Electric & Hybrid
BRING ON TOMORROW
By electrifying our entire range of vehicles, we’re not just imagining what tomorrow will look like. We’re already building it.
By the end of 2021, we’ll have launched 16 new hybrid and electric vehicles in the UK.
Whether it’s Puma with EcoBoost Hybrid, Kuga with three hybrid options, or our all-electric Mustang Mach-E: you have the power to choose the right EV for you
Hybrid and Electric Options Explained
Mild Hybrid (MHEV)
A small-Electric motor that helps improve efficiency. Mild Hybrid vehicles have two sources of power that work together –a conventional engine and a battery -driven electric motor. The electric motor does not power the car. It simply assists it.
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.
Mild Hybrid powertrains can be a cost-effective way to join the electric revolution. They are also a great option for people who do a lot of shorter journeys, especially around town and at lower average speeds.
A seamless blend of conventional and electric power. Hybrid vehicles have two sources of power. They can automatically switch between conventional mode, pure electric mode (for short distances)or use both to power the vehicle as needed.
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.
Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)
Plug In. Charge up. Improve Efficiency. 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. 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 35miles †† , with the ability to switch to Hybrid mode to conserve battery life and to petrol or diesel-only for longer journeys.
You can keep your PHEV vehicle charged in a variety of ways, from plugging into the mains, to advanced self-charging technology.
100% Electric. Just charge it up and go. All-Electric cars are powered by electricity alone. This means they have to be charged before you can drive.
All-electric vehicles run on battery power alone. Zero fuel. Zero emissions on the road. So, they’re better for the environment and, with government purchase incentives, reduced road tax and no penalties in some low emission zones, they’re good for your wallet too.
With a Ford Wallbox, you can plug in overnight and guarantee yourself a full charge in the morning, just like your phone. Or if you are using public and destination charging, there are now more than 100,000 electric car charge points across Europe. You’ll find them at supermarkets, shopping centres, motorway service stations, and many other locations.