Ford is investing $11 billion in Electrified Vehicles (2017-2022). In Amsterdam at our Go Further event in April, we announced the introduction of 15 electrified vehicles in Europe, including 8 that will launch in 2019.
Ford is committed to an electric future in Europe, with 13 hybrid vehicles making up the Ford Hybrid family by 2020. Whether you’re looking for a fun-to-drive city car, a practical hybrid car for the family or a capable hybrid van that doesn’t compromise on your business needs – you’ll find the right vehicle for you with the Ford Hybrid range.
The government offers a Plug-in Car grant of up to £3,500 off the purchase price of certain hybrid and electric cars, or up to £8,000 for electric vans. Other benefits include car tax exemptions if you own a zero-emissions vehicle. Plus, you can get money off installation charges if you opt for an at-home charging station
Electric’s familiar face
These days, Hybrid Vehicles (HEV) are an increasingly common sight on the road. This is especially true in cities and urban areas, where their fuel efficiency in a typical city can be an advantage.
As with Mild Hybrid (MHEV), these vehicles have an internal combustion engine, but they also have a larger battery and more powerful motor. This provides more assistance to the engine and enables the vehicle to drive parts of short journeys at low speeds using the electric motor alone.Thanks to the conventional engine, this can help improve driving range. This is because the vehicle is capable of using both battery and the internal combustion engine.
Zero emissions and surprising range
Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV) have all the functionality of full Hybrid technology, with the added advantage that they can be charged from an external electricity supply. The larger capacity of the battery makes them capable of zero-emissions while driving for ranges of up to 30 miles (50 kilometres), with the ability to switch to Hybrid mode to conserve battery life and to petrol or diesel-only for longer journeys.
Mild Hybrid Efficiency
The internal combustion engine is assisted by an electric motor. At low speed, or when stationary, the engine can switch itself off and the 48V starter-generator seamlessly restarts when needed. The separate 48V Li-ion battery is automatically recharged by regenerative braking during coasting and braking. There is no requirement to connect the battery to a power source.
Charging made simple
Ford is offering a number of practical ways to ensure your Plug-in Hybrid or All-Electric vehicle’s battery is kept charged. Depending on the type of electric car or van you choose, there are a variety of Charging options and solutions we can provide. We want to make Charging your Plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle as easy and painless as possible.
Ford Hybrid and Electric Range