Ford will offer a plug-in hybrid version of the Ranger 4×4 pick-up from early 2025, marking a significant step forward in Ford’s plans to offer an electric powertrain option for every model in its portfolio of products.
The Ford Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will combine electric driving capability with the adventure-ready versatility and work-ready dependability the Ranger is known for.
“The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid is a best-of-both-worlds solution for work, play, and family – offering customers zero-tailpipe emissions EV driving for short trips, or hybrid performance that delivers incredible on- and off-road performance,” said Andrew Birkic, President and CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand.
“Ranger Plug-In Hybrid will bring all of the towing and payload capability our Australian customers expect of Ranger, and with Pro Power Onboard for the first time, Ranger owners will have power for both work and play.”
Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will deliver more torque than any other Ranger, thanks to a 2.3-litre Ford EcoBoost turbo petrol engine paired with an electric motor and rechargeable battery system. It can be driven in pure electric mode for more than 45 kilometres.
Ford says this EV-only capability will be extremely useful for Australian Ranger customers, with more than half travelling 40km or less per day.
The targeted maximum braked towing capacity of the Ranger Plug-In Hybrid is 3,500 kg4 – the same as the rest of the Ranger line-up.
The Ford Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will also feature Pro Power Onboard, enabling customers to power their tools and appliances on a worksite or remote campsite by plugging them into power outlets embedded in both the cargo bed and the cabin. That means noisy, bulky, heavy generators can be left at home, leaving more space in the cargo bed for other gear and equipment.
In addition to having on-demand electricity, Ranger Plug-in Hybrid’s EV drive modes will give drivers more flexibility in deciding how and when to use the EV battery power.
The Ranger Plug-In Hybrid also retains four-wheel-drive capability, selectable drive modes and advanced driver safety and driver assist features.
“The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will help our customers move into an electrified future, with the confidence and capability that only Ranger can provide. Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will join the Ford Australia line-up as our fifth electrified vehicle alongside Mach-E, E-Transit, E-Transit Custom and Puma BEV,” Birkic concluded.
Full pricing and specification for the first ever Ford Ranger PHEV will be announced closer to local launch.