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Ford F-150 Plug-In Hybrid Rumored To Offer Only 10 Miles Of EV Range

One of the things that’s so nice about plug-in hybrid vehicles today is that most of them offer some all-electric driving range. For some plug-in hybrid vehicles, that means you can do most of your daily driving without using gasoline. The more pure electric driving a plug-in-hybrid offers, the better it is for owners. We know that Ford is working on the all-electric Ford F-150 and the Ford F-150 Hybrid, there will also be a Ford F-150 plug-in hybrid. A new rumor on the all-electric driving range for the plug-in hybrid has surfaced.

The rumor tips that the F-150 plug-in hybrid “will probably exceed 10 miles” of all-electric driving range. That is a very short driving distance, and according to the rumor, that driving range is unloaded. That would mean if you have stuff in the bed or are towing a trailer, the electric range would be even less.

While the all-electric driving range may be very short, Ford will be the first to offer a plug-in hybrid for the half-ton truck market. It will reportedly put an electric motor between the turbo V-6 engine and the 10-speed automatic transmission. With a report saying that the electric driving range will probably exceed 10 miles, we’re left to guess at the exact range but expect something in the 12 to 15-mile zone.

We’d wager that anyone wanting electric driving range with their F-150 who doesn’t want to go with pure electric vehicle won’t be happy with somewhere between 10 and 15 miles of driving range on the battery. There’s certainly enough room in the F-150 to add a larger battery to get more driving range. We’d like to see the plug-in hybrid with at least 25 to 30 miles of electric driving range. If Ford can hit 30 miles, the vast majority of commuters would be able to perform their daily driving needs on electricity alone. Ten miles of range might not get an owner to the gas station and back.

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Source: Electrek

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. CrabbyMilton

    What a joke. Considering that we have weed eaters that only last about 15 minutes after at least a 6 hour charge, what makes them think we can build cars and trucks that will be much better?

    1. Raymond Ramirez

      Ten miles is plenty for city dwellers who live close to their destinations. and most hybrids use their electric range in slow traffic where the electric motor does most of the moving without burning gasoline. I know this as a fact because I have a 2014 Fusion Hybrid and I get only two miles of pure electric range. But I drive in a small city with heavy traffic, and I get up to 57 MPG. As for getting to the gas station, my gas station is less than 600 feet away!

      1. Raymond Ramirez

        I forgot to add that the purpose of hybrids, including some plug-ins, is to save gas. If you want more electric range, get a pure electric. I am still waiting for Ford to produce an electric midsized sedan to replace the Fusion but I might have to go with the new Mustang Mach-E.

  2. Adithya

    Why didn’t they make it a standard hybrid and make it more affordable so that fleets would buy it ? You could have an XLT hybrid model, and a high end BEV model, there is really no need for a PHEV in a truck.

  3. George S

    A hybrid design is too assist the gas engine, not provide primary power. An internal combustion engine is most inefficient at acceleration in getting the massive weight going. This is where the benefit of an electric motor plays out. When the batteries are depleted and need to be charged by the gas engine, this is when the gas engine is at its most efficient range. The range (rpm & load) is different for each engine size.

  4. Michel Roy

    I drive 30 km to go to the office. I have access to a recharge station. So if the next f-150 do 48 km on pure electric. It cost me nothing to go to work. It will be fantastic.

    30 miles = 48 km

  5. trailhiker

    Don’t expect this to be the only choice. I’m expecting the future to bring many choices between pure gas and pure electric. I wouldn’t be surprised to see mutiple battery options on plug in hybrids.


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