Ford and Pentagon are commited to an electric future; Ford has confirmed plans to release 13 electric vehicles by the end of 2020 and at Pentagon we're excited to introduce you to the range of Mild Hybrid, Hybrid. Plug-in Hybrid and All-Electric vehicles that have been announced so far. This page will help you discover what vehicles have been announced and also explain what the difference is between the powertrains.
At Pentagon we're serious about the electrification of the vehicles we sell so we also have information on What You Need to Know Before Buying an EV, What You Need to Know About EV Batteries and What You Need to Know About Running an EV.
If there is anything you'd like to know that isn't answered on these pages, or if you'd like to register your interest in any of the vehicles mentioned, you can call us on 0333 222 0424 or visit the Pentagon Ford teams in Runcon, St Helens or Warrington.
|Mild Hybrid (mHEV)||An electric motor improves efficency. Mild Hybrid vehicles have two sources of power working together; a conventional engine and an electric motor. The motor cannot power the car alone.|
|Hybrid (HEV)||A blend of conventional and electric power. Hybrid vehicles have two sources of power. They can switch between conventional mode, pure electric mode or use both to power the vehicle as needed.|
|Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)||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.|
|All-Electric (BEV)||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.|
Want to keep your vehicle charged at all times? Install a Ford Wallbox to charge your car overnight. You're guaranteed a full charge in the morning so there's one less thing to worry about.
Most people tend to charge their electric car at home or work. Some employers even offer free charging, but here's everything you need to know about charging at home:
Ford Wallboxes give you a full charge overnight. Think of it like charging your phone. Wallboxes give 20 miles of range per hour of charge. Plug it in as soon as you get home from work for a full charge every night. And you can get £500 from the government to put towards installation!
Quick-charge cables add around 18 miles of ranger per hour of charge. This requires installation but makes life much easier - you'll never be waiting around for a full charge!
You can even charge your Ford electric car through a normal home power socket. This charges slower but it's still handy. Perfect for stopping off to visit family when you're on a long journey as you can easily top up your charge.
With over 100,000 charging points in Europe, and just under 11,000 in the UK, there's loads of places to charge your electric Ford car on the go. Electric points now outnumber petrol stations, with under 8,385 filling stations in the UK in 2019.
Wherever you travel, you're never far from a charging point. Ford have partnered with IONITY so you can enjoy rapid-charging on any journey. By the end of 2020, IONITY are introducing 400+ charging points along main motorways in Europe at a distance of around 120km apart.
There are three main types of public chargers:
Charging around 20 miles of range per hour. Fast Chargers are perfect when you have time to spare. Top your range up whilst shopping or when you're out for the day.
Charging around 100 miles of range per hour. Rapid Chargers are great when you need a quick top up on the go.
Charging around 200 miles of range per hour. High-Power Chargers get you back on the road in no time.
Mild Hybrid Powertrains are a great way to transition over to electric vehicles. They give the engine a bit of extra help through adding power to low-rev, low-gear speeds. And they also boost fuel efficiency too!
Our Ford mild hybrid engines are perfect for drivers who tend to go on shorter journeys aruond town at lower speeds. This is where Ford mild hybrid electric vehciles really come into their own.
Both petrol and diesel versions of the Ford mild hybrid powertrain are available.
The Ford EcoBoost Hybrid 1.0-litre petrol engine is available on the:
Ford EcoBlue Hybrid diesel engines are available on the:
Please contact us if you require additional information.