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Ford F-150 Gets a Green LeafBy Admin | Posted in Ford F-150 on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 10:09 am
The Ford F-150 Hybrid
More concern over changes to the Ford F-150 have emerged with the announcement of a hybrid version of the full-size pickup. We’re here to tell you that these concerns are most definitely not something that we share. The Ford F-150 Hybrid is not just being made with some kind of “why not?” attitude.
The decision to make changes, whether it is the aluminum body or really anything else, is done with thorough thought and care. To ensure that aluminum was the correct route, Ford tested the F-150 more than have ever before. We are certain the same standard was applied with the production of a hybrid.
Over the years we have seen vast improvements in EcoBoost and hybrid technology and at this point we are convinced that power is power no matter where it comes from. We are certain that Ford would not make an F-150 that can’t tow a respectable amount much less move itself quickly.
Many SUVs already have hybrid options and they have proved themselves to be able to perform just as while as their non-hybrid counterparts. We’re even beginning to see hybrids in Formula One racing. We see a hybrid F-150 being able to do the same without a problem.
Though fuel economy may not always be the first thing on your mind, it couldn’t hurt to have it along with the incredible power that Ford’s full-size pickup provides. There are some out there that are still likely concerned that a leaf on the F-150 might be more symbolic of how much the truck can tow.
To put in in perspective, the smallest engine option, at minimum, can still pull a whole other F-150 with no problem. You could fill each seat with an adult and still be within your towing capacity at the minimum possible capabilities for the truck. We expect the hybrid to be just as strong as that option if not slightly more capable.