Ford is electrifying its two most iconic automobiles.
CEO Mark Fields introduced on Tuesday that hybrid variations of the F-150 pickup and Mustang sports activities automobile will probably be on sale by 2020.
Ford beforehand revealed plans to construct a hybrid F-150 in 2014, however that is the primary point out of a battery-boosted Mustang. The automaker guarantees the horse automobile can have the identical type of energy and higher torque than right now’s V8-powered mannequin.
Particulars on the hybrid powertrains weren’t revealed, and Fields didn’t say if they’d be changing or augmenting the present engines provided within the F-150 and Mustang.
Two pursuit-rated hybrid police automobiles will even be launched, however weren’t recognized. Nonetheless, considered one of them will probably be inbuilt Chicago, the place Ford at the moment produces its Taurus and Explorer-based police vehicles. A totally autonomous hybrid aimed toward ride-hailing firms will comply with in 2021, and be constructed on the similar Flat Rock, Mich., meeting plant because the Mustang.
Together with the hybrids, Fields confirmed that 2020 will mark the launch of a fully-electric small SUV with a variety of not less than 300 miles per cost.
Ford at the moment sells six totally different hybrid and electrical fashions in the USA, and delivered a mixed complete of 69,883 by the primary 11 months of 2016.