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Ford triples electric and hybrid car production

Ford triples electric and hybrid car production

The UK could be flooded with electric and hybrid cars within the next two years, as Ford has announced that it has tripled its production of alternative fuel vehicles.

Starting in 2013 with the launch of the hybrid version of the C-Max, Ford will be rolling out a series of greener cars, including a plug-in hybrid version of the popular model.

The C-Max has been particularly popular, with 100,000 models already sold in Europe, the American manufacturer said.

Jim Farley, group vice president of marketing, sales and service at Ford, said: "European customers are snapping up our C-Max five-passenger models. They love the vehicle's driving quality, interior comfort and clever use of space."

Ford currently builds 35,000 electric vehicles a year, but this is due to rise to 100,000, following the launch of the Ford Transit Connect Electric and an all-electric version of the Focus.

Written by Craig SalterADNFCR-3205-ID-800577155-ADNFCR