Mountain Wheels: F-150’s new hybrid edition brings fuel-saving, power-generating tech

 Mountain Wheels: F-150’s new hybrid edition brings fuel-saving, power-generating tech

Part of the utility of the new Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid is the Pro Power Onboard generator system, which can provide rolling power with up to four 120-volt outlets and even a 240-volt, 30-amp outlet.
Photo from Ford Motor Co.

I apologize for being a bit late in getting to the very revolutionary and amazingly real-world, versatile hybrid version of Ford’s F-150 pickup — so much so that Wednesday, May 19, is already going to see the global debut of the F-150 Lightning, an all-electric version of the truck that Ford has crafted since the hybrid’s launch last year.

Nonetheless, the gas-powered, battery-enhanced hybrid version of what is arguably America’s most ubiquitous vehicle still manages to change the conversation about the scale and application of hybrid technology.

Sure, some full-size SUVs have already featured mild hybrid systems that saved a few…

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