Ford now offer a wide range of electric vehicles in Manchester, these falling into four categories from mild hybrid vehicles (MHEV) through to all-electric vehicles (BEV) - we will provide further details of all categories and the differences on this page.
The complete range is offered in Manchester by the OMC Motorgroup, the region’s longest established main Ford dealers with links to Ford stretching back over a century.
The versatility of the range ensures there is an option suitable for every type of driver. Some vehicles are ideal for day to day trips and heading along the Mancunian Way, Deansgate and into Manchester City centre, others might be more suitable for those who regularly travel much longer distances, for instance motorway driving on the M60, M62 and M6.
There are also Ford electric vehicles that are suited to carrying small loads and one passenger and the driver; others are practical family cars.
At OMC Motorgroup, we would be happy to show you all the options and explain the differences whether this is with a view to buying or simply on an initial fact-finding mission.
It is, of course, also possible to take any vehicle for a test drive, this the perfect opportunity to see for yourself how they drive. You might have read and heard of a great driving experience, that an electric or hybrid vehicle is every bit the equal of other options. However, you might be a little unsure, sceptical even. Have a drive and make your own verdict.
If you would like to test drive any vehicle or would like further information, please visit our Oldham, Rochdale or Accrington showrooms or call us - full contact details available.
As mentioned, there are four categories of vehicles, these being:
Mild Hybrid Vehicles (MHEV).
In these cars, the internal combustion engine is assisted by an electric motor. At low speeds, or when stationary the engine can switch itself off and then restart seamlessly as required - this perfect for Manchester and Salford city centres.
The separate battery is automatically recharged through regenerative braking. There is no requirement to connect the battery to an external power source.
These vehicles are the hybrid vehicles that make greatest use of the standard combustion engine, many choose them as a first step into considering hybrid vehicles.
Hybrid Vehicles (HEV)
Hugely popular, hybrid vehicles still have an internal combustion engine but they have a larger battery with more powerful motor.
These cars can drive parts of short journeys purely on the electric motor, this can also enhance driving range.
Plug-in hybrid Vehicles (PHEV)
As the name implies, these can be charged from an external power supply.
They have full hybrid functionality and the larger battery capacity means they are capable of zero-emissions while driving. They can go into hybrid mode to conserve battery life or pure petrol or diesel for lengthier journeys.
They can be a superb all-round option.
A map of Manchester’s charging points is available on the Zap Map site.
All Electric Vehicles (BEV)
Not a hybrid vehicle as they only use one power source, in this case the battery power.
They use zero fuel and produce no emissions, they can also be an affordable purchase, especially with government incentives to buy.
There are further details about all four of these categories on this site, including videos that explain how key concepts work, for instance regenerative braking.
A number of Ford vehicles are available with hybrid models and this range is expanding. One superb example is the new Ford Kuga range, with the Kuga there are mild hybrid, hybrid and plug-in hybrid options, ensuring there truly is a perfect vehicle for everyone within this range.
With every Ford model it is possible on this site to see the full range of options, book a test drive, request further information, find details of any special offers and also arrange for a finance quote. Simply follow the links to New Ford.
Our longstanding relationship with Ford also means we often have special offers that others struggle to match, including regular 0% APR offers. Please head to our special offers section.
Of course, you might be certain that a Ford hybrid vehicle is the right choice for you, but are wondering which dealers to consider.
At OMC, we believe our reputation and proven track record demonstrates our commitment to quality. We have survived and flourished in Manchester for more than a century, this success for a family-owned business relying on word of mouth recommendation and repeat business.
In more modern times, with internet reviews important, we have flourished here too. In an industry where many dealers suffer from low, one and two star reputations, ours is four and five stars across multiple independent review sites.
Reviews of OMC Motorogroup from ford.co.uk (4.7 out of 5 rating from 300 reviews)
Reviews from AutoTrader (4.9 out of 5 from 120 reviews)
Reviews from Google (4.2 out of 5 from 200 reviews)
We provide a no-pressure environment but have the expertise and Ford specialism to answer queries you might have about their range of superb hybrid vehicles.
Please pay us a visit or contact us with any questions.
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