Ford is constantly pushing the limits of what its powerful F-Series pickup trucks can do on the jobsite and on the trails, but its most recent innovation is one for the history books. The new 2021 Ford F-150 has something no other pickup in its class has: a full hybrid powertrain.
The 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost® Hybrid is the first-ever hybrid pickup commercially available in America, but don’t think the truck lacks power because of its more efficient engine. The 3.5-liter PowerBoost® Hybrid powertrain delivers the highest torque ever seen on the F-150, clocking in at a whopping 570 lb-ft of torque.
The F-150’s hybrid variant, which delivers 430 horsepower and can tow up to 12,700 pounds, was subjected to extreme durability and “torture testing” to ensure it was reliable for Ford customers. This extreme battery of assessments included a 3,500-foot climb over just 11.4 miles with a maxed-out 12,700-pound trailer capacity in the punishing heat of the Mojave Desert at a 6-percent grade.
Per the Chief Engineer for the Ford F-150, “Just because it’s a hybrid doesn’t mean we treated PowerBoost with kid gloves. We have one standard for quality and durability.”
The 2021 F-150 with PowerBoost® Hybrid Powertrain will be on sale soon at Tropical Ford in Orlando, so follow us to be the first to test drive the first-ever hybrid pickup.
Many US automakers are gearing up to drastically increase the number of fuel-efficient vehicles on the road in the coming years, and Ford is no exception. According to recent rumors swirling throughout the Australian blogosphere, Ford is expected to revolutionize its pickup lineup by introducing a plug-in hybrid model.
CarExpert, an Australian automotive publication, reported in
May 2020 that the upcoming next-generation Ford Ranger will likely launch for
the 2022 model year with a four-cylinder 2.3-liter plug-in hybrid engine. The
powertrain is expected to achieve an impressive fuel efficiency rating while
delivering up to 362 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque.
Unfortunately, it might be too soon to buy a tacky “My Truck
Gets Better MPG Than Your Sedan” bumper sticker. Recent rumors from the
stateside publication Car and Driverregarding
a plug-in hybrid model of the beloved Ford F-150 were retracted quickly,
suggesting that Ford might not be pursuing a more eco-conscious pickup lineup
after all. Notably, CarExpert was launched just two months before its May 2020
prediction of a 2022 Ranger PHEV, making it impossible to truly nail down the
publication’s track record.
Even if the PHEV version of the next-gen Ranger does make it to Australia, that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be available at US dealerships. However, we boast a wide variety of fuel-efficient models like the Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid alongside the rugged and capable gas-powered Ranger. Browse our inventory at Tropical Ford to find the perfect model for your lifestyle.
The iconic Mustang is the latest well-known
model to get a hybrid variant, but it plans to leave preconceived notions of
what a “hybrid” is in the past by delivering fast, fun thrills. Much about the
new Ford Mustang Hybrid is still shrouded in secret, save for the brief glance
of what might be the new car during the recent “Future is Built” commercial.
Still, there is one place we can look for more information about what might be
coming from Ford — the company’s patents.
Ford recently filed a patent for a hybrid vehicle twin motor system, in which twin electric motors would power the front wheels while a more traditional engine powers the rear wheels. Though not specified in the patent itself, the illustration that goes along with the patent depicts a V8 engine.
That’s where speculation around the
aforementioned commercial comes in – if you pause the video at just the right
moment, viewers get a glimpse of what’s under the hood, which looks
suspiciously like the diagram in the patent.
Experts are wondering if more information on
the new Ford Mustang Hybrid will come out on the muscle car’s 55th anniversary
this April. Until then, only rumors and patents can give us any insight to what
the 2020 hybrid variant will offer.
While the new hybrid Mustang isn’t released yet, check out the rest of the Ford lineup here at Tropical Ford.
Modern hybrids are often more powerful than their gasoline-only counterparts, thanks to the additional torque gained from the electric motors. This benefit is why Ford is planning to release a 2020 Ford Mustang Hybrid.
While we don’t know much about this planned Mustang hybrid, it is fun to imagine the power you could get from the combination of the 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo, a 10-speed automatic transmission, and a pair of electric motors. With this powertrain blend, we will likely see an output of at least 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.
It is possible that Ford will utilize the same hybrid technology it is planning for the next-generation Ford Focus RS. Industry reports indicate that the Focus RS Hybrid will use a 48-volt starter system that will boost its output to around 400 horsepower and cut about 0.4 seconds off of its current 0-60 mph time.
Along with its improved output, the Mustang Hybrid should see a boost in efficiency, too. While fuel economy isn’t expected to go up significantly, it should at least boast a better rating than the gasoline-only models.
Stop by Tropical Ford to find out more information about the upcoming 2020 Mustang Hybrid. You can also take your favorite Ford model for a test drive.
Ford is making good on its promise to deliver affordable and highly capable electric vehicles (EVs) to drivers and businesses with the debut of the all-new Ford Transit Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). The impressive and efficient commercial van debuted recently at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle 2017 event, and businesses looking for an affordable, efficient, and clean fleet vehicle are rightfully excited.
Slated to roll out in volume in 2019, the Ford Transit PHEV features an advanced hybrid system capable of emission-free driving for up to 31+ miles. The new Transit will also be equipped with the award-winning Ford EcoBoost 1.0-liter engine to extend its driving range.
With the release of the Transit PHEV, Ford will be the only automaker to offer such technology in a commercial van. The van will offer, for the first time, unbeatable fuel-efficiency for urban-operating businesses that rely on fleet vehicles for a variety of transit needs.
The new Transit PHEV signals that Ford is ready to remain a top automaker as electric vehicles become increasingly in-demand, which is great news for drivers, as they can continue to count on unstoppable Ford performance without sacrificing cutting-edge efficiency.
Come into Tropical Ford to learn more about the upcoming Ford Transit PHEV van and discover a better way for your business to get around.