Plug-In Hybrid Broncos Confirmation?

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Since Zack is eating his hat, I'll eat my shoe if this doesn't show up. And if I end up liking the Bronco as much as I think I will, I'll be trading my loaded Badsquatch in for one of those hybrids. The instant torque, the power, and the fact that I'd only ever need to go to a gas station if we go on a road trip is just too appetizing to disregard.
With fully electric I'm gonna wait and see how the f150 Lighting does (I have one reserved, not sure if I'll order one, have to make up a business plan to pay for it's monthly lease cost or I'll pass) but for something I want to take out into remote places, a hybrid is for now the way to go, and I think will be for a long time.





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Since Zack is eating his hat, I'll eat my shoe if this doesn't show up. And if I end up liking the Bronco as much as I think I will, I'll be trading my loaded Badsquatch in for one of those hybrids. The instant torque, the power, and the fact that I'd only ever need to go to a gas station if we go on a road trip is just too appetizing to disregard.
With fully electric I'm gonna wait and see how the f150 Lighting does (I have one reserved, not sure if I'll order one, have to make up a business plan to pay for it's monthly lease cost or I'll pass) but for something I want to take out into remote places, a hybrid is for now the way to go, and I think will be for a long time.
With the current availability of relatively cheap gas and the limitations of our electricity storage technology, a PHEV with suitably sized battery really does seem to hit the sweet spot right now. Commute (often in HOV lane)/grocery get/inner city drive/crawl/hunt/etc. on electric only but never worry about range. Recharge overnight with a Level 1 or over a coffee with a Level 2. If there are incentives available to you that offset the initial cost then you shouldn't even have to pay that much more for it.
 

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EV is not Hybrid. Hybrid means you can keep going since a small engine is charging batteries. EV means you'll be sitting somewhere IF you can find charging station and IF it's open....not for cross country trips for sure.
But it is EV to the government and EV credits apply. Jeep has a EV hybrid that can go 21 miles on electric. Kinda a joke to me but expect to see more of this. I don’t think Ford can scale an all EV for many years and make a profit. The transition is not as easy as buying batteries.
 

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This would be a great idea, from and engineering perspective, it does not seem doable. Where are the Batteries going to live? Do you reduce the already anemic fuel tank? The Bronco system is so compact and efficient. Now and EV version like the F-150 would be really cool.
 

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This would be a great idea, from and engineering perspective, it does not seem doable. Where are the Batteries going to live? Do you reduce the already anemic fuel tank? The Bronco system is so compact and efficient. Now and EV version like the F-150 would be really cool.
Prepare to have your mind blown.
 

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Looking at what is offered on the maverick hybrid and the f150 power boost and it’s easy to read between the lines. It’s not a matter of if The Bronco will get a hybrid, but when. I’m expecting it to be a plug in hybrid because ford can’t let jeep one-up with the 4xe
 

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My question is, where will the put the batteries? It is already packaged pretty tight in the gas configuration. I am betting on an all EV vs a hybrid. Diesel will be first.
Unless there has been something hinted I've missed... I have a suspicion that Bronco is going to avoid a diesel.
 

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did you’ll see the fine print on the hybrid? Front wheel drive only. No way am I buying a FWD Bronco, don’t care if it get 40mpg.
 

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I agree with the posts in this thread, a plug in hybrid would be the way to go, I have zero interest in all electric. If they make a hybrid Bronco that would greatly increase my interest in the Bronco. I'm on the fence so far, waiting to read real world owners reports.
 
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The F-150 Lightning is now up to over 100K reservations.
The 40MPG Maverick does not have a $100 reservation, so I would expect that to hit that number as well.

It is a matter of time. Under 20MPG is so "yestertech".
 

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