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Ford 3.5 Powerboost Hybrid

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I did a build and price on the F150 platinum loaded with the 3.5 powerboost hybrid. EPA 27 mpg. That's a gas truck with a 41 hp electric motor and 1.5 kw battery (compared to 99 kw on lightning SR) total horsepower is 430 /570 torque.
This truck is $81,465 build & price.

Clearly a different truck than lighting but I think it's an often overlooked option. Especially for those long haulers, road trippers.

Question I didn't really find in articles is about the electric powertrain.
This is a plug in to charge correct, no?
What happens when the battery is expended less mpg and less hp?
Can short trips be run on electric only? Maybe not with such a small electric motor?

I think this powertrain is the future of ice vehicles. And it's only a $2500 upcharge where you're also getting more hp and a portable generator.
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Thanks good website, it shows significantly lower mpg than stated by mfg and epa.
So 2 to 3 mpg improvement over 3.5 without elecric. Or about same mpg as the 2.7 motor. But the electric assist 3.5 does boast the highest horsepower.
A 2.7 with electric assist and bigger battery could do very well. The trend with electric seems to be high horsepower. If we were targeting just efficiency and made a 200 hp truck excellent economy could be had, but who actually wants that?
I'm still trying to wrap my head around the statement above that it's a 1500 Watt battery. Is that correct?

I've probably got that in the Dewalts in my garage!
Yep it's tiny but not as small as a power tool battery!
Hybrid battery size

for example a 9ah 20v tool battery is 0.18 kwh. So like 8 big power tool batteries equal one of these hybrid batteries!
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