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May 14, 2021

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Ford F-150 Hybrid to Roll Out by 2020

Ford F-150 Hybrid To Roll Out By 2020

Ford recently unveiled plans to introduce the Ford F-150 Hybrid by 2020 as part of an expansion that will create 700 direct new jobs. It’s part of a $4.5 billion investment in electrified vehicles. Since you can’t exactly buy hybrid aftermarket upgrades for your Ford F-150, this is big news.


Ford F-150 Hybrid Details

The F-150 Hybrid, built at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant, will operate as a mobile generator. That means it comes designed with the towing and payload capacity customers have come to expect. The automaker also announced plans to invest $700 million to expand its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. The resulting factory will build high-tech autonomous and electric vehicles along with the Mustang and Lincoln Continental.

“As more and more consumers around the world become interested in electrified vehicles, Ford is committed to being a leader in providing consumers with a broad range of electrified vehicles, services and solutions that make people’s lives better. Our investments and expanding lineup reflect our view that global offerings of electrified vehicles will exceed gasoline-powered vehicles within the next 15 years.”

– Mark Fields, Ford president and CEO

Our Take

For those of us that aren’t Millennials, this is one of the most “holy ****” moments we’ve had. At least, when it comes to jobsite vehicle, that is. To think that we will see battery operated, gas assisted Ford trucks showing up should definitely give us pause for a moment to reflect on how the jobsite is changing.

Cost still remains a key issue. Currently, the Ford Fusion SE Hybrid has a roughly $3,000 premium over the Fusion SE. With Platinum edition F-150’s already running in the $54,000 range and the Limited pushing $60,000, how much more will a hybrid version run?

For that matter, which F-150 body styles will have the available hybrid engine?

Ford has another couple of years to answer those questions. For now, just the mere fact that we’re talking about the Ford F-150 Hybrid is pretty mind-blowing.


What do you think – would you drive a Ford F-150 Hybrid?

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David Burdsal

Ford trucks’ hybrid….. Only 14 years! after the 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Hybrid came out.

Rick

Mine would be a toe vehicle behind my RV so it would have to be toeable with 4 on the ground. Great gas mileage after 7 miles to the gallon with my RV. Vehicle cost would be the other factor, can buy a lot of gas for the difference in price betyween an F 150 and a Hybrid F150 when you are subliminting the difference in price versus mileage.

André B

I would love to have a fully EV F150 as long as I could keep my towing capacity. I tow a camper trailer throughout the summer, sometimes through the mountains in Colorado. Not losing torque at altitude (3% per 1000 feet) would be great. Wouldn’t mint recharging my batteries at campsites overnight.

Derek Ash

I would like an electric work van. So I could always have my batteries charged and ready to go, plus if you don’t have any power at the job site, you could just plug in to your van. That would be extremely convenient, as I hate lugging around a generator.

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