Bronco Hybrid

Are you interested in a hybrid Bronco?


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BroncoBoy22

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haven't heard any hybrid rumors for baby bronco yet, although I haven't followed it as closely.

Is Jeep rumored to be getting a PHEV soon too?
Nevermind found a CES article. Looks like the renegade and compass will have 31 miles electric only range, but no figures or release date for the wrangler PHEV.
 

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Said it before, will say it again.

Most people will be buying a BroncoBronco for:

  1. Top Off (4wd Convertible)
  2. Look Cool (Pride)
  3. LIGHT Off Road Capability (Adventure)
  4. Alternative to Jeep (just based on brand)

Being a Hybrid/EV does not counter any of the above and will be seen as a positive by almost all buyers.
Our Fusion EV/Hybrid cost the same as a top level SE, but with better options and WAYYYY better gas mileage.

Give me a Bronco/Bronco that does even 20miEV and I basically get to commute to work for (near) free every day while looking good doing it.
And then when I want to overland, hunt, get to a fishing spot, I have the 4WD and Petrol as well.
 

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Said it before, will say it again.

Most people will be buying a BroncoBronco for:

  1. Top Off (4wd Convertible)
  2. Look Cool (Pride)
  3. LIGHT Off Road Capability (Adventure)
  4. Alternative to Jeep (just based on brand)

Being a Hybrid/EV does not counter any of the above and will be seen as a positive by almost all buyers.
Our Fusion EV/Hybrid cost the same as a top level SE, but with better options and WAYYYY better gas mileage.

Give me a Bronco/Bronco that does even 20miEV and I basically get to commute to work for (near) free every day while looking good doing it.
And then when I want to overland, hunt, get to a fishing spot, I have the 4WD and Petrol as well.
I'm with you... totally. I think though that having a PHEV will open the market to more people who wanted that look but were hesitant because of mileage. Any new vehicle almost feels "behind the times" if it just comes only as "gas-only".

I would speculate 20mi would be about right, but knowing Ford in the past they will meet or exceed the competition with new vehicles... so I really hope it gets over 30mi... and a white roof :)
 

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I don't even trust a basic turbo engine fully, adding electric and batteries is a bridge way too far. Give me a basic gas engine please. Simpler the better...
 

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Battery packaging has come a LONG way since the Fusion Energi was in development. Escape Hybrid's battery is proof of that and the amount of energy that can be stored in modern battery packs compared to just a few years ago is mind blowing. Explorer's battery is packaged under the middle seat and the vehicle was designed from the beginning to hold that battery system. In the past, and I'm talking about 2005/6 Escape Hybrid the vehicle wasn't designed to have a hybrid powertrain from the beginning, it was a retrofit of sorts. Many things within Bronco, Ranger and Explorer were designed to be very versatile when it comes to powertrain components, axle options, engine options, transmission options, suspension layout etc.
 

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Battery packaging has come a LONG way since the Fusion Energi was in development. Escape Hybrid's battery is proof of that and the amount of energy that can be stored in modern battery packs compared to just a few years ago is mind blowing. Explorer's battery is packaged under the middle seat and the vehicle was designed from the beginning to hold that battery system. In the past, and I'm talking about 2005/6 Escape Hybrid the vehicle wasn't designed to have a hybrid powertrain from the beginning, it was a retrofit of sorts. Many things within Bronco, Ranger and Explorer were designed to be very versatile when it comes to powertrain components, axle options, engine options, transmission options, suspension layout etc.
I think you're dead on here. I'm sure whatever they come out with this year will be a start. It will be interesting though how they play with the gross vehicle weight with off roading capability... or will they leave the two completely separate... we will find out soon!
 

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I think you're dead on here. I'm sure whatever they come out with this year will be a start. It will be interesting though how they play with the gross vehicle weight with off roading capability... or will they leave the two completely separate... we will find out soon!
I don't thing GVWR will be a factor here. It doesn't start becoming something of an issue until vehicles approach that magical 10,000 GVWR. Are you possibly referring to GCWR?
 

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Im up for Ford making everything an option on Bronco. 4cTT, TTV6, hybrid, V8, full electric, manual and stick for each, SFA and IFS, hell, IRS and SRA.

to topic, provided the weight addition isn't horrible, I could consider a hybrid. much of my use will be DD'ing to work, 14 miles each way. that would be free if it has the electric range, I can even plug it in during work hours so going to run errands during lunch would be free as well. I spend about 100/wk on diesel right now just work and back and lunchtime errands.
 

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Hybrid would be cool, but so would a v8;) 7.3 Godzilla might be a bit heavy but the 3rd gen coyote would be fantastic and not add weight over the 2.7tt. Also the coyote has ford performance support to swap. This will likely be the route I take.
 

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Battery packaging has come a LONG way since the Fusion Energi was in development.
Exactly.
I would totally be all in on a EV/Hybrid for BroncoBronco.
Would erase any small doubts, as it would become a viable work commuter in terms of MPG/$$$
 

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With as agressive as the major manufacturers are focused on making the next generation of their vehicles "all electric", I find it an interesting time to release a new vehicle altogether. It's kind of in the middle between two worlds. Do you release the Bronco with a traditional combustion engine with it designed to be converted to all electric at a later date, release a hybrid only, or just make a bold statement and make it only an all electric option?
 











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