“Ford plans to 2X the production of a F-150 pickup truck’s hybrid version. The company wants to do this because it grapples with slower-than-expected sales of its EVs.”
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What is Ford’s Latest Announcement?
The global automaker plans to 2X the production of a F-150 pickup truck’s hybrid version. The company wants to do this because it grapples with slower-than-expected sales of its EVs.
Ford anticipates enhancing sales of the V-6 hybrid model during the next year by approximately 20% in the U.S. The company declined to provide specific production figures, but it is expected that there will be tens of thousands more of the hybrid vehicles.
Reaching the Expected Production Target may be Difficult-
A strike by the UAW later this week, which might close some or all of Ford and its crosstown rivals’ American manufacturing, may make it harder than normal to meet that production goal. To prevent potential work stoppages, Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis must reach separate agreements with the UAW for 146,000 autoworkers by Thursday
Internal combustion engines and tiny batteries are commonly seen in hybrid vehicles, which can enhance performance and fuel efficiency. They are distinct from plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, which have larger batteries and require a plug to function like all-electric vehicles.
Jim Farley, CEO, Ford, said, “the Detroit automaker would quadruple the company’s production of gas-electric hybrids as it continues to increase EV production but at a slower pace than previously announced. We are balancing growth, profitability and returns,” Farley said during an earnings call. “At the same time, we believe demand for our internal combustion and our hybrid portfolio will be durable with the window of growth … potentially longer and richer than most expected.”