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Why Go Electric Electric and Hybrid vehicle technology is rapidly advancing. Here you can learn everything you need to know about joining the electric revolution.

Why Choose Ford Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

As one of the world’s foremost vehicle manufacturers, Ford is responsible for some of the most iconic and best‐selling vehicles around. With each passing year, the carmaker unveils the most stylish, technology-packed, and innovative models around, with its latest offerings incorporating cutting‐edge hybrid and electric motors. At Spirit Motor Group, we’re proud to be able to provide our customers with the latest selection of vehicles from this acclaimed marque.

This new selection of vehicles from Ford embraces a variety of low emissions technology, with fully electric, plug‐in hybrid and mild hybrid options available. These various vehicle types provide the chance to experience zero-emissions motoring fully or enjoy the best of both worlds as you make your transition to more eco‐conscious driving. Choose from such models as the Ford Kuga Plug‐In Hybrid, Ford Puma Mild Hybrid, Ford Mustang Mach E, and the Ford Mondeo Hybrid.

All models from Ford exude the same exacting levels of manufacturing and capability as their fuel counterparts, with the distinctive styling of Ford immediately recognisable. Plus, there are opportunities to personalise your chosen vehicle through trim levels and finishes, while even commercial motorists will be able to enjoy hybrid motoring through the Ford Tourneo Custom.

Making the change to hybrid and electric motoring is something that all motorists are expected to do in the coming years. To help make this switch as seamless and desirable as possible, the Irish government currently provides grants of up to €5,000 on selected electric and hybrid models, as well as €600 for the installation of a home charger. As such, you can be confident of securing exceptional value for money.

Spirit Ford FordStore is committed to being a leader in providing our customers with a broad choice of electrified vehicles. By electrifying our entire range of vehicles, we’re not just imagining what tomorrow will look like. We’re already building it.

Our growing range of hybrid and electric vehicles feature advanced fuel-saving technology. Whether they’re operating in electric mode, fuel mode or a combination of both, these vehicles optimize efficiency and simplicity.

Find out more about the benefits of moving to hybrid or electric motoring by liaising with the team at Spirit Ford FordStore today. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions and help find the perfect solution for you.

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Ford All Electric Vehicles
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Ford all-electric vehicles run on battery power alone. Zero fuel. Zero emissions on the road. ​Go electric and reap the benefits with no more trips to the pump. Fewer moving parts than traditional vehicles meaning lower maintenance costs, tax reductions, emission zone benefit.

Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV) have all the functionality of full Hybrid technology, with the added advantage that they can be charged from an external electricity supply. The larger capacity of the battery makes them capable of zero-emissions while driving with the ability to switch to Hybrid mode to conserve battery life and to petrol or diesel-only for longer journeys.

Hybrid Vehicles (HEV) have an internal combustion engine, but they also have a larger battery and more powerful motor. This provides more assistance to the engine and enables the vehicle to drive parts of short journeys at low speeds using the electric motor alone.​ The battery in a Hybrid Vehicle is recharged by a combination of regenerative braking and by the engine, not from plugging into a mains power source. 

Mild Hybrid powertrains can be a cost-effective way to join the electric revolution. The internal combustion engine is assisted by an electric motor. At low speed, or when stationary, the engine can switch itself off and the 48V starter-generator seamlessly restarts when needed. Regenerative braking during coasting and braking automatically recharges the separate 48V Li-ion battery.

Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Mild Hybrid powertrains can be a cost-effective way to join the electric revolution. The internal combustion engine is assisted by an electric motor. At low speed, or when stationary, the engine can switch itself off and the 48V starter-generator seamlessly restarts when needed. Regenerative braking during coasting and braking automatically recharges the separate 48V Li-ion battery.

Hybrid Vehicles Electric Vehicles

Hybrid Vehicles (HEV) have an internal combustion engine, but they also have a larger battery and more powerful motor. This provides more assistance to the engine and enables the vehicle to drive parts of short journeys at low speeds using the electric motor alone. The battery in a Hybrid Vehicle is recharged by a combination of regenerative braking and by the engine, not from plugging into a mains power source.

Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV)

Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV) have all the functionality of full Hybrid technology, with the added advantage that they can be charged from an external electricity supply. The larger capacity of the battery makes them capable of zero-emissions while driving with the ability to switch to Hybrid mode to conserve battery life and to petrol or diesel-only for longer journeys.

Full Electric Vehicles

Ford all-electric vehicles run on battery power alone. Zero fuel. Zero emissions on the road. Go electric and reap the benefits with no more trips to the pump. Fewer moving parts than traditional vehicles meaning lower maintenance costs, tax reductions, emission zone benefit.

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Driving The Future

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Environment

Due to some – if not all – power coming from an electric motor, electric and hybrid cars are capable of releasing far fewer emissions into the atmosphere than fossil fuel-powered cars. This makes them one of the most environmentally friendly modes of transport.


Connectivity

​​The futuristic nature of electric and hybrid vehicles means that they usually feature upcoming technologies before traditionally powered vehicles. These features often mean that they are better integrated into your life and better connected to the wider world.

​Performance

Contrary to popular belief, electric and hybrid cars can offer performance benefits as well as all the economical ones. Unlike traditionally powered vehicles, electric and hybrid vehicles are capable of delivering high levels of torque instantly.

