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Not worth it to me unless its gets 40+ MPG in the city. Even then would probably wait a few years to let them perfect the system.
 

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Some impressive numbers though. I wouldn't buy the first run but would be interested in a year or two after they're out.

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.
 

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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.
 

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Those numbers look great! Especially if they add the generator function from the F150. I wish this was already on the market, but I’d wait a few years for them to iron the bugs out.
 

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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.
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.
 

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2023?

That’s way too soon for me - I still haven’t discovered all the features on my 2019. I always said I would likely trade for some sort of EV version but like Dave (@AzScorpion) said, not the first run. Besides, I’m having a blast with this truck and I want to get the most out of it before moving on. Seriously, what kind of mods can I make to my VW sedan? You can only do so much with purple under rocker panel lighting and it’s not like people would come up to me and say, “Hey, is that the new Passat and where’d you get those cool lights?”

I’m with Matt (@the1mrb) and Marc (@RANGER_MARC) on the 2023 having/needing the generator - that’s a great feature!
 
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No Thanks ... terrible paint job ... :question: ... radar absorbing ... :question: ... Climate Neutralizer ...:question:
 

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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.
 

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Maybe my opinion will change but something about an electric car/truck doesnt do it for me. The mileage and numbers are impressive but I don’t buy into it yet.
 

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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.
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.
 

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I'd be interested in driving one and looking at the evolution of features, not interested in 1st year customer beta-testing though.
 

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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.
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 being said I am fortunate enough to be able to take advantage of a PHEV Ranger and would trade mine in immediately for a Powerboost model.
 

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