Ford Electric

Benefits of driving electric

There are many compelling reasons for joining the electric revolution…

Zero-emission motoring - Pure-electric vehicles produce zero harmful emissions which means that, wherever you drive, you’re being very kind to the environment.
Low running costs – A 100% electric vehicle, such as the Mustang Mach-E or the Explorer, is exceptionally cost-effective to run. This is because it’s much cheaper to top up an EV with electricity than it is a regular car with fuel. What’s more, EV drivers aren’t currently required to pay Vehicle Excise Duty.
Nice and quiet - As opposed to noisy combustion engines, EVs are powered by a near-silent all-electric powertrain that delivers a serene motoring experience.
Choosing the Vehicle to Suit You. Enjoy low-cost, low-emission motoring with an electrified Ford Not ready to go 100% just yet? No worries. We have a wide range of superb plug-in hybrid and hybrid Ford cars for you to choose from.

Types of electric/hybrid vehicles explained

If you’re unsure what is meant by ‘electric,’ ‘plug-in hybrid,’ ‘full hybrid’ or ‘mild hybrid,’ please read on…​

    Electric EVs run purely on electricity, via a motor which is powered by a high-capacity battery (which can be charged at home, at work and on the road). EVs such as the Mustang Mach-E produce zero CO2 and NOx emissions and are extremely cost-effective to run.
    Plug-in hybrid PHEVs possess the best elements of combustion-engined and electric motoring, combining them to deliver a low-cost, low-emission driving experience. PHEVs can operate on electric-only power – for instance, the Kuga PHEV offers a range of up to 41 miles. PHEVs require manual charging.
    Full hybrid Full hybrid electric vehicles (FHEVs) offer limited all-electric range, making them very useful in the city. Otherwise, an FHEV’s electric motor assists the combustion engine and is powered by a self-charging battery.
    Mild hybrid Mild hybrid electric vehicles (MHEVs) are powered by a combustion engine which is supported by an electric motor, ensuring instant torque, among other things. MHEVs offer self-charging convenience.


    If you have any queries, be sure to check out our frequently asked questions below. If your query remains unanswered, don’t hesitate to contact the Ford Tamworth or Sutton Coldfield showroom team today.

    Are all electric cars automatic?


    In almost every case, yes.

    What is a hybrid car?


    It’s chiefly powered by a combustion engine which is supported by an electric motor (which is powered by a self-charging battery). While mild hybrid vehicles can’t run on electric power, full hybrid cars offer a limited electric range.

    What is a plug-in hybrid?


    ​Although plug-in hybrids run mainly on fuel, they’re capable of an all-electric range, up to 41 miles in the Kuga PHEV’s case. Therefore, they’re very efficient and produce considerably fewer emissions than regular cars.

    How long does it take to charge an electric car?


    It takes approximately 54 minutes for the Mustang Mach-E to receive a 20% to 80% charge when using a rapid-charging (50kW) public connector.

    Should I buy an electrified car?


    There are many compelling reasons for doing so. For impartial, expert advice, please contact the Ford Sutton Coldfield or Tamworth team at your earliest convenience.

    How do electric cars work?


    Electric vehicles are powered by an electric motor which is supplied energy by a high-capacity battery. The latter requires manual charging, which can be done at home, at work or at one of more than 30,850 public charging locations around the UK. EVs are super-efficient and produce zero harmful emissions.

    How do hybrid cars work?


    Hybrids are powered by a conventional combustion engine which is boosted by an electric motor, which is provided energy by a self-charging battery.

    Are electric cars better for the environment?


    100%, yes. For instance, the pure-electric Mustang Mach-e produces zero harmful emissions.