The F150 pickup truck, the best selling truck in America, now comes in a hybrid version. Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide has launched a new line of hybrid vehicles including a plug-in hybrid F150. The trucks were specifically designed for fleet operators.
The PHEV F150 will provide drivers with the same performance from a conventional truck, but with higher fuel economy and lower emissions. The PHEV F150 uses Quantum’s new “F-Drive” hybrid system which will have a 35 mile electric range before shifting to a hybrid mode where it can continue for a total range of over 400 miles. The Quantum “F-Drive” hybrid system is available in 2 and 4 wheel drive. To meet the requirements of fleet customers, the F-Drive has been integrated in the F150 vehicle such that there is no impingement into the cab or bed and it maintains full ground clearance.
Alan Niedzwiecki, CEO Quantum Technologies added, “We believe this vehicle fills an important niche for fleet customers desiring a largely electric pick-up truck with extended range capability.”