Ford won’t release electrified versions of 2021 F-150 RaptorFebruary 8, 2021
The American brand will not create versions of the “charged” Ford F-150 Raptor 2021 pickup that are powered by plug-in hybrid or all-electric motors. The powerful pickup will only be powered by powerful petrol engines.
The new F-150 Raptor is arguably one of the most significant new models for Ford this year. The company is betting heavily on a truck with impressive specifications that comes with several important modifications that make it an even more powerful truck than its predecessor. Ford even had to modify its current production line to fit the chunky 37-inch off-road tires used on the new Raptor.
We know for sure that a version of the high-performance pickup with a V8 engine will appear very soon – this version of the novelty will receive the Raptor R designation.
At the moment, the 2021 F-150 Raptor is only available with a V6 gasoline engine, and it looks like Ford has no plans to diversify the powertrain lineup with an electrified equivalent. This is what a senior Ford executive said in a recent interview.
The publication asked new Raptor Program Manager Tony Greco if the off-road truck was designed with electrified powertrains in mind. The full-size truck from Ford is currently available with the PowerBoost hybrid engine, and the all-electric F-150 Electric will soon be on sale.
“Not. We have designed and engineered the Raptor to be a purely petrol-powered Raptor, ”said Mr Greco.
The upcoming Raptor R, which is rumored to also have a 5.2-liter engine, will debut for the 2022 model year.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote about the race between the 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid and the “charged” F-150 Raptor. A video was posted on the YouTube channel showing the race between a full-size Ford F-150 pickup, which is equipped with a V6 hybrid engine, and a “charged” version of its Raptor.
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