Ford UK plans to release 13 electric vehicles by the end of 2020, with 40 new models coming globally by 2022.
Saltmarine Ford are excited to introduce you to the excellent range of new Mild Hybrid, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and battery electric vehicles that have been announced so far and help you discover more about the different powertrains available.
To make it easier to understand, we have broken down the differences between the range available and given you a brief overview of the current models.
Get in touch! Our friendly sales team will be pleased to answer any questions you may have on our expanding electric range. You can check out our FAQs below or feel free to click any of the buttons below to enquire and we will be in touch or if you like you can give us a call on 028 8772 3376.
If you’re considering making the switch to an electrified vehicle, then it’s important you understand the differences between them all. There’s a lot of information about electric vehicles out there. And trying to choose a vehicle to fit your lifestyle isn’t easy.
That’s why we’ve put together all of the facts you need to help choose the car that’s right for you. Our friendly and helpful team will help you select the hybrid or electric vehicle that best suits your needs and matches your lifestyle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The time it takes to charge a vehicle relies upon both the model and where it's being charged. Normally, you will have the option to use a fast charge that renews the battery in a short time, or a full charge which occurs during prolonged downtime such as overnight or when in work, and may take anyplace as long as 12 hours. You will be informed on the charging lengths at time of purchase.
You are able to find out where your nearest electric charging point is on a feature called ‘Map your Trips’ on the Ford Manufacture website. https://www.ford.co.uk/shop/research/hybrid-electric/all-electric
Simply put, yes. By choosing an all-electric car, you will be able to drive a model that produces zero CO2 emissions - i.e. you will not be polluting the environment while driving. Not only that but with some electric vehicles being charged using renewable sources, you may further be able to reduce your carbon footprint.
As electric vehicle technology becomes more and more refined, the range provided by such vehicles is continuing to increase. Within the selection of electric cars in development by Ford, you can look forward to a range of up to 370 miles from a single charge.
The 2.5l petrol All-New Kuga Plug-in Hybrid 225PS has a pure-electric range of up to 35 miles*.
*Based on full charge. Estimated range using Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) applies to an available configuration. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviours, vehicle maintenance, and lithium-ion battery age.
While the value you may pay for an electric vehicle may appear to be costly, it turns out to be more affordable over the long haul. You can profit by government grants, zero RFL, no congestion charges, no fuel costs and, with less mechanical parts requiring fixing and supplanting, lower vehicle maintenance costs.
The expense to completely charge an electric vehicle relies upon the model and where you are charging. At home, a full charge will cost around £3.00 -£4.00. Numerous open charging areas, in public car parks and general stores are usually currently free.
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. Find out more here.
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