Ford Motor Company is giving the Ford Ranger the electrification treatment as the Blue Oval brand has just announced that it will launch a plug-in hybrid version of the popular pickup truck in 2025.
Unlike what Toyota has done for the Fortuner and Hilux, the electrified Ford Ranger won’t come with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Instead, it will be a full-blown hybrid offering zero emissions while in its electric vehicle mode.
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Gasoline engine and a rechargeable battery
However, unlike the locally available models that come with turbo diesel engines, the plug-in version of the Ranger will reportedly be only available with a 2.3-liter Ecoboost gasoline engine that is mated to an electric motor and a rechargeable battery.
The Blue Oval has not released any power specifications but has stated that the hybrid Ranger will have the most torque available for the pickup truck. The electrified pickup truck should have torque figures around 600 Nm, beating the V6 Ecoboost engine, which produces 583 Nm.