Yesterday the first of our Mild Hybrid Ford Taxis was collected from Voyager HQ. Our customer came along to collect it and go through the Voyager full hackney conversion with Neil as well as going through all the Ford features. This is the first mild hybrid Voyager has converted and an area we are extremely passionate about as a business.
What is Mild Hybrid?
MILD HYBRID (MHEV) A small electric motor that helps improve efficiency. Mild Hybrid vehicles have two sources of power that work together – a conventional engine and a battery -driven electric motor. The electric motor does not power the car. It simply assists it.
Mild Hybrid efficiency
It is assisted by an electric motor. At low speeds, or when stationary, the internal combustion engine can switch itself off and the 48V starter-generator seamlessly restarts it when needed. The separate 48V Li-Ion battery is automatically recharged by regenerative braking during coasting and braking. There is no requirement to connect the battery to a power source.
Mild Hybrid powertrains can be a cost-effective way to join the electric revolution. They are best suited for people who do a lot of shorter journeys, especially around town and at lower average speeds.
The Ford Tourneo Mild Hybrid FX8 Taxi will come with the Voyager Full Hackney Spec conversion, including
- Wheelchair kit, 4-point strap system for wheelchair
• Choice of three meters
• Magnetic LED top sign
• Heavy duty floor covering
• 3 Rear facing, full size tip seats on quick fold system
• Two-way intercom
• Underfloor ramp
• 3 Point seatbelt system with upper
• Fire Extinguisher as per council regulations.
• First aid kit.
• 3 Stage taxi locking system.
• Bulkhead and screen.
Call the Voyager team on 01270 256 670 to discover more about the Ford Tourneo Mild Hybrid Taxi.