Comment bien choisir entre un véhicule hybride, branchable ou 100% électrique? Comment bien choisir entre un véhicule hybride, branchable ou 100% électrique?

How do you choose between a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid or a 100% electric vehicle?

Ford has turned the corner on electrification, offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of low-emission vehicles in all categories. To make the right choice, you must be familiar with each vehicle and each technology. So, you'd be able to determine which one will best suit your needs.

Hybrid powertrain Hybrid powertrain

Hybrid powertrain

This is the simplest and most transparent to the user. The gasoline engine remains unchanged, but a small electric motor and battery are added for extra support when needed.

This kind of configuration requires no intervention on the part of the driver and promotes fuel economy when acceleration and braking are more frequent, as is the case in urban driving. The battery is recharged by regenerative braking, as well as by the unused power of the gasoline engine.

Range of hybrid models

Ford Maverick

For a pickup truck like the Ford Maverick, the electric motor can develop up to 126-hp, deliver 173 lb-ft of torque and charge a 1.1-kWh lithium-ion battery. This gives a combined fuel economy of 6.4 l/100 km.

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Ford Escape hybrid

The Ford Escape hybrid compact SUV also features an electric motor with 118-hp and 129 lb-ft of torque for the same battery size. Its fuel consumption, in the all-wheel drive version, is just 6.0l/100 km.

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Ford Explorer hybrid

Bigger and more imposing, the Ford Explorer hybrid adds 44 horsepower thanks to its electric motor and 1.6-kWh battery. This gives it a fuel consumption rating of 9.6 l/100 km while maintaining a towing capacity of 5,000 lb.

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Ford F-150 PowerBoost

The king of the fleet, the Ford F-150 PowerBoost, retains an exceptional towing capacity of 12,700 lbs and a total power output of 430-hp thanks to an electric motor and 1.5-kWh battery. All this is for fuel consumption of 10.2 litres per 100 km

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Plug-in hybrid powertrain Plug-in hybrid powertrain

Plug-in hybrid powertrain

The plug-in version of Ford vehicles takes economy and environmental protection a step further. By integrating a battery that can be recharged directly from the grid, it offers a 100% electric range of just a few dozen kilometres before switching to gasoline mode. This combination also offers a number of driving modes that conserve power for urban areas and full engine power on freeways.

Range of plug-in hybrid models

Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid

Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid: the name PHEV (for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) clearly indicates its vocation. With its larger 14.4-kWh battery, 118-hp electric motor and 129 lb-ft of torque, it can go up to 60 kilometres before switching to gasoline and will need around 2 hours at a Level 2 home terminal for a full recharge.

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Electric drive Electric drive

Electric drive

The ideal solution for the environment is a 100% electric vehicle. Armed with an imposing battery, they feature a powerful engine and lively, responsive acceleration. However, they will need to be recharged for a few hours, and plugged into Level 2 or 3 charging stations to regain their full capacity.

Range of electric models

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford Mustang Mach-E: front- or all-wheel drive, with regular or extended range, the Mustang Mach-E is a happy blend of SUV and sports sedan. In its most advanced form, it features a lithium-ion or LFP (lithium-iron-phosphate) battery, guaranteeing a maximum range of 502 kilometres.

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Ford e-Transit

Ford e-Transit: based on the world's best-selling commercial van, the e-Transit is a perfect example in its field. It recharges in 8 hours and can travel up to 203 kilometres without a drop of fuel, thanks to a 68-kWh battery.

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Ford Lightning

Ford Lightning: the sales star since last year, the Ford Lightning is the electric version of the F-150. In just 45 minutes, at a level three-terminal, it can recover up to 80% of its capacity. An uncompromising truck, the Lightning offers 560-horsepower, a range of 515 kilometres and can even tow up to 10,000 pounds when properly equipped.

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