At Peoples Ford we are delighted to welcome the future of driving through the fantastic range of Hybrid and All-Electric vehicles which are now included in the cutting-edge Ford lineup.
So what does this mean to you?
There are currently four types of electric powered engines available in the Ford lineup: Mild Hybrid (MHEV), Hybrid (HEV), Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), and All Electric (BEV).
What are the differences?
Mild Hybrid (MHEV)
These models cannot drive solely on electric energy. The car is still powered by a conventional engine, but has a small electrical motor which assists it to improve the efficiency of the output. 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.
These models are increasingly popular in cities and urban areas. The key identifier with a Hybrid is that they switch between two sources of power, conventional and pure electric. The difference from Mild Hybrid is that the Hybrid has a larger battery and more powerful motor which means the vehicle can run solely on electric power for low speeds and parts of small journeys, making the Hybrid engine a very efficient choice.
Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV)
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.
Up to £3500 is available from the government’s plug-in grant incentive scheme for new electrified vehicles, and also on the installation of charging equipment. For company car drivers, All-Electric vehicles can offer attractive reductions in benefit-in-kind tax liability compared to petrol and diesel vehicles.
Vehicles with CO2 emissions of 0g per 100km qualify for a grant of 35% of the recommended retail price, up to £3,500. And your dealer will handle all the paperwork for you.
There’s also a grant of up to £500 for your Wallbox installation too, to help you get the benefit of more convenient charging at home. Claiming the grant is a simple process as well.
Across the range of our All-Electric and Plug-in Hybrid vehicle portfolio, we can provide optional public Charging cables during the vehicle’s handover. This lets you charge your Ford vehicle at any of the 100,000 + (and growing) charge points across Europe, no matter their socket type. To make public Charging times even faster, optional High Powered Charging Cables are also available on our All-Electric cars and vans.
To date, a fleet of 20 Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid vans have covered 150,000 miles within the city of London. During the trial, 75 per cent of the fleet’s mileage in Central London and 49 per cent in Greater London has been completed using pure electric power. Proving that even without a fully established EV Charging network, our Ford Hybrid Technology is able to dramatically reduce tailpipe emissions in the city and urban areas.