COLOGNE, Germany - The electric mobility project colognE-mobil is increasing its public visibility in Cologne with a special colognE-mobil liveried tram run by the city’s public transport services KVB.
Ford is a leading partner in the pilot project which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport to explore viable urban electrical transport solutions for the future.
Ford has supplied 66 electric vehicles to colgneE-mobil. Of the 61 already in use as taxis or for car-sharing, 22 are Ford Focus battery-electric vehicles, 21 are Ford C -MAX Energi (plug-in hybrids), with a further 15 Ford Transit Connect BEVs and two Ford Transit BEVs in the wider Cologne area.
The Focus Electric and C-MAX Energi provided by Ford are proving their practicality in everyday use. So far, the test fleet has covered 116,000 km. The maximum distance driven with the all-electric Ford Focus Electric and Ford Connect BEV is 115 km and 78 km, whereas the Ford C-MAX Energi can travel 150 kilometers.
Since colognE-Mobil was launched, the network of charging stations in the Cologne region has been expanded to over 50 stations. In Cologne there are currently about 750 electrified vehicles.