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Everything You Need to Know Before Making the Switch to an EV

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Your Guide To EVs At Apple Ford

Switching to an EV can be intimidating. However, there are multiple benefits of buying an EV for not just you, but also the environment. Bid farewell to fluctuating fuel costs and welcome the world of electric power. Make a conscious decision for a healthier planet by minimizing your carbon footprint. Electric vehicles produce zero tailpipe emissions, contributing to cleaner air and a sustainable future for generations to come.

Forget the routine of oil changes and tune-ups. EVs boast fewer moving parts, translating to less time and money spent on maintenance, allowing you to enjoy more time on the open road. Stable charging rates and lower operating expenses mean more money back in your pocket.

Ready to discover your perfect Ford EV? Our dedicated team of experts is here to guide you through our diverse selection. Explore a wide range of styles, ranges, and budgets, ensuring you find the ideal Ford EV that seamlessly integrates into your lifestyle with Apple Ford. Schedule a test drive and experience the electrifying thrill of electric driving firsthand.

Benefits of Buying an EV

Ford EV Models

Find the perfect Ford EV model to match your unique lifestyle, whether you crave thrilling performance, everyday practicality, or eco-conscious efficiency. Explore our diverse lineup, discover unbeatable financing options, and experience the smooth, silent power of electric driving. Buckle up and discover your perfect plug-in partner.

  • The Adventurer: The Ford F-150 Lightning redefines what it means to be a pickup truck. Its electric heart beats with adventure, offering impressive towing and hauling capabilities alongside the freedom of zero tailpipe emissions. Whether you're conquering campsites or hauling gear for weekend projects, the Ford F-150 Lightning empowers you to explore further, sustainably.

  • The Urban Commuter: The Ford Mustang Mach-E blends exhilarating performance with city-friendly agility. Its sleek design effortlessly navigates urban streets, while its instant torque delivers an electrifying driving experience. With ample cargo space and available all-wheel drive, the Ford Mustang Mach-E seamlessly tackles errands, commutes, and weekend getaways with an undeniable touch of excitement.

For commercial needs, explore the fully electric Ford E-Transit. If you prefer the flexibility of both electric and gas power, look into the Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid. No matter your lifestyle, Apple Ford has the perfect Ford EV waiting for you. Discover a Ford EV built for your world, whether you crave urban style, adventurous spirit, or eco-conscious efficiency. Visit us today and test drive your electric future!

How Do EVs Work

EV Affordability

Explore your options, from savings that create a hassle-free purchasing experience to tax incentives that can qualify you for a tax credit when you make the switch to an EV. While filling your gas tank can feel like a never-ending drain, charging your Ford EV at home costs a fraction of the price. Imagine filling your "tank" for just a few dollars and enjoying hundreds of miles of range.

Now, factor in maintenance. EVs have fewer moving parts, reducing wear and tear and requiring less frequent servicing than gas-powered vehicles. That translates to fewer trips to the shop and lighter repair bills.

But the savings don't stop there! The US government offers a generous federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for qualifying electric vehicles, including several Ford models. This hefty credit instantly reduces your purchase price, making your dream EV even more accessible.

At Apple Ford, we understand financing and are to help you secure the best deals. We offer competitive financing options tailored to your needs, making your transition to an EV smooth and affordable.

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EV Batteries & Charging

Discover which battery best suits your daily commute.

  • Ford F-150 Lightning: The electrified version of Ford’s iconic truck offers Standard and Extended-Range battery options, boasting an impressive range. Both utilize lithium-ion batteries known for their durability and longevity. Industry estimates suggest EV batteries can last up to 10-15 years or 150,000-200,000 miles with proper care.

  • Ford Mustang Mach-E: This stylish SUV also has Standard and Extended-Range battery options, powering every journey you embark upon. 

At Apple Ford, we know that range isn't everything. We offer a variety of Ford-approved options to fit your needs and budget. Level 2 chargers significantly boost charging speed compared to Level 1 chargers that use traditional outlets. Many models even allow for smart features like scheduling charging during off-peak hours for optimized cost savings.

