Ford Electric Vehicle Delivery and Ownership Details
No matter if you’re craving unparalleled efficiency, jaw-dropping exhilaration, or expanded capabilities – making the switch to an all-electric vehicle has become more popular than ever before. If you’ve been curious about the advantages of owning an EV, how the charging process works, and the various choices available across the growing Ford lineup of electric vehicles – you’ve come to the right place. Mike Bass Ford has assembled this in-depth reference guide that covers the benefits of joining the all-electric driving revolution with a Ford vehicle.
What’s the Difference Between a Hybrid, PHEV, and EV?
Hybrids – A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that’s powered by a traditional gasoline engine that also features a battery-powered electric motor that’s available to assist the engine. This combination delivers increased efficiency without any compromises on vehicle range. Current Ford Hybrid models include the Escape SE Hybrid, Explorer Platinum, F-150 Powerboost, and Maverick.
PHEV – PHEV stands for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle. This type of vehicle builds on the concept of a hybrid through its ability to drive using solely electric power from the onboard battery. Unlike a traditional hybrid, a PHEV can be plugged into an electrical source to recharge the battery. Think of it as a middle ground between a hybrid and a pure electric vehicle. Current Ford PHEV models include the Escape SE PHEV.
EV – EV stands for Electric Vehicle and is the most common term used to refer to the overall class of vehicles that are powered by using solely electricity. This is the newest and fastest-growing segment of vehicles in recent years. Current Ford EV models include the E-Transit, F-150 Lightning, and Mustang Mach-E.
Advantages of Driving an Electric Vehicle
Making the transition to an all-electric vehicle offers a wide range of benefits and advantages that are simply too hard to overlook. No matter if you’re trying to say goodbye to spending money at the gas station or you’re looking to experience unbridled thrills behind the wheel – listed below are some of the most impressive perks that come from driving a Ford EV.
When you step on the accelerator of an EV, you’ll experience instant response and immediate torque delivery. Since there’s no lag time and significantly fewer moving parts to experience power delays, all-electric vehicles now offer exhilaration and thrilling performance that their conventional counterparts can’t match.
Lower Cost of Ownership
Driving an EV means that you’ll save money in more areas than you probably imagined. The first and probably most obvious category of savings comes from the fact that you’ll never have to visit a gas station to purchase fuel. The cost of recharging at your home, office, or even at a public charging station is far less than you’re used to spending at the pump. In addition, EVs have significantly lower maintenance costs due to the fact that they don’t require oil changes and have far fewer moving parts than a conventional vehicle.
Due to the fact that electric vehicles operate with zero tailpipe emissions, you’ll be able to drive with the satisfaction that comes from knowing you’re doing your part to help preserve the environment.
Smooth, Serene Driving Characteristics
Thanks to their electric powertrains, an EV cannot be beaten when it comes to delivering a driving experience that’s both smooth and quiet. From both inside the cabin and outside of the vehicle, no other type of vehicle can match an electric vehicle when it comes to refinement.
EV Charging Guide
Charging is one of the most common concerns that come from a potential EV shopper. The good news is that Ford electric vehicles offer more charging solutions than ever before. No matter if your travels take you across town or across the country – charging your Ford EV is simple and straightforward. Included with your new Ford EV is access to the exclusive Blue Oval™ Charge Network – the largest public charging network in North America offered by automotive manufacturers. In addition to public charging station access, Ford EVs offer solutions for charging at home as well.
Level 1 Charging
Included with virtually all EVs is a Level 1 EVSE charging cable. This cable allows you to charge your vehicle using a standard 120-volt household outlet. The downside to this convenience is the slow charging time, usually no more than 2 to 5 miles of range gained per hour. Level 1 charging is intended primarily for emergency situations or topping off a vehicle that’s parked overnight.
Level 2 Charging
For the ultimate way to keep your EV fully charged and ready for the day’s journey, Level 2 charging is the best household solution. Using a dedicated Level 2 charging station in your garage or driveway, you can typically add between 10 and 60 miles of EV range per hour. It’s important to remember that Level 2 stations require 240-volt electrical service in order for them to be installed. Ford offers a list of qualified installers who will ensure that your charging station complies with local, state, and national regulations.
Level 3 Charging
Also known as DC Fast Charging, Level 3 charging takes advantage of high-powered 480-volt power to restore your EV battery rapidly. Fast charging stations are found across the growing Blue Oval™ Charge Network of stations located near high-traffic areas like rest stops, shopping centers, or office complexes.
Meet the Ford Electric Vehicle Lineup
Starting at $41,669 MSRP
The most legendary name in full-size pickups is now available with a sophisticated all-electric powertrain that delivers zero emissions and remarkable capability. Infused with the same “Built Ford Tough” engineering that’s made it an American icon, the F-150 Lightning delivers between 230 and 300 miles of EPA-estimated EV range. The F-150 Lightning also is available with Ford Intelligent Backup Power, allowing you to use your truck as a backup power source to your home during a power outage.
Starting at $43,895 MSRP
The same passionate performance that’s captured the hearts of driving enthusiasts all across the world is now available in electric form. Say hello to the Ford Mustang Mach-E, a performance-focused EV that proves that efficiency and exhilaration don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Its sleek, coupe-like styling contributes to its exceptionally crisp handling characteristics and agile acceleration capabilities. Expressive California Route 1 and GT trim levels dial up the thrills even further with striking performance elements and high-capacity battery packs. It’s finally your turn to write the next chapter in the storied history of the Mustang.
Starting at $43,295 MSRP
When it comes to your bottom line, you need a work van that’s ready to go the distance. As the only all-electric work van available in the United States, the Ford E-Transit takes advantage of the growing Ford ecosystem of software integration, charging solutions, and EV products. Businesses of all shapes and sizes can now experience the benefits of making the switch to the all-electric revolution.