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Ford adding at least four new hybrid models in Europe

Ford is launching additional hybrids in Europe, with at least four models launching by the end of 2022. The automaker will launch hybrid versions of its Puma, Kuga, Explorer and Mondeo lines. Ford Europe’s Executive Director said of the launches, “there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to electrification – every customer’s circumstances and travel needs are different.” The…

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Ford to launch new Mondeo hybrid in Europe

Though Ford is discontinuing the Fusion hybrid in the United States, the automaker is moving forward with the vehicle’s counterpart in Europe. The Mondeo, Ford’s European Fusion, will continue to be sold, and the automaker will add a hybrid version. Roelant de Waard, Ford’s VP of Marketing, Sales and Service for Europe, commented on the electrified Mondeo, saying, “For many…

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Cadillac moving away from Diesel

Cadillac’s President Steve Carlisle recently divulged the automaker’s next move—and it’s away from diesel engines. He was quoted at a vehicle launch saying, “We have been working on diesel, but the markets may be changing more quickly than we anticipated… Going forward, we will focus on electrification.” The move is one quickly becoming a trend in the auto industry, with…

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Toyota continues to grow hybrid market share in Europe

Toyota Motor Europe’s first quarter results showed a not-unexpected climb in hybrid sales. The automaker has reported that 45% of its total sales on the continent were for hybrid vehicles, and in Western Europe, the rate climbs to 55%. In other words, for Europe, hybrid vehicles are quickly becoming the norm. For Toyota’s Lexus division, hybrids represent an even greater…

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Toyota to phase out diesel in Europe

Toyota has announced that beginning this year, it will start to remove diesel from its lineup of passenger car models in Europe. The move does not affect Toyota’s commercial vehicle offerings on the continent–diesel engines will still be available in the coming years. The car company has seen a dramatic shift in its sales mix over the last ten years,…

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