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plug-in hybrid

plug-in hybrid

Ford's Electric Vehicle Technology - Plug In Hybrids - Part 2

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Plug-in Hybrid Basics The plug-in hybrid provides maximum fuel efficiency by pairing a unique high-voltage battery and electric motor with a gasoline engine. This means the gasoline engine does not have to run all the time. That's better for gas mileage. And better for the planet. The plug-in capability allows you to charge the battery using either a 120-volt or a 240-volt outlet upgraded with electric vehicle supply equipment. By doing so, you extend the distance this vehicle can travel in all-electric mode. Its high-voltage lithium-ion battery provides enough power to operate in all-electric mode for short commutes. The plug-in hybrid also features a Regenerative Braking System, which enables it to capture braking energy and store it for later use. -POWERED by: Gasoline engine and high-voltage battery -ELECTRICAL CONNECTION: Though not absolutely necessary, plugging in will provide optimal performance -FUEL: Will operate entirely on gasoline, entirely on electricity or on a combination of both -BATTERY CHARGED by: The gas engine, recycled energy from braking and by plugging into a 120-volt outlet or 240-volt outlet upgraded with electric vehicle supply equipment -GASOLINE ENGINE OPERATION: Powers vehicle at higher speeds, shuts off at low speeds and when vehicle is stopped -ELECTRIC MOTOR OPERATION: Powers vehicle at low to moderate speeds and for short commutes