No, that is not a plug-in model, there is no electric-only mode. It is just a motor-enhanced ICE.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.
This is old tech (like the old Prius), and doubtful to be the future. The future of ICE in HD towing is likely a Series Hybrid, like a train locomotive. An ICE driving a generator that runs the electric motors. This is both more efficient as well as being more robust (gets rid of the transmission weak link). It is rumored to be what Ram is working on.