What electrified options does Ford offer?
The Ford electrified lineup is constantly growing as Ford has committed to investing in creating more battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). Currently, Ford offers eight electrified models.F-150® Lightning®: a full-size pickup truck with a rugged BEV powertrain.
F-150 Hybrid Trim: the classic F-150 model with an HEV powertrain.
Maverick Hybrid: a light-duty pickup with a hybrid electric trim.
Mustang Mach-E®: a fully-electric SUV (BEV) that’s built for thrills.
Escape® PHEV: a compact SUV that offers a PHEV trim.
Escape® ST-Line Elite: a gas-powered compact SUV with an optional hybrid engine.
Explorer Limited: a hybrid electric trim in the Explorer SUV lineup.
E-Transit™ Van: a commercial van with a fully electric powertrain (BEV).
How long does it take to charge a Ford EV?
Ford EVs can be charged using either a Level 1 (L1) charger, a Level 2 (L2) charger, or a Level 3 (L3) charger. L1 charging is considered low-level charging but is extremely convenient for the occasional boost as it is available through any regular 120V outlet. Through L1 charging, the Ford F-150 Lightning with extended-range battery charges from empty to 100% in 95 hours. This same model charges to 100% in about 14 hours with an L2 charger. You can access L2 charging through a 240V home-installed Ford Charge Station that is ideal for overnight charging. L3 charging, also called DC Fast Charging, is the best way to charge your vehicle when you’re on the road. L3 charging can get the Ford F-150 Lightning with extended-range battery charged to 100% in just 40 minutes!
What is the average driving range of an EV?
The driving range of Ford EVs is comparable to the mileage of a conventional gas-powered vehicle. Ford’s fully electric vehicles offer competitive driving ranges so you never have to compromise! The estimated driving range* of the F-150® Lightning® is 386 km on the base model. Upgrading to the XLT trim with the extended-range battery gives you up to 515 km of driving range. The Mustang Mach-E® provides up to 402 km of driving range as standard and the range goes up to 502 km on trims with extended-range batteries. For the commercial E-Transit™ Van, depending on the roof height, you can get up to 203 km of range.
*Estimated driving range is based on a full charge. Actual range may vary.
What are the towing capabilities of Ford electrified vehicles?
Ford EVs do not compromise! Power and durability go hand in hand with electrified performance when you choose a Ford EV. Many of Ford’s EVs are fit for towing, including the F-150 Hybrid, the F-150® Lightning®, the Maverick Hybrid, and the Explorer Limited. The hybrid three-row SUV, the Explorer, can tow up to 5,000 lbs (2,268 kg). When fully equipped, the F-150® Lightning® can tow up to 17,300 lbs (7,847 kg).
What is Ford Intelligent Range?
Driving range can be affected by many factors. Just like with a gas engine, towing will impact range since trailers naturally add weight and aerodynamic drag. Even the terrain, weather conditions, and road conditions affect mileage. With the Ford Intelligent Range feature, you can rely on your EV to supply you with all the information you need. Range anxiety is no more with Ford Intelligent Range, a feature that calculates everything from your driving patterns and behaviour, how much you’re hauling, and your vehicle’s condition to connected data from traffic updates, weather forecasts, maps, other Ford EV drivers, as well as your natural surroundings. With this real-time data, you can be sure that the driving range your EV displays is accurate, which gives you time to plan ahead and ultimate peace of mind.
What is preconditioning and when should I precondition my Ford EV?
Preconditioning allows you to either heat or cool your electric vehicle in advance. Preconditioning is especially helpful in Canadian winter as it allows you to warm up the cabin for a comfortable ride. This feature also helps optimize battery performance, ensuring the best mileage in both hot and cold weather conditions. The best time to recondition your Ford EV is while it is charging as it uses electricity from the power grid instead of from your vehicle's battery. Use the FordPass App to precondition your vehicle and choose a date and specific time to get it ready for your drive.
Are EVs reliable in winter?
Thanks to features like the Ford Intelligent Driving Range, preconditioning, and the FordPass App, Ford EVs are extremely reliable even during harsh Canadian winters. Ford EVs are built to handle winter driving conditions. You can maximize range during winter by using preconditioning to warm up the car using the power grid. Throughout your drive, the Ford Intelligent Driving Range will update your remaining driving range. You might even see it increase due to regenerative braking which recharges the battery every time you brake. With the ever-expanding charging infrastructure and abundance of charging stations, owning an EV in winter is more reliable than ever!