Available Pro Power Onboard™ allows customers to leave the generator at home and free up cargo space, with the system providing enough power to power equipment on construction sites and campsites
By Aris Galanopoulos
Ford will offer its customers a plug-in hybrid version of the Ranger, which combines the ability to drive electric with the flexibility for demanding conditions of use and the reliability that customers expect from Europe’s most popular pick-up.
Production of the first-ever Ranger Plug-in Hybrid begins in late 2024 and customer deliveries in early 2025. The new model will mark a major step forward in Ford’s plans to offer a full range of powertrain options traffic to the buyers of the medium pick-up category.
Ranger Plug-in Hybrid customers will also benefit from Ford Pro’s ecosystem of solutions that simplify the transition to electric vehicles with charging, software and service options to help their businesses thrive.
“The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will help customers move into an electrified future with more confidence and more capabilities than ever before, while keeping the Ranger at the forefront of innovation and at the top of the mid-size pick-up segment,” said Hans. Schep, general manager, Ford Pro, Europe.
The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will deliver more torque than any other Ranger, combining a 2.3-litre Ford EcoBoost petrol engine with an electric motor and a rechargeable battery system, and will be fully electric with the aim of offering a range of over 45km. 1 Pure electrification opens up new possibilities for business owners in more and more cities with low emission zones.
The Ranger Plug-In Hybrid’s targeted maximum braked towing capacity is 3,500kg – the same as the rest of the range. 2
The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will also offer Pro Power Onboard, allowing customers to power high-consumption power tools and appliances on a construction site or remote campsite by plugging them into outlets that are built into both the cargo cart and in the cabin. This means noisy, bulky and heavy generators can stay at home, leaving more free cargo space for other tools and equipment. 3
In addition to on-demand power delivery, driving profiles in the Ranger Plug-in Hybrid 4’s electric schedule will give customers more flexibility in deciding how and when to use battery power.
The Ranger Plug-In Hybrid also features Ranger’s proven off-road all-wheel drive system, 5 selectable drive profiles, and advanced safety and driver assistance features. 4
“Our customers want electric vehicles that offer strong performance and affordable ownership costs without compromising the features they love in their pick-up,” said Schep. “The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid combines the best of both worlds and is the best solution for work, play and family – offering zero-emission electric driving for short trips or hybrid performance that offers incredible off-road, payload and towing capabilities. And with Pro Power Onboard, Ranger owners can easily and for the first time power their equipment on construction sites and campsites.”
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