Frequently Asked Questions on Hybrid & Electric Cars

What electric Ford cars are available?

Ford offers a range of electric and hybrid vehicles including the all-electric Mustang Mach-E, the all-electric E-Transit and the plug-in hybrid Kuga. To find out more about the full line-up, speak to one of our sales advisors today or visit our new cars listing page.

Does Ford have an electric vehicle?

Yes, the Mustang Mach-E is a fully electric vehicle. Ford also introduced the E-Transit electric commercial vehicle in 2022.

What is Ionity?

Ionity is a network of high-powered charging points that spans Europe. It was conceived as a joint venture between Ford, BMW Group, Daimler and the Volkswagen Group.

What is a hybrid car?

A hybrid vehicle is one that has both an internal combustion engine (petrol/diesel) and a battery powered electric motor. Hybrids typically offer lower emissions and greater efficiency.

How long does it take to charge an electric car?

The length of time it takes for your vehicle to charge depends on several factors, including the specific model and whether it is an EV or a plug-in hybrid. The charge point being used is also a factor. A rapid charge that replenishes the battery to 80% might take 30 minutes, while a full charge using a domestic three-pin socket may take up to 12 hours. We’ll advise you on the charge time at the time of purchase.

Are electric cars better for the environment?

Absolutely. Choosing an EV means you’re driving a vehicle that produces no carbon dioxide emissions, and therefore doesn’t pollute the air. Choosing a hybrid means you can reduce the output of these emissions. In addition, some electric vehicles can be charged using renewable sources, enabling you to further reduce your carbon footprint.

How do hybrid cars work?

Hybrid cars have a combustion engine which is supported by a battery powered electric motor. In mild and self-charging hybrids, the motor helps improve efficiency by providing a boost during acceleration, while in PHEVs, there’s enough power for the vehicle to travel on electric power alone for short distances.

How far can an electric car go?

The range of your electric car depends on the model you choose, but as EV technology improves, ranges are increasing. Ford’s electric cars are able to produce a range of up to 370 miles from a single charge.

How do electric cars work?

Quite simply, an electric car replaces a petrol or diesel engine with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that powers an electric motor. This motor drives the wheels of the car without producing any carbon emissions. Power and torque delivery is instantaneous, making acceleration swift and smooth.

Are electric cars cheaper?

Although the initial cost of electric cars is greater, they are actually more affordable long term. With the help of a government grant, plus the lower fuel and maintenance costs, EVs often work out cheaper than petrol or diesel models.

Are electric cars automatic or manual?

All-electric cars don’t require a gearbox, so they operate just like an automatic. If you’re choosing a self-charging or plug-in hybrid car, it’s likely to use automatic transmission.

Are hybrid cars better for the environment?

In comparison to petrol and diesel models, yes. The additional power provided by the electric motor delivers greater fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions, mitigating the impact of your travel on the environment.

How fast can an electric car go?

The top speed of an electric car depends on the particular model. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is capable of an impressive 112mph, and can sprint from 0-60mph in just 6.1 seconds.

What is regenerative braking?

Regenerative braking captures energy that would otherwise be lost during deceleration and braking, and stores it in the battery to be used when accelerating. This recycling helps to charge the battery and improve efficiency.

How much does it cost to charge an electric car?

The cost to fully charge an electric car depends on the model and where you are charging. You can often charge for free at public points, while the cost of replenishing the battery at home or at a rapid charger is subject to local energy prices.

Are electric cars efficient?

Electric cars are estimated to be up to three times more efficient than petrol or diesel vehicles. This is because electric motors can convert energy into motion with 90% efficiency, compared to the 30% efficiency of a conventional model.