Why Buy – Ford Electric/Hybrid Models

Electric vehicles (EVs) are fun to drive, cheaper and easier to maintain than gas-powered vehicles, and contribute fewer emissions into the air. With tax incentives available and a fast-growing network of charging stations, find out if owning an EV is the right choice for you.

Which EV is Right for Me?

Battery Electric

Fully electric cars offer the smallest environmental footprint and the biggest savings on maintenance and fuel.

Plug-in Hybrid

Plug-in hybrids have a rechargable electric motor and a gas-powered engine to extend range if needed.

Traditional Hybrid

Powered by an electric motor and gas-powered engine, Hybrids recharge as you drive. Tax credits and other benefits may not apply.

Benefits of Plugging In

Federal Tax Credit

A federal tax rebate up to of $7,500 is available on many EV models.

Local Incentives

Even more savings from your state and/or utility company.

Low Cost to Own

EV owners can expect to spend half as much on maintenance and repair. (Consumer Reports)

Fuel Up At Home

Charge while you sleep, work, or at a growing number of public chargers.

Quick and Quiet

Enjoy fast and smooth acceleration, better handling, and a quieter ride.

Best of Both Worlds

Plug-in hybrids provide electric range for short trips and gas-power for longer journeys.

96%

of EV owners surveyed said they'd purchase another EV as their next vehicle.

Source: AAA

Owning an EV

Understanding Charging

Charging times vary depending of the type of charger used.

Level 1 chargers use a standard household outlet and charge about 2-5 miles of range per hour, making Level 1 a good choice for plugin hybrid vehicles but not battery electric vehicles.

Level 2 chargers can be installed at your home by a professional electrician and charge about 10-20 miles of range per hour. A good choice for any EV when charging overnight or all-day is possible.

Level 3 fast chargers are the most efficient and can be found at commercial locations. Level 3 can charge about 60-80 miles of range in about 20 minutes, making it a good choice for any EV when a quick charge is needed on the go.

Electric vehicle charging port

Charging from Home

For plugin hybrid vehicles a standard outlet (Level 1) will be enough for overnight charging. For battery electric vehicles, a Level 2 charger will require professional installation by a licensed electrician. If you live in an apartment or condo, consider talking with the property owner about installing a charger or use a nearby public charger. Talk to our sales staff to find out more about charging from home.

Family having fun with 2 children and electric vehicle in the background

Battery Care

Most batteries will last between 100,000 and 200,000 miles when properly cared for. With battery technology continually advancing, that number will continue to increase. If you can keep your battery between 20% and 80% charged most days and avoid extremely hot temperatures, you can expect your maintenance to be minimal.

Electric vehicle battery care

The Family of Ford Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Ford hybrid and electric vehicles feature advanced fuel-saving technology. Whether they're operating in electric, 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

All-Electric Models

Mustang Mach-EExperience sleek design, seamless technology and impressive range. The all-electric Mustang Mach-E was made for long drives, good vibes and torque-drenched exhilaration.

F-150 LightningF-series has been 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 connected technology, an elevated driving experience and trusted Built Ford Tough capability.

**Based on 1977-2020 CY total sales.

E-TransitAmerica’s best-selling van* is charging forward with the 2022 Ford E-Transit van. Available in Chassis Cab, Cutaway and Cargo Van models, it comes in 3 lengths and roof heights on Cargo Van. E-Transit offers versatility and access to the largest public charging network in North America. **

*Based on total U.S. reported sales (2019CY).
**Based on original equipment manufacturers/automotive manufacturers that sell all-electric vehicles and have publicly announced charging networks. Department of Energy data used.


Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid Models

Maverick: This is a pickup for pioneers. The first ever standard full hybrid truck in America starts at just $19,995 MSRP* — so you can get more bang for your budget.

*Current MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350® and Shelby® GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax.

Escape Hybrid2022 Escape Titanium Hybrid. * Standard on all Hybrid models, the 2.5L I-4 Atkinson-cycle powertrain features an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT) and a 96 kW electric motor. Also, the 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: 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.


Escape Plug-In HybridThe 2022 Escape Plug-In Hybrid* model has a Level 1/Level 2 AC charging port. What’s more, the design of the 2022 Escape SUV 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.

*Available at Ford EV-certified dealers only.

F-150 HybridWhether operating in electric mode, gas mode or a combination of both, the F-150® hybrid features advanced technology that optimizes power and performance. And like every F-150®, it’s Built Ford Tough,® with its available 3.5L PowerBoost full hybrid V6 engine putting out a commanding 430 horsepower and 570 lb.-ft. of torque. *,**


*Calculated via combined performance of the engine and electric motor(s) with peak battery power. The calculations utilize SAE J1349® engine results and Ford electric motor dyno testing. Your results may vary. 

**Horsepower and torque are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.


Explorer Platinum HybridThe 2022 Ford Explorer is primed for modern-day exploration. Its adjustable interior offers space and comfort for the whole family. And it helps you make the most of every experience with connected technology and an athletic build that’s ready for whatever lies ahead.



 


Charging Stations Near Nick Nicholas Ford Inc

  1. Nick Nicholas Ford Inc

    2901 Highway 44 West
    Inverness, FL 34453

    • Sales: (352) 726-1231
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Common Questions

A federal tax rebate of $7,500 is available on most EV models. Depending on where you live, state and local rebates and incentives may also be available. Check with your sales associate to find out if the model is eligible for rebates and incentives.

Other advantages of owning an EV include:

  • Eligible EVs may also qualify for HOV lane access, which are normally restricted to vehicles with multiple passengers.
  • Many electric companies offer lower rates based on the time of use. With EVs, you can save money by charging during off-peak times.
  • If you're able to charge from work or home, there's usually no need to stop to refuel like you would in a gas-powered vehicle.
  • EVs produce zero tail-pipe emissions resulting in cleaner air and better health.

This will vary depending on the local price of electricity and gas and where you are charging (at home or public charger), but most EV owners can expect to save on fuel cost. A recent Consumer Reports study found the “typical EV owner who does most of their fueling at home can expect to save an average of $800 to $1,000 a year on fueling costs over an equivalent gasoline-powered car.”

Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/

A recent Consumer Reports study found “maintenance and repair costs for EVs are significantly lower over the life of the vehicle – about half – than for gasoline–powered vehicles, which require regular fluid changes and are more mechanically complex. The average dollar savings over the lifetime of the vehicle is about $4,600.”

Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/
Gas powered vehicles offer a range of 300-400mi. Battery electric vehicles offer a median range of 250mi. For EV owners who charge at home, this is more than enough for daily use. For longer drives beyond the range of your vehicle, check a public charger map for charger availability along your route.
  • Level 1 chargers use a standard household outlet and charge about 2-5 miles of range per hour, making Level 1 a good choice for plugin hybrid vehicles but not battery electric vehicles.

  • Level 2 chargers can be installed at your home by a professional electrician and charge about 10-20 miles of range per hour. A good choice for any EV when charging overnight or all-day is possible.

  • Level 3 fast chargers are the most efficient and can be found at commercial locations. Level 3 can charge about 60-80 miles of range in about 20 minutes, making it a good choice for any EV when a quick charge is needed on the go.
Yes, Level 1 and Level 2 chargers can be used at home. In fact, the standard 120V outlet supports a Level 1 charger. Level 2 chargers require 240V and can be installed by a licensed electrician. If you do not own your home, you may need to work with your property owner to install a Level 2 charger.
Most batteries will last between 100,000 and 200,000 miles when properly cared for. With battery technology continually advancing, that number should continue to increase.

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