Ford’s Hits (and One Big Miss) from NAIAS 2018

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2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid

F-150 Hybrid Concept

The fact we didn’t get any real usable information on the first hybrid Ford F-150 at the Detroit Auto Show was a big miss. But from what we do know about the truck technically seems to hint that Ford could have another hit on its hands.

Also, during the press conference, James D. Farley, Ford’s President of Global Markets, showed a video of an F-150 Hybrid powering a television during a big-game power outage. That’s not a huge feat, because the power inverter in the current F-150 is capable of powering a TV, too. However, it did pique my curiosity about just how much more power the F-150 Hybrid may offer over the current F-150s.

Is the new plug-in F-150 capable of powering a home like a generator does? What will the hybrid vehicle’s on-board battery be able to help with during other jobsite projects?

I know it’ll be “Built Ford Tough,” but I still want more details on one of the biggest shifts in Ford regarding the Blue Oval’s bread-and-butter pickup.

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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