Ford bringing hybrid cars is already an open secret F-150 pickup Bring to market All-electric variant In the near future. Okay, here now. As part of 2021 style redesign of the best-selling pickup truck, Ford finally completed the packaging of the first full-size hybrid pickup, the company called it “PowerBoost” hybrid F-150. You definitely have questions, so fortunately, we have a few answers.
Although only a few specifications were given at the press conference, here is the basics: the hybrid version of the Ford pickup is paired with the company’s twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission with built-in electric motor inside. The PowerBoost hybrid powertrain will provide two-wheel or four-wheel drive, and is suitable for every F-150 interior level from low-level XL to dazzling Limited. We don’t yet know which cab style will be involved, but don’t be surprised if PowerBoost is limited to the F-150’s four-door Super Crew crew cab body style.
How does the PowerBoost hybrid system work?
inside 2021 F-150 The twin-turbocharged V-6 engine PowerBoost hybrid is assisted by a 35-kW electric motor (equivalent to 47 horsepower per Ford), which is installed in a special version of the automaker’s 10-speed automatic transmission. The electric motor is powered by a liquid-cooled 1.5 kWh battery installed under the truck. The battery location does not sacrifice any internal space or cargo bed.
Undoubtedly, the PowerBoost system represents a “fully mixed” setting, eTorque mild hybrid technology Offered in today’s Ram 1500, a similar light layout is used in Chevrolet’s short Silverado hybrid model. what is the difference? The F-150’s electric motor can directly push forward the truck’s forward movement. Ram’s eTorque system does not use a motor directly connected to the drive system (such as a PowerBoost gearbox mounted motor), but instead installs a motor/generator on the engine’s accessory belt instead of the traditional alternator connected to 48. Volt electrical system (with 0.4 kWh battery) When pulled away from the stop position, the electric motor can gently assist the engine (again through the auxiliary belt drive rotating from the crankshaft pulley) and capture the energy wasted during braking to provide greater engine shut-off capability while maintaining auxiliary power To save fuel in transportation. Both are hybrids, but the configuration of Ram is milder than that of Ford.
How much power does it generate?
Ford has temporarily kept its power and torque data unchanged. Instead, they just said that they were aiming for the highest horsepower and maximum torque in pickups of their class. If we do not rule out the high output 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 found in the Raptor and Limited F-150 models (today’s full-size light-duty pickup power champion), then we can expect a mix of more than 450 horsepower and 500 lb-F-150 PowerBoost The maximum torque generated by the power.
How far can the F-150 hybrid drive every time it refuels?
Ford claims that its 30.6 gallon fuel tank has a maximum cruising range of 700 miles. Therefore, although no official data has been released, we can guess that highway fuel economy of about 23-24 mpg will not become impossible. Although our fuel economy estimates are roughly equivalent to the current 2.7-liter and 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engines, we also hope that both the city and EPA’s comprehensive ratings will be more greatly improved, because this is usually the case for hybrid vehicles. The best performing area.
And what is the price of F-150 hybrid tractor?
Ford also stated that its goal is to equip a hybrid truck with a traction capacity of more than 12,000 pounds. This should not surprise anyone, because Ford’s current traction capacity benchmark (rated at 13,200 pounds) is a 3.5-liter EcoBoost-powered, two-wheel-drive Super Crew model. There is no record of the payload of this rig, but if we guess based on the available specifications, it should be around 2,500 pounds.
What did they say about the 7.2 kW Pro Power onboard generator?
The on-board Pro Power generator is one of the more interesting features brought by Ford F-150 in 2021. The standard configuration of the PowerBoost hybrid model is a 2.4 kilowatt generator, while the 7.2 kilowatt generator on the PowerBoost hybrid truck is a cannon. Trucks equipped with 2.4 kilowatts have two 120-volt, 20-amp sockets on the bed, while trucks equipped with 7.2 kilowatts have 240-volt sockets.
What exactly does this mean? Well, with a 2.4-kilowatt generator, you can run an electric jack hammer and compact concrete mixer at the same time for 85 hours with one fuel tank. The giant 7.2-kilowatt generator can run 120 hours of plasma cutting machine, 120-volt TIG welding machine, hacksaw, 1.5 hp air compressor, angle grinder and work light at the same time. Gone are the days when the single 120-volt outlet of the truck could be overloaded by simply charging the laptop.
But wait, isn’t the PowerBoost F-150 the first hybrid ½ ton in 2021?
As we mentioned before, the Ford F-150 in 2021 is not the first full-size hybrid pickup in the United States. GM first offered hybrid vehicles in Silverado and Sierra pickups in 2004. These trucks are GM’s first passenger hybrids, and their functions are similar to Ram’s current eTorque settings. This first hybrid car uses a small electric motor in the gearbox housing to perform the early, basic engine stop/start function, which saves fuel by shutting down the engine at the signal light.
GM’s second-generation hybrid pickup, which operated between 2009 and 2013, is a more modern dual-mode hybrid. These trucks use a 6.0-liter V-8 engine as the main power and are supported by a pair of 60 kW electric motors installed in the gearbox. These trucks can use both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, while Chevrolet Silverado, Avalanche and Tahoe provide the same power transmission system. GMC Sierra and Yukon; and Cadillac Escalade and Escalade EXT. General Motors claims that the combined power of the device is 379 horsepower.
Okay, I was sold. When can I buy the PowerBoost F-150?
Fortunately, you don’t have to wait too long to own your own hybrid Ford F-150. Ford said that the F-150 in 2021 will be put into production in the fall of 2020, and we suspect that PowerBoost hybrid models will be available in dealer batches by the end of the calendar year.