To that end, Ford's Robust EV and PHEV Lineup
Like many automobile manufacturers, Ford has realized that electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are the wave of the future. EVs and PHEVs running on electric power only have zero tailpipe emissions. Even accounting for emissions that are produced by the source of the electrical power, such as a power plant, they still have lower emissions than conventional vehicles running on gasoline or diesel. A PHEV offers half the annual emissions than a standard gasoline-powered vehicle.
All Electric Ford Vehicles
Ford EVs are becoming more popular in Winnipeg and across Canada with new 2022 EV models being introduced. EVs are powered completely by a rechargeable battery, so drivers never need a drop of gas or an oil change. All drivers have to do is plug in, recharge, and go.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is the latest EV model to storm into Ford's lineup. This all-electric truck sent shockwaves through the automobile industry. Running on pure electric, it can still tow and haul amounts similar to the gasoline-powered version. It is an ideal choice for drivers who want capability, performance, and range with zero emissions.
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is an amazing piece of all-electric performance machinery. Named the 2021 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, the Mach-E drew from Ford's iconic heritage and its vision for the future to become the company's first fully electric vehicle. The Mach-E offers drivers the Mustang performance while still providing 370km of range and a 0-to-100 km/h acceleration time of 5.6 seconds.
PHEV Ford Vehicles
PHEV vehicles are powered by both battery and gas. They use the battery first and switch to gas once the battery is depleted, giving drivers the best of both worlds.
At the moment, the 2021 Escape Plug-in Hybrid is Ford's only PHEV model. The SE, SEL, and Titanium trim levels are available with the PHEV powertrain, starting at a respectable $37,649. Ford's popular SUV features a hybrid 2.5-litre iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 engine under the hood. It has a Level 1/Level 2 AC charging port that fully charges the battery in as little as 3.5 hours (240-volt Level 2) or 11 hours (110-volt Level 1).
Financing a Ford EV or PHEV
Ford's EV and PHEV vehicle lineups qualify for Canadian federal government incentives through the iZEV Program. British Columbia, Quebec, and Nova Scotia also offer additional rebates through the provincial government EV program. Drivers can save thousands of dollars through these programs, which will drop the price of the vehicle down to the level of their gas-powered counterparts. Throw in the fact that drivers will have to pay for little or no gasoline, and the savings just keeps climbing.
Finding a Ford EV or PHEV in Winnipeg
Ford offers a robust model lineup of EVs and PHEVs, and River City Ford can help drivers in Winnipeg decide which vehicle is right for them. Whether you drive a little or a lot, a fully- or partially-electric vehicle is a great choice for you and for the environment.