The UK Government announced last week that they were bringing forward the ban on petrol and diesel car sales from 2040 to 2030 in a bid to hit their zero carbon emissions target by 2050. Transport accounts for about a third of the UK’s emissions, so if successful in achieving this new date this will make a significant impact on the overall ambitious target to tackle climate change.
The Pye team have written blogs in recent months about the different types of electric car and how they charge to assist customers in their decision making. So having done the research, is there any benefit in getting ahead?
The government legislation at the moment points to hybrid vehicles being available until 2035. So what options do you have and does going electric mean you have to sacrifice style and performance?
By the end of 2020 Ford will have released 14 hybrid and electric vehicles as they move to electrify their full range meaning there is plenty of choice throughout the whole range.
The first step - the Ford EcoBoost hybrid engine
The efficiency and performance of the Fiesta and Focus ranges have been improved with advanced EcoBoost hybrid engines, designed to minimise emissions and with improved fuel economy. These mild hybrid options don’t need to be connected to a power source so are a good first step into going electric. You will see an immediate benefit in the reduced running costs but won’t need to update your knowledge on the location of any public charging points.
A step up in the style stakes
The new Puma ST Line meanwhile is the optimum balance of style and remarkable efficiency. It too harnesses Ford’s advanced EcoBoost hybrid engine, but impresses in the looks department with bold SUV exterior styling and its race inspired RECARO front sports seats with embossed Ford ST logo.
For a cleaner, quieter, more sophisticated approach to hybrid SUV driving, then the Kuga is your model of choice. Beautifully designed, remarkably efficient and more than capable it offers plenty of choice to complement your style within its ST-Line, Titanium and Vignale models.
Jump on to electric avenue
Let us introduce you to the All-New Mustang Mach-E, available in early 2021. This all-electric low-emission vehicle will feature the latest security and assistive technologies, keeping you connected and on the go for 370 miles. Equipped with fast charging capabilities, sleek exterior, and comfortable interior, the Mach-E will transport you to your destination in style.
For more information on finding the right electric vehicle for you, contact the Pye team.