Understanding EVs

Electrify Your Ford Experience with New Ford Hybrid and EV Models

With such a focus placed on fuel prices, it's easy to see why the EV revolution has picked up so quickly in the past few years. For Ford, that means a trove of new models that take advantage of advanced electric powertrains to deliver phenomenal EV and hybrid performance for your everyday life. At Appel Ford, we're committed to bringing Giddings and College Station drivers the latest Ford innovations, including their latest EV models and new Hybrid options to help enhance your time on the road.

Which EV is Right for Me?

In the past, it was easy to see an electric vehicle and count up all the ways it was an inconvenient or limiting choice based on your lifestyle. Today, advancements in EV technology mean that range concerns and performance limitations are no longer as big an issue, so jumping in the EV bandwagon can be a more seamless transition. Even for you rugged pickup truck drivers, the new crop of Ford Electric and Hybrid models offers some compelling choices that will let you keep on trucking without worry. Whether you're working hard in Bryan or taking the kids to school in Brenham, our new electrified Ford lineup offers something for everyone.

Battery Electric

Fully electric cars offer the smallest environmental footprint and the biggest savings on maintenance and fuel.

Plug-in Hybrid

Plug-in hybrids have a rechargable electric motor and a gas-powered engine to extend range if needed.

Traditional Hybrid

Powered by an electric motor and gas-powered engine, Hybrids recharge as you drive. Tax credits and other benefits may not apply.

Benefits of Plugging In

Federal Tax Credit

A federal tax rebate up to of $7,500 is available on many EV models.

Local Incentives

Even more savings from your state and/or utility company.

Low Cost to Own

EV owners can expect to spend half as much on maintenance and repair. (Consumer Reports)

Fuel Up At Home

Charge while you sleep, work, or at a growing number of public chargers.

Quick and Quiet

Enjoy fast and smooth acceleration, better handling, and a quieter ride.

Best of Both Worlds

Plug-in hybrids provide electric range for short trips and gas-power for longer journeys.

Ford Electric and Hybrid

Ford Electric Models

Right now, you can get your hands on a pair of impressive Ford EVs to elevate your drives around College Station. The Mustang Mach-E landed with much fanfare nearly two years ago, and it continues to bring mind-bending electric performance and high-class comfort to daily drivers. With over 300 miles of range, all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive options, and even a sporty Mach-E GT available with 480 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque for a true thrill behind the wheel.

The new Ford F-150 Lightning is the first all-electric pickup from Ford, but don't think this truck is just here to grab headlines. With 320 miles of range and the ability to two up to 10,000 pounds, the new Ford electric truck promises both capability and daily usability all while reducing your fuel budget to keep more money in your pocket. Plus, zero-to-60 mph performance in just 4.2 seconds means you aren't going to find yourself short on power when you need it. You can even use the battery pack in the Ford F-150 Lighting to power your home as a generator for up to five days, helping keep you and your family safe in a power outage. Or you can use it while camping to power your camper for over a week, keep lights on when working at night, and a variety of other functions.

Ford Hybrid Models

They hybrid Ford lineup has been around for years now, but the latest crop of models offers even greater range and versatility. The all-new Ford Maverick compact pickup is available as hybrid to deliver over 35 miles per gallon and 7,500 pounds of towing capacity. Or you can take home the comfortable Ford Escape Hybrid or plug-in hybrid to take advantage of dual-power efficiency in your compact SUV. You can even check out the Ford Explorer Hybrid if you want three-row luxury in an efficient SUV for your daily travels around Bryan. And with the new Ford F-150 Hybrid PowerBoost, you'll get turbocharged power and hybrid efficiency in one potent package.

96%

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

Source: AAA

Owning an EV

Understanding Charging

Charging times vary depending of the type of charger used.

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.

Electric vehicle charging port

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.

Family having fun with 2 children and electric vehicle in the background

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.

Electric vehicle battery care

Charging Stations Near Appel Ford

  1. Appel Ford

    1820 HWY 290 West
    Brenham, TX 77833

    • Sales: 979-353-0816
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Common Questions

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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Test drive any of the new Ford EV and Hybrid models when you visit Appel Ford today! We'll help you find the perfect fit and arrange the financing to help take your new electrified Ford home.

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