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Electric Vehicles

With our world currently facing a climate change emergency, many people are deciding to make the switch from fossil fuels to electric powered vehicles.  If you’re considering making the switch to an electrified vehicle, then it’s important you understand the differences between them. Click on the drop downs below to get more information on Mild Hybrid, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and All-Electric Vehicles.

Mild Hybrid

A Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) is a vehicle that uses a small electric motor to assist the engine and improve efficiency. The key difference from a Hybrid being that battery only assists the engine and cannot power the vehicle alone.  This makes Mild Hybrid vehicles perfect for people who live in the city and the countryside. It also helps your wallet out too by reducing the number of trips to the petrol pump.

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Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) are an increasingly popular choice. They use both self-charging electric motors and combustion engines, switching seemlessly between the two powertrains to improve driving range and fuel consumption. Whether you are commuting up and down the country or just around your local area, Hybrid's will not only help you save a few pennies, they will also increase the range and therefore the time between fill-ups, making them one of the most practical options for motorists.

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

A Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) comes with all of the functionality of a full Hybrid, with the added advantage that they can be charged from an external electrical supply. They are also capable of zero-emissions while driving short distances, meaning your school run or commute could be completed solely on electric power. A PHEV also has the added advantage that if you need to go further it will seemlessly transition between electric and petrol power.

All-Electric Vehicles

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.

If you are still unsure as to which of the electrified vehicle types best suit your lifestyle we have developed a tool to help. Our electric calculator takes into consideration your annual mileage, most common journey and longest journey amongst other things to help guide you to the best type of vehicle for your lifestyle. To take a step on the road to electrification click the button below:

Electric Calculator

Power up, make savings

You'll find the cost savings soon add up, including road tax benefits, maintenance and lower running costs. And on top of that, in many cities all-electric vehicles enjoy free parking and avoid congestion charges.

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Home Charging
Charging at home

Charging a Ford electric vehicle is as easy as plugging in your smartphone. You can charge from a domestic power socket, but you’ll likely find an optional wallbox faster and more convenient. A compact, all-weather home charging unit can increase the miles per hour charging range. You could be eligible for a government grant of up to £350 towards the cost of installation, too.

Charging on the go

With more than 100,000 charge points across Europe there’s no need to worry about your next charge. There are thousands of electric car charge points too, located in shopping centres and public car parks. Need a quick top up? Rest assured you’ll never be too far from an EV charging point. What’s not to love about electric driving.

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