Ford is introducing geofencing technology to automatically switch its PHEV vans to emission-free electric mode whenever they enter predefined areas such as congestion and low emission zones.
Vehicle operators can also create custom “green zones” to encourage low-emission driving around locations such as schools, playgrounds and warehouses.
When the vehicle leaves a controlled zone, it can automatically switch to the most appropriate drive mode to complete the next leg of the journey – for example, engaging the onboard EcoBoost petrol engine to generate electric power and extend the vehicle’s range.
The Geofence module in the Transit PHEV records information about electric-only operation within geofenced areas. The encrypted data could then be securely shared with local authorities to confirm compliance with low-emission zone regulations and vehicle charging schemes.
A 13.6 kWh battery helps to deliver a zero-emission NEDC driving range of up to 35 miles NEDC for the Transit Custom PHEV. An onboard 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine can charge the battery on-demand to extend their range to more than 310 miles NEDC.
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