What Is A Plug-In Hybrid Ford?

August 22nd, 2022 by

a woman plugs a red Ford Escape into an EV charging station

Your Kansas City Car Dealership Breaks Down Another Option You Have In Ford’s New Car Line-Up

Shopping for new cars offers more options than ever. Deciding on factors like the style of car to drive, trim, and features can be difficult enough for drivers.

In 2022, with fuel prices as high as many people have ever seen them, another huge factor shoppers are considering more than before is the powertrain. Now that so many more practical and affordable hybrid and fully electric options have been introduced, these powertrains are much more in consideration for shoppers. But don’t forget about another hybrid option: the plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV).

A Further Look Into Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

PHEVs are hybrid vehicles that have larger electric motors than their standard hybrid counterparts and can plug in to be recharged. These vehicles function like a standard hybrid vehicle until the charge of the battery runs out. At that point the vehicle relies on engine power and electricity created by regenerative brakes to power the battery.

Benefits Of Making Your New Car A PHEV

There are many benefits to purchasing a plug-in hybrid vehicle from your Kansas City Ford dealership. Some of the benefits for drivers and others alike include:

  • Reduced Fuel Consumption: Using electricity to power your vehicle will of course eliminate some of the fuel consumption of your vehicle. With the aforementioned gas prices being such a mercurial topic in 2022, everyone should be wanting to do their part in reducing their use and reliance on fossil fuels. Additionally, this lower fuel consumption also reduces carbon emissions into the atmosphere (yes, that is still important).
  • Larger Battery: As mentioned before, the PHEV battery is larger than standard hybrid batteries and that allows it to work more efficiently and create more self-generated electricity.
  • Better Fuel Efficiency: Being able to supplement and, at times, completely replace the gas engine allows the gas to go farther and be more efficient in PHEVs.
  • Switchable Modes: Having the choice between using all gas, all electric, or both simultaneously is a big perk of picking a PHEV as your next new car. You have the flexibility you need in your vehicle and how it is powered.
  • Fast Charging: Ford PHEVs can charge in less than three hours when plugged into a 240-volt outlet. Allowing for a quick turnaround and getting you back on the road.

Ford PHEVs to Consider

If you’re ready to shop for a PHEV, you’ll want to consider the Ford Escape. This popular compact SUV offers plenty of cargo room – especially with the rear seats folded down – and enough leg room in the back for adult and child passengers.

The Escape offers convenience technology in both electric and hybrid driving modes, including smartphone connectivity, home and public charging options, and the potential for a federal tax credit when you purchase a new PHEV.

You can special-order your Escape PHEV through our website, or talk to a personal shopper to learn more.

Zeck Ford, The Premier Kansas City Car Dealership, Wants To Help You Find Your New Car

If you’re shopping for a new car and having to make the hard decisions between powertrains and other options, there’s no other dealership near you that will make the experience as seamless and painless as Zeck Ford.

When you work with us, you are choosing to be given the Zecksperience. Our customer service philosophy has one goal in mind: to get you the best new car for you at a price that works. One experience and we’ll be your Kansas City car dealership for life.

Some of the things that set us apart include:

  • No Haggling: You get the best price and options up front. We’re here to get you in a new car, not make you negotiate every penny and amenity.
  • No Pressure: At the end of the day, our goal is to get you in the right car for the right price. We won’t try to make you purchase a car you don’t love or have the means to afford.
  • No Salespeople: Salespeople carry a stigma and have an intimidating presence that we don’t want to subject our shoppers to. Our personal shoppers are non-commissioned and are only paid to give you the best experience you’ve ever had shopping for a new car.

See the difference for yourself and come visit us at Zeck Ford. Located at 4501 S. 4th St., in Leavenworth, KS. We’re always excited to greet potential customers. Additionally, you can contact us for any additional information you need.

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