Ford has announced it is electrifying its Explorer SUV: the automaker will augment its Explorer model with a hybrid system in 2020. The vehicle is the first new hybrid for Ford in six years, according to Motor Trend. The 2020 Explorer Limited Hybrid will employ a a 3.3L V6 engine in combination with a 1.5kW/hr capacity battery, and will be able to tow 5000lbs. As Motor Trend points out, the hybrid Explorer is not meant for “electric-only propulsion.” Rather, the vehicle delivers “no-compromise fuel efficiency” with a range of up to 500 miles. Read more.