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Ford Electric & Hybrid Range

Ford Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

The days when your only options were just a petrol or diesel engine are gone forever. With Mild Hybrid, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, and All-Electric Vehicles, you’re spoiled for choice. You can learn about these ‘AFVs’ or ‘alternative fuel vehicles’ on this page.

Both Ford and our dealerships are dedicated to cleaner air for our local communities and the global environment, as demonstrated by Ford’s multi-award-winning EcoBoost petrol and EcoBlue diesel engines that combine performance with efficiency and economy. Ford plans to release 13 electric vehicles in Great Britain by 2020, so we will have a vehicle to suit you and your lifestyle.

Some of these vehicles are already here! You can learn more about the New Ford Puma, New Ford Mondeo, New Ford Tourneo Custom PHEV, New Ford Transit Custom PHEV, and New Transit mHEV either on our website or by asking in-store at any of our dealerships – our ever-helpful Sales staff will be only too happy to answer all of your questions on our eco-friendly electric range. In fact, your question might already be answered in the FAQ section below or you can just tap a button below to see our offers, contact us or book a test drive.


All-Electric Vehicles


Our electric cars have 4 different powertrains, so you can choose one to best suit your lifestyle. Ask yourself questions, such as "How many miles do I drive?", "How much traffic do I encounter?", "Where can I charge the vehicle, if necessary?", "How environmentally friendly do I want to be?" and "Do I drive in low emission zones that charge fees?"


Mild Hybrid (MHEV)

A small electric motor enhances the efficiency of a conventional engine for even greater fuel economy and reduced emissions. In Mild Hybrid vehicles the two sources of energy work together to power your engine and electrical systems (e.g. radio) in the best way. The electric motor does not power the car on its own – it just helps it. Electricity comes from regenerative braking which captures energy typically lost using the brakes and from a generator powered by the conventional engine.

Hybrid (HEV)

For seamless switching between conventional engine power and electric power, self-charging Hybrid vehicles can choose automatically between the modes or use both to power the vehicle as needed. For example, electric energy reduces emissions at lower speeds (e.g. in traffic), whereas conventional power can cover a greater range (e.g. motorways). There’s no need to plug in your vehicle to charge it. Firstly, regenerative braking recaptures energy usually wasted when using the brakes, then uses it to charge the battery. Secondly, the petrol engine powers a generator that also sends energy to the battery.

Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)

Plug-in Hybrid electric vehicles have the two sources of power like a Hybrid, but with a larger, high-voltage battery, letting you drive longer distances just using electric power. As their name suggests, the larger battery in Plug-in Hybrids can be plugged-in to charge either from mains electricity sockets, from a special dedicated ‘wallbox’ charger you can install at home for faster charging or from a public charging station (for even quicker charging). Once the special PHEV battery is flat, the vehicle behaves like a conventional Hybrid vehicle with the engine running when needed. On 100% charge, the range of a Plug-in Hybrid running solely on electric power is around 30 miles.

All-Electric (BEV)

A 100% all-electric vehicle (also sometimes known as a pure electric vehicle, battery electric vehicle (BEV) or only-electric vehicle) can simply be charged up from your mains electricity sockets, a ‘wallbox’ (a special dedicated charger you can install at home for quicker charging overnight) or a public charging station (for even faster charging). All-electric cars are only powered by electricity, they do not have a petrol engine, so they have to be charged before you drive. The range on a 100% charged All-Electric vehicle varies from about 100 miles on older models to around 300 miles on our newer models.



What government grants exist for Plug-in Hybrid and All-Electric vehicles?

You can get a discount on the price of new low-emission vehicles through a government grant given to dealerships and manufacturers. You do not need to do anything if you want to purchase one of these vehicles – Allen Ford, Essex Ford or SMC Ford will include the grant’s value in the vehicle’s price. The maximum grant available for cars is £3,500. The grant’s value depends on the type of vehicle. Not all low-emission vehicles are eligible for a grant. Only vehicles that have been approved by the British government qualify for a grant.

The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provides a British government grant of up to 75% of the cost of installing an electric vehicle chargepoints at a domestic property in the United Kingdom. According to the government, "From 1st July 2019, the EVHS will only support smart chargepoints as announced in December 2018. You should refer to the minimum technical specification and installer guidance for details of this change."

The On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) gives government funding for local authorities towards the cost of installing residential chargepoints on the street for Plug-in Hybrid and All-Electric vehicles.

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) provides financial support towards the costs of installing electric vehicle chargepoints for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations.

Where is my nearest public charging point?

The location of your nearest public charging point can be seen on Zap-Map is a UK-wide map of charging points which helps Plug-in Hybrid and All-Electric vehicle drivers find available charge points.

Among the many charging point networks is IONITY. IONITY is a joint venture between Ford, BMW Group, Daimler and the Volkswagen Group. Together, they are building a reliable, high-powered, fast charging network to help you make longer journeys with less time spent charging. IONITY will offer All-Electric Ford drivers market-leading charging speeds at a discounted price.

What is the range of the Ford hybrid & electric vehicles?

New Puma MHEV – uses a conventional engine
All-New Kuga MHEV – uses a conventional engine
Tourneo Custom MHEV – uses a conventional engine
Transit Custom MHEV – uses a conventional engine
New Transit MHEV – uses a conventional engine

All-New Kuga HEV – uses a conventional engine
New Mondeo HEV – uses a conventional engine

All-New Kuga PHEV – can operate on electric power only for about 31 miles (50km)
Tourneo Custom PHEV – can operate on electric power only for about 35 miles (56km)
Transit Custom PHEV – can operate on electric power only for about 35 miles (56km)

Mustang-inspired All-Electric SUV – up to 370 miles