Why Choose Ford for Your Next Electrified Vehicle

Electric vehicles (EVs) are fun to drive, cheaper and easier to maintain than gas-powered vehicles, and contribute fewer emissions into the air. With tax incentives available and a fast-growing network of charging stations, find out if owning an EV is the right choice for you.

Which EV is Right For Me?

For the vast majority of the automotive timeline, gasoline was an obligatory part of the driving experience. However, the landscape has finally changed, and hybrids and EVs become more viable by the year. Ford recognizes and embraces its responsibility as an industry mainstay-to help bring the advantages of electrified automobility to an even wider audience and ensure a better future for following generations.

Ford is taking the initiative to help lead the EV revolution, adding battery power to its most iconic and popular nameplates like the F-150, Mustang, Escape, and Transit and producing new hybrid and electric vehicles with advanced energy-saving technology. Ford's electrified lineup optimizes efficiency and simplicity to make it as easy as possible for drivers to integrate lower- and zero-emissions vehicles into their daily lives.

Battery Electric

Fully electric cars offer the smallest environmental footprint and the biggest savings on maintenance and fuel.

Plug-in Hybrid

Plug-in hybrids have a rechargable electric motor and a gas-powered engine to extend range if needed.

Traditional Hybrid

Powered by an electric motor and gas-powered engine, Hybrids recharge as you drive. Tax credits and other benefits may not apply.

New Ford Hybrid and EV Models in Jacksonville

Ford offers a diverse and growing lineup of battery-powered and battery-assisted vehicles to suit a wide range of needs, tastes, and lifestyles. And they're available to Jacksonville drivers here at Duval Ford.

  • Ford Escape Hybrid: A 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle hybrid powertrain improves fuel economy and enhances the Escape's already considerable practicality.

  • Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid: With a larger electric motor and 14.4 kWh battery enabling 37 miles of electric-only range, the Escape PHEV is a perfect way to ease your way into the EV experience.

  • Ford Explorer Hybrid: An energetic yet efficient hybrid V-6 enables family-friendly three-row versatility without the efficiency penalty.

  • Ford Maverick: Ford's new compact pickup provides pickup utility with city-friendly maneuverability. Plus, it's the first truck with a standard hybrid powertrain, providing better mileage than most small cars.

  • Ford F-150 PowerBoost: Combining hybrid technology with Ford's famous 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6, the F-150 PowerBoost delivers extended range without sacrificing capability.

  • Ford F-150 Lightning: Ford brings electric efficiency and performance to America's most popular pickup. Depending on battery size, the F-150 Lightning can travel an estimated 230 to 300 miles per charge with a 1,000-pound payload.

  • Mustang Mach-E: Everyday practicality and driving thrills intersect in this pony car-turned-EV crossover. It takes just a few minutes behind the wheel to see that the Mach-E earns its Mustang badge.

  • E-Transit: Ford's best-selling commercial van helps bring businesses into the future, with AC and DC fast-charging capability and a broad ecosystem of products, software, and charging solutions.
  • Benefits of Plugging In

    Federal Tax Credit

    A federal tax rebate up to of $7,500 is available on many EV models.

    Local Incentives

    Even more savings from your state and/or utility company.

    Low Cost to Own

    EV owners can expect to spend half as much on maintenance and repair. (Consumer Reports)

    Fuel Up At Home

    Charge while you sleep, work, or at a growing number of public chargers.

    Quick and Quiet

    Enjoy fast and smooth acceleration, better handling, and a quieter ride.

    Best of Both Worlds

    Plug-in hybrids provide electric range for short trips and gas-power for longer journeys.

    96%

    of EV owners surveyed said they'd purchase another EV as their next vehicle.

    Source: AAA

    Owning an EV

    Understanding Charging

    Charging times vary depending of the type of charger used.

    Level 1 chargers use a standard household outlet and charge about 2-5 miles of range per hour, making Level 1 a good choice for plugin hybrid vehicles but not battery electric vehicles.

    Level 2 chargers can be installed at your home by a professional electrician and charge about 10-20 miles of range per hour. A good choice for any EV when charging overnight or all-day is possible.

    Level 3 fast chargers are the most efficient and can be found at commercial locations. Level 3 can charge about 60-80 miles of range in about 20 minutes, making it a good choice for any EV when a quick charge is needed on the go.

    Electric vehicle charging port

    Charging from Home

    For plugin hybrid vehicles a standard outlet (Level 1) will be enough for overnight charging. For battery electric vehicles, a Level 2 charger will require professional installation by a licensed electrician. If you live in an apartment or condo, consider talking with the property owner about installing a charger or use a nearby public charger. Talk to our sales staff to find out more about charging from home.

    Family having fun with 2 children and electric vehicle in the background

    Battery Care

    Most batteries will last between 100,000 and 200,000 miles when properly cared for. With battery technology continually advancing, that number will continue to increase. If you can keep your battery between 20% and 80% charged most days and avoid extremely hot temperatures, you can expect your maintenance to be minimal.

    Electric vehicle battery care

    Charging Stations Near Duval Ford

    1. Duval Ford

      1616 Cassat Ave
      Jacksonville, FL 32210

      • Sales: (904) 387-6541
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    Common Questions

    A federal tax rebate of $7,500 is available on most EV models. Depending on where you live, state and local rebates and incentives may also be available. Check with your sales associate to find out if the model is eligible for rebates and incentives.

    Other advantages of owning an EV include:

    • Eligible EVs may also qualify for HOV lane access, which are normally restricted to vehicles with multiple passengers.
    • Many electric companies offer lower rates based on the time of use. With EVs, you can save money by charging during off-peak times.
    • If you're able to charge from work or home, there's usually no need to stop to refuel like you would in a gas-powered vehicle.
    • EVs produce zero tail-pipe emissions resulting in cleaner air and better health.

    This will vary depending on the local price of electricity and gas and where you are charging (at home or public charger), but most EV owners can expect to save on fuel cost. A recent Consumer Reports study found the “typical EV owner who does most of their fueling at home can expect to save an average of $800 to $1,000 a year on fueling costs over an equivalent gasoline-powered car.”

    Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

    https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/

    A recent Consumer Reports study found “maintenance and repair costs for EVs are significantly lower over the life of the vehicle – about half – than for gasoline–powered vehicles, which require regular fluid changes and are more mechanically complex. The average dollar savings over the lifetime of the vehicle is about $4,600.”

    Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

    https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/
    Gas powered vehicles offer a range of 300-400mi. Battery electric vehicles offer a median range of 250mi. For EV owners who charge at home, this is more than enough for daily use. For longer drives beyond the range of your vehicle, check a public charger map for charger availability along your route.
    • Level 1 chargers use a standard household outlet and charge about 2-5 miles of range per hour, making Level 1 a good choice for plugin hybrid vehicles but not battery electric vehicles.

    • Level 2 chargers can be installed at your home by a professional electrician and charge about 10-20 miles of range per hour. A good choice for any EV when charging overnight or all-day is possible.

    • Level 3 fast chargers are the most efficient and can be found at commercial locations. Level 3 can charge about 60-80 miles of range in about 20 minutes, making it a good choice for any EV when a quick charge is needed on the go.
    Yes, Level 1 and Level 2 chargers can be used at home. In fact, the standard 120V outlet supports a Level 1 charger. Level 2 chargers require 240V and can be installed by a licensed electrician. If you do not own your home, you may need to work with your property owner to install a Level 2 charger.
    Most batteries will last between 100,000 and 200,000 miles when properly cared for. With battery technology continually advancing, that number should continue to increase.

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