Ford has been one of the top major automakers worldwide ever since Henry Ford revolutionized the auto market more than a century ago in 1903 with his development of the assembly-line technique that allowed for faster and easier mass production of vehicles. From the very start, Ford showed that it was not afraid to take risks in order to improve its vehicles and encourage progress on the mainstream auto market as a whole. The family of Ford Hybrid and electric vehicles is proof of that.
Over the past several years, hybrid and electric vehicles have skyrocketed in popularity on the mainstream auto market. Many major automakers have added a variety of hybrid and electric models to their vehicle lineups in order to keep up with the growing consumer demand for these ultra-efficient vehicles. Ford has been at the forefront of the hybrid/electric vehicle revolution for many years and has established a family of hybrid and electric vehicles that are integral members of this major American automaker’s vehicle lineup.
Keep reading to learn more about the 5 hybrid and electric vehicle models that are currently a part of Ford’s growing collection of ultra-efficient, eco-friendly, futuristic vehicle models.
2020 Fusion Hybrid
Ford’s 2020 Fusion is available with three different powertrains: gas, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid. The hybrid model of this fuel-efficient midsize sedan is equipped with a 2.0-L I-4 Atkinson-cycle hybrid engine and an 88-kW electric motor that delivers 188 horsepower along with excellent fuel economy on the road.
The 2020 Fusion Hybrid reaches up to 43 MPG on city streets and 41 MPG on the highway with a combined averaged gas mileage of 42 MPG. It also has an estimated range of up to 588 miles before it needs to be refueled.
2020 Fusion Plug-In Hybrid
The 2020 Fusion Plug-In Hybrid is the 2020 Fusion Hybrid’s even more versatile and eco-friendly sibling. This mid-size sedan gives drivers the option to choose between three modes: gas, electric, or a hybrid combination of both gas and electric power.
The 2020 Fusion Plug-In Hybrid model reaches up to 109 MPG on city streets and 97 MPG on the highway for a combined MPGe of 103 MPG. This mid-size sedan is equipped with a 14-gallon fuel tank and has an estimated range of 610 miles when using a combination of power from fuel and its battery and can drive up to 26 miles on battery power alone. When using a 240-V charger, the 2020 Fusion Plug-In Hybrid charges up to a full charge in just 2.5 hours.
2020 Escape Hybrid
The Ford Escape Hybrid underwent a complete redesign for the 2020 model year. It features a stylish exterior, comfortable and spacious interior, a host of infotainment tech and advanced safety features, and—of course—an eco-friendly hybrid powertrain.
The 2020 Escape Hybrid model comes equipped with a 2.5-L I-4 Atkinson-cycle hybrid engine and an 88-kW electric motor. It features a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery that is strategically positioned below the floor of this SUV in order to maximize cargo space inside every Escape Hybrid model. Ford’s 2020 Escape Hybrid is ultra-fuel-efficient and offers a best-in-class range of up to 582 miles.
2021 Explorer Limited Hybrid
The 2020 Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid is a larger hybrid SUV that offers the best of both worlds—it provides excellent fuel efficiency and is also extremely powerful. This versatile hybrid model from Ford is equipped with a powerful 3.3-L hybrid engine and offers a best-in-class maximum towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds.
This hybrid SUV is also designed specifically for off-roading and is available with special off-roading technology—including Hill Descent Control and a Terrain Management System—to accommodate any adventure over a wide variety of different terrains. This large, powerful hybrid SUV seats up to 7 passengers at one time and achieves an average gas mileage of 21 MPG on city streets and 28 MPG on the highway with a combined average mileage of approximately 25 MPG.
2021 Mustang Mach-E
New for the 2021 model year, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is the first all-electric model to join Ford’s vehicle lineup. This eco-friendly compact SUV runs on battery power only. It is equipped with either a 68-kWh or 88-kWh battery and has an impressive range of between 210 and 300 miles.
Beyond its eco-friendly nature, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is a sporty, agile vehicle with a luxurious design inside and out. It is well-equipped with a host of advanced safety and driver-assist features, it includes the latest infotainment tech from Ford, and it features a variety of luxurious amenities that contribute to the upscale look and feel of this SUV.
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