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Electric & Hybrid with Ford Motability

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Drive into the Future: With the Electric & Hybrid range at TrustFord

With electric cars now available on the Ford Motability Scheme, there are some great options for you if you're considering electric power for your next Motability vehicle.

We're here to help you navigate the exciting new landscape of Electric and Hybrid vehicles.

We'll tell you what you need to know, what the benefits are, are we'll help extinguish some common misconceptions.

There are many reasons to choose an electric Motability car over a petrol or diesel option, including low running costs, ease of driving as they’re all automatic and of reduced CO2 emissions.

 

 

What are Electric Vehicles (EVs)?

An EV is a shortened acronym for an electric vehicle. EVs are vehicles that are either partially or fully powered on electric power. Electric vehicles have low running costs and are very environmentally friendly as they use little or no fossil fuels (petrol or diesel) and use features such as regenerative braking (below) to capture wasted energy, charging the vehicle’s battery further to boost efficiency.

Electric Vehicle Variants

What’s the difference between Electric and Hybrid variants?

There are 4 variants of Electric Vehicles. Here’s a look at the key features of each one…

Vehicle Charging

A common concern for drivers is how and when electric cars need charging or – in the case of a hybrid model with a fuel tank – filling up.

The good news is that several hybrid and electric models have a range comparable to that of cars with traditional engines. Improvements in the technology behind them mean that range capacities are constantly increasing – but of course it’s important with any car to know how it’s refuelled, no matter how often this is needed.

Mild hybrids (mHEVs) like the Ford Puma have a small electric battery that assists driving but never powers it completely, relying mainly on the internal combustion engine. They therefore have a comparable range to cars with conventional engines. They recharge the battery internally and only need their fuel tank filling up to refuel.

Plug-in hybrids like the All-New Ford Kuga can drive local distances on purely electric power, and are capable of charging both while on the move and through a connection to an external power source. They have an electric range of 35 miles, with a 45L fuel tank for driving further distances. Battery charging (from 0-100%) takes approximately 3.5 hours through a Wallbox, or six hours through a standard domestic socket*.

Charging Points



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