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 34 miles, with the ability to switch to Hybrid mode to conserve battery life and to petrol or diesel-only for longer journeys.
To date, a fleet of 20 Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid vans have covered 150,000 miles within the city of London. During the trial, 75 per cent of the fleet’s mileage in Central London and 49 per cent in Greater London has been completed using pure electric power. Proving that even without a fully established EV Charging network, our Ford Hybrid Technology is able to dramatically reduce tailpipe emissions in the city and urban areas.
You can keep your PHEV vehicle charged in a variety of ways, from plugging into the mains, to advanced self-charging technology. Watch this animation for an overview about the most common ways you can make sure your PHEV is charged up and ready to go when you are.
The government offers a Plug-in Car grant of up to £3,500 off the purchase price of certain hybrid vehicles. Other benefits include car tax reductions and/or exemptions, you can also get money off installation charges if you opt for a Ford Wall-Box.