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Dinnages Ford car dealers now have a range of electric & hybrid models. Our range includes the popular Ford Mondeo hybrid.
Ford is committed to an electric future in Europe, with 13 hybrid vehicles making up the Ford Hybrid family by 2020. Whether you’re looking for a fun-to-drive city car, a practical hybrid car for the family or a capable hybrid van that doesn’t compromise on your business needs – you’ll find the right vehicle for you with the Ford Hybrid range.
Which Electric vehicle is right for you?
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. Go electric and reap the benefits with no more trips to the pump. Fewer moving parts than traditional vehicles meaning lower maintenance costs, tax reductions, emission zone benefits… the list of savings goes on.
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 30 miles (50 kilometres), 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. 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.
As with Mild Hybrid (MHEV), Hybrid Vehicles (HEV) 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.
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.
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. Regenerative braking during coasting and braking automatically recharges the separate 48V Li-ion battery. 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.