At Macklin Motors, we’re preparing for the electric future. Whether you’re considering making the switch or you simply want to find out more about Ford’s electric and hybrid vehicles, we’ve got you covered.
Whichever purpose you need your vehicle for, Ford’s electric and hybrid vehicle collection include the new Ford Tourneo Custom Plug-in Hybrid, the all-new Ford Puma and many more, so you can choose the right electrified vehicle to suit you. If you need a new set of wheels for work or a car to keep up with your growing family, you can make the switch by going electric with Ford.
There are different types of electric and hybrid vehicles to discover, so before you rush to buy the first one you come across, it’s best to know what each term means.
Are you wanting to be completely eco-friendly or are you looking to gradually introduce the greener driving experience into your life? You can either choose from an all-electric Ford vehicle or a hybrid version depending on your preference.
The greenest way to travel, a fully electric vehicle releases zero emissions on every journey.Mach-E
Featuring an even bigger battery, a plug-in hybrid allows you to release zero emissions for between 30-50 miles, perfect for daily journeys such as the school run or your commute. You can switch to hybrid mode for a more efficient drive or to the fuel engine to power you through longer journeys.All-New Ford Kuga
Similar to a mild hybrid, a full hybrid battery recharges itself, meaning you don’t need to plug in and charge up. It features a bigger battery than a mild hybrid which allows you to drive on electric mode only, for a certain number of miles.All-New Ford Kuga
A mild hybrid features a small electric motor which powers the technology within the car and assists the fuel engine on every journey. It is unable to run on all-electric power alone, however, the combination of both power sources allows for lower emissions and a more efficient drive.All-New Ford Kuga
If you’re stopping for a coffee at the services or catching up on the housework at home, you’re Ford electric or hybrid vehicle can charge whilst you crack on with daily life.
Ford has also partnered with IONITY to provide a reliable, fast and high-powered charging network to decrease the time spent charging on longer journeys. The IONITY partnership is improving the infrastructure by building 400 charging stations across Europe by the end of 2020, with each station providing 6 charge points on average.
With the FordPass App, you can keep connected to your vehicle at all times. Whether you need to check on your vehicle’s charging status, find the closest charging point or save your favourite charging locations, the FordPass App makes your electric life super convenient for you to plan ahead for your journey.
Which Ford vehicles are electric or hybrid?
New Ford Tourneo PHEV
New Ford Transit Custom PHEV
New Transit Van
How far can I go in a Ford electric or hybrid vehicle?
It all depends on the type of electrified vehicle you choose. With the plug-in hybrid options, you can get a range of up to 30 miles, whereas the Mach-E offers a range of up to 370 miles on a full charge.
Are electric vehicles more expensive?
Initially, electric vehicles can be more expensive to buy, however, running and maintenance costs are significantly lower than that of a petrol or diesel car. In the UK, you could be eligible for a government grant of up to £3,500 (depending on the type of EV you want to buy) and there are savings on fuel costs, tax, congestion charges (where applicable), parking and car maintenance!
How long does it take to charge an electric or hybrid vehicle?
Hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles do not need plugged in to be charged. However, all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids need to be connected to an electricity supply. The time it takes depends on the vehicle and how you charge it. You can plug in your vehicle at home with a wallbox which will reach full charge overnight. If you’re out and about, a rapid charger can charge up your vehicle quicker. You can find you nearest charging point here.
How long does the battery last?
This is dependent on several factors including type of battery, charging habits and environment, or more specifically temperature. Lithium-ion batteries, the most common battery used in EVs, can last up to 10 years!