Ford is going full tilt on the green car scene as it showcased at the Geneva Auto Show today five full electric or hybrid vehicles across its C, CD and light commercial vehicle ranges, all coming to European drivers by 2013. One is the Ford Transit Connect Electric, while the others include an electric car version of the Ford Focus in 2012 followed by “two next-generation petrol hybrid-electric vehicles and a plug-in hybrid” in 2013.
Perhaps of most interest is the electric car modification to the Ford Focus which, as a hybrid version, is showing great promise in the United States market. This electric option, according to Ford, will be coming to the United States and Canada one year prior to it hitting Europe. It is also “one of at least ten vehicles that will be developed from the company’s new global C-car platform.” As for the vehicles coming in 2013, no more specific details were really mentioned, so one will have to wait for future announcements.
“We recognise that one technology does not work for all our customers,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president of Global Product Development, in a statement. “Our electrification strategy and plans include hybrids, plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles to best meet our global customers’ needs. Leveraging our global platforms is also central to this strategy and allows us to build on our strong product line-up in the most customer-driven, affordable way.”