MILD HYBRIDS (MHEVs)

GIVE YOUR DRIVE AN ELECTRIC BOOST

Blue Ford Puma mild hybrid car parked

WHAT IS A MILD HYBRID?

A mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) uses a battery-powered electric motor in support of a conventional petrol or diesel engine to improve efficiency and reduce emissionsPlug-in Hybrid Emissions. Mild hybrids use regenerative braking to charge the battery while driving. They don't charge from an external power source and are not capable of electric-only driving.

WHY CHOOSE A MILD HYBRID?

IMPROVED FUEL ECONOMY

Electric motor assist reduces demand on the engine helping to improve fuel economy.

NO CHARGE POINTS

No need for charging points, regenerative braking charges the battery as you drive.

FAMILIAR EXPERIENCE

Like driving a conventional vehicle, but with a more responsive ride and improved efficiencyPlug-in Hybrid Emissions.

FORD MILD HYBRID MODELS

HOW DO MILD HYBRIDS WORK?

Mild hybrids combine an electric motor and 48-bolt battery with a conventional engine. The electric motor seamlessly integrates with the engine and uses stored energy to provide extra torque. The system monitors vehicle usage to determine whether to use or charge the battery.

When your MHEV is coasting or braking, the electric motor acts as a generator. Energy is collected and stored in the 48-volt battery, ready to assist or supplement the engine.