Ford recently announced big plans to greatly increase the number of vehicles it offers with a hybrid powertrain . The plans include not just tiny passenger vehicles but serious SUV and truck models. If you are wondering “Can you get a hybrid Ford F-150?” the answer at the moment is no, but we expect to see combined gas and electric pickups from Ford by 2020, which is exceptionally close. Learn more about the future of hybrid and electric vehicles from Ford below, with a special emphasis on the great Ford F-150.
Can you get a hybrid Ford F-150?
Ford does not at this time produce a gas-and-electric hybrid truck, even though we have been anticipating one for years. While there are some aftermarket upfitters who have created electric trucks based on the F-150, there is nothing official. However, this is scheduled to change in the next couple of years. The F-150 truck, Escape and Explorer SUVs, the Mustang pony car, and even the all-new Bronco are all scheduled to be available with at least some level of hybridization within the next few years.
What are the advantages of hybridization?
When you think of a hybrid vehicle, you may first think of a fancy small car that isn’t designed for hard work. However, a Ford truck or SUV that can’t get work done will definitely not be a part of the Ford lineup. Just a few years ago, many people didn’t expect that the EcoBoost V-6 would be able to hold its own in the Ford F-150 engine lineup, and we think that electrification will also pleasantly surprise many drivers. Here are some of the advantages:
- Lower fuel costs – A hybrid truck will use less fuel, which translates to savings at the pump.
- Clean-burning – Fewer emissions can help preserve the environment.
- Less refueling – Stop for gas less, have more fun!
- Portable built-in generator – A hybrid Ford F-150 would be able to serve as gasoline generator for camping or remote work sites thanks to its battery system.
There could be a lot of advantages to a hybrid pickup or SUV, but these would still definitely have to get work done and be as tough as we expect Ford to be. It will be interesting to see how the next few years play out!