Ford's new electrified Irish future

Ford has a handful of electric cars waiting in the wings but boot space is a problem, writes Paul Healy.

21st September, 2013
The new Ford Focus Electric will arrive in Ireland in January carrying a price tag of over €40,000.

It may surprise you to learn that, after Toyota, Ford is the largest producer of hybrid and electric vehicles in the world. Since the line-up was introduced in 2009 Ford has sold over 270,000 'alternative' fuel vehicles; so it's not quite as omnipresent as the Toyota offerings.

But it's enough to suggest that Ford knows what it is doing with hybrid models. To date, sales of these cars have primarily been restricted to the American market, but...

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