Introducing the Future of Adventure: The Ford Ranger Plug-in Hybrid

Introducing the Future of Adventure: The Ford Ranger Plug-in Hybrid

At Rivervale Leasing, we're excited to share some ground-breaking news from Ford that's sure to ignite the passion of pickup enthusiasts everywhere. Ford has unveiled plans to launch a plug-in hybrid version of its beloved Ranger, combining the best of both worlds: electric driving capability and the rugged versatility that Ranger aficionados know and love.


The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid: A Glimpse into the Future

Production of the Ford Ranger Plug-in Hybrid is set to kick off in late 2024, with deliveries to eagerly awaiting customers beginning in early 2025. This announcement signifies a significant stride in Ford's commitment to offering a comprehensive range of powertrain options for the mid-sized pickup truck segment, ensuring that customers can choose the best fit for their needs.


Ford Pro Ecosystem: Simplifying the Electric Transition

Ford recognises that transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs) can be a monumental shift for businesses. To ease this transition, Ranger Plug-in Hybrid customers will have access to the Ford Pro ecosystem. This suite of solutions includes charging infrastructure, software enhancements, and service options tailored to empower businesses to thrive in an electrified future.

Hans Schep, General Manager of Ford Pro Europe, expressed the company's enthusiasm for the Ranger Plug-in Hybrid, stating, "The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will help customers step forward into an electrified future, with more confidence and capability than ever before, while keeping Ranger at the forefront of innovation and leadership in the mid-size pickup truck segment."


Power and Performance Redefined

One of the most exciting aspects of the Ranger Plug-in Hybrid is its exceptional powertrain. This hybrid pickup packs a punch, delivering more torque than any other Ranger model. Its powertrain combines a 2.3-liter Ford EcoBoost petrol engine with an electric motor and rechargeable battery system. This dynamic combination not only provides impressive performance but also enables the Ranger Plug-in Hybrid to operate in pure electric mode, offering a targeted driving range of over 27 miles. This feature opens new possibilities for business owners, especially in areas with low emissions zones.


Towing Capacity and Pro Power Onboard

For those who rely on their pickup trucks for heavy-duty work, the Ranger Plug-in Hybrid won't disappoint. It boasts a maximum braked towing capacity of 3,500 kg, aligning perfectly with the capabilities of the rest of the Ranger line-up. Moreover, it comes equipped with Pro Power Onboard, a game-changer for worksites and remote campsites. This innovative feature allows customers to power their high-draw power tools and appliances by plugging them into built-in power outlets in both the cargo bed and cabin. Say goodbye to noisy, bulky generators, and make room for more gear and equipment.


Flexible EV Modes and Advanced Features

The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid offers a range of EV drive modes that provide customers with flexibility in deciding how and when to utilise the EV battery power. Whether you need to maximize efficiency on your daily commute or tap into hybrid performance for off-road adventures, the Ranger Plug-in Hybrid has you covered. It also retains the Ranger's renowned four-wheel-drive off-road capability, selectable drive modes, and advanced driver safety and assist features, ensuring that it can handle any challenge you throw its way.


Hans Schep summarised the Ranger Plug-in Hybrid's appeal, saying, "The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid is a best-of-both-worlds solution for work, play, and family – offering customers zero-tailpipe emission EV driving for short trips, or hybrid performance that delivers incredible off-road, payload, and towing capabilities. And, with Pro Power Onboard for the first time, Ranger owners can power their work sites and campsites easily."


A Glimpse into the Future

The Ford Ranger Plug-in Hybrid represents a leap forward in the evolution of pickup trucks. With its cutting-edge technology, exceptional performance, and commitment to sustainability, it's poised to lead the way in the mid-size pickup truck segment. As Ford continues to innovate, we at Rivervale Leasing can't wait to see how this electrified future unfolds. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting development and other industry advancements right here on our blog.



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