Take a test drive in the Hybrid Ford Mondeo Today
The days when your only options were just a petrol or diesel engine are gone forever. With Mild Hybrid, Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid and All-Electric all offering alternative options to conventional fuels.
At County Garage Ford we have the Ford Mondeo Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) available for test drive today. This vehicle has an internal combustion engine, but it also has a larger battery and more powerful motor than Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles (MHEV). This provides more assistance to the engine and enables the vehicle to drive parts of short journeys at low speed using the electric motor alone. Thanks to the conventional engine, driving range is not an issue. The Mondeo Hybrid is capable of using both battery and the internal combustion seamlessly.
There is no requirement to charge or plug this vehicle in as the battery is maintained and charged during driving, partly due to regenerative braking. While braking, the motor is still spinning even though the car is trying to slow down. Regenerative braking captures this typically wasted energy to create electricity, which charges the battery. The internal combustion engine also powers a generator which transforms mechanical energy into electrical energy. The Mondeo Hybrid has a unique instrument cluster that shows charge rates of the battery, regenerative braking and fuel economy.
The Mondeo is available in automatic only, in both 4-door or Estate body styles with different trim levels available. The Hybrid Mondeo offers low running costs, a spacious and refined drive and a good level of standard equipment.