Ford announced that they are developing a Hybrid pickup that is expected to get 60 mpg.
The standard F-150 has a curb weight of about 4800 lbs., which is 65% greater than theToyota Prius, yet incredibly the Hydraulic F-150 with a continuously variable transmission matches the Prius with 60mpg city rating, thatâ€™s an amazing 400% increase over its gasoline version.
Appearantly, Ford is hoping to launch the Hydraulic F-150 in August of 2008. Because of structure and positioning, the Hydraulic technology that is implemented here is best suited to larger vehicles like the F-150. Smaller vehicles will have a hard time implementing the system.
[tags]hybrid, Ford, Hydraulic[/tags]