Charging the Ford Escape plug-in hybrid crossover SUV

Everything drivers need to know about the Ford Escape plug-in hybrid

Previewed during the 4th generation Escape’s launch in 2019, the plug-in hybrid variant joined the lineup in 2021 alongside the traditional ICE and hybrid models as the brand’s first crossover plug-in hybrid in the US market. With only nominally reduced cargo space and 200 horsepower between the electric motor and 2.5L inline-4 engine, the Ford Escape PHEV provides everything crossover drivers get all the features of the ICE model with no compromises. The Escape PHEV has competed against other compact crossover plug-in hybrids such as the Hyundai Tuscon PHEV, Kia Sportage PHEV and the popular Toyota RAV4 PHEV.


Ford Escape PHEV customers are greeted with a sizeable 14.4 kWh battery, of which 11.2 kWh is usable by the vehicle and 200 hp when the electric motor and 2.5L engine are used in concert with power going to the front wheels. The Escape PHEV is loaded with tech, including a standard 8 inch digital instrument cluster, 12.3 inch head unit complete with Ford’s Sync 4 software and Ford Co-Pilot360 Level 2 self-driving system.

Charging the Ford Escape plug-in hybrid

Since its launch in 2021, the Ford Escape PHEV has utilized a 14.4 kWh battery and 2.5L inline-4 engine, both sending power to the front wheels. The hefty increase in battery over its Ford predecessors such as the Ford C-Max Energi and Ford Fusion Energi brings a 50% increase in all-electric range, able to achieve 37 miles before the gas engine kicks in. Meaning with the average American's yearly mileage of over 13,400 miles, most drivers of the Escape PHEV can drive most days without ever using their gas engine. For longer trips, the Escape PHEV’s battery can support the gas engine to achieve over 520 miles of total range.


Charging your plug-in hybrid or EV at home is one of the best conveniences of owning one. Ford includes a mobile charger than can be plugged into a standard 120-volt outlet to trickle charge the 14.4 kWh battery pack, for the fastest charge and remote control over your charging, the JuiceBox® 32 has the highest charging speeds at the most affordable price. Able to deliver double the charging speed that the Escape PHEV’s 3.3 kW onboard charger can support, you can recharge your battery in less than 3.5 hours from full and schedule your charging for when electricity rates are lowest in your area.

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Ford Escape plug-in hybrid charging times & range

Make & model
Charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox 32
All-electric range
2021-Present Ford Escape PHEV
3.3 kW
14.4 kWh
11 hours
3.3 hours
230 miles

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