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Ford Announces Electrified F-150, Mustang, Transit For 2020

Ford Announces Electrified F-150, Mustang, Transit For 2020

Ford Motor Company today announced a significant electric vehicle push, which includes 13 new global products. Among the 13 new vehicles, all will be introduced within the next five years and will include hybrid versions of the F-150 and Mustang. The plans also include an all-electric SUV.

As part of the announcement, Ford also announced an investment in its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan to build high-tech autonomous vehicles in the factory. Ford claims the expansion will add 700 direct new jobs as part of the $700 million investment.

Today’s announcement details seven of the 13 new products that Ford has confirmed, which are detailed below.

  • An all-new fully electric small SUV, coming by 2020, engineered to deliver an estimated range of at least 300 miles, to be built at the Flat Rock plant and sold in North America, Europe and Asia
  • A high-volume autonomous vehicle designed for commercial ride hailing or ride sharing, starting in North America. The hybrid vehicle will debut in 2021 and will be built at the Flat Rock plant
  • A hybrid version of the best-selling F-150 pickup available by 2020 and sold in North America and the Middle East. The F-150 Hybrid, built at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant, will offer powerful towing and payload capacity and operate as a mobile generator
  • A hybrid version of the iconic Mustang that will deliver V8 power and even more low-end torque. The Mustang Hybrid, built at the Flat Rock Plant, debuts in 2020 and will be available in the North America to start
  • A Transit Custom plug-in hybrid available in 2019 in Europe engineered to help reduce operating costs in even the most congested streets
  • Two new, pursuit-rated hybrid police vehicles. One of the two new hybrid police vehicles will be built in Chicago, and both will be upfitted with their police gear at Ford’s dedicated police vehicle modification center in Chicago

In addition, Ford announces that its global utility lineup will be the company’s first hybrids powered by EcoBoost rather than naturally aspirated engines, furthering improving performance and fuel economy.

The company also plans to be as aggressive in developing global electrified vehicles services and solutions. These include EV fleet management, route planning and telematics solutions.





 

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  1. ScarredKnight
    Andrew_L
    I doubt the Mustang would ever go FWD. They threatened that once in the 90s and we all know how that ended lol. That being said I could see an AWD OPTION in the future depending on how well the AWD Challenger does.


    I doubt it would, too, but then I didn't think a certain automotive division would do that to several iconic nameplates, so..... & yep, I definitely could see an AWD option, which would be fine by me, so long as the bread'n'butter stays RWD. ;) Not that I'm picky or anything...LOL.

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    pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc

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    Andrew_L
    ScarredKnight
    Wonder how the Hybrid Mustang will go over for avid enthusiasts. As long as it stays RWD, I'd say it's fine.

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    pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc

    "Sometimes it feels like its all moving way too fast" | Pat Benatar | 'Shadows Of The Night'


    I doubt the Mustang would ever go FWD. They threatened that once in the 90s and we all know how that ended lol. That being said I could see an AWD OPTION in the future depending on how well the AWD Challenger does.
    ScarredKnight
    Wonder how the Hybrid Mustang will go over for avid enthusiasts. As long as it stays RWD, I'd say it's fine.

    Cort, www.oldcarsstronghearts.com

    pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc

    "Sometimes it feels like its all moving way too fast" | Pat Benatar | 'Shadows Of The Night'
    JBsC6
    Europe is moving forward with no internal combustion within city limits....so these 30mile battery packs are needed for the future.

    Not sure f150 s need it but I guess it couldn't hurt to meet the old hopefully partially repealed gas mileage standards of the outgoing obama administration...

    I'm sure California will continue to torture auto manufacturers in their state to require these innovations
    arutherford
    Andrew_L
    I am curious about the Mustang Hybrid. They say V8 power but not V8 powered so that makes me think it will be the 2.3 EcoBoost.


    Well they did confirm new hybrids would be turboed, so that is very interesting.
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