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The Benefits of Buying Electric from Bridgend Ford
  • Hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles produce fewer CO2 and NOx emissions than their conventional, combustion-engined equivalents – and all-electric vehicles produce none at all.
  • An electrified car is cheaper to run, and this is especially true of pure-electric cars.
  • Hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles deliver instant torque and therefore more responsive acceleration – a major asset in the city.
  • Hybrid vehicles are self-charging, a process that occurs when driving – via regenerative braking, for instance.
  • Though plug-in hybrid and 100% electric cars require manual charging, this can easily be achieved at home, at work or on the road.
  • Owners of hybrid, plug-in hybrid or fully electric vehicles enjoy full exemption from Clean Air Zone charges around the UK, including London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).
  • Experience a near-silent driving experience with an all-electric car – or a plug-in hybrid in pure-electric mode.
  • Electric cars attract the lowest Vehicle Excise Duty rates.
  • Official EVA approved dealership with industry leading EV technicians on site
Types of Electric Vehicles Explained Electric vehicles are all designed to offer an efficient performance and reduce emissions. There are many different types of electric vehicles, each with their own benefits and highlights including pure electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid.

    Electric Vehicles (EV) An electric vehicle operates using an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine. This means they are not powered by petrol or diesel but are instead plugged into a charging point. Electric vehicles store electricity in rechargeable batteries which power the electric motor.
    Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) A hybrid vehicle has both an electric motor and an engine. The two work together in harmony to provide a powerful performance while improving overall fuel economy. A HEV is not plugged in to charge. Instead, it relies on regenerative braking to charge the battery as well as the internal combustion engine.
    Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles Plug-in hybrids are different to standard hybrid vehicles. While they still have an electric motor and a combustion engine, hybrids typically run on electric power until it runs out and then switch to the combustion engine. The battery can be recharged to deliver more electric power and reduce emissions.
    Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles (MHEV) The internal combustion engine is assisted by an electric motor. At low speed, or when stationary, the engine can switch itself off and the 48V starter-generator seamlessly restarts when needed. The separate 48V Li-ion battery is automatically recharged by regenerative braking during coasting and braking. There is no requirement to connect the battery to a power source.
    Bridgend Ford Electric Range Here at Bridgend Ford, we know the automotive world is changing. That’s why we offer the latest electric cars, plug-in hybrid cars, and mild hybrid cars with low emissions. Check out our extensive electric and hybrid cars today and enjoy style, sophistication and power in abundance while reducing your carbon footprint.
    Electric Vehicle FAQs

    Are electric vehicles reliable?

    A fully electric drivetrain consists of fewer working parts than a combustion engine, which means it's less likely to go wrong – and is typically more affordable to maintain.

    How long to electric vehicles take to charge?

    It depends on the vehicle and how you charge it. For instance, the Mustang Mach-E’s approximate charging times are:

    • 25.2 hours (zero to 100%) using a standard three-pin (3 kW) power supply at home or at work
    • 10.8 hours (zero to 100%) with a dedicated 7 kW charger at home or at work
    • 54 minutes (20% to 80%) when using a public (50 kW) charger

    Do electric cars need servicing?

    Yes, any hybrid or electric vehicle will run longer and better with regular maintenance. That said, pure-electric vehicles typically require less servicing.

    How do I install an electric car charging point?

    Our specialist team are here to advise you as there are often preferential deals on installing your own Wallbox when buying a new vehicle.