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Allen Ford Green Guide – Ford’s efficient vehicles explained

Ford cars and vans are recognised as some of the cleanest and most efficient in the industry. Leading-edge technology helps the range to deliver fuel-saving performance and low emissions output for all buyers, something our Green Guide explains a little more about.

Why choose a ‘green’ Ford

Whether you are a private buyer or a business looking to lease multiple cars or vans for your team, the benefits are the same.

Owning or leasing a highly efficient Ford could save you or your business a large amount of money in fuel costs. Even the manufacturer’s most frugal models are able to travel more miles on a single tank of fuel than others, which means you won’t need to stop and fill up as often.

These efficient cars and vans will also emit less CO2, which lowers the amount you will pay in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), also known as car tax. Today in the UK, you will pay no VED if your chosen Ford emits up to 100g/km of CO2. You will also pay nothing for the first year if it emits up to 130g/km, but will owe the standard rate after this. Click here for the latest new car tax bands.

As a business customer you will also want to select a low emission Ford to keep your Benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax down. Like VED payments, you owe more if you drive a car or van with a greater emissions figure. Click here for details on current BIK tax rates.

ECOnetic, Ford’s efficiency-focused technology

Ford’s ECOnetic Technology helps to make its cars and vans clean and efficient. A number of different technologies fall under the ECOnetic umbrella, which you should look for when searching for your next vehicle.

One of the most important components that is influenced by ECOnetic is Ford’s engines. Ford’s EcoBoost and Duratorq units have been engineered to deliver more torque and power, but with lower fuel consumption and CO2 output. The award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost produces the same amount of power as a 1.6-litre engine but consumes 20 percent less fuel than an equivalent petrol unit. Meanwhile, the Duratorq units are smooth, quiet and responsive. For example, the Focus ECOnetic’s 1.6-litre Duratorq engine emits only 88g/km of CO2 and generates 104bhp.

Other key features to look out for include PowerShift six-speed automatic transmission, which changes gear at exactly the right moment to reduce fuel wastage. Eco Mode software monitors your style of driving and offers advice on how you can make improvements for better fuel economy. There is also auto start/stop, a common feature that cuts the engine when you stop in traffic to lower the amount of fuel that is consumed unnecessarily.

More green motoring guidance

You can find out more about the environmental and cost benefits of buying a Ford by speaking to Allen Ford. Contact our brand experts for answers to your questions and to test drive any car or van we stock

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