he plug-in hybrid system hasn't been used before on a production model and is rumored to combine a turbocharged 2.3-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor. We’re hearing it will offer 362 horsepower (270 kilowatts) and a meaty 680 Newton-meters (502 pound-feet) of torque.
I agree absolutely. The torque is to die for, the mileage would be significantly improved, and a Powerboost generator like those now available on F150s would help out in a lot of situations, as some of our friends in Texas just discovered when their houses went dark and cold.If it comes with the Powerboost "generator mode" option that the new F-150 has, then I'm all over this! Not only would it be a wonderfully capable truck with all that torque, but I could get amazing mileage (possibly even use only electric during my work commute depending on the range) and power our camper/campsite if need be while off-grid/dispersed/boondocking/whatever you want to call it.
That's why I want to have at least one gas dependant vehicle (like this PHEV Ranger) until we get our butt in gear and invest in updating the electric grid.Speaking of electric cars, my son has a new Tesla...top of the line. It has been dead in the water for the past 7 days as Texas, in particular Austin where he lives has been without electricity.
Logically, this is just so far off IMO. I hope I'm wrong but I can not see any way around this enormous issue besides taxing the living (literally) out of our citizens. Hybrids that can charge while running are one thing and they're great at accomplishing their job. Having a plug-in charging system available for use costs $25,000 - $100,000 or more depending on the type and labor, and that's just for one port! What is everyone that lives in an apartment supposed to do? My experience with apartments is that parking itself is scarce, let alone being able to park and charge at a port. Unless government steps in and starts offering enormous subsidies to build a charging port at every space of these places there is no way a plug-in future is viable.That's why I want to have at least one gas dependant vehicle (like this PHEV Ranger) until we get our butt in gear and invest in updating the electric grid.