Whether you’re looking to step into the future, you’ve heard about federal tax credits, or you’ve always been drawn to trends – you’re not alone in looking for electric vehicles for sale. Electric vehicles in all forms: Hybrids, PHEVs, BEVs – anything that runs partially or fully off electricity – have become the way of life for millions of drivers. At Faith’s Ford, their knowledgeable team will help you get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle (EV) that will overhaul your life for the better.The team at Faith’s Ford is an expert in all things Ford and is passionate about helping Westminster area drivers get behind the wheel of vehicles they’ll love. They keep up with the latest automotive news and vehicles to keep drivers invested in what the automotive industry has been cooking up. When you shop with them, they’ll accurately guide you to the best available options based on your unique needs and budget. Many people still haven’t owned an EV before, so there are always questions drivers have when they’re looking to switch – it’s their job to answer your questions, tell you everything you need to know about their vehicles, and most importantly, hand you the keys to your new EV.
There are many facts about EVs you should know about before purchasing one. Firstly, it’s true that EVs have fewer emissions than your average gasoline-powered car, so if you’re serious about leaving less of a carbon footprint, you’re already making the right choice. Hybrids also aren’t anything new, as Honda released the Prius in the late 1990s, which would popularize the concept for the masses. However, in a league of its own, Ford EVs have taken the world by storm, and Ford, like many other manufacturers, has noticed a rise in popularity for hybrids, PHEVs, and BEVs and has dedicated itself to this growing market.
Purchasing an EV has plenty of benefits to ownership, many of which are noticeable upon the first drive. The most notable difference between vehicles with EV components and those without is that you’re bound to save more money with the EV, whether because of better fuel economy ratings or the ability to charge the battery at home. EVs also regularly utilize a continuously variable transmission (CVT), meaning accelerating EVs feels unlike a traditional vehicle because there are no tangible shifting gears. The acceleration of a vehicle with a CVT feels continuous, as the name suggests. Other benefits of owning an EV include tax benefits, such as when you purchase a Plug-In EV, the State of Vermont has formed incentive programs for these drivers, regularly in the form of cash-back.
Many people are familiar with the term “Hybrid.” Nowadays, people have also become familiar with the term “EV,” yet there are some misconceptions. Many people believe EVs are the vehicles you plug in at home or a charging station and run with no engine, and you’d be right. However, that’s only a small chunk of the overall grander picture. The term “EV” does involve vehicles that don’t use gasoline – these vehicles are known as BEVs– but it’s also a correct term for hybrids and BEVs. So, what are the differences between the three?
As we mentioned, BEVs are EVs that don’t have a gasoline-powered powertrain, meaning the fuel pump will be completely useless to you. These vehicles rely solely on a sizable battery coupled with electric motors paired with a CVT. Charging the battery is done by plugging it in. Ford offers three at-home charging solutions, including 120V and 240V wall outlets, with the former adding three miles per charging hour, while the latter adds 21 miles per charging hour, which makes it the preferred method unless you opt for the Ford Connected Charge Station, which is the fastest means of home-charging with 30 miles of range added per hour. When on the go, Ford partners with the BlueOval Charge Network, so even faster DC chargers are available to you.
PHEVs and Hybrids are more alike; they both require gasoline and have a battery, but the main difference is that PHEVs can have their batteries charged via the same method as BEVs but can also be charged via Regenerative Braking. Regenerative Braking is how PHEVs can capture and recycle the kinetic energy formed when your brake pads stop your car, and this energy is transferred into the battery to extend its lifespan before the next charge. Hybrids have batteries charged through Regenerative Braking and aren’t plugged in for power. Hybrids are more like traditional gasoline-powered vehicles than any of the other two, and for many, it’s the best of both worlds, thanks to the money you save.
Ford has an impressive selection of EVs that have been added to the lineup over the years. Among the Ford EVs you can buy, you can purchase SUVs and trucks, and the E-Transit serves as a BEV van option. The Maverick and F-150 are two popular Ford trucks – especially the F-150, which is the best-selling vehicle in the country – and there are hybrid variants of both. Vehicles like the F-150 Hybrid proved that batteries in pickup trucks weren’t a detriment, and Ford has doubled down on this sentiment with the F-150 Lightning, which is Ford’s first BEV pickup truck.
The Explorer Hybrid has three-row SUV seekers set with a fuel-efficient powertrain that doesn’t revoke much power from the beloved SUV. Families who want to save money but still have the best three-row SUV experience possible should look no further than the Explorer Hybrid. The Mustang Mach-E is also a popular name nowadays with its take on a BEV compact SUV that’s powerful enough to properly earn the Mustang moniker.
Shopping at Faith’s Ford is a brilliant idea if you’re looking for a knowledgeable and friendly team to buy your car from. They won’t steer you in the wrong direction, and by working with the fine folks at Faith’s Ford, you can guarantee you’re getting the answers you’re looking for. Their lot has a vast array of Ford vehicles, ranging from trucks, SUVs, and vans to hybrids, BEVs, and PHEVs. They know the Ford lineup well, so you can trust they know what they’re talking about when recommending what type of EV would suit you best.
They’ll take you for a test drive, and the financial department they have on-site is a great place to go if you need a loan or if you’re looking to finance a vehicle from them via a lease agreement; that’s an option, too. Whatever your current financial situation is, their finance team will work closely with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget. Faith’s Ford also has an on-site service center, so their certified technicians are the go-to people for fixing up your vehicle, whether you need a simple oil change or a more complex repair.
Faith’s Automotive understands that you’re looking to get behind the wheel of a vehicle, so our dealerships, like the folks at Faith’s Ford, don’t keep you waiting, and we get right down to business. Nobody wants to deal with pushy salespeople anymore, so when you take the trip to any of our dealerships, you’ll immediately see the difference between ours and our competition.
Visit Faith’s Ford today because they have one of the best selections of EVs, including Ford’s most popular and newer PHEVs, Hybrids, and BEVs, and you can find them at great prices, too. Their dealership is conveniently located in Westminster, VT, and when you visit them, one of their helpful employees will assist you, whether that be for window shopping, test driving, buying, or even asking them questions. Jumping over to an electric vehicle can be an overwhelming experience if it’s your first time, and that is why the team at Faith’s Ford is ready to help you through every step of the process.