​​Running Costs

Due to electric and hybrid cars relying on electric motors, fuel stops are needed less frequently and running costs can be kept to a minimum.

Driving The Future

Environment

Due to some – if not all – power coming from an electric motor, electric and hybrid cars are capable of releasing far fewer emissions into the atmosphere than fossil fuel-powered cars. This makes them one of the most environmentally friendly modes of transport.

Running Costs

Due to electric and hybrid cars relying on electric motors, fuel stops are needed less frequently and running costs can be kept to a minimum.

Connectivity

​​The futuristic nature of electric and hybrid vehicles means that they usually feature upcoming technologies before traditionally powered vehicles. These features often mean that they are better integrated into your life and better connected to the wider world.

​Performance

Contrary to popular belief, electric and hybrid cars can offer performance benefits as well as all the economical ones. Unlike traditionally powered vehicles, electric and hybrid vehicles are capable of delivering high levels of torque instantly.


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Electric Vehicle FAQ

Electric cars are greener than internal combustion engine vehicles by a number of key measures, with the exception of the carbon intensity of the manufacturing process.

1. There are so many different types of hybrid and electric cars. What are the differences?

At first this can definitely get a bit confusing, but there are three main types to consider when looking at hybrid and electric cars:

Traditional Hybrids – these hybrids twin a traditional fossil fuel powered engine with an electric battery and motors. Traditional hybrids charge their battery solely through the use of the car’s brakes and engine.

Plug-In Hybrids – these work the same as traditional hybrids but offer the additional benefit of the ability to charge the car by plugging it into a charging station.

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) – unlike the hybrid choices, BEVs are fully electric and are powered solely by an electric battery and motor. They can re-use energy from the brakes but require plugging-in to charge. Thanks to the total removal of the fossil fuel engine, they offer zero emission driving.

2. Do electric cars have a long enough range? Will I run out of charge quickly?

Advances in technology mean that modern day electric cars are now capable of offering 150 – 200 kilometres of range on a single charge (some even more). Whilst it may not sound like a lot compared to some petrol/diesel cars, it’s plenty for most journeys and it’ll cost you a lot less in fuel costs.

For longer journeys, you can simply give your electric car a little extra charge by plugging it in whilst you stop for a coffee or snack at one of the Irelands’ many service stations. There are now over 1,100 ESB charging points across the island of Ireland that allow you to charge your electric car.

Battery technology is rapidly evolving so expect the available ranges to continue to grow significantly over the next year.

3. What happens if I run out of charge?

Just like a fossil fuel powered vehicle, electric and hybrid cars do need to be refuelled or recharged.

Charging an electric car has never been easier, with all of them offering multiple options when it comes to charging. If you’re on the move, the ESB owns, operates and maintains approximately 1,100 public charge points across the island of Ireland. Otherwise, you can simply charge your car at home overnight – just like you would your phone.

Plug-in hybrids and traditional hybrids benefit from the ability to simply pop into a traditional fuel station to fill the tank with normal fuel for the conventional engine. Plug-in hybrids can be charged as above as well as filled with normal fuel.

For a full list of charging locations please visit here:Charge Point Map (esb.ie)


4. Are electric cars slow and boring to drive?

The experience when driving an electric or hybrid car is quite the opposite! Unlike traditionally powered vehicles, electric and hybrid vehicles are capable of delivering high levels of torque instantly.

The removal of any hesitation means that electric and hybrid cars accelerate faster and are more exciting to drive at real world speeds. 

As well as the power benefits, many also offer increased handling ability thanks to clever ways of using electric motors. One such method is to individually power and brake each wheel by using a dedicated electric motor on each; the result is improved levels of traction and cornering ability.

5. How long do electric batteries last and are they recyclable?

These days, you can expect an electric battery to last well into the 100,000’s of kilometres before you need to think about getting it changed!

In terms of recyclability, the electric batteries used in cars are now widely recyclable, with around 90% of the battery being reused. 

Helping this even more, there are currently schemes being tested that’ll use recycled car batteries in residential and commercial settings; batteries removed from electric cars typically have 70-80% power remaining, more than enough for other uses.

6. Are hybrid cars worth it?

Hybrid cars are powered by a mixture of a standard combustion engine and an electric motor which uses batteries that self-charge through regenerative braking technology. It is fact that hybrids deliver much better fuel economy. They are also more reliable, better for the environment and can also offer a number of tax benefits. Both hybrid and fully electric vehicles require motor tax but far less than diesel and petrol vehicles.

  • Annual motor tax for Battery Operated Vehicles (BEVs) costs €120 per annum (minimum rate).
  • Annual motor tax for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) costs €170 per annum (should have CO2 emissions circa 60 g/km or lower, NEDC-2).

7. Can hybrid cars tow?

Absolutely. It is just a case of making sure you pick the right model for the job. There are several electric cars or hybrid cars that can tow as much as equivalent petrol or diesel cars and the abundant torque generated by electric motors makes them adept in the tow car role. For specific guidance, contact Spirit Motor Group today.

8. Do electric cars need servicing?

As with any car, regular servicing will ensure that your vehicle performs well and that it is safe on the road. Our team of electric vehicle experts have the skills, knowledge and know-how to ensure your vehicle is back on the road with the minimum of downtime.

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