By electrifying our entire range of vehicles, we’re not just imagining what tomorrow will look like. We’re already building it. By the end of 2020, a total of 14 new Ford hybrid and electric vehicles will be available in Ireland. Whether it’s Puma with EcoBoost Hybrid, Kuga with three hybrid options or New Mondeo hybrid, you have the power to choose the right EV for you.
Explore the innovative range of new Ford hybrid/electric vehicles available to test drive now at Joe Duffy Ford or use the button below to find out more about our current hybrid range.
If you’re considering making the switch to an electrified vehicle, then it’s important you understand the differences between them. Find out more about our Mild Hybrid, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid powertrain variants.
Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV) have all the functionality of full Hybrid technology, with the added advantage that they can be charged from an external electricity supply. The larger capacity of the battery makes them capable of zero-emissions while driving for ranges of up to 56 kilometres, with the ability to switch to Hybrid mode to conserve battery life and to petrol or diesel-only for longer journeys.
These days, Hybrid Vehicles (HEV) are an increasingly common sight on the road. This is especially true in cities and urban areas, where their lower emissions and improved fuel economy at typical city speeds are a major advantage.
As with Mild Hybrid (MHEV), these vehicles have an internal combustion engine, but they also have a larger battery and more powerful motor. This provides more assistance to the engine and enables the vehicle to drive parts of short journeys at low speeds using the electric motor alone. And thanks to the conventional engine, driving range isn't an issue. This is because the vehicle is capable of using both battery and the internal combustion engine.
The internal combustion engine is assisted by an electric motor. At low speed, or when stationary, the engine can switch itself off and the 48V starter-generator seamlessly restarts when needed. The separate 48V Li-ion battery is automatically recharged by regenerative braking during coasting and braking. There is no requirement to connect the battery to a power source.
Mild Hybrid powertrains can be a cost-effective way to join the electric revolution. They are also a great option for people who do a lot of shorter journeys, especially around town and at lower average speeds. Ford will be offering both Petrol and Diesel Mild Hybrid powertrains. EcoBoost Hybrid will be available on Fiesta, Focus and All-New Kuga with our 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine. Using the latest Euro 6 diesel technology, EcoBlue Hybrid will be offered on All-New Kuga, Transit Custom and Transit.
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