Electric vehicles work by incorporating a battery-powered electric motor into the car’s drivetrain. Mild Hybrid and self-charging Hybrid models use a smaller motor that simply provides a boost to the combustion engine, while the battery packs of Plug-In Hybrids are larger and can sustain a higher range on electric-only power. All-Electric cars, of course, do not have a combustion engine at all and use only the power generated by the motor. Here’s how the various components of an electric system work.
If you’d like to find out more about the different types of hybrid system available, visit our What are Electric Vehicles? page. You can also discover more about how the hybrid cars in the Ford range work by contacting the team at your local Gates Ford dealership. Our staff know each vehicle inside out and can provide any details you require, answer your questions and take you for a test drive.
Don’t forget to check out our pages on future vehicles to find out about forthcoming Ford hybrid and electric models too.