Ford is encouraging its customers: Cologne car manufacturer offers an environmental bonus guarantee for all Kuga with a hybrid software plug (PHEV). At a time when supply chain problems are running high in many industries, the federal government’s decision to eliminate subsidies for hybrid software-based vehicles at the end of the year poses significant risks to prospects and buyers of these vehicles.
Ford puts itself in the position of its customers and guarantees a BAFA payment (“environmental bonus”) to Kuga PHEV customers. This means: If a customer’s customer’s car is delivered late for registration this year – this is a subsidy decision – Ford will guarantee a total environmental bonus of up to 6,750 euros.
This promise applies to all Kuga PHEVs that have already been ordered, as well as to a few future purchases that will be protected within this system. Ford said it wanted to produce as many Kuga PHEVs as possible with high priority for the German market in order to meet the high demands expected before the environmental bonus expires.
Stefan Wieber, Director of Passenger cars in Germany, Austria and Switzerland: “Several hybrid plug-in designs from our competitors are not available at all or have a very long delivery time. This does not apply to Ford Kuga PHEV, which we have. of production has been successful. So we can give our customers a guarantee of an environmental bonus “.
Speaking of production planning: Various prototypes of Kuga facelift have already been identified. Significant surface improvement will depend on that of Focus. However, we are gambling that the market launch will not take place again in 2022.
The Ford Kuga hybrid hybrid system consists of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that operates according to the Atkinson circuit, electric motor and high-voltage lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 14 4 kilowatt hours. (kWh). This car system develops a system output of 165 kW (225 hp), which is transferred to the road via a continuous automatic CVT transmission. Gasoline engine produces 112 kW (152 hp) and 97 kW (131 hp) electric car.
In a completely electric way, and therefore without pollution, the Kuga plug-in can reach up to 64 km (WLTP). The combined power consumption (WLTP) is between 15.6 and 14.8 kWh / 100 km. Prices in Germany pre-payment currently start at 43,500 euros.