Go Electric with Greenwich Ford!

Understanding EVs from Our Greenwich, NY Ford Dealership

 

By going electric with Greenwich Ford, you can electrify your Hudson Valley driving experience. Our Greenwich, NY Ford dealership is here to help you gain a better understanding of electric vehicles. Learn about the types of EVs and why they're a more affordable and thrilling solution compared to gas-powered vehicles. Between federal tax incentives, fewer emissions, and access to EV charging stations with fast-charging capability, a new Ford EV may fit your driving future to a T.

 

Which EV Is Right for Me?

Battery Electric

A fully electric vehicle will use one or more motors, along with a battery pack, to travel hundreds of miles around the Hudson Valley on pure electric power. Ford EVs use no fuel, require less maintenance, and produce no emissions.

Plug-in Hybrid

Combining an electric motor and a gas-powered engine, a plug-in hybrid gives Greenwich drivers the best of both worlds. They have gas power when they need it and can drive on electric power for a chunk of their trip. Ford plug-in hybrids can travel for dozens of miles on pure electric power.

Traditional Hybrid

Hybrids are more fuel-efficient than conventional models. Hybrid powertrains and regenerative braking lead to higher fuel economy ratings along I-87 and Hudson Valley highways.

Benefits of Greenwich Drivers Plugging In

Federal Tax Credit

Most Ford EVs are eligible for federal tax credits up to $7,500.

Low Cost-to-Own Ratio

EVs require less maintenance and their batteries are built to last. You'll also use either little or no fuel, saving money at Greenwich pumps.

Charge at Home or on the Go

Use public charging stations around Greenwich to charge your Ford EV or Ford PHEV. These EVs can also be charged at your Hudson Valley home, getting you ready for the next day.

Quick & Quiet

Ford EVs offer near-silent electric driving. Combine that with instantaneous torque for superior acceleration, and Greenwich drivers get a quicker and quieter ride.

Best of Both Worlds

Ford plug-in hybrids can flex between short trips around Greenwich and longer trips across the Hudson Valley, easily switching between gas and electric power.

Local Incentives

The state of New York and local utility companies offer additional incentives for installing a charging station in your Hudson Valley garage.

96%

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

Owning a Ford EV

Understanding Charging

Level 1 chargers don't work for battery electric vehicles, but plug-in hybrids can take the charging cord and plug into a standard household outlet to add up to five miles of charge per hour.

Level 2 chargers are charging stations that can be accessed in public or installed at your Greenwich home. Both plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles can use Level 2 chargers to add a dozen to two dozen miles of range per hour.

Level 3 fast chargers are the quickest way to recharge your Ford EV. Find a Level 3 public charging station at various locations around Washington County and Saratoga Springs. Using a Level 3 charger can add nearly 80 miles of range in less than a half-hour.

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.

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.

Find Ford Electric Vehicles in Greenwich, NY!

Contact your local Ford dealer in Greenwich, NY to learn more about electric vehicles and which Ford EVs are currently available. Get behind the wheel of a Ford all-electric vehicle in Greenwich with the keys to a new Ford F-150 Lightning truck or a new Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV. There are used Ford hybrid sedans in Greenwich, along with new Ford hybrids like the Ford Maverick and the Ford Escape Hybrid. Don't forget about our new Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid SUVs! Browse our new inventory for all the latest EV options in Greenwich, NY.

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FAQ

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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