When it comes to hybrid and all-electric vehicles, one of the biggest apprehensions prospective buyers have is just how long the battery might last. Replacing the battery in an EV or hybrid is a costly endeavor, and not something that owners want to have to worry about for a very long time. Luckily, as it does with many of its existing hybrids, Ford will pair its Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Unique Component Coverage with the 2021 F-150 hybrid, or PowerBoost as it’s otherwise known.
This special coverage is good for 8 years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first), and includes the battery and electric drivetrain system of the 2021 F-150 hybrid. If an electric drivetrain system component requires replacement under warranty, it will be replaced with a new factory remanufactured, or factory refurbished component, at Ford’s discretion.
Ford says refurbished battery components will align with the vehicle’s age and mileage, and meet the automaker’s stringent requirements and standards. It’s also important to note that this warranty does not cover high voltage battery gradual capacity loss, which occurs over time and is considered normal wear and tear.
Regardless, this is good news for anyone considering purchasing a 2021 Ford F-150 equipped with the automaker’s new 3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid V6. As we recently reported, the new hybrid pickup is the most powerful in the new F-150 lineup, producing 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque, the latter of which is the most offered by any Ford F-150, ever. Additionally, the PowerBoost comes with a max payload rating of 2,120 pounds, and a maximum towing capacity of 14,000 pounds.
The 3.5L PowerBoost option can be added to any trim level of the 2021 Ford F-150, so long as it’s a SuperCrew cab. Pricing varies based on trim level – opting for PowerBoost on the XL and XLT trims adds $4,500 to the MSRP, $3,300 to the Lariat, $2,500 on King Ranch and Platinum trims, and $1,900 for the Limited.