Ford Ranger: The pick-up prefers the electric hybrid to the electric, the very first pick-up Ford Ranger rechargeable hybrid revealed with more than 45 km of autonomy in all electric mode

The very first Pick-Up Ford Ranger Rechargeable hybrid revealed with more than 45 km of autonomy in all electric mode

A choice which is explained by the desire not to cut on the qualities of the RANGER in pro use. The Ranger has a professional clientele. The PHEV model thus retains the 3.5 -ton towing capacity from the rest of the range. Same for all-terrain qualities, unchanged.

Ford Ranger: The pick-up prefers the electric hybrid to electric

Ford is the king of the pick-up. At home, the big F-150 has been the best-selling model for more than four decades. And in the rest of the world, the oval blue dominates the market with the Ranger, its most international vehicle. In Europe, it now represents 45 % of pick-up sales, helped it is true by the scarcity of competition !

On the other side of the Atlantic, the F-150 has successfully switched to the electric with its Lightning version. We expected to see the tidying up doing the same. But Ford has chosen another electrification for its Midsize pick-up: the rechargeable hybrid.

A choice which is explained by the desire not to cut on the qualities of the RANGER in pro use. The Ranger has a professional clientele. The PHEV model thus retains the 3.5 -ton towing capacity from the rest of the range. Same for all-terrain qualities, unchanged.

The machine is equipped with a 2 petrol block 2.3 Ecoboost, associated with an electric motor. The cumulative power is unknown. It is the same for the size of the battery. But Ford promises an autonomy in 100 % electric mode of more than 45 kilometers.

The PHEV thus wants to bring together the best of both worlds: the characteristics attracting pros and the opportunity to reduce the fuel bill. The manufacturer has also indicated that an owner of Ranger in two is less than 40 km per day.

The very first Pick-up Ford Ranger Rechargeable hybrid revealed with more than 45 km of autonomy in all electric mode

Ford widens its world range of pick-up with the very first rechargeable hybrid ranger. It has the same maximum set -up capacity of 3,500 kg (7,716 lbs) as the rest of the non -electrified RANGER range.

The very first Pick-up Ford Ranger Rechargeable hybrid revealed with more than 45 km of autonomy in all electric mode

The Ranger Phev offers more than 45 km (28 miles) of driving without emissions, while allowing to travel longer without the need for a charging station. This electric pick-up keeps characteristics of towing, payload and all-terrain driving comparable to those of its counterpart with internal combustion motor (ICE).

Under the hood, the PHEV Ranger uses a 2.3 -liter Ecoboost Turbocharical Ecoboost Turbocharical engine, an electric motor and a battery whose size has not been revealed. Although the specific figures have not yet been revealed, Ford ensures that the rechargeable hybrid will offer “more torque than any other store”. The independence of 45 km promised is comparable to that of the Kuga Phev, which uses a 14.4 kWh battery, despite the heavier body of the ranger, its four -wheel drive system and its less aerodynamic design.

Ford Ranger rechargeable hybrid

The Pro Power Onboard system, which includes several electrical outlets in the tailgate and the interior, is a remarkable characteristic. According to Ford, this system allows the pick-up battery to provide electricity for tools and devices, potentially eliminating the need for separate generators.

The identification of the rechargeable version of the Ranger is simplified by the load port located on the rear wing, next to the fuel tank cap. Other unique elements are PHEV badge on side ventilation mouths and the new design of 18 -inch alloy rims. Although the interior has not been revealed, it is reasonable to expect new displays for battery load and selectable driving modes, as well as a series of advanced systems for helping Driving (ADAS).

So far, only the high -end Wildtrak version has been presented, but the PHEV range could widen. Chris Rushton, marketing manager for utility vehicles at Ford Pro Europe, told Autocar that the PHEV will aim for “our most popular models on a global scale, thinking in particular of European customers”. It remains to be seen whether it means that a PHEV raptor is in preparation.

Ford Ranger rechargeable hybrid

Scheduled to get into production at the end of 2024, the first deliveries of the PHEV Ranger are scheduled for the start of 2025. Official announcements confirm its availability in Europe, Australia and the United Kingdom, with the possibility of entering other markets. Ford aims to present “a wide range of options for powertrain” in the medium-sized pick-up sector, which suggests that an electric battery vehicle (BEV) could reach the range later.

In terms of speculation, the rechargeable hybrid technology of the Ranger Phev could be extended to VW Amarok, the Ford Everest SUV and the Ford Bronco, mechanically similar, since they all share the same scale structure.