Ford study highlights PHEV’s practicality for commercial use

Ford has completed a year-long study of its Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid vans in London, and the results point toward a strong future for PHEVs as an integral part of commercial vehicle fleets. Green Car Congress explains, “The trial sought to test whether businesses could carry out the typical daily duties of their diesel-powered vehicles, while maximizing the use of zero-emissions electric-only mode,” and according to the results, the answer is yes. The trial found that 75% of the fleet’s mileage in the city center of London and 49% in greater London was done using pure electric power. The twenty Ford vans “were able to reduce tailpipe emissions significantly in the inner city.” Read more.

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