The automotive industry is moving forward and pickup trucks are included as well. It looks the time for truck electrification has come. The new F-150 will come with many novelties, but the most important one will be new electrified versions. Both hybrid and all-electric models are expected to arrive in the next year. Of course, the focus will be on the improvement of mpg ratings, but the new model won’t lack capability either. The 2020 Ford F-150 fuel economy will be great, as well as towing capacity, which could easily be even higher compared to gasoline models, due to an additional amount of torque. In any case, we expect to see this model on the road sometime during next year.
2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid
The new hybrid powertrain will have a significant impact on 2020 Ford F-150 fuel economy. According to the latest reports, the company is preparing a completely new powertrain. It will be a plug-in powertrain, based on a new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 and an electric motor that will be placed between the engine and transmission.
Speaking of the transmission, we count on a slightly modified 10-speed automatic. When it comes to the electric motor, we still don’t know the exact specs. However, it should provide an additional 50 hp and 200 lb-ft to the whole system. If we consider that the twin-turbo V6 is good for about 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, the combined output should go around 450 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque.
According to the company’s spokesman, the new hybrid model won’t sacrifice towing capacity for sake of fuel economy. Still, the overall mpg ratings will be at a pretty high level. Latest reports are suggesting the 2020 Ford F-150 fuel economy will be on par with the new Explorer Hybrid. The new crossover features a little bit different system, based on a 3.3-liter V6 engine and manages to get 27 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
The 2020 Ford F-150 fuel economy will probably feature similar numbers. Although engines could get higher ratings in theory, that would probably mean fewer capabilities in terms of towing, hauling and similar things. The company wants to make 2020 Ford F-150 hybrid very capable, to match gasoline engines, just like it is the case with the new Explorer Hybrid.
The new crossover is probably the most capable hybrid SUV around. For example, it may not be as economical as the Toyota Highlander but can tow for about 1500 pounds more. Latest reports are suggesting a max towing capacity of around 12.000 pounds.
2020 Ford F-150 All-Electric
Speaking of the 2020 Ford F-150 fuel economy, the thing that comes to everyone’s mind is an all-electric version of the famous truck. However, this model won’t come so soon. Most likely, we will have to wait for several more years to see it in production. Allegedly, the first all-electric model from the company will be a crossover. It should be a compact, Mustang-inspired SUV, pretty capable in terms of performances. After we see a new performance crossover, we could expect to see this truck on the road as well.
A whole palette of electrified models by 2022
Of course, electrification won’t stop with these two models. According to the company’s latest strategy, we are about to see 40 electrified models in the offer by 2022. 16 of these should be all-electric cars, new or electric versions of familiar nameplates. In practice, this means that complete lineup will have at least one electrified version in the offer. We hope things will much better this time, considering that previous generations of Ford’s hybrids weren’t that good at all.