According to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), the plug-in hybrid Ford Escape (known as Kuga in Europe) was the second best selling New Energy Vehicle in China in April 2020.

***UPDATE: It turns out that Ford Escape PHEV numbers for China were to be too good to be true. It was a mistake so let's forget about the 4,000 plug-ins Ford reportedly sold in China (see below):


The wholesale shipments (not registrations/deliveries) are 3,999, second only to the new BYD Qin EV (5,096):

  1. BYD Qin EV: 5,096
  2. Ford Escape 1.5T PHEV: 3,999
  3. Tesla Model 3: 3,635
  4. GAC Aion S: 3,586
  5. Baojun NEV: 2,993

Who knows, maybe Ford plug-ins will finally take off in China, which would surely be positive for the company.

We are also eager to see how the Escape PHEV will perform in the U.S.


Gallery: Ford Kuga PHEV

Ford Escape/Kuga PHEV specs:

  • up to 50 km (31 miles) of all-electric range
  • 14.4 kWh battery pack
  • front-wheel-drive
  • system output of 225 PS (2.5-liter petrol engine)
  • full recharge in 3.5 hours
  • anticipated 1.2 l/100 km fuel efficiency and 29 g/km CO2 emissions
  • towing capacity up to 2,250 kg depending on powertrain configuration

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