You'll find charging stations near your destination or your planned route through our partnership with leading networks and our user-friendly mobile app. Whether it's a quick refuel at a shopping mall or a full charge during a longer journey, you'll always be connected.

Different stations offer different charging speeds and protocols. Level 2 stations are common, while Level 3 (DC fast chargers) can replenish your battery significantly faster, perfect for longer trips. Many stations also offer multiple connectors to accommodate various EV models. Remember, charging times can vary depending on your vehicle's battery size and the station's power output.

EV battery technology is constantly evolving, and Ford is committed to pushing the boundaries of range and lifespan. The team at Apple Ford has all the information you need about EV charging options.

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EV Service & Maintenance

Trust the Apple Ford service team to care for your EV with routine service and maintenance for a smooth and safe drive. Want to know how EVs work? Let's start by clarifying the terms. Service refers to addressing unexpected repairs or issues, while maintenance covers routine upkeep to ensure optimal performance and longevity.

EV Service: EVs require significantly less service compared to gas-powered vehicles. They have fewer moving parts, resulting in fewer potential failure points. However, periodic tire pressure, brakes, and suspension inspections are still crucial. Additionally, software updates might be needed occasionally to optimize performance and functionality.

EV Maintenance: Your Ford EV requires minimal scheduled maintenance, whether it's the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Ford F-150 Lightning, or Ford E-Transit. Like any vehicle, focus on routine checks like wiper blades, cabin air filters, and brake fluid levels.

Taking Care of Your EV: While maintenance needs are minimal, remember that proactive care is still essential. Here are some key tips:

  • Charging: Use the recommended charging methods and avoid constantly running your battery down to zero.

  • Climate: Extreme temperatures can impact the range. Park in moderate climates whenever possible.

  • Driving habits: Avoid aggressive acceleration and braking to maximize range and battery health.

At Apple Ford, we offer dedicated service bays equipped for your EV's specific needs. Our certified technicians are trained to handle everything from routine maintenance to advanced diagnostics, ensuring your EV stays in top shape. We also offer convenient scheduling and comfortable waiting areas to make your service experience seamless. Contact a service team member of Apple Ford today to learn more.

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The Environmental Benefits of Owning a Ford EV

With every Ford vehicle leaving our lot, we strive to offer options that empower you to contribute to a healthier planet. Enter the world of Ford EVs—a choice that doesn't just impact your driving experience but the very air we breathe.

Lower Emissions: Unlike gas-powered vehicles, Ford EVs  do not produce tailpipe emissions. This translates to cleaner air in your community, reducing greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change, and a tangible step towards a more sustainable future.

The benefits extend beyond immediate emissions. With EVs, there's no oil extraction, refining, or transportation, each stage carrying its environmental footprint. Choosing an EV minimizes your contribution to these processes, protecting precious natural resources and ecosystems.

Energy Efficiency: Electric motors are inherently more efficient than their gasoline counterparts. This translates to less energy used per mile driven, reducing the overall demand for electricity and the strain on power plants. As renewable energy sources continue to grow, choosing an EV ensures an ever-decreasing environmental impact over its lifespan.

Owning an EV is a statement about your values. Investing in a cleaner future is a conscious choice that sets a positive example for your community and inspires others to consider sustainable alternatives.

We understand that transitioning to an EV requires careful consideration. At Apple Ford, we're here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and guide you through the process. We offer a diverse range of Ford EVs to suit your lifestyle, charging solutions to fit your needs, and expert service to keep your electric journey smooth.

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Your ideal electric vehicle! Our passionate EV specialists at Apple Ford are eager to guide you through finding your perfect match. Explore our diverse selection of cutting-edge models, each offering exhilarating performance, seamless charging, and eco-friendly innovation. 

Visit Apple Ford today for a test drive and experience the future of driving firsthand. We're confident you'll be humming with excitement, too! Let's chart your course toward a cleaner, more sustainable future together. Visit us now and spark your switch to an EV by scheduling a test drive today!

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