Ford's Hybrid & Electric Range

Ford's range of hybrid and electric vehicles have arrived at Pye Motors. There are currently four types of electric engines on the market: Mild Hybrid (MHEV), Hybrid (HEV), Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), and All Electric (BEV). Each electric engine covers different distances on pure electric; some are ideal for running errands, while others are suited to a longer trips. By understanding the difference between each engine you’ll be able to decide what is best for you.

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Mild Hybrid (MHEV)

The Mild Hybrid (MHEV) has a small electrical motor that helps improve efficiency. It’s merely there to assist the car, not power it and thus cannot drive on electric energy only. Instead, the vehicle is powered by a conventional engine only.

Hybrid (HEV)

The classic which automatically switches between two sources of power, conventional combustion and pure electric. It can use both as needed, with pure electric driving suitable for short distances. To make the whole system more efficient, regenerative braking captures up to 90% of the energy normally lost through friction brakes, allowing you to charge your engine on the go.

Plug-in Hybrid(PHEV)

The Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) has a higher voltage battery, allowing you to drive longer distances on all electric. The PHEV can be charged from an external electricity supply, an added bonus from the traditional hybrid. It’s ideal for zero-emission electric driving for 30 miles and the manual switch allows to conserve battery life for longer journeys.

All Electric (BEV)

Like the name states this engine runs exclusively on battery power, delivering zero emissions while driving. This fully electric powered engine can drive up to 300 miles before needing to be recharged; that’s 10x further than the Plug-in Hybrid. Public charging stations will only take 20 minute to charge the battery to 80%, or there’s the option to install a Wallbox charging station at home for easy overnight charging.

Whats the difference?

Charging your Electric Vehicle

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to charge an electric car?

There are a number of factors that can contribute to the charge time of electric vehicles including battery size, and charging point. Quick charge options are often available at public charging stations, while most 60kW batteries require up to eight hours from empty to fully charged.

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