Electric Vehicle Information

Understanding EVs

Electric vehicles (EVs) are fun to drive, cheaper and easier to maintain than gas-powered vehicles, and contribute fewer emissions into the air. With tax incentives available and a fast-growing network of charging stations, find out if owning an EV is the right choice for you.

Which EV is Right for Me?

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Discover Ford's Electric & Hybrid Lineup

Electric and hybrid vehicles are finally making their way into the mainstream, and Ford is helping pave the way. As one of the most popular automotive brands in America, Ford's shift to producing electric and hybrid SUVs and trucks is not to be taken lightly. Each new vehicle builds upon the brand's heritage while creating something new and innovative. If you believe it is time to pick up an electric vehicle, keep on reading.

All-Electric Models

Mustang Mach-E: As one of the newest editions to the Ford lineup near Springdale, the Ford Mustang Mach-E has already impressed critics and fans alike. While it takes the Mustang name, this vehicle is an SUV. But do not let that fool you. The Mustang Mach-E lives up to its name and delivers exceptional power, comfort, and range. Find everything you want and need in this all-electric SUV.

F-150 Lightning: The ever-iconic F-150 is expanding once again to include the all-electric F-150 Lightning. This new electric full-size pickup brings all the charm and power of a traditional F-150 and adds an electric spin. For instance, drivers can use the Lightning as a mobile generator, allowing you to power everything from your phone to your entire house.

E-Transit: Ford is a brand that helps hard-working Fairfield Americans through their versatile vehicles. And now that includes the E-Transit van. Ford's reliable van has gone electric for a new era of utility and versatility. Whether you are a small business owner or need a bigger vehicle, the E-Transit van is here to help.

Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid Models

Escape Hybrid: As a Hamilton family-favorite SUV, the Escape already features a long and successful history. Now that legacy extends to include a hybrid model. Your family will love the Escape Hybrid's excellent comfort, space, and electric power. And the best part? You can make fewer trips to the gas station.

Escape Plug-In Hybrid: The Escape also comes with a plug-in hybrid model. Like its siblings, the Escape Plug-in Hybrid is ready to deliver an impressive driving experience. The whole family will enjoy every ride you take in it.

Maverick: The Maverick is a new model that sets a new standard. This compact truck is the first-ever standard hybrid truck. But that's not all. Due to its compact nature, the Maverick can easily maneuver in tight city streets and parking lots. If you are ready to haul your band equipment to your next gig, then choose the Maverick.

Optimized for Efficiency and Simplicity

The Ford lineup of electric vehicles will only grow from here near West Chester. Whether you want an electric SUV or a hybrid pickup truck, you can find a Ford model that suits your needs and wants. Each vehicle not only saves fuel and your hard-earned money, but it helps save the environment.

This is Just the Starting Line in Cincinnati

Electric and hybrid vehicles are still relatively new to the automotive industry. If you are not quite hooked yet, keep an eye out for future models. The sky is the limit when it comes to Ford's electric lineup. However, if you do see a model that interests you, then please find it in our new inventory. See what our customers have to say about our services while you are at it. And if you have any questions, then please give us a call. We are always happy to speak to our customers at any time. Do not forget to schedule a test drive to see your favorite electric Ford in person.

Charging Stations Near Kerry Ford Inc

  1. Kerry Ford Inc

    155 West Kemper
    Cincinnati, OH 45246

    • Sales: (513) 671-6400
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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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