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THE POWER BEHIND ELECTRIFICATION

HYBRID & ELECTRIC BATTERIES

HYBRID & ELECTRIC CAR BATTERIES

Our all-electric and hybrid vehicles are equipped with high-performance lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs. With their high energy density, Li-ion batteries pack a lot of power into a small and lightweight unit.

Our EV batteries are built to last, and beyond that, we're developing ways to recycle almost all the elements used in their manufacture. Find out how hybrid & electric car batteries work, how long they last, taking care of them and recycling them below.

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HIGH VOLTAGE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY CAPACITY COVERAGE

As is the case with all batteries. The High Voltage lithium-ion battery capacity will decrease over time and with use. While gradual capacity loss with time and use is considered normal wear and tear. Ford Motor Company warrants the High Voltage battery against excessive capacity loss for a period of eight years (100.000 mi) whichever of those occurs first, from date of first vehicle registration.

HOW DO ELECTRIC CAR BATTERIES WORK?

Our hybrid and electric car batteries are similar to the battery in your smartphone. But rather than a single unit, EVs use a pack, with thousands of Li-ion cells working together.

So, how do electric car batteries work? A charge gives the batteries chemical energy, which they can then ‘discharge’ into the connected motor. This is what drives the car and gives your Ford EV such a smooth ride.

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OUR BATTERIES

Lithium-ion batteries are by far the best option for EVs available today, and we use them in all of our electric and hybrid cars. But there are differences in size and power, depending on the demands of the vehicle.

Our all-electric Mustang Mach-E has a usable 99 kWh Extended Range battery that can deliver up to 280 – 379 milesplug-in all-electric (WLTP test results) on a single charge, while our mild hybrid Fiesta uses a 48-volt battery to support its 1-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, improving efficiency.

HOW LONG DOES AN ELECTRIC CAR BATTERY LAST?

Electric car batteries are built to last the entire life of the vehicle. They lose a little potency over time, maybe 1-2% a year, which is only noticeable if you drive the car’s maximum range regularly. 

The best way to optimise battery lifespan is to drive smoothly and avoid extreme temperatures when possible.

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ELECTRIC CAR BATTERY RECYCLING

At the end of a battery's life, up to 95% of the elements used in manufacture can be recycled and used to make new EV batteries.

We're working with partners to develop closed-loop EV battery recycling — targeting zero-waste manufacture and making electric vehicles more affordable.

 

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CARING FOR YOUR EV BATTERY

Explore how to care for your Ford all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle battery.