Ford today unveiled the plug-in hybrid version of the Ranger, expanding the powertrain options for its popular pickup truck. However, production of the Ranger plug-in hybrid will commence in late 2024, with deliveries starting in early 2025.
Under the hood, the Ranger plug-in hybrid combines a 2.3-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine with an electric motor and a battery. While Ford hasn’t provided detailed technical specifications, they have mentioned that the model will offer more torque than any other Ranger. Previous information indicated that the powertrain would produce 367 horsepower and 680 Nm of torque.
This means it surpasses the 600 Nm of the 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine, and the combined power output of the PHEV model will likely be higher than the 273 horsepower of the base Ranger with the 2.3-liter Ecoboost engine.
Furthermore, the Ranger with the plug-in hybrid system will be capable of traveling purely on electric power for over 45 kilometers, although the exact figure has not been disclosed yet. The maximum towing capacity with brakes for the Ranger Plug-In Hybrid will be 3,500 kilograms, the same as the rest of the model range.
The Ranger plug-in hybrid will also offer Pro Power Onboard, allowing you to power electric tools and high-consumption devices at a construction site or remote camping by connecting them to built-in outlets in both the cargo bed and the cabin.