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2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid’s fuel economy rated at 24 MPG

The Ford F-150 Hybrid posted a fuel economy rating of 24mpg combined, making it one of the most fuel-efficient pickup trucks on the market. The F-150 Hybrid’s 24MPG bests the Ram 1500’s 21mpg, the Chevy Silverado’s 20mpg, and the GMC Sierra’s 19mpg. The diesel F-150 still boasts the best fuel economy with a rating of 25mpg combined.Read more

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Ford releases video showing testing of F-150 hybrid

Earlier this month, Ford released a video detailing the grueling testing its new F-150 hybrid underwent. In addition to running the vehicle through the same tests as the gas-powered F-150, Ford developed a new battery test — a custom-built hydraulic rig that violently shakes the battery — for the F-150 hybrid.Read more

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Ford’s Transit Custom PHEV pushes for cleaner air in EU

Ford’s Transit Custom PHEV includes a geo-fencing feature wherein while in predetermined zones, the vehicle will switch to electric-only, allowing for reduced carbon emissions. The Transit Custom PHEV has an electric-only range of 35 miles, allowing it to maintain zero emissions while in pre-determined low-carbon zones, like London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone. Vehicle operators can also create additional zones for…

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RAV4 Hybrid tops Motor Trend rankings

Motor Trend has released rankings of the best compact hybrid SUVs for sale in 2020. At the top of the list is the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The compact SUV carries a 41/38/40 mpg rating, and features 219 horsepower combined, powered by a 2.5L I-4 engine and dual electric motors. In second and third place came the Honda CR-V Hybrid and…

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Round-up: Well-priced Hybrid SUVs

Motor Biscuit has released a list of the five most affordable hybrid SUVs for 2020. At the low-end of the prices listed are Honda’s CR-V and Toyota’s RAV4, both coming in below $29,000 for a basic model. The Subaru Crosstrek and Toyota Highlander are at the high-end range of the list with prices over $35,000. Ford’s Escape hybrid also makes…

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Bronco Hybrid on the way from Ford

Ford will re-release its Bronco SUV model, this time with a hybrid option. Details on the powertrain are not yet available, but the model is expected to have the same set-up as “the Ford F-150 Hybrid and Ford Explorer Hybrid… [with] a modular electric motor system and a disconnect clutch to the 10-speed automatic transmission, with a V-6 engine” according…

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2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid to Lead Model Line-Up

Ford is releasing its F-150 model with six powertrain variants for the 2021 model year. Of the powertrains, the PowerBoost Hybrid version is expected to lead the pack, according to AutoBlog. Byron Hurd at AutoBlog notes, “Based on the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and a specially calibrated variant of the 10-speed automatic, [the PowerBoost Hybrid] is going to be the range-topping…

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Crossover PHEV market heats up

AutoBlog has published a new comparison of three of the top plug-in hybrid crossovers on the market: the Ford Escape plug-in, Toyota RAV4 Prime and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. For fuel economy, Joel Stocksdale at AutoBlog notes the Escape PHEV is the best bet with 100mpg-e, followed by the RAV4 Prime and then the Outlander. The rankings shift when considering horsepower:…

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Ford F-150 hybrid to emulate Explorer hybrid

The 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid is expected to feature much of the same system as the Explorer Hybrid, according to a new report from The Fast Lane Truck, citing sources at Ford. The pick-up is expected to share the Explorer’s ”10-speed modular hybrid transmission… [and] 90% of its parts with the non-hybrid 10-speed.” A Ford source also noted the F-150…

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