Ford Kuga being charged by woman

CHARGED-UP AND READY TO GO

FORD KUGA PLUG-IN HYBRID

Model shown is a Ford Kuga ST-Line X Edition

NEW FORD KUGA PLUG-IN HYBRID CHARGING GUIDE

Keeping your Ford Kuga Plug-in Hybrid charged is simple. And once it’s fully charged you can drive up to 35 miles (WLTP) on electric power alone. That increases to 42 miles when driving in urban locations with lots of stop-start traffic.

This page is where you’ll find everything you need to know about charging your new Kuga Plug-In Hybrid, including information on charging times, electric range, CO2 emissions, and more. You can also find more information on our FAQs page.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CHARGE A KUGA PLUG-IN HYBRID?

The time it takes to charge your Kuga Plug-In Hybrid battery can vary depending on whether you’re at home or in public, and what type of connection you’re using.

A domestic charging cable is supplied with your Kuga as standard. This enables you to plug your Kuga into a domestic socket to recharge. Additionally, the Ford recommended wallbox, EVBox+ Elvi Wallbox, is available for faster home charging. This is an optional accessory, available at additional cost.

The table below shows how long it takes to charge the Plug-In Hybrid battery from empty to full using a standard domestic cable, an EVBox+ Elvi Wallbox, and at a public charging station.

  Charging Time
Charge on Domestic Exterior Socket (230V 3/2 pin plug) 6 - 6.5 hours
Charge using a Ford recommended EV Wall Box (7kW) 3 - 3.5 hours
Charge on Public Charging Station 3 - 3.5 hours

KUGA CHARGING CABLES

Your Kuga Plug-In Hybrid comes with one EV home charging cable as standard. You can purchase a public charging cable from your dealer.

Ford Kuga PHEV home charging cable

HOME CHARGING

CABLE

Works using a 3-/2-pin plug at one end and a 7-pin plug at the other

Charge time: 6 hours

Wallbox charging station close up

WALLBOX CHARGING

STATION

Comes with a Type 2 cable.

Charge time: 3 - 3.5 hours

Ford Kuga PHEV public charging cable

PUBLIC CHARGING

CABLE

Type 2 cable with Male and Female ends.

Charge time: 3 - 3.5 hours

CHARGING YOUR KUGA PHEV AT HOME

Recharging your PHEV is easy.

A domestic charging cable is supplied with your Kuga. This has a traditional domestic plug on one end, and a plug that fits into the hybrid car on the other. Simply plug your Kuga into a wall socket to begin charging.

If you install a wallbox home charging point, then your charging speeds will be significantly faster. Your wallbox will also include a Type 2 charging cable to enable the improved charging speeds.

Whether you use a standard domestic socket or a wallbox, you can manage charging preference through the vehicle’s SYNC screen or with the FordPass app. This lets you program when you want your Kuga to charge so it’s always ready when you are.

CHARGING YOUR KUGA PHEV IN PUBLIC

If you’re away from home and need to top up the Plug-In Hybrid battery, public charging stations are a simple and convenient solution. To recharge your Kuga in public, you’ll need to use the supplied cable for public charging stations. These cables use a Type 2 connector with both a male and female socket.

INSTALLING A WALLBOX HOME CHARGING POINT

If want to make recharging your Kuga Plug-In Hybrid at home as fast as possible, you’ll need to install a wallbox. Simply talk to your Ford Dealer, who will work with our installation partner, British Gas. Once installed, you can fully recharge your Kuga from zero to full in 3-3.5 hours.

KUGA PLUG-IN HYBRID SPECS

The table below outlines the Kuga PHEV range, performance and emissions data.

All data is provided by WLTP. If you’re driving short distances and using electric power alone, the CO2 emissions are reduced to zero.

Electric range (full charge) 35 miles
Urban range (full charge) 42 miles
Maximum power 225 PS
CO2 emissions 32 g/km
Fuel consumption (weighted combined) 201.8 MPG

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO CHARGE A KUGA PLUG-IN HYBRID?

The cost of charging your Kuga Plug-In Hybrid will vary depending on whether you’re at home or using a public charge point. The table below provides an estimate of how much it costs to recharge the battery.

  Avg. Cost Cost/Mile
Home charging £2.02 £0.06

AS IF YOU NEEDED MORE INCENTIVE

If you choose to install a wallbox for faster home charging, you may be eligible for the OLEV EV Homecharge grant of £350.   The Ford recommended wall box is eligible for the grant and can be claimed by the British Gas on the your behalf, thereby reducing the costs of the wallbox.

Ford Kuga side view

SMARTPHONE CONNECTIVITY

The FordPass app delivers seamless integration with your Kuga Plug-in Hybrid via your smartphone. Delivering access to a host of features, such as navigation and vehicle health alerts. Useful Plug-in Hybrid specific features include locating public charge points, managing home charging schedules, and even setting your departure times. Watch our video on how FordPass can enhance the ownership experience of your new Kuga PHEV.

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