Ford F-150 Hybrid: What’s The Story So Far?
It seems that Ford wasn’t kidding when they said that they want to offer a brand new F-150 and one that relies on a hybrid powertrain. Development is already in motion as we speak and today, we will be offering an update on the progress.
As how it was revealed in a private interview today, Ford said that they are now testing out the variables to identify the best system for a hybrid pickup truck. Despite being indecisive at the moment, early test results are leaning towards a new system called Lightning Hybrid.
Lightning Hybrids uses a unique hydraulic energy accumulator to provide alternative thrust for large work trucks. It is turning out to be the best choice for Ford as the new-generation hybrid system does not place a burden on the battery pack when towing. Furthermore Lightning Hybrid offers the best balance in power and fuel economy.
The details are not known at the moment and they won’t be elaborated until an F-150 Hybrid Concept breaks its covers. That is expected to happen somewhere in 2019, a year before the vehicle’s projected release date.