Ford Electric Vehicle Information
Chastang Ford Is Your EV Expert
Ford electric vehicle information is changing fast and Chastang Ford is here to provide Houston, TX drivers all the important EV updates happening in the Ford ecosystem. From electric vehicle vehicles like the F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E, to batteries, charging options and Federal Tax Credits, we aim to provide Ford electric vehicle shoppers all the information they need to know to make an informed EV purchase decision.
Which Ford EV Is Right For Me?
The type of battery and/or engine that powers your EV matters. It’s important to make the right decision not just based on your vehicle needs, but also on charging availability at your residence. For example, if you live in an apartment complex that offers limited charging stations, a traditional hybrid that doesn’t require charging might be more convenient for your lifestyle.
Ford Electric Vehicles
Why Choose a Ford Electric Vehicle?
They produce no tailpipe emissions, improving air quality and reducing your carbon footprint.
Lower Operating Costs
Owning an electric car could save drivers up to 50% on the cost of repairs and daily driving costs.
With instant torque and acceleration, Ford electric vehicles offer an exhilarating driving experience.
With advanced safety features and infotainment systems, Ford EVs provide the latest technology.
Ford F-150 Lightning
Hold on tight! The 2023 Ford Lightning with the Extended Range Battery offers instant torque, allowing it to hit 60 mph in 4 seconds.
The F-150 Lightning comes with a standard-range battery that offers an EPA-estimated range of 230 miles. Or choose the available extended-range battery that offers an EPA-estimated range of 320 on XLT and LARIAT. The Platinum models offer an EPA-estimated range of 300 miles.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Always be ready for a Texas road trip in a Ford Mustang Mach-E with an EPA-estimated 312 miles of range on the California Route 1 eAWD model. Plus, features like Intelligent Range and the BlueOval Charge Network help maximize range and minimize anxiety so you can enjoy the journey.
Ford E-Transit Vans
Supported by Ford Pro Network, Ford E-Transit van owners can expect 40% fewer scheduled maintenance costs, zero tailpipe emissions vehicle and the newest SYNC 4 with 12″ display technology.
A van for any work load or job site, the Ford E-Transit van is offered in 3 lengths, 3 roof heights (low, medium, high) and 3 different models: cargo van, chassis cab and cutaway.
Ford Hybrid Vehicles
What's The Difference Between a Hybrid and PHEV?
Hybrid Vehicles: feature a gas engine plus an electric motor, and switches between the two—or some combination of both—to optimize your drive. The gas engine and regenerative braking recharge the battery, which doesn’t need to be plugged in.
PHEV: Plug-in hybrid vehicles offer the best of both worlds. You can drive in electric mode while having the peace of mind of a gas-engine backup when you need it. They also feature convenient plug-in charging to extend your all-electric range.
Benefits of Ford Hybrid & PHEV Vehicles
Ford hybrid vehicles offer excellent performance, equipped with powerful electric motors that provide instant torque and acceleration.
No worries about waiting for your hybrid to charge. Regenerative braking helps recharge the battery in a hybrid vehicle as you’re driving.
Ford hybrid and PHEV vehicles are equipped with the latest technology, including advanced safety features and infotainment systems.
Ford F-150 Hybrid
Whether operating in electric mode, gas mode or a combination of both, the Ford F-150 hybrid features class-exclusive advanced technology that optimizes power and performance. And like every F-150, it’s Built Ford Tough, with its class-exclusive available PowerBoost full hybrid V6 engine putting out a commanding 430 horsepower and 570 lb.-ft. of torque.
The F-150 3.5L POWERBOOST FULL HYBRID is rated at 23mpg for both city and highway driving.
Ford Escape Hybrid & PHEV
The Ford Escape Hybrid powertrain can operate on gas power, electric power with its 96-kW electric motor or, often, the gas engine and electric motor work in tandem, offering a maximum 192 horsepower and a combined 41mpg city/highway.
The Escape Plug-in Hybrid can operate on all-electric power for an EPA-estimated TBA miles before seamlessly switching over to its gas engine. This model offers a total system rating of 210 horsepower and a combined 40mpg city/highway.
Ford Maverick Hybrid
The Ford Maverick offers an available 2.5L Hybrid engine that is paired with an automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT) for seamless shifting. That means smooth acceleration and operation out on the road so you can enjoy the ride.
The hybrid engine averages around 40mpg and is available on all models: XL, XLT, and Lariat.
Choosing Between PHEV and HEV
If you have a short commute and have access to a home charger, a PHEV may be a good option. If you have a long commute or don’t have access to a home charger, an HEV may be a better option.
Ford electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid EVs (PHEV) with MSRPs of $80,000 or less are currently eligible for federal tax credits. Taxpayers who purchase an eligible vehicle may qualify for a tax credit of up to $7,500.
If you need a vehicle with a long range, a PHEV may be a better option. If you need a vehicle with a lot of cargo space or towing capacity, an HEV may be a better option.
THE BLUEOVAL CHARGE NETWORK
Got a long-haul trip ahead of you? Your Ford EV is plugged into the largest public charging network in North America – the BlueOval™ Charge Network.
Have a future trip in mind? The charging network is constantly being upgraded. To check for the charger nearest you, check out the Ford charging map: Blue Oval Charge Network