Ford To Launch 40 Plug-in Hybrid And Electric Vehicles By 2022

Ford recently announced plans to revive the Mach 1 moniker for an electric crossover and that’s far from the only electric vehicle the company has in the pipeline.

As Reuters reports, Bill Ford used the North American International Auto Show to announce the automaker will invest $11 billion to launch 40 plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles by 2022. The company declined to go into specifics but confirmed 16 of the vehicles will have electric powertrains while the rest will be plug-in hybrids.

Bill Ford dropped a handful of hints about which models will be electrified as he said “We’re all in on this and we’re taking our mainstream vehicles, our most iconic vehicles, and we’re electrifying them.” He went on to say “If we want to be successful with electrification, we have to do it with vehicles that are already popular.”

That’s a little vague but the company has already confirmed plans for hybrid versions of the Mustang, Transit, and F-150. The Mustang and F-150 hybrids are slated to arrive in 2020 and the company has already revealed the electrified powertrain will enable the latter model to act as a mobile generator.

Reports have also suggested Ford will offer hybrid versions of the Escape and Expedition while Lincoln will do the same to the MKC and Navigator. Other reports have suggested the entire Lincoln lineup will be offered with a hybrid powertrain including the long-rumored Aviator revival which will reportedly arrive next year.

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    No surprise there. Well, okay, except for the Mustang; I was not expecting a Mustang hybrid to be honest. The F-150 though seems odd considering I don’t recall many hybrid pickup trucks being on the market.

    • eb110americana

      GM used to offer a couple hybrid pick ups. It was sold as a way to offer 120V outlets in the bed, as they were fairly mild as far as hybrids go. The highway mileage was basically the same, but the city got boosted to over 20 mpg if I recall. A more substantial effort would probably yield more success.

  • Dr Strangefinger

    Could Tesla’s ridiculous circus-like stock valuation start to crack as a result of a plethora of option availability hitting the market in a few years?

    • LWOAP

      Considering we have EVs coming from Audi, GM, Ford, Jaguar, Porsche, and others down the road; I would not rule that out as a possible scenario. We’ll just have to wait and see what the future brings.

  • Craig

    When growing up it was hammered into our heads to NEVER leave a room without turning off the light. [Which pissed off those still in the room of course! lol] And we’re plugging in more and more cars and trucks. Has electricity suddenly become something we have in abundance?

  • jsz00

    Wouldn’t happen until I can go from zero to full charge in under 2 minutes.

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