26 Apr '12, 12am

Ford explains lack of hybrid, plug-in pickup trucks: The costs of hybrid trucks are just too heavy Ford has owne...

Ford explains lack of hybrid, plug-in pickup trucks: The costs of hybrid trucks are just too heavy Ford has owne...

Ford explains lack of hybrid, plug-in pickup trucks No Ford hybrid pickup trucks anytime soon? The costs of hybrid trucks are just too heavy Ford has owned the title to the best selling vehicle in America, well, almost forever. While that’s great for this American company, it’s terrible for US fleet fuel economy. If Ford’s top selling F150 Series came in a hybrid or plug-in option, on the other hand, it would be a game changer thanks to the incredible amount of gasoline such vehicles could save. Unfortunately, Ford CEO Alan Mulally squashed any hopes for a major move to battery-powered pickup trucks any time soon. At the Brainstorm Green conference Mulally pointed out that in a typical car, batteries add about an extra 100 pounds and $2000 dollars to the cost of hybrid cars. For plug-in hybrids the numbers increase to 300 pounds and $7,000 – $8,000. Make it electric cars a...

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