satisfies customers' demands by being able to cover the bulk of their driving, even when they prefer to drive purely electrically, with an electric range of up to 56 kilometers (WLTP).
A highly efficient 2.5-litre Duratec petrol engine is combined with a battery-powered electric motor in the Ford Kuga Plug-in Hybrid. A Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is also used to provide a smooth and pleasant ride on every travel. The technology, like the EcoBlue Mild Hybrid, recaptures energy wasted during deceleration. In addition, the bigger battery can store more energy, resulting in improved fuel economy and the ability to travel short distances entirely on electric power.
The Ford Kuga Plug-in Hybrid requires frequent charging.
Customers who own a Ford plug-in hybrid are content to drive electricity. Numbers from the same European study back this up, showing that consumers charge their cars regularly, especially when charging stations are close by. For example, in a Ford Kuga Plug-in Hybrid, 89 charges are made on average per 100 days of driving. Furthermore, the majority of charging occurs at night, with 35% of drivers connecting their vehicle for 12 hours or more. All signs are that when consumers charge their plug-in hybrid, the habit of charging our smartphones and tablets at night has been taken into account.
In Europe, there is also a tendency toward regular charging of plug-in hybrid automobiles. According to Clever's charging operator statistics, Plug-in hybrid clients charge 17-19 times each month. This roughly correlates to every working day of the month. Clever believes that if it is simple for consumers to charge, plug-in hybrid owners will also be glad to do it.
A major stepping stone on the path to a future powered by electricity.
Ford provides a variety of hybrid options, allowing consumers to acquire experience with electric vehicles. However, many consumers prefer the safety of a conventionally powered vehicle, and the leap to a completely electric vehicle may be too large for them.
Ford is working toward an electric future, and we consider it our responsibility to assist consumers as they transition from traditional fuels like gasoline to electricity. In this regard, vehicles like the Ford Kuga Plug-in Hybrid, which combines both gasoline and electricity, are a secure bet. Customers are given the option to build their initial charging experiences and eliminate any range problems regularly. According to consumer feedback, plug-in hybrid vehicles are frequently a comforting step on the road before making the ultimate jump to a fully electric vehicle.
Uwe Holmsgaard was the first client in Denmark, Europe, to get a Ford Mustang Mach-E fully electric car. Uwe appreciated the fact that he could go straight from his old Kuga Plug-in Hybrid to this one. After that, however, he decided to choose a completely electric vehicle based on his experience driving electric and plug-in hybrid automobiles, among other factors.
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