Ford is taking an exciting new direction with its forthcoming vehicles. The company has pledged to bring 40 electrified vehicles to market by 2022, 16 of which will be fully electric. If you’re looking to make the switch, this section will provide you with clear, concise information that will help you decide on the powertrain and Ford hybrid vehicle that are right for you.
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There are four key types of electric and hybrid vehicle. Take a look below to find a brief explanation of each.
Mild Hybrid (mHEV) vehicles
A mild hybrid vehicle has an electric motor that is used to boost the combustion engine in certain situations, such as during acceleration. The motor cannot power the car on its own, and the system recharges itself, so there’s no need to plug in to a power supply.
Full Hybrid vehicles
Full hybrid vehicles combine a petrol engine with an electric motor, using both simultaneously to provide power. In hybrid mode, part of the engine power is usually diverted to recharging the battery, so there’s no need to connect to a power supply to recharge.
Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) vehicles
Plug-in hybrid models use a bigger and more powerful battery to support the fuel engine, and can cover short distances on all-electric power. They need to be plugged in to be recharged.
These run on electric power alone, with no combustion engine. A battery pack powers the electric motor, which drives the car, and must be plugged into a power supply to charge.