Hybrid and Electric Options Explained
Mild Hybrid (MHEV)
A small-Electric motor that helps improve efficiency. Mild Hybrid vehicles have two sources of power that work together –a conventional engine and a battery -driven electric motor. The electric motor does not power the car. It simply assists it.
A seamless blend of conventional and electric power. Hybrid vehicles have two sources of power. They can automatically switch between conventional mode, pure electric mode (for short distances)or use both to power the vehicle as needed.
Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)
Plug In. Charge up. Improve Efficiency. Plug-in Hybrids have the two sources of power like a Hybrid, but with a larger high voltage battery, enabling you to drive longer distances on All-Electric power.
100% Electric. Just charge it up and go. All-Electric cars are powered by electricity alone. This means they have to be charged before you can drive.
What vehicles are eligible for the Plug-in Car Grant?
Currently, only the New Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid is eligible.
Cars that have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 112km (70 miles) without any emissions at all are eligible. Vans that have CO2 emissions of less than 75g/km and can travel at least 16km (10 miles) without any emissions at all.
Where is my nearest charging point?
You are able to find out where your nearest electric charging point is on a feature called ‘Map your Trips’ on the Ford Manufacture website.
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