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Why Choose an Electric Vehicle?

Let's talk electric vehicles!

We get asked about electric vehicles a lot. Whether is be for personal use or commercial, there's an electric vehicle for everyone.

At Peoples Ford we are delighted to welcome you to the future of driving through the fantastic range of Hybrid and All-Electric vehicles which are now included in the cutting-edge Ford line-up.

Don't worry, we're here to help you with all things Electric Vehicle and break it down to help you ensure you find the perfect EV fit.

There are currently four types of electric powered engines available in the Ford line-up: Mild Hybrid (MHEV), Hybrid (HEV), Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), and All Electric (BEV).

Here are just a few examples of Ford electric vehicles...

Electric Vehicle - Transit
Electric Vehicle - Transit

New All-Electric E-Transit

The New All-Electric E-Transit is coming in 2022. Purpose-built to be as tough, capable and versatile as ever. Part of the ever growing Ford range of battery electric vehicles, this electric van is ushering in a new era for the iconic Transit van.

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New E-Transit Custom

Following the launch of the All-Electric E-Transit, Ford have launch the first of a further four all-electric commercial vehicles which Ford Pro will introduce by 2024. You can register your interest now to be the the first to know when we have an update.

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Electric Vehicle - Custom Hybrid
Electric Vehicle - Custom Hybrid

Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid

Introducing the New Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) which has two separate power sources. A battery powered electric motor drives the electric vehicle, while its 1.0L Ford EcoBoost petrol engine works to recharge the hybrid battery and extend the vehicle’s range.

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Electric Vehicle - Mustang Mach-e
Electric Vehicle - Mustang Mach-e

Mustang Mach-E

Beautifully sculpted design, state-of the-art technologies, and a maximum electric driving range of 379 miles* - this is Ford’s first all-electric SUV. This electric vehicle is a head turner for sure!

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Other vehicles available in the Ford Electric Vehicle Range include: New Tourneo Custom Plug-in Hybrid, Transit Custom EcoBlue Hybrid, Tourneo Custom EcoBlue Hybrid, Transit EcoBlue Hybrid and more!

So, what are the differences between the different kinds of Electric Vehicles?

​​​​All-Electric (EV)

Plug In. Charge up. Improves efficiency versus a mild hybrid or hybrid engine. Plug-in Hybrids have the two sources of power like a hybrid, but with a larger high voltage battery, enabling you to drive longer distances on all-electric power.​

Electric Vehicle - All Electric
Electric Vehicle - All Electric

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.

Electric Vehicle - Mild Hybrid
Electric Vehicle - Mild Hybrid

​​​Hybrid (HEV)

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.

Electric Vehicle - Hybrid
Electric Vehicle - Hybrid

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.​

Electric Vehicle - Plug in Hybrid
Electric Vehicle - Plug in Hybrid

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Frequently Asked Questions about Electric

Do the government offer support to electric vehicle drivers?

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 wall box installation too, to help you get the benefit of more convenient charging at home. Claiming the grant is a simple process as well.

Where can I charge my Plug-In or All-Electric vehicle?

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.

Does it really work in practice?

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.Text here ...