HYBRID AND ELECTRIC FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What is the range of a Hybrid/Electric Ford?

MILD HYBRID
Mild Hybrid vehicles cannot be driven solely by the electric battery and motor,they utilise a conventional engine.

HYBRID
A Hybrid is capable of driving short distances on electric power alone.

PLUG-IN HYBRID
When fully charged, Plug-in Hybrids can operate on electric power for journeys of approximately 30 miles. Once the battery runs out of charge, the vehicle will behave like a hybrid with the conventional engine running when necessary.

ALL-ELECTRIC
The range on a fully charged All-Electric vehicle varies from 100 miles on older models to approximately 300 miles on newer models.



How long does it take to change an electric car?

There are various ways to charge an electric car quickly:

Public AC Charger: (11-22kW).
For some of these, you'll need to have your public charge cord, which comes as standard with the Mustang Mach-E and you'll get around 30 miles of range per hour.

50 kW DC Charger:
These chargers are already commonly available in many countries. A charge cord will always be attached to the station, so you won’t need to use your own. They can deliver around 185 miles of range every hour.

150 kW DC Charger:
These deliver the fastest charging, adding around 350 miles of range per hour, without the need for your public charge cord. The number of high-power chargers is continuously growing, and Ford are a partner in the IONITY network, spreading high-power chargers across European highways.

All values are based on typical conditions. Actual charging rates and ranges achieved may vary.


Can I charge an electric car in the rain?

Yes, you can even charge your electric car in the rain with no fear of electric shock or damage to the car.


Aren’t electric cars dangerous in an accident?

Like conventional cars, electric cars also go through standard crash tests with good results. Batteries are not explosive in an accident, and electric cars can also operate without a clutch and without gearbox or engine oil, which is usually a cause of fires in a crash. Overall, they have much fewer components, which further reduces the likelihood of failure. The batteries are completely insulated from the rest of the car, and in the event of an accident, the whole system is disconnected.



How do I find a charger?

You will simply be able to use the FordPass app or your vehicle navigation system. Both will show you the exact locations, availability and cost of different charging stations. If you are on a journey, both the app and navigation will find chargers along your route and update your ETA to include charge times.



How do I pay for charging?

With a FordPass charging subscription you pay for your charging using the 'pay as you go' method. Each time you charge, you'll receive a notification shortly after, with the details of your charge and the cost that will be billed to you.