Ford Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
If you’re considering making the switch to a Ford electrified vehicle, then it’s important you understand the differences between them. Click on the blue button below to get more information on Transit & Custom Mild Hybrid, Hybrid, Custom Plug-in Hybrid , Tourneo Custom Plug-in Hybrid and All-Electric Vehicles - A simple PDF Guide that provides clear explanations of each type of electified vehicles ant the technology for each.
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By the end of 2020, Ford will have launched 14 new hybrid and electric vehicles in the UK.
What’s the difference between the 4 main types of Electric Vehicle?
Mild Hybrid Efficiency
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. Ford will be offering both Petrol and Diesel Mild Hybrid powertrains. EcoBoost Hybrid will be available on Fiesta, Focus and All-New Kuga with our 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine. Using the latest Euro 6 diesel technology, EcoBlue Hybrid will be offered on All-New Kuga, Transit Custom and Transit.
Mild Hybrid (MHEV) - How do they work?
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.
Hybrid Vehicles (HEV)
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.
As of October 2018 government subsidies are now available only to cars with CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and a zero-emissions range of over 70 miles, with £3,500 available on purchase per eligible Car.
The battery in a Hybrid Vehicle is recharged by a combination of regenerative braking and by the engine, not from plugging into a mains power source.
The Hybrid transmission is fully automatic and does not come with a manual gearbox.
Hybrid (HEV) - How do they work?
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.
Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (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 34 miles, with the ability to switch to Hybrid mode to conserve battery life and to petrol or diesel-only for longer journeys.
Charging the battery
You can keep your PHEV vehicle charged in a variety of ways, from plugging into the mains, to advanced self-charging technology. Watch this animation for an overview about the most common ways you can make sure your PHEV is charged up and ready to go when you are.
The government offers a Plug-in Car grant of up to £3,500 off the purchase price of certain hybrid vehicles. Other benefits include car tax reductions and/or exemptions, you can also get money off installation charges if you opt for a Ford Wall-Box.
Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) - How do they work?
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.
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.
All-Electric (BEV) - How do they work?
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.
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