No início do ano, a Ford anunciou que irá oferecer uma versão eletrificada para cada um de seus carros na Europa, a partir do lançamento do Focus. Após lançar a variante híbrida do Mondeo perua (a contraparte europeia do Fusion), a fabricante agora anuncia que irá lançar versões híbridas-leve do Fiesta e do Focus.
Prometidos para o ano que vem, Fiesta EcoBoost Hybrid e Focus EcoBoost Hybrid usarão uma versão diferente do motor 1.0 turbo de três cilindros, equipado com um gerador integrado, que substitui o alternador. Este equipamento reaproveita a energia gerada nas frenagens, abastecendo um conjunto de baterias de 48 volts. Essa energia será usada durante acelerações enquanto o motor estiver em baixa rotação, melhorando as retomadas, além de abastecer parte dos sistemas elétricos do veículo.
A Ford promete um rendimento médio de 20,4 km/l para o Fiesta, emitindo cerca de 112 g/km de CO2. Já o Focus EcoBoost Hybrid fará 21,2 km/l, soltando 106 g/km de CO2. "Nosso motor 1.0 EcoBoost já provou que eficiência e desempenho podem andar juntos", comenta Roelant de Waard, vice-presidente de marketing e vendas da Ford Europa. "Nossa tecnologia EcoBoost Hybrid levará isso a outro nível. Acreditamos que os clientes irão amar a suavidade e entrega de força dos nossos motores, tanto quanto gostam de ir menos ao posto de combustível."
Além do Focus e Fiesta, a Ford ainda irá lançar esta tecnologia na van Transit, que será vendida na Europa ainda neste ano. A fabricante dará mais detalhes sobre seus planos de eletrificação, além de mais notícias sobre seus SUVs e veículos comerciais, durante o evento Go Further, marcado para o dia 2 de abril em Amsterdam (Holanda).
- Ford of Europe to deliver significant electrification, commercial vehicle and SUV news at “Go Further” experience, Amsterdam, starting 16:15 CET, April 2
- Ford vision for a new era of mobility includes a new generation of smart vehicles for a smart world, delivering a diverse range of powertrain solutions tailored to customer needs
- Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid models will be unveiled as part of a comprehensive and compelling new line-up of Ford Hybrid and all-electric cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles
COLOGNE, Germany, March 26, 2019 – Ford will reveal significant electrification, commercial vehicle and SUV news as part of the company’s vision for a new era of mobility at a special “Go Further” experience in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on April 2.
Steven Armstrong, group vice president and president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Ford Motor Company, and incoming chairman, Ford of Europe, will be joined by an executive leadership team including Stuart Rowley, incoming president, Ford of Europe, to unveil news and products including a diverse family of electrified powertrain solutions for Ford customers.
This new generation of smart vehicles for a smart world will contribute to a cleaner and quieter future, and will bring Ford’s brand values of trust, affordability and fun-to-drive to electrified vehicles.
Ford today announced that new 48-volt mild-hybrid Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid models will be introduced next year, helping Ford offer one of the most comprehensive and compelling vehicle line-ups and bringing the benefits of electrification to greater numbers of consumers.
“Our new Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid models are examples of Ford’s commitment to deliver new, more environmentally sustainable vehicles, sophisticated technologies, and valued services for our customers, and we have many more examples to announce in Amsterdam next week and beyond,” Armstrong said. “We’ve gone to every length to develop mild-hybrid powertrains for two of our most popular cars that will help keep cash in customers’ pockets while remaining true to the Ford ‘fun to drive’ philosophy.”
Electrified Fiesta and Focus
The Fiesta EcoBoost Hybrid and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid will feature a sophisticated mild-hybrid architecture tailored to enhance fuel-efficiency while complementing Ford’s “fun to drive” experience with more powerful and responsive performance.
A belt-driven integrated starter/generator (BISG) replaces the standard alternator, enabling recovery and storage of energy usually lost during braking and coasting to charge a 48-volt lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack.
The BISG also acts as a motor, seamlessly integrating with the low-friction, three-cylinder 1.0‑litre EcoBoost combustion engine* and using the stored energy to provide torque assistance during normal driving and acceleration, as well as running the vehicle’s electrical ancillaries.
The electric torque assistance helps deliver punchier, more responsive performance, particularly at lower engine speeds, for a more flexible and connected driving experience. The BISG has also enabled Ford engineers to boost the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine’s power with a larger turbocharger, by mitigating turbo-lag.
“Our 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has already proven that fuel-efficiency and performance can go hand-in-hand. Our EcoBoost Hybrid technology takes that to the next level,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe. “We believe customers are going to love the smooth and urgent power delivery of our EcoBoost Hybrid powertrains just as much as they’ll enjoy less-frequent trips to the fuel pumps.”
In addition to the Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrids, the new Mondeo Hybrid wagon was unveiled earlier this year, featuring a full-hybrid architecture that delivers a refined petrol-electric driving experience and a compelling alternative to diesel powertrains. The Mondeo Hybrid wagon is the only full-hybrid available in wagon body style in the large family car segment.
Ford also is introducing mild-hybrid powertrain solutions to enhance the fuel-efficiency of the Transit 2-tonne and Transit Custom vans, and the Tourneo Custom eight/nine-seater people-mover, on sale later this year.
Ford earlier this year announced that every one of the company’s nameplates launched from the all-new Focus onwards will include one or more electrified options. This includes new nameplates and new versions of existing vehicles. From Fiesta to Transit, either a mild-hybrid, full-hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full battery electric option will be offered.
The “Go Further” experience will start at 16:15 CET on the April 2, and will be available to watch live or through replay at www.gofurtherlive.com. News releases, photos, video and media assets will be available at gofurther.fordpresskits.com.