Ford took another step towards a fully electric future for passenger cars. Ford invested around $ 3 billion at the Valencia plant since 2011, and last week Ford showed its plan to continue investing in Europe and at this plant. The 2.5-litre Atkinson-cycle hybrid engine is the first of its kind to be produced by Ford in Europe. It shows how important rechargeable hybrids and hybrids are for Ford's current and future product portfolio in Europe. The 2.5-litre Duratec hybrid engine is currently manufactured at Ford's engine factory in Mexico.