Ford and Quantum Testing PHEV F-150 with Utility Fleet

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Fuel effi­cient pick­up trucks are becom­ing attrac­tive to shop­pers, includ­ing Ford F-Series pick­ups with fuel effi­cient, Eco­Boost pow­er­trains. But what about a plug-in hybrid ver­sion of the F-150? Ford is test­ing it out through a part­ner­ship with Quan­tum Fuel Sys­tems Tech­nolo­gies. Quan­tum recent­ly deliv­ered the first pilot ver­sion of its plug-in hybrid elec­tric vehi­cle F-150 to Flori­da Pow­er & Light Co., in asso­ci­a­tion with Dow Kokam, the pickup’s lithi­um-ion bat­tery sys­tem sup­pli­er. The pick­up can go 35 miles on bat­tery only and then switch to an effi­cient hybrid dri­ve mode, giv­ing it 100+ mpg, depend­ing on the dri­ve cycle and charg­ing fre­quen­cy.

 

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