The Peoples Ford guide to electric

There's a lot of information out there about electric vehicles, and trying to choose a vehicle to fit your lifestyle isn't easy.

Electric cars, also known as EVs, come in various types for different usage scenarios, like short local trips or a long daily commute. We have a fantastic range of vehicles that range from fully electric, to a combination of traditional engines and electric motors. Once you understand what makes them different, it's easier to see which vehicle would fit your lifestyle best.

That's why at Peoples Ford, we've put together a video explaining all you need to know to start your electrification journey.

All Electric

All-electric vehicles run on battery power alone. This means, zero fuel and zero emissions on the road. They’re better for the environment and, with reduced road tax and no penalties in some low emission zones, they’re great for your wallet too.

Interested in knowing more about All-Electric? Why not pre-book your test drive here at Peoples Ford with the Mustang Mach-E?

Check out our full range of All Electric and Hybrid vehicles and read more about electrification on our Electric Vehicle page.

Mild Hybrid

In a Mild Hybrid, 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 recharged automatically as you drive by regenerative braking during coasting and braking. This means that there is no requirement to connect the battery to a power source.

Current models include the ever popular Ford Focus and trendy Ford Puma. Pop into your local Peoples Ford garage to take a look for yourself.

Check out our full range of All Electric and Hybrid vehicles and read more about electrification on our Electric Vehicle page.

Hybrid

Hybrid Vehicles (HEV) are becoming 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.

Currently we have hybrid models of the All-New Kuga and Mondeo.

If you’re interested in knowing more about one of our Hybrid cars, the Peoples Ford team are on hand to help. 

Check out our full range of All Electric and Hybrid vehicles and read more about electrification on our Electric Vehicle page.

Plug-in Hybrid

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 35 miles, with the ability to switch to Hybrid mode to conserve battery life and to petrol or diesel-only for longer journeys.

You can learn more about one of our PHEV models, the Kuga, by checking out this video.

Check out our full range of All Electric and Hybrid vehicles and read more about electrification on our Electric Vehicle page.

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