In 2025, Ford will launch the plug-in hybrid version of its Ranger with an electric range of 45 km, while it can also act as a generator for professional tools.
As the fifth generation of the Ford Ranger gains popularity, the American manufacturer is preparing a new offering intended to expand its range of pick-ups. Ford recently announced the planned launch of the Ford Ranger plug-in hybrid in early 2025.
This new version of the Ranger promises to bring an electric dimension to a vehicle traditionally associated with robustness and power. This new iteration of the Ranger will integrate a hybrid engine comprising a 2.3-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine associated with an electric motor.
The technical characteristics of the electric unit have not yet been fully disclosed, except that we already know the full electric range: 45 kilometers. This autonomy will be made possible thanks to a battery which will be housed in the ladder chassis, under the skip.
Despite this progress towards electrification, the Ford Ranger PHEV will retain its towing capacity of 3.5 tonnesas well as a payload similar to that of the thermal version, offering 925 to 1,191 kg of carrying capacity.
The Ranger PHEV will also be equipped with “Pro Power Onboard”, which will allow customers to plug in and charge power tools directly on the pickup. Electrical outlets will be available in both the bed and passenger compartment, providing professionals with a portable source of power in their workplace.
Other models, like the Volkswagen Amarok (which shares its platform with the Ranger), could also consider plug-in hybrid versions. Manufacturers Toyota and Mitsubishi are not left out, also planning to electrify their existing pickups.
Toyota also recently unveiled a Hilux prototype running on hydrogen, even if this energy is not necessarily the most relevant currently in Europe, in particular because of a very confidential hydrogen distribution network.
Lesser-known brands, such as Maxus, from the Chinese group SAIC, are also entering the electrification race with the announced launch of the T90 EV electric pick-up. This model promises a range of 330 kilometers in the WLTP cycle, thanks to a generous 89 kWh battery.
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