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Hybrid Ford F-150 Coming Soon?

Wednesday, September 10th 2014. | 2015 Ford F-150, 2016 Ford F-150

Today I was surfing the internet and came upon on article on Jalopnik’s Truckyeah! and found that Ford had posted a job for a RWD Hybrid Systems Engineer. This alone doesn’t mean a whole lot. But Ford’s own Mike Levine, formerly of pickuptrucks.com chimed in with the following “Ford has already said it’s moving forward developing a RWD hybrid system for Ford pickups and SUVs”, pointing out an article on Ford’s website. This article, written in July of 2013, had a quick blurb about the conclusion of their partnership with Toyota and that they are now moving forward on their own with the development of hybrid trucks and SUV’s.

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With the weight shedding the F-150 has undergone for 2015 I imagine it is a prime candidate for a hybrid drivetrain. With this news being well over a year old, perhaps we’ll see a hybrid truck in the next few years. It’d be especially exciting for certain customers as a potential for dramatic reductions in their fuel costs, especially if it’ll have an all-electric and/or plugin option. At this point it is of course all speculation, but the possibilities are exciting. Hopefully we’ll hear more on this subject soon.

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