Ford Evos Plug-In Hybrid Concept Debuts

U.S. automaker Ford has announced details about its new plug-in hybrid concept called the Evos in order to spur excitement about the new car at the start of the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011.

Propelled by a lithium-ion battery system, the four-seat Evos, seen in the image below, features a fastback design and four doors that swing upward to open.

Ford Evos, Ford, Hybrids, Plug-In Hybrids, Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

image via Ford

One way Ford is hoping to stand-out at the international car convention in Germany is by integrating wireless, web-based technologies that can gather personal information about the driver in order to suggest things like work routes, temperature control based on weather conditions, or music.

Ford Evos, Ford, Hybrids, Plug-In Hybrids, Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

image via Ford

The company says the new Evos will have the same powertrain as the C-MAX Energi, a sport-utility-vehicle for the American market that we covered earlier this year that claims to have a better fuel economy, and faster charging time, than the Chevy Volt. We look forward to seeing more performance details about the vehicle in the coming days.

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    • covatembel

      It looks like it would be difficult to open those doors when parked between two cars or near a wall… otherwise, cute car!