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Ford expands E85 vehicle lineup

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While bioethanol is neglected by many manufacturers, Ford is making it accessible with 2 utility vehicles and 4 passenger cars.

For professionals, Ford is proposing to adopt Superethanol with its Fiesta Van and Transit Connect models. He recalls that the VAT on this fuel is for them 80% recoverable for passenger cars and 100% for utility vehicles.

Just like businesses, private motorists will have the choice, to drive with the E85, between the classic Kuga FHEV hybrid, and 3 models of the EcoBoost family. Equipped with a compact gasoline engine with direct injection and turbocharging, these are the Focus MHEV (light hybridization), Fiesta and Puma.

We are convinced that this fuel, cheaper and greener, is more in line with the expectations of the French “, Justifies Louis-Carl Vignon. This position taken by the president of Ford France is based on a study carried out at the request of the manufacturer by YouGov.

According to this survey, “ 75% of respondents support this fuel “And” 53% of French people are interested in an E85 compatible hybrid vehicle “.

Ford Transit Connect

Ford Transit Connect

Among the advantages in favor of E85 listed by the manufacturer: reduction of almost 50% of CO2 emissions over the life cycle of the vehicle, savings thanks to fuel at 0.66 euros per liter on average (plan everything from even overconsumption of the engine), more than 2,300 E85 stations in France, the possibility of running with E5 or E10 gasoline in any miscibility, low additional cost when purchasing the vehicle, free registration card in 10 regions, 40% reduction CO2 emissions for calculating the penalty, etc.

Ford will announce prices and availability of these models in a few weeks.

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