February 24, 2020

CO2 regulations hold up the crazy fast Ford Focus RS until 2022


Amid growing emissions regulations, the future of the super-hot Ford Focus RS is in doubt. According to Autocar, Ford bosses are banking on its engineers to make a “high-output, full-hybrid” drivetrain for the new Focus RS in order to meet average fleet CO2 emissions. The new Focus RS was originally planned to be a “mild-hybrid,” using a battery and electric motor to supplement power and reduce emissions. But Ford wants to pivot to a “full-hybrid” to further improve the vehicle’s emissions figures and meet EU regulations. However, this has brought with it a host of engineering and cost challenges. [Read:…

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