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Europe: Ford could introduce plug-in hybrids to compete with VW offerings


The European market, on a slow recovery path from the six-year slump in demand, is gradually opening up to the alternative car segment. While full-electric car sales have yet to pick up the pace, there’s one interesting intermediate step. That’s the plug-in hybrid section – an evolution of the models embedded in traditional culture by Toyota’s Prius cars. Taking the best ...
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