Ford Unveils Ranger Plug-In Hybrid with On-Board Generator and Electric Range

Ford has recently debuted the Ford Ranger plug-in hybrid in Australia, featuring an on-board generator and over 25 miles of electric range. According to Ford, the plug-in hybrid model offers the same towing and payload capacity as the non-hybrid model. However, it is important to note that Ford has not announced plans to sell the Ranger PHEV in the United States at this time.

The hybrid system of the Ranger PHEV consists of a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, an electric motor, and a battery pack. While specific details about torque have not been published, Ford promises that the plug-in hybrid model will have more torque than any other Ranger in the overseas line-up. Currently, the torque champion in the Australian market is the optional 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6, delivering approximately 247 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. The PHEV also offers an electric-only range of up to 27 miles.

In terms of capabilities, the Ranger PHEV retains the towing capacity of 7,700 pounds and offers four-wheel-drive like its non-electrified counterpart. However, it differentiates itself with the inclusion of Pro Power Onboard, a feature seen in hybrid and electric F-150 models, allowing users to power tools, toys, and appliances in remote locations.

Visually, the Ranger PHEV showcases subtle design cues to distinguish it from the diesel-powered Ranger. Unlike other electrified models that often feature green or blue accents, Ford designers opted for a more understated approach. The main powertrain-specific styling cue is the addition of a second flap on the side of the cargo box.

Ford dealers in select overseas markets are expected to receive the Ranger PHEV in 2025, with more details to be revealed in the coming months.

– Autoblog