Wed. Oct 4th, 2023
    2025 Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid: An Electrified Midsize Pickup with Impressive Range

    Ford has announced the arrival of the plug-in hybrid version of their midsize pickup, the Ranger, in early 2025. This new addition to the lineup offers a zero-emission range of over 28 miles, making it an attractive option for daily commuting or local trips without relying on charging infrastructure.

    The Ranger PHEV retains the towing, payload, and off-road capabilities of its internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts, providing a versatile and powerful option for truck enthusiasts.

    The powertrain of the Ranger PHEV combines a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and a battery of undisclosed capacity. Although specific details have not been released, Ford promises that the plug-in hybrid system will offer “more torque than any other Ranger.” This combination of power and efficiency ensures that drivers will have a responsive and capable vehicle for a wide range of driving conditions.

    With a targeted electric range of over 28 miles, the Ranger PHEV is on par with the Kuga PHEV, which utilizes a 14.4 kWh battery pack. This range is sufficient for most daily commutes and local trips, minimizing the need for reliance on the internal combustion engine. For longer journeys, the Ranger’s hybrid powertrain can seamlessly transition to utilize the range-extending capabilities of the engine, providing peace of mind for drivers venturing beyond the electric range.

    The introduction of the Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid reflects the growing trend towards electrification in the automotive industry. By combining the versatility and capabilities of a midsize pickup with an electrified powertrain, Ford is providing customers with an eco-friendly option without compromising on performance.

    Sources: Carscoops (source article)