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Ford F-150 Hybrid Pickup Truck in the Works

The Blue Oval is reportedly “working very hard” on a hybrid variant of the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck. This bit of info was disclosed by Ford global product development chief Raj Nair.
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Speaking to the Detroit Free Press, Nair didn’t offer any specifics on the hybrid F-150, nor when it may be presented to the public. But he highlighted that engineers aren’t developing the Ford F-150 Hybrid just because they want to start a new niche within the the light-duty full-size pickup truck segment.

Although gas prices are continuing to fall, the Blue Oval wants to have at least one hybrid pickup truck by 2020. Future US CAFE Standards aren’t scaring Ford at the present moment, but a little research into electrifying workhorses will give the automaker a head start in the near future, when eco stuff will be the main focus of the Department of Transportation.

Nair also told the aforementioned daily newspaper that “if we see demand, we've got diesels in the portfolio.” Our two cents go on yes, a diesel-fed F-150 truck will happen in a few years' time because the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel can’t possibly remain the only oil burner in the light-duty truck segment.

The most frugal Ford F-150 from the 2015 model year is the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. In 4x2 configuration, “the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of any full-size gas-powered pickup in America” are as follows: 19 mpg (12.3 l/100 km) city, 26 mpg (9 l/100 km) highway and 22 mpg (10.7 l/100 km) combined.


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