The Ford plug-in hybrid* electric vehicle provides maximum fuel efficiency by pairing a unique high-voltage battery and electric motor with a gasoline engine.
This means the gasoline engine does not have to run all the time. That’s better for gas mileage.
And better for the planet.
The plug-in capability allows you to charge the battery using either a 120-volt or a 240-volt outlet upgraded with electric vehicle supply equipment.
By doing so, you extend the distance this vehicle can travel in all-electric mode.
Its high-voltage lithium-ion battery provides enough power to operate in all-electric mode for short commutes.
The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle also features a Regenerative Braking System, which enables it to capture braking energy and store it for later use.
Powered by: Gasoline engine and high-voltage battery
Electrical Connection: Though not absolutely necessary, plugging in will provide optimal performance
Fuel: Will operate entirely on gasoline, entirely on electricity or on a combination of both
Battery charged by: The gas engine, recycled energy from braking and by plugging into a 120-volt outlet or 240-volt outlet upgraded with electric vehicle supply equipment
Gasoline engine operation: Powers vehicle at higher speeds, shuts off at low speeds and when vehicle is stopped
Electric motor operation: Powers vehicle at low to moderate speeds and for short commutes.
The Ford Plug In hybrid electric vehicle is a great concept and every family should consider it as a useful solution.