Ford New Zealand is expanding its Ranger and EV family with the introduction of the first-ever Ranger Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), offering zero-tailpipe emissions driving while maintaining the truck’s towing, off-road, and payload capabilities. The Ranger PHEV will be available from early 2025 and will combine electric driving capability with the versatility and dependability that customers expect from the Ranger.
With the Ranger Plug-in Hybrid, Ford aims to meet the needs of its customers in New Zealand who are rapidly transitioning to electrified vehicles. The introduction of a more sustainable and low-emission solution is expected to appeal to retail, business, rural, and urban customers alike.
The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will feature a 2.3-litre Ford EcoBoost turbo petrol engine paired with an electric motor and rechargeable battery system, delivering more torque than any other Ranger model. It can be driven in pure electric mode for more than 45 kilometers, providing a zero-emission driving experience for short trips. The EV-only capability of the vehicle makes it ideal for customers who travel shorter distances on a daily basis.
One of the standout features of the Ranger Plug-in Hybrid is the Pro Power Onboard system, which eliminates the need for noisy and bulky generators. With power outlets embedded in both the cargo bed and the cabin, customers can easily power their tools and appliances on worksites or remote campsites, freeing up space in the cargo bed for other equipment.
The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will also come equipped with Ranger’s four-wheel-drive capability, selectable drive modes, and advanced driver safety and assist features. This electrified offering from Ford represents a significant step forward in providing a wide range of powertrain options to customers in the mid-sized pick-up segment.
As Simon Rutherford, Managing Director of Ford New Zealand, stated, “The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will help our customers move into an electrified future, with the confidence and capability that only Ranger can provide.”
– Ford New Zealand