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Understanding EVs

Driving an EV fits your Southern California lifestyle. Whether you're heading to Oceanside and the Pacific Coast or commuting to San Diego, an electric vehicle can take you there. Choose the fun, efficient, and sustainable way to drive around California by buying a Ford EV in Vista, CA, at North County Ford.

Which Type of EV Is Right for Me?

Pure Electric

All-electric vehicles, abbreviated as BEVs, are battery-powered models with long range. They use electric motors and a battery pack. Pure electric cars don't produce any emissions or require any fuel.

Plug-In Hybrid

Plug-In Hybrid models, abbreviated as PHEVs, combine the best of both worlds. They allow San Marcos motorists to switch between gas and electric power. That's because they feature a gas-powered engine and an electric motor. PHEVs use less fuel, as they can travel nearly 40 miles on pure electric power before transitioning to hybrid power.


Hybrid vehicles use an electric motor and a gas-powered engine. Hybrid powertrains and regenerative braking help Vista drivers earn more than 40 miles per gallon in a Ford Hybrid.

Benefits of Plugging In with a Ford EV

Federal Tax Credit

Several Ford EVs are eligible for federal tax credits up to $7,500.

Local Incentives

North County Ford, the state of California, and local utility companies around Vista offer additional incentives on Ford EVs and charging solutions

Low Cost to Own

When Escondido motorists drive a Ford EV, they can expect to spend half as much on maintenance. Little to no fuel consumption also adds to an EV's low cost-to-own ratio.

Fuel Up at Home or On the Go

Recharge the Ford EV overnight in your Vista garage with an at-home charging station. There are also hundreds of public charging stations around San Diego to charge on the go.

Quick & Quiet

Carlsbad drivers who crave a quiet ride with superior handling and smooth acceleration will love owning an EV, which also produces instantaneous torque

Best of Both Worlds

Plug-In Hybrids deliver enough electric range for your San Diego commute and gas power for longer trips to Los Angeles or around Southern California. All EVs are environmentally friendly, as they produce little to no tailpipe emissions.</


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

Owning a Ford EV

Understanding Charging

Charge times depend on the type of charger Carlsbad drivers use.

Level 1 chargers use a standard 120-volt household outlet and can add up to five miles of range per hour, working for Ford PHEVs.

Level 2 chargers are 240-volt outlets that can replenish up to 20 miles of range per hour, good for charging PHEVs or BEVs. An electrician can install an at-home charging station in your Vista garage.

Level 3 fast chargers are the most efficient way to recharge your Ford EV, adding nearly 80 miles every 20 minutes and reaching an 80 percent charge in under an hour. There are several public charging stations with Level 3 chargers around San Diego and Vista, CA, accessible through the BlueOval™ Charge Network.

Charging from Home

Your Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid can use a Level 2 at-home charging station to replenish its roughly 40 miles of all-electric range in under three hours. Contact North County Ford for charging assistance, as we can line you up with the resources to install a Level 2 at-home charger.

Battery Care

Take care of your EV's battery pack by bringing it into the North County Ford service center for routine service and inspections. It's recommended that Oceanside drivers keep their EV's battery charge between 20 to 80 percent when possible.

Find Ford EVs in Vista, CA, at North County Ford

North County Ford sells a variety of new Ford EVs. Find your dream Ford EV from our Ford dealership in Vista, CA. The Ford Maverick is an efficient hybrid pickup, while the Ford F-150 Lightning is a powerful pure-electric pickup. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a luxurious all-electric SUV. The Ford Escape SUV comes in two EV forms, as a Hybrid and a Plug-In Hybrid. Contact North County Ford to test drive a new Ford EV around Vista, CA.

  • Ford F-150 Lightning (All-Electric Truck)
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E (All-Electric SUV)
  • Ford Maverick (Hybrid Truck)
  • Ford Escape (Hybrid SUV)
  • Ford Escape PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid SUV)
  • Ford E-Transit Van (Electric Commercial Vehicle)

How can we help?

  1. North County Ford

    450 W. Vista Way
    Vista, CA 92083

    • Sales: (760) 945-9900
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