Electrified Vehicles Amp Up Power of Choice for Consumers
Ford’s High Voltage Vehicle Plan
The electrified vehicle landscape is becoming increasingly crowded and a lot more confusing for the average consumer. Hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and all-electric vehicles now compete for the attention of potential customers around the globe. How do you keep these evolving, rival technologies straight to better weigh the pros and cons of each new - and yes, slightly intimidating – electrified vehicle?
We provide the information, links and videos below to help you do just that.
In addition, visit our Ford Facebook Electric Vehicles page for the latest updates on electrified vehicle activities and events.
Why Go Electric?
Ford is building on a commitment to give fuel efficiency-minded customers the Power of Choice.
Ford’s near-term electrification plan calls for the company to triple production capacity of its electrified vehicle range by 2013. “Ford is giving customers the power of choice for leading fuel economy regardless of what type of vehicle or powertrain technology they choose,” said Eric Kuehn, chief nameplate engineer, Focus Electric.
Electrified Vehicles Can Reduce Fossil Fuel Dependence
A More Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Means a Reduced Carbon Footprint
Electrified vehicles are designed to be more fuel-efficient than comparable nonelectric vehicles, because electricity supplies part or all of their power.
Fewer Tailpipe Emissions = Less Smog
With fewer carbon emissions from the tailpipe, electrified vehicles promote cleaner air in vehicle-congested urban areas.
The Grid is Getting Greener
Electric utilities are working to build more efficient plants that generate more power from renewable sources of energy such as wind, solar and hydroelectric.
Electricity is an Alternative Fuel
Electrified vehicles offer one more fuel choice for consumers: additional protection against price fluctuations at the pump.
Which Electrified Vehicle is Best for You?
Take our electric vehicle quiz, and we'll match you with the most fuel-efficient Ford vehicle that meets your needs and suits your lifestyle.
Quick Electrified Vehicle Video Tutorials
How It Works: Electrified Vehicle Education
What's the difference between a BEV and a PHEV? Or why is an HEV considered an electrified vehicle? As electrification options are increasing for consumers, many are seeking information to understand how new technologies work and which one is right for them. Ford offers some easy-to-understand explanations about electrified vehicle technology with this new online video.
How It Works: The All-Electric Ford Focus
The Focus Electric runs exclusively on electricity stored in powerful, state-of-the-art batteries, which means it never needs a drop of gas. See a video of how it works.
2012 Ford Focus Electric Vehicle Home Charging Station
One of the most frequent questions about the Ford Focus Electric is "How do I charge it at home?" The answer is that it will be as simple as plugging in your cellphone! The 240V Charging Station built by Leviton charges the vehicle in 3 to 4 hours, and the installation process is easy.
Ford's Electrified Vehicle Lineup
The new Focus Electric, C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid are key players in Ford’s strategic decision to electrify vehicle platforms, and 2012 will see all three join Ford’s fuel-efficient product lineup. In the European arena alone, Ford will launch at least 20 all-new or significantly freshened vehicles over the next three years.
The Focus Electric, coming in 2012, is the first all-electric vehicle to achieve a 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) fuel efficiency rating with seating for five. If that isn't enough, it can even cut electricity costs to zero or pay customers back with solar recharging option.
It’s the first all-electric vehicle to offer faster charging technology, allowing it to charge in half the time of a Nissan Leaf using 240-volt outlets.
The New Ford Fusion is the first sedan to offer gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains, each with expected top fuel economy, underscoring Ford’s commitment to give customers the power of choice.
With seven must-have technologies, including a Lane Keeping System, adaptive cruise control, active park assist and MyFord Touch®, the all-new Ford Fusion shows how Ford is delivering features customers truly want and value.
The 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient sport utility vehicle in America, achieving 34 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. Escape Hybrid consumers pay at least $100 less for fuel per month than those driving competing vehicles. In addition to making the Edmunds.com list of class leaders in best monthly fuel costs, the Escape Hybrid breaks new ground by offering the full SUV capacity that Ford customers have come to expect.
Transit Connect Electric
Ford is partnering with Azure Dynamics to deliver the Ford Transit Connect Electric. Azure Dynamics has integrated its Force Drive™ battery electric drivetrain in the all-electric Transit Connect van. Strategic partnerships with key suppliers are a crucial element of Ford’s electrification strategy, which involves global delivery of all-electric power for commercial applications.
C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid
By 2013, Ford plans to triple production capacity of its electrified vehicle range. The C-MAX vehicles will be built on the company's global C-segment platform and are two of five electrified vehicles Ford plans to launch in North America in 2012.
C-MAX Headlines Transformed Lineup
C-MAX Hybrid headlines Ford's transformed lineup, one-third of which will feature a model with 40 mpg or more in 2012, building on the company's commitment to give fuel-efficiency-minded customers the Power of Choice. The new C-MAX Hybrid is targeted to achieve better fuel economy than Toyota Prius.