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Kuga Plug-In Hybrid


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  • Yes, it can. When fully charged, the all-electric range is 35 miles (WLTP), which is more than enough for most people’s daily driving habits (the average daily driving distance in Europe is 28 miles). When driving in cities with frequent stopping and starting, the range increases to 42 miles. Once the battery is depleted, Kuga Plug-In Hybrid will automatically start using the petrol engine and switch to Battery Charge mode. This uses regenerative braking and energy from the engine to recharge the battery.

  • Yes you can. The Kuga Plug-in Hybrid has 4 Electric Vehicle modes that give you the power of choice:

    EV Auto – The smart system automatically decides when to use the battery to maximise efficiency.

    EV Now – This is the all-electric mode. The Kuga Plug-in Hybrid will run on electric power until the battery is depleted.

    EV Later – Kuga Plug-In Hybrid will drive using the engine only, saving the battery’s power to be used at a later point.

    EV Charge – The battery will be recharged using regenerative braking and power from the engine.

  • When the battery is fully charged and the 45-litre fuel tank is full, Kuga Plug-In Hybrid has a total range of 465 miles (/748km) (WLTP drive cycle).

  • Kuga Plug-In Hybrid takes advantage of 3 different systems to recharge its battery:

    1. Regenerative braking – this smart technology captures energy that’s usually lost when the brakes are applied and uses it to recharge the battery.

    2. Using the engine – As well as driving the vehicle, the engine can send power to the high voltage battery.

    3. External power sources – The Kuga Plug-In Hybrid can be plugged into a standard domestic socket, a Ford Wallbox or a public charging station to recharge while you’re not using the vehicle.

  • Mild Hybrid (EcoBlue Hybrid) vehicles are the entry level of electrification. They have the smallest battery and aren’t able to drive using electric power alone. The battery gives a boost of power to the engine and improves overall efficiency. A full Hybrid has a larger battery and can drive short distances using just electric power.

    The Plug-In Hybrid has by far the largest battery of the three. This enables Kuga Plug-In Hybrid to drive on electric power up to 35 miles and up to a speed of 83 mph.

  • Not necessarily. On a standard domestic socket, the Kuga Plug-In Hybrid will charge from empty to full in under 6 hours, which means it can be charged overnight. A Wallbox home charging point can completely recharge the battery in just 3.5 hours. Both methods of charging are equally safe and convenient.

  • The Wallbox delivers faster home charging for your Kuga Plug-In Hybrid. And if you upgrade to a full electric vehicle in the future, the Wallbox will also be compatible with that.

    The Wallbox is supplied by EVBox and can be purchased on its own or with installation. The price for the Wallbox home charging point without installation is £797. Installation costs vary depending on your property. The EVBox will also work with other electric vehicles, so if you choose to purchase a fully electric vehicle in the future you won’t need a new Wallbox.

    If you choose to have a Wallbox installed, the simplest way is to contact your local Ford Dealer. They will put you in touch with our Ford approved installation company British Gas and support you through the process. You may also be eligible for a government grant which can reduce the cost. In the future, we will also offer a Ford-branded Wallbox to support the all-electric Mustang Mach-E and our Plug-In Hybrid vehicles. This will deliver even further integration with the FordPass app. Full details will be communicated at a later date.

    The Kuga Plug-In Hybrid and recommended EVbox Elvi wallbox are eligible for the UK’s Electric Vehicle Home charge Scheme (EVHS) grant. The installer will deduct the current value of the grant from the invoice for eligible claimants. You will need to retain your Kuga Plug In Hybrid for six months to qualify for the grant.

  • Public charging stations are operated by individual providers who manage access and pricing. If you purchase Ford Plug-In Hybrid vehicle, we will send you a Ford Charge card and a QR code to download a charging app. By downloading the app, which is powered by NewMotion, and activating the Ford Charge card you’ll be able to charge your vehicle at more than 150,000 locations across Europe. (Please note, a public charging cable for the Kuga PHEV is available as an accessory)

  • Yes, some supermarkets and other stores have charging stations that can be used for free while you’re shopping.

  • No, it won’t. The Kuga Plug-In Hybrid battery has been engineered to remain durable and capable over the lifetime of the vehicle. Additionally, Ford provides an high voltage battery warranty that last 8-years or 100,000 miles.

  • With a combination of the efficient 2.5-litre Duratec engine and electric motor, the Kuga Plug-In Hybrid can deliver a significant reduction in fuel costs. Use our Cost Calculator to estimate how much you can save.