Ford Hybrid Vehicles

How do Ford Hybrid Vehicles Work?

To answer this question, we have to ask "What is a hybrid car (HEV)?" HEVs can come in any form, from a hatchback to a full-size SUV like the new 2021 Ford Explorer Limited or Truck like the new 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid. A hybrid combines at least one electric motor with a gasoline engine to move the car, and its system recaptures energy via regenerative braking.

Sometimes the electric motor does all the work, sometimes it's the gas engine, and sometimes they work together. The result is less gasoline burned and, therefore, better fuel economy. Electricity comes from a high-voltage battery pack (separate from the car's conventional 12-volt battery) that's replenished by capturing energy from deceleration that's typically lost to heat generated by the brakes in conventional cars. (This happens through the regenerative braking system.) Hybrids also use the gas engine to charge and maintain the battery.

Automobile companies use different hybrid designs to accomplish different missions, ranging from maximum fuel savings to keeping the vehicle's cost as low as possible.

The Family of Ford Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Ford hybrid and electric vehicles feature advanced fuel-saving technology. Whether they're operating in electric mode, gas mode or a combination of both, these vehicles optimize efficiency and simplicity. The plug-in hybrid vehicles can be recharged in under three hours using a 240-volt outlet. And now, there's an all-electric SUV in the family-meet the Mustang Mach-E.


2021 MUSTANG MACH-E

From its comfortably outfitted interior, seamless technology and impressive range, the all-electric Mustang Mach-E was made to extend your adventures. Shown here, the California RT 1 model has a targeted EPA-estimated range of 300 miles.* But Mustang Mach-E isn't all long drives and good vibes, it also offers pure torque-drenched exhilaration and luxurious design cues throughout the four-model lineup.

*Based on full charge. Targeted range applies when vehicle is equipped with the Extended-Range Battery and rear-wheel drive. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in the 2020 calendar year.


2021 ESCAPE HYBRID

Starting at $27,605
EPA-Est. MPG City/Hwy: 44/37

The Ford Escape Hybrid has an available EPA-estimated range of 582 miles.* Standard on all Hybrid** models, the 2.5L I-4 Atkinson-cycle powertrain features an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT) and an 88 kW electric motor. Also, the all-new Escape Hybrid packages its liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery smartly outside of the vehicle cabin below the floor of the second-row seats rather than occupying a significant portion of the cargo area. Models with this powertrain: SE Hybrid, SEL Hybrid and Titanium Hybrid.

*2.5L Titanium Hybrid FWD/CVT. Range calculation based on 14.2-gallon tank and EPA-estimated rating of 41 combined mpg. Actual mileage and range will vary.

**See an EV certified authorized Ford dealer for details.


2021 ESCAPE PLUG-IN HYBRID

Starting at $32,650

The 2021 Escape Plug-In Hybrid* has a Level 1/Level 2 AC charging port. Using a 110-volt Level 1 charger, the estimated time to fully charge the battery is 10 to 11 hours. Using a 240- volt Level 2 charger, charge time drops to roughly 3.5 hours. What's more, the new design of the 2021 Escape allows for the battery to be stored underneath the vehicle, which frees up space in the cabin, offering plug-in customers more room with no humps from the battery. Three available models, SE Plug-in Hybrid, SEL Plug-in Hybrid and Titanium Plug-in Hybrid.

*See an EV certified authorized Ford dealer for details.


2021 EXPLORER LIMITED HYBRID

Starting at $45,005

The Explorer Limited Hybrid is a no-compromise hybrid SUV that's engineered for big adventures. Not only is it the only hybrid in its class* that can tow 5,000 pounds,** it's also fully off-road capable.

*Class is Large Utilities.
**Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.


2021 F-150 LIGHTNING ALL-ELECTRIC

Starting at $39,974

F-series is America's best-selling truck for 44 years* for a reason. And now, it's charging into the future with the all-new, all-electric 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. It's the first ever F-Series that's gas-free and offers more purposeful technology, an elevated driving experience and trusted Built Ford Tough capability. Offering an ingenious array of connected, intelligent features with over-the-air Software Updates to help ensure your truck can get even better over time.

*Based on 1977-2020 CY total sales.

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2021 MAVERICK HYBRID

Starting at $19,995

You need a vehicle that matches your energy. That's why the 2022 Ford Maverick truck comes standard with a 2.5L full hybrid engine and offers an optional 2.0L EcoBoost® engine. If it sounds like this truck is as bold as you are, that's because it is. As the first standard full hybrid pickup in America, the Maverick truck was made to innovate.




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