A Ford F-150 hybrid variant will arrive by the end of the decade.
In a recent interview on NPR, Ford CEO Mark Fields confirmed that the company is working on a hybrid version of the popular F-150 pickup as the company looks to make its lineup greener. Ford recently announced that it will be investing $4.5 billion into electrified vehicle solutions and has admitted that its hybrid vehicle sales haven’t progressed in the U.S. the past few years as well as it would have liked. Fields acknowledged during the interview that greener vehicles are “necessary” as global pollution becomes more of an issue.
Last year, Ford global production development head Raj Nair said the same thing in terms of having a rear-wheel-drive hybrid truck by 2020, but also added that hybrid SUVs will be part of the mix.
A few years back, Ford had planned to collaborate with Toyota on hybrid technologies, but the partnership was called off in 2013.
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