Everything you wanted to know about hybrid, fully electric and fuel cell cars.
Electrified Driving with Uncompromised Power
There are many benefits to electric vehicle ownership. As well as reducing your carbon footprint and being kinder on the environment, they offer exemption from fees in low-emissions zones, and lower or zero vehicle excise duty (VED). Not only that, but charging a pure electric vehicle is cheaper than filling up with petrol or diesel, particularly if you take advantage of off-peak, home charging periods and plug in your car overnight. As there are fewer moving parts, servicing and maintenance also tends to be more affordable, so why not make the switch sooner rather than later?
Plug-in hybrid power offers the best of both worlds: a comfortable pure electric range and the support of a combustion engine for longer journeys. Discover Ford’s current PHEVs below.
From city-friendly runarounds to family-friendly SUVs, Ford’s mild-hybrid range is brilliantly varied and suited to a wide array of drivers. Choose a vehicle that complements your day-to-day life and enjoy efficient, electrified and exciting road travel.
Ford’s all-electric range may be in its infancy, but the models available are impressive.
With the sale of combustion engine cars set to be phased out by 2035, electric vehicles are very much in the spotlight. But what exactly are they and how are they beneficial to modern living? First and foremost, fully-electric vehicles run on 100% battery power and therefore release absolutely no carbon emissions. This is significant from an environmental perspective, but it can also benefit you financially. This is because EVs require no fuel. Make the most of off-peak charging times and you could make significant savings.
An electric powertrain doesn’t mean compromised performance either. In fact, many zero-emissions vehicles offer electric ranges of over 200 miles, meaning you can travel far and wide without having to recharge. As there are now many charge points dotted around the country, finding somewhere to charge is also easy. Many workplaces even have charging stations to encourage their employees to go green. Rapid DC charging is available at many service stations, making electric travel easy. EVs also offer instant torque, smooth, shift-free acceleration and quiet running for a pleasant experience.
As EVs are kinder on the environment due to their lack of combustion engine, you can also enjoy government incentives, reduced road tax and lower servicing costs. Contact us today about upgrading your current EV or making the switch to greener travel.
Electric car ranges vary considerably depending on the size of the battery and whether the car is fully electric or hybrid. Ford plug-in hybrids can drive up to 41 miles on battery power alone. All-electric vehicles like the Mustang Mach-E, on the other hand, have larger batteries and can drive up to around 379 miles on a full charge.
Fully-electric cars aren’t subject to any road tax until 2025, although a charge does apply to cars costing over £40,000. Discounts are also available for other more efficient vehicles.
There are many ways to charge an electric car. With a Ford Connected Wallbox, you can charge your electric vehicle at home. You can also have an industrial socket outlet installed for faster charging or plug into a regular domestic socket. Public charging is easy too. There are thousands of charging stations dotted around the country. Public AC and DC charging points are widely available depending how much charge you need and how much time you have to wait.
This depends on what charging outlet you use. A public AC charger (11-22kW) offers around 25 miles of range per hour (RPH). A 50kW DC charger however can deliver around 100 miles of RPH. A 150kW DC Charger is the fastest option, adding up to 200 miles of RPH.