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Government urged by Ford not to ban plug in hybrids

by LLB Reporter

A senior figure at Ford has said that plug-in hybrids should be removed from the government plans for when they ban petrol and diesel cars,

Stuart Rowley, president of Ford Europe said hybrid vehicles contain an electric battery with a regular combustion engine can be an “important part of the technology mix.”

Last week Boris Johnson said it is the government’s intention to introduce the ban by 2035, the latest.

Rowley was asked if banning hybrid cars would be a mistake. He told BBC 5 Live’s Wake Up To Money, “We’d like them to consider that.

“Particularly plug-in hybrids. For people who are travelling long ranges we think they can be a really important part.

“We shouldn’t be technology specific, we need to look at the outcomes we can achieve.”

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