Ford Kuga in the first half of the year Best selling plug-in hybrid in Europe

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The Ford Kuga Plug-in-Hybrid (PHEV) was according to current data from Jato Dynamics in the first half of 2021 the best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in Europe. In the months of April, May and June, Ford sold Europe’s almost 16.000 Kuga plug-in hybrid and thus a good third more than the nearest competitor in the same period, so the manufacturer in a current message. In June, Ford in Europe exposed 6300 Kuga Phev – this is not only a new month sales record for this Kuga variant, but also means that customers have asked the plug-in hybrid drive more than all other Kuga motorization versions together.

The Kuga plug-in hybrid can be purely electrical, and thus locally emission-free, up to 56 kilometers (WLTP), so it is ideal for trips, for example, in urban environmental zones. According to anonymized data from Ford, the users of a Kuga plug-in hybrid have covered 49 percent of their mileage this year exclusively with external battery power – so with electricity flossed from a public or a private socket.

“We are firmly convinced that our customers are increasingly buying hybrid cars to benefit from the advantages of electric driving. Our current data clarifies that the Kuga plug-in hybrid is often moved in electrical mode. Ford is committed to an electrified future. The fact that the Kuga is currently the best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in Europe shows that our customers would like to accompany us on this trip.”- Roelant de Waard, General Manager, Passenger Vehicles, Ford of Europe

Overall, sales of PHEV and fully electric cars is increasing across Europe across Europe, as more and more motorists find that electrified vehicles fulfill their mobility needs conveniently and cost-effectively, especially through the store at home. PHEV models in the second quarter of this year made 8.4 percent of all new cars sold in Europe, an increase of more than 255 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

Results of the data analysis of Ford at a glance

Anonymized data collected from Ford via the FordPass app to understand and optimize the PHEV product experience will provide some interesting insights:

  • The drivers of the Kuga plug-in hybrid often use the battery electrical mode. Almost half (49 percent) of the kilometers traveled by European customers were covered exclusively with battery power, which had been previously loaded on a public or private charging station.
  • For more than two-thirds of the rides with the Kuga Plug-In-Hybrid, these are short distances of 50 kilometers or less, which can be easily completed in electrical mode. From collapsed more than 633.000 Taxes found more than 420.000 Local emission-free instead, ie in electricity.
  • The average daily route was 52 kilometers and thus just below the purely battery electric range of the vehicle of 56 kilometers (WLTP).
  • On 100 driving days with a Kuga plug-in hybrid came 89 charging processes.
  • Many customers use the store overnight and cheaper nighttroom tariffs to reduce their mobility costs. Overall, 45 percent of all charging operations took place overnight, which shows that the customers regarding their charities in the car behaved like when charging smartphones or tablets.
  • For around 35 percent of the charging processes, the charging cable had been plugged over overnight overnight more than 12 hours – twice as long as it would be necessary to charge the battery of the Kuga PHEV completely with 230 volt household stream.

Driving with electricity can bring significant financial benefits. At a started mileage of 15.000 kilometers per year could lead to an annual savings of more than 800 euros – was based on an average fuel price in Germany from 1.60 euros for E95 superbin (July 2021).

Kuga Phev is on the BAFA list of eligible electric vehicles

The Kuga plug-in hybrid connects the range advantage and the flexibility of a conventional gasoline with high energy efficiency and the running culture of a battery-powered electric motor. The plug-in hybrid system of the Kuga is composed of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine operating according to the Atkinson cycle, an electric motor and a lithium-ion high-voltage battery with a capacity of 14.4 Kilowatt hours (kWh). Together, this drive system develops a capacity of 165 kW (225 hp), which is brought over a stepless CVT automatic transmission on the road. The gasoline engine carries 112 kW (152 hp) and the electric drive 97 kW (131 hp). The Kuga PHEV is on the BAFA list of eligible electric vehicles and qualify for the environmental bonus.

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3 thoughts on “Ford Kuga in the first half of the year Best selling plug-in hybrid in Europe”

  1. We have here on the 1800 Type2 charging points in Vienna, I see mass Ford Kuga on the street, but has never seen one on a charging column – finally hears about the nonsense “hybrid and plug-in hybrid” to write, there is enough People who read the unreflected!

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  2. With a WLTP range of 52 kilometers, I do not believe the data released by Ford simply – it is time to read this data in the TuV via the OBD interface – I would like to see this data – and not the consumption when a plugin with Backwind rolls down an Alpenpass.
    When my brother with wife and three (small) children with his plugin (WLTP 56 km) makes a trip after just over 35 km finish with electric – funny – but reality &# 128521;

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  3. I do not know why, above all, denomination without your own E- or hybrid vehicle reveal your knowledge..

    I drive a Passat Gte since 16000 km (get Nov. 2020).

    Max range electric 62 km, minimum at 25 ° minus 36 km.

    Consumption of gasoline with 4 trips over 600 km in the piece after all in section 2,9l of gasoline and 11 kWh electricity.

    In everyday life without vacation I drive at daily proven cargo at home with 50l gas. 1900 km far. (100% renewable electricity from the sun, wind and water)

    On vacation on the island I drive 100% immission.

    Every vehicle depends on the driver, how much man consumes. How many diesel drive below your economic profile?

    So far, in the cost of costs for electricity and gasoline is among those from the diesel of my previous Kodiaq TDI.

    I am a fan of the techn logic!

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