SELF-CHARGING HYBRIDS

EFFORTLESS EFFICIENCY

Ford Kuga Hybrid driving

WHAT IS A SELF-CHARGING HYBRID?

Self-charging hybrids, sometimes called Full Hybrid Electric Vehicles (FHEV), are often known simply as: hybrids. They combine a hybrid battery with a conventional combustion engine to boost power and improve efficiency. The battery charges as you drive using regenerative breaking.

Self-charging hybrid vehicles have less all-electric range than plug-in hybrids, but are still capable of driving short distances on electric-only power at lower speeds. Ideal for shorter trips about town.

WHY CHOOSE A SELF-CHARGING HYBRID?

LOWER EMISSIONS

Zero emissions driving at lower speeds reduces environmental impactSelf-charging hybrid, as well as running costs.

NO CHARGING POINTS

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

IMPROVED FUEL ECONOMY

All-electric driving capability over short distances helps cut your fuel costsSelf-charging hybrid.

FORD SELF-CHARGING HYBRID MODELS

HOW DOES A HYBRID CAR WORK?

Self-charging hybrids vehicles seamlessly switch between engine only, electric, or combined engine and electric propulsion, according to driving conditions.

At low speeds and in stop-start traffic, the battery delivers electric only driving for short distances and provides extra torque. During normal driving, it supplements the engine to save fuel. Regenerative braking charges the battery to extend the electric driving range.

When more power is required or if battery charge is low, the petrol engine takes